Reception Class News

Active travel winner

Posted on Tuesday 09 October 2018 by Mrs Taylor

To mark International Walk to School month and our recent promotion of the Park and Stride site at Marks and Spencer, we are running a prize draw every week in October.

All children who make an active journey (bike, scoot, walk or park and stride) every day for each week  are entered into a prize draw.

Each Friday in October, we will select a winner at random to win a £10 Love2Shop gift voucher.

Here’s our first winner.  Keep up those active journeys to be in with a chance to win the next prize.

 

What is one?

Posted on Sunday 07 October 2018 by Mrs Burke

The children have been learning all about the number one by investigating and using one in a variety of situations:

  • as the answer to ‘how many?’
  • one is an amount
  • one is a quantity
  • first means position one
  • once means one time

We have been encouraging the children to use a sentence stem to talk about a single unit, e.g. “I can see one apple.”

School Savings Club

Posted on Wednesday 03 October 2018 by Mrs Taylor

The School Savings Club paying in sessions for this year are at 3.15-3.45pm on the following dates (the penultimate Thursday of each half term).

  • 18 October
  • 13 December
  • 07 February
  • 21 March
  • 16 May
  • 11 July

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

If your child would like to open an account, please ask at the office.

There is an extra incentive for pupils in Year 3 as Leeds City Council will add £10 to your child’s account.

Road safety assembly

Posted on Tuesday 02 October 2018 by Mrs Taylor

Anne, from Leeds City Council’s road safety team, delivered some great safety messages in our assembly this morning.

Can you remember the green cross code?

  • Think!
  • Stop!
  • Look!
  • Listen!

Mass park and stride

Posted on Tuesday 02 October 2018 by Mrs Taylor

Thank you to all families who joined our mass park and stride this morning from Marks and Spencer.  Special thanks as well to Leeds City Council road safety trainers, Dom Jacques and Living Streets representatives and especially Kerby for supporting this event to mark the start of International Walk to School month.

It was great to see so many families join the walk to school using Marks and Spencer to park their car rather than parking near the school gate.

Keep up those active journeys to school for a happy and healthy start to the day.

Start your day with an active journey

Posted on Monday 01 October 2018 by Mrs Taylor

Today marks the start of International Walk to School month.

During October, we’re working alongside Living Streets to encourage families to travel in active ways to school.  There are prize draws every week for children who have made active journeys to school (biking, scooting, walking or park and stride) with an added prize draw for those children who have made active journeys to school throughout October.

We realise that some families do need to come in the car to school so we are promoting Marks and Spencer car park (200 2 hour free spaces) as a place to park and then ‘stride’ the last part of the journey to school.  This will avoid congestion at the school gate, improve health benefits to families and counts as an active journey.

Tomorrow, we will be working with Leeds City Council road safety trainers to deliver pedestrian training to Years 1, 2 and 3.  Reception class will enjoy a class based safety session and Year 5 will be using the speed indicator device to check vehicle speeds in the 20mph zone outside school.

To start the day, join us for a mass park and stride meeting at Harrogate Road outside Marks and Spencer from 8:30am.

What? Mass Park and Stride

When? Tuesday 2nd October from 08:30am

Where? From Harrogate Road outside Marks and Spencer (200 free 2hr park and stride parking spaces)

Why? To encourage families to make active journeys to school and keep cars away from the school gates.

Who? Leeds City Council’s Road Safety Team, Kerby the road safety mascot, Living Streets representatives plus as many families as possible.

If you don’t come by car, join us on the route to school.

Early Reading and Writing Workshop

Posted on Monday 01 October 2018 by Mrs Burke

Don’t forget our workshop on Wednesday at 2.15 and 6.00.

Would you like to learn about phonemes, graphemes, split digraphs and more?

Find out how you can support your child at home with reading and writing.

Don’t worry if you haven’t returned a slip – just come along!

See you there!

Pattern making

Posted on Friday 28 September 2018 by Mrs Burke

We’ve been busy copying and making patterns this week. Recent research has found that young children’s ability to spot mathematical patterns can predict later mathematical achievement.

 

Copying patterns is important as it helps children to focus on ‘What is the same and what is different?’

Why not encourage your child to spot patterns around them? They could have a go at copying repeating patterns and making their own.

Gardening

Posted on Sunday 23 September 2018 by Mrs Burke

The children have shown a keen interest in our outside garden area.

As part of our maths learning this week, we counted the bulbs and planted them in rows of five.

We picked our ripe cherry tomatoes and shared them at snack time.

  

Cycle Leeds Learn to ride a bike sessions

Posted on Saturday 22 September 2018 by Mrs Taylor

These popular sessions are running locally in the half term holiday. Booking is essential for all sessions and can be done by clicking on the appropriate link below.

Children’s Beginners Learn to Ride Sessions
Tuesday 30th October and Thursday 1st November
At Carr Manor Community School (Secondary Phase)
Times: 9am10:30am and 12:30
For more information and to book:
https://childrencarrmanor.eventbrite.co.uk

Children’s Improvers – Skills, Circuits & Games!
Thursday 1st November – Carr Manor Community School (Secondary Phase)
Time: 14:00
For more information and to book:
https://childrenimproverscarrmanor.eventbrite.co.uk