Reception Class News

Tricky teens

Posted on Sunday 13 May 2018 by Mrs Burke

We have been investigating teen numbers this week. The children used Numicon, Base 10 and ten frames and cubes to represent different teen numbers.

It’s really important for the children to know that teen numbers are a ten and some ones.

“I know it’s sixteen because there’s one ten and six ones.”

Can your child read, write and order the teen numbers? Encourage them to talk about these numbers as a ten and some ones.

Marvellous machines!

Posted on Thursday 10 May 2018 by Mrs Burke

This morning, we learnt about machines and how they work. The children were asked what a machine was. One child said, “It’s like a robot and you tell it what to do.” We discussed the differences between humans and machines. Bee-Bots were programmed, photos were taken and printed and QR codes were read! 

We identified machines around school. Can your child find some at home?

Big Pedal

Posted on Wednesday 09 May 2018 by Mrs Taylor

Thank you to all pupils and families who took part in the Big Pedal initiative over the past two weeks by scooting or cycling to school.  It’s great to see children continuing to make these active journeys to school to reduce congestion, increase physical activity and improve mental health.  We’ll be awarding the Big Pedal prizes in our assembly on Friday.

Well done to Reception class who made the most journeys by bike and scooter, followed by Year 4 and Year 3.

We’ll also be getting involved with Walk to School week, 21-25 May.  Watch out for a whole school homework all about our local area and routes to school.

Tennis open days this weekend

Posted on Wednesday 09 May 2018 by Mrs Taylor

This weekend, is the Great British tennis weekend.

There are some great, free local opportunities to take part in tennis activities including David Lloyd, Alwoodley tennis club, Chapel Allerton lawn tennis and squash club and Adel tennis club.


Cycling opportunities

Posted on Tuesday 08 May 2018 by Mrs Taylor

Have you been inspired by the recent Tour de Yorkshire and our Big Pedal bike and scoot to school initiative?

Here are some cycling opportunities coming up locally.

Children’s Beginners Learn to Ride Sessions
Wednesday 30th May – Carr Manor Community School (Secondary Phase)
Times: 9am, 10:30am and 12:00

Children’s Improvers – Skills, Circuits & Games!
Wednesday 30th May – Carr Manor Community School (Secondary Phase)
Time: 2:00pm

Booking is essential for all sessions and can be done by clicking on the appropriate link above.  For any additional questions, please contact [email protected]

Let’s Ride Pop up Brownlee Centre

Sunday 13th May 2018 12:00pm

Brownlee Centre, Bodington Playing Fields, Leeds, LS16 6HE

This free monthly pop-up event gives you the chance to ride a traffic-free cycle circuit as many times as you want, at a pace that suits you.

The event is open to all ages and abilities and the circuit is easy to ride, with volunteers on hand throughout, ensuring peace of mind and safety for all cyclists.

For those wanting to take things up a gear, British Cycling Go-Ride coaches will also be available to help you improve your cycling skills, and local Ride Leaders and Breeze Champions will be there on the day to tell you more about other cycling opportunities in Leeds with HSBC UK Guided Rides and HSBC UK Breeze.

Bike hire: No bike, no problem! Bike hire is available on the day, including a fleet of tandems, trikes and hand-cycles. Simply register your free place and turn up on the day.

Green fingered gardeners

Posted on Friday 04 May 2018 by Mrs Burke

We’re giving our outside area a makeover. Today, we planted flowers and herbs.

Leeds Gymnastics Club trial

Posted on Wednesday 02 May 2018 by Mrs Taylor

Leeds Gymnastics Club, who run our gymnastics after-school club, are running an open gymnastics trial at the club, on Sunday 27 May, for any children born in 2012/13.  This will be for a place in their development group.

Gymnasts will be selected based on their athleticism, strength and flexibility, but also based on their ability to concentrate, persevere and focus.

Girls Golf Rocks

Posted on Tuesday 01 May 2018 by Mrs Taylor

A great opportunity to try out a new activity locally.

All Stars cricket

Posted on Tuesday 01 May 2018 by Mrs Taylor

All Stars Cricket will soon be starting their cricket programme at local clubs.  Register and find out more on their website.

Big Pedal – our best day so far!

Posted on Tuesday 01 May 2018 by Mrs Taylor

Today, we’ve recorded the highest number of active journeys by bike and scooter for the Big Pedal – 64 pupils (30%).

It would be great to increase these figures for the last few days of the Big Pedal.