Reception Class News

Walk to school prize draw

Posted on Friday 25 May 2018 by Mrs Taylor

Well done to all pupils who have encouraged their families to walk to school this week or if you had to come by car, you have parked further away to park and stride.  We hope you have enjoyed the benefits of this active travel.

Once our Living Streets travel tracker data is available after the half term, we will have the prize draw for all children who have walked/used park and stride this week.

Hope you get some chance this half term to continue to enjoy lots of  physical activity – maybe a local walk, a parkrun, a bike ride or a swim.

Moortown Living Streets Local Group has launched!

Posted on Wednesday 23 May 2018 by Mrs Taylor

A new ‘parent led’ Living Streets group has been set up in Moortown to campaign for improved streets in the local area.

The launch coincides with the publication of a new Family Walk To School Kit to mark #WalktoSchoolWeek, a national event from UK charity Living Streets.

The Moortown group is the first local group in Leeds and will be working towards creating a safer, more enjoyable environment for people in our area.

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Find out more and stay informed about our upcoming initiatives:

Have you been walking to school?

Posted on Tuesday 22 May 2018 by Mrs Taylor

Have you been coming on foot to school during walk to school week this week?  If so, you will be in the prize draw on Friday.  The more times you walk or park and stride, the more entries into the draw you will have.

Take a look at our walk to school video  for more facts and benefits of this form of active travel.


Keep calm and carry on!

Posted on Tuesday 22 May 2018 by Mrs Burke

Today, we talked about managing our feelings and behaviour, which is part of the Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED) prime area of learning.

The children came up with some ideas about calming down when they feel angry or sad:

  • Have a drink
  • Sit in bed
  • Take deep breaths

We had a mindfulness session where we tried different ways of staying calm and talked about who we can talk to if we feel upset or angry.

Talk to your child about how they can calm down when they feel upset.

Walk to School week

Posted on Monday 21 May 2018 by Mrs Taylor

Thank you to Zariaat from Living Streets for our Walk to School week assembly this afternoon.

We reminded ourselves about lots of benefits of walking to school – less traffic and pollution near the school gates, spending time with family and friends and physical and mental health improvements.

Don’t forget our prize draw on Friday for all pupils who have walked or used a park and stride option this week.

Well done to Year 2 who have recorded the most active travel journeys to school so far this year.

Walk to School week

Posted on Sunday 20 May 2018 by Mrs Taylor

This week, we will be taking part in national Walk to School week.  It looks like the perfect weather for it too!

We’re sure you’ll agree these are all great benefits of walking to school.

During Walk to School week, children who walk to school or park further away and walk the rest of the journey (park and stride) will all be entered into a prize draw to win one of five £10 vouchers at the end of the week.

We are also looking forward to hearing about what you notice on your route to school as part of our whole school homework this week.

National Walk to School week has featured in this week’s First News.

By taking a walk to school, children will be working towards our Living and Learning statement for this week.

I recognise mental health is important.

Why not try this Supermovers quiz to see how physical activity can boost children’s mental wellbeing.

Shapes are everywhere!

Posted on Friday 18 May 2018 by Mrs Burke

This week, we’ve been learning about shapes. We looked at the difference between 2D and 3D shapes – ask your child if they can tell you what this is. The children have been learning the names of shapes and using mathematical language to describe them.

One child said, “Shapes are everywhere.” So, why not go on a shape hunt at home or outside? Can your child describe the shapes that they find? Send us a photo of what you find!

All Stars cricket assembly

Posted on Wednesday 16 May 2018 by Mrs Taylor

In our assembly yesterday, Tom, from All Stars cricket, told us all about their cricket programme running at local cricket clubs.

This video gives more information about the programme and how to find your nearest All Stars centre.  New Rover, Adel and St Chad’s Broomfield cricket clubs are all running the programme locally.

Summer Picnic themed menu

Posted on Wednesday 16 May 2018 by Mrs Taylor

Catering Agency, our school meal provider, will be running a special themed menu on Friday 06 July.

Please contact the office, by Friday 22 June, if your child would like a school dinner on this day.

School savings club

Posted on Sunday 13 May 2018 by Mrs Taylor

The next School Savings Club paying in date is Thursday 17 May 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 the final date for the summer term is Thursday 12 July at 3.15-3.45pm.

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