Reception Class News

New school meal menu

Posted on Sunday 09 December 2018 by Mrs Taylor

Our new Spring/Summer school meal menu, starting from after February half term, is now available on our Meals page.

The menu has been created in liaison with Catering Leeds to ensure it meets the School Food Standards.  We have also incorporated feedback from our school cook, pupils and parents/carers.

Pupils will continue to make their daily food choices at the start of the day to ensure they receive their first choice of main meal.

When will be your next Park Run?

Posted on Tuesday 04 December 2018 by Mrs Taylor

Thank you to Richard Spencer (parent, chair of the PTA and Park Run race director at Roundhay Park) who came to speak to the whole school this afternoon about the great, free, weekly Park Run events held locally.

We were impressed by the number of children who have already completed a Park Run event with one pupil achieving over 100 runs!

All you need to take part is to register for your personal bar code that is used at the event to record your position and time for the run.  ThePark Run event is not a race.  You are only trying to beat yourself by achieving a faster time each time you do it.

There is no commitment to attend every weekend: just turn up with your bar code when you can.

The course is fully marshalled and so children are able to run round with others as long as an adult accompanies them to the event.

We’d love to hear your Park Run achievements – let your teacher know!

 

Owl Babies

Posted on Sunday 02 December 2018 by Mrs Burke

After reading the book ‘Owl Babies’ by Martin Waddell, the children took part in lots of owl themed activities.

They compared the different sized owls and were given the challenge of  proving that the mother owl was the tallest.

They drew story maps and added labels and captions to help with their retelling of the story.

Why not ask your child to retell the story to you?

  

What is our new school charity?

Posted on Sunday 02 December 2018 by Mrs Taylor

We support our school charity for a year and it is now time to change our current school charity, Make-A-Wish.

This week, each class, discussed a range of charities, researched by the children for their homework, and voted on one charity they wanted to put forward for the school councillors to decide on.

Here were the class choices:

Year 1 – Bubble Foundation
Year 2 – Children in Need
Year 3 – Camp Nibble
Year 4 – Bubble Foundation
Year 5 – WWF
Year 6 – Dogs Trust
At the School Council meeting, all of the children spoke passionately about their class’s chosen charity and gave a good overview of what they do and how our fundraising may help.

The final democratic decision was made by a vote by the School Council and the winning charity for 2018-2019 is WWF.  We will support this charity for one year.

Maths Stay and Play

Posted on Thursday 22 November 2018 by Mrs Burke

Thank you for attending our maths ‘Stay and Play’ this morning.

We hope you enjoyed learning alongside your children.

   

School dinner feedback

Posted on Wednesday 21 November 2018 by Mrs Taylor

We always welcome feedback on our school dinner menu.

As a result of pupil, parent and staff feedback, there are a number of changes we are implementing, as we work with Catering Leeds to prepare our next menu, for after February half term.

  • There will be a jacket potato choice on Thursdays to give three main meal choices rather than the current two choices.
  • We will be trialing meat free Monday on week 3 of the menu cycle.
  • Jacket potato choices will continue to be the most popular fillings on a rotation basis – cheese, tuna and beans.
  • Vegetable choices will continue to be the most popular ones selected by pupils.

School dinners are always an agenda item at School Council meetings so children are encouraged to use their pupil voice to provide feedback to their school councillors or via a suggestion slip in the Living and Learning box.

The menu will be circulated to parents and posted on our website once this is available.

 

 

Takeover Challenge Day

Posted on Wednesday 21 November 2018 by Mrs Taylor

Takeover Challenge day is on Friday 23 November

What is Takeover Challenge?

Takeover is a fun engagement project which sees schools and organisations across England opening their doors to children and young people to take over adult roles.

It puts children and young people in decision making positions and encourages schools and organisations to hear and act upon their views and ideas. Children and young people gain an insight into the adult world and schools and organisations benefit from a fresh perspective about their work.

Recently, our new School Council discussed how children could be involved in ‘taking over’ at school.  Therefore on Friday, takeover activities will include serving school dinners (representatives from Year 4), working in the school office (representatives from Year 5), leading assembly (representatives from Year 6) and accompanying Mrs Weekes on a learning walk around school (representatives from Year 5 and 6).

In addition there will be opportunities within class where children will takeover.  For example, taking the register, spelling/times table tests, parts of lessons, PE warm ups and guided reading.

Check our class news pages to see this in action.

Christmas dinner menu

Posted on Wednesday 21 November 2018 by Mrs Taylor

Catering Leeds, our school meal provider, will be running a special themed menu on Thursday 13 December. Please contact the office, before Monday 26 November, if your child would like a school dinner on this day.

Investigating numbers

Posted on Sunday 18 November 2018 by Mrs Burke

This week the children made up superhero stories to help with their understanding of number.

They placed the small world superheroes in different places and were encouraged to use sentences to explain.

“There are two superheroes in the house. There are three superheroes in the garden. There are five superheroes altogether.”

  

Supertato learning

Posted on Sunday 18 November 2018 by Mrs Burke

This week, we’ve really engaged with the story, ‘Supertato‘.

The evil pea escaped from the freezer again – but luckily we made our own Supertatos to protect the classroom.

Unfortunately, some vegetables were frozen in ice and the children had to investigate how to free them.

 

Ask your child to retell  the story and take care! Check the peas are not escaping from your freezer!