Reception Class News

It’s gold again!

Posted on Tuesday 17 July 2018 by Mrs Taylor

At the end of each year, schools are invited to apply for their School Games Mark. The School Games Mark rewards schools for their commitment to and development of competition, school sport and physical education.

We are very proud to announce that our application has been verified and we have been awarded Gold award for the fourth year running.

Thank you to staff who have accompanied children to these events or run after-school clubs this year. Thank you also to Mrs Russell who provides excellent administration of our clubs and sporting events and competitions.

Thank you as well to all parents/carers who have helped with transport and supported at our events this year. Finally, thank you to all pupils who have tried out a new physical activity either at an after-school club or as part of a competition or participation event and to those children who have represented our school so well this year.

Free tennis weekend

Posted on Monday 16 July 2018 by Mrs Taylor

This weekend, 21st and 22nd July, sees free tennis activities for all ages and abilities at David Lloyd to celebrate Great British Tennis Weekend.

Caterpillar kebabs

Posted on Friday 13 July 2018 by Mrs Burke

In Reception, we’ve been learning ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’. Feeling inspired by this story, we made some fruity caterpillar kebabs. The children loved following a recipe and describing the appearance and smell of the fruit. They enjoyed eating it even more! We used the claw and bridge technique to chop our fruit. Why not make one at home so that your child can practise their chopping skills.


Living Streets local area audit

Posted on Wednesday 11 July 2018 by Mrs Taylor

As part of our partnership with Living Streets and during our Being Healthy week, some of our school councillors joined representatives from Living Streets to carry out an active travel audit in the immediate area.  They were looking for barriers that families might face when traveling to school in an active way.

We look forward to hearing all about the findings.

Youth Voice Summit

Posted on Wednesday 11 July 2018 by Mrs Taylor

Recently, our Year 5 and 6 school councillors attended the third annual youth voice summit for primary schools in the banqueting suite at Leeds Civic Hall. During the event, the children:

  • Learnt how to run effective social action campaigns in their schools and communities
  • Learnt about influential historical and current campaigns such as the suffragettes and American civil rights
  • Learnt about how to write to the government and local council
  • Had the opportunity to come up with their own campaigns and create placards
  • Had a full tour of the Leeds Council Chamber

Their chosen campaign, to work on back at school with the rest of the school council, is all about clearing up litter.  We look forward to seeing how this campaign will develop.

School Savings Club

Posted on Wednesday 11 July 2018 by Mrs Taylor

The next School Savings Club paying in date is Thursday 12 July 2018 at 3.15-3.45pm.

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.

The paying in dates are the penultimate Thursday of each half term and dates for next year will be posted to the website in September.

Finally, if your child would like to open account, please ask at the office.


Posted on Wednesday 11 July 2018 by Mrs Taylor

It’s great to hear how many of our pupils currently take part in the parkrun events.  As a free to participate event, parkrun offers a great chance for children and adults to walk/jog/run along the local routes on a weekly basis or when you can attend.
There are a number of local parkruns available.
  • Roundhay Park
Adult parkrun Saturday 9am
Junior 2km parkrun Sunday 9am
  • Temple Newsam
Adult 5km parkrun Saturday 9am
Junior 2km parkrun Sunday 9am (currently 10am start – 9am start from 2 September)
  • Wetherby
Adult 5km parkrun Saturday 9am
  • Boddington Cycle Centre
Junior 2km parkrun Sunday 9am


PE Partner holiday clubs

Posted on Wednesday 11 July 2018 by Mrs Taylor

PE Partner, who visited our recent health fair and who run our Friday after-school football clubs, have holiday activity clubs available over the summer.

Old Leos cricket events

Posted on Friday 06 July 2018 by Mrs Taylor

Old Leos cricket club, based locally in Alwoodley,  were one of the visitors we welcomed to our health fair this week.

If you didn’t get to speak to them on the day, here is some information about their fun cricket sessions as well as an event this weekend.

Cycle and stretch!

Posted on Thursday 05 July 2018 by Mrs Burke

We’ve certainly had an action packed day full of exercise! The children had their first Balance, Pedal and Go session, which will continue for two days next week (Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th July). Not only did the children enjoy a morning of cycling, they also had a yoga session this afternoon in the MUGA! It was a great way to wind down ready for home time. Namaste!


Talk to your child about which yoga position was their favourite. Maybe they could teach you how to meditate!