Reception Class News

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

Posted on Monday 25 March 2019 by Mrs Burke

Last week we used different materials to build bridges and retold the story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff.

   

Why not ask your child to tell you their favourite part of the story?

 

Moortown’s Got Talent!

Posted on Friday 22 March 2019 by Miss Rushbrooke

The final of Moortown’s Got Talent was a great success last night with all of our finalists doing a fantastic doing (despite a few technical hitches).

Well done to everybody who took part and to all of those who auditioned.  We are very pleased to announce our two runners up: Juho and Kian. Juho showed us some fantastic martial arts and Kian identified the flags of 100 different countries!

And, the one you’ve all been waiting for, our winner! A huge congratulations to Isla, Bridget and Eleanor. They treated us to singing que sera sera along with some dancing. Well done!

Working together

Posted on Wednesday 20 March 2019 by Mrs Freeman

After listening to the story, Jack and the Beanstalk, some of the children headed straight for the technology table and started to create a model relating to the story. The group worked together to share ideas and select the appropriate resources needed for the task.

 

We need to make the beanstalk tall.

I think this card can be the castle door.

I will help you to cut that out.

The beanstalk needs to be tall and strong.

What can we use for the clouds in the sky?

When the model was complete, we put it on display for everyone to see.

 

Just one week until Big Pedal starts

Posted on Wednesday 20 March 2019 by Mrs Taylor

It’s just one week to the return of the Big Pedal.

We’re looking forward to taking part in Sustrans Big Pedal 2019, the UK’s largest inter-school cycling and scooting challenge, that inspires pupils, staff and parents to choose two (or three) wheels for their journey to school. We would love everyone to be involved.

For the first time, walking (and park and stride) will be counted alongside cycling and scooting. This year’s Big Pedal will run for five days, from 25th March to 29th March.

On each day, schools compete to see who can get as many of their pupils, staff and parents cycling or scooting to school then our results will determine our final position in the national league table.

To help parents prepare, Sustrans has developed a handy free guide packed with advice, games and challenges to help with having a hassle-free cycle, walk or scoot to school.

Help! We need your junk!

Posted on Monday 18 March 2019 by Mr Wilks

Mrs Bharath is Junk Modelling on Hobby Half Day this Friday.

If you have any clean empty boxes, tubes, cartons, plastic bottles lying around at home please drop them in at the Year 1 classroom by Thursday.

Thank you!

Cycling opportunities

Posted on Sunday 17 March 2019 by Mrs Taylor

Here are details of local cycling events due to be held in the Easter holiday.

Beginners Learn to Ride Sessions (FREE)
For non-riders aged 5 years and above
Tuesday 2nd April, Thursday 4th April and Tuesday 9th April – limited availability
At Carr Manor Community School (Secondary Phase)
Times: 9:30am, 10:45am, 12:30pm  and 13:45pm (Tues 2nd only)

Improvers Cycling Session (FREE)
For ‘new’ riders aged 5 years and above
Thursday 4th April
At Carr Manor Community School (Secondary Phase)
Time: 13:45pm

The Brownlee Centre will also be hosting a pop up school holiday ride.

 

 

 

School Savings Club paying in dates

Posted on Wednesday 13 March 2019 by Mrs Taylor

Please note a change of day for the remaining School Savings Club paying in dates.

If your child has a School Savings Club account, we hold paying in sessions on the penultimate week of every half term.

Thursday 18 October 2018 3.15-3.45pm

Thursday 13 December 2018 3.15-3.45pm

Thursday 07 February 2019 3.15-3.45pm

Wednesday 20 March 2019 3.15-3.45pm

Wednesday 15 May 2019 3.15-3.45pm

Wednesday 10 July 2019 3.15-3.45pm

If you are unable to attend in person, please hand in any money to be paid in, to the office in a sealed envelope addressed to Mrs Tiffany.

If you would like your child to open an account, please enquire at the office.  Pupils in Year 3 can still take advantage of the £10 incentive offer.

Why is travelling actively to school important?

Posted on Sunday 10 March 2019 by Mrs Taylor

Sustrans have recently published this article about the importance of travelling actively to school.

With just two weeks to go, Sustrans Big Pedal, is one way we will be encouraging active journeys this term alongside our year round Living Streets WOW sustainable travel initiative where the children record how they travel to school on our daily travel tracker.

Sustrans Big Pedal is the UK’s largest inter-school cycling and scooting challenge, that inspires pupils, staff and parents to choose two (or three) wheels for their journey to school.  We would love everyone to be involved.  For the first time, walking (and park and stride) will be counted alongside cycling and scooting.  

This year’s Big Pedal will run for five days, from 25th March to 29th March.

You might also be interested in a current bike promotion from our local Edinburgh Bicycle Cooperative branch.

 

EasyPeasy app

Posted on Sunday 10 March 2019 by Mrs Burke

By now you should have been receiving weekly text messages with game ideas to support your child’s learning.

We hope you have enjoyed playing these games.

We would love to hear about your child’s experience with these games.

You can comment on the video on the EasyPeasy app or email us at [email protected]

Phonics

Posted on Sunday 10 March 2019 by Mrs Burke

Thank you for attending our Phonics Mornings this week- we had record attendance!

We hope you found the sessions useful in showing how we teach phonics and how you can support your child at home.

Below are sentences taken from ‘Letters and sounds’ which your child should be able to write independently using their phonic knowledge.

Mark and Carl got wet in the rain.

The farmer gets up at six in the morning.

Jill has fair hair but Jack has dark hair.

Jim has seven silver coins.

I can hear an owl hoot at night.

Nan is sitting in the rocking-chair.

Bow down to the king and queen.

Gurdeep had a chat with his dad.

I can see a pair of boots on the mat.

It has been hot this year.

Don’t forget to let us know about the writing and reading your child is doing at home.

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