Reception Class News

Maths – the numbers within

Posted on Tuesday 01 May 2018 by Mrs Burke

The children have been learning to see small numbers within bigger numbers. They used Numicon and drew pictures to represent their learning.

Can your child tell you which numbers when added together equal 6?



After-school clubs

Posted on Monday 30 April 2018 by Mrs Taylor

We’ve had a great start to our summer term after-school clubs with Wake up Shake up Club and Scooter Club taking place tonight.

If your child is coming to Scooter Club, please ensure they bring their scooter and helmet every Monday.

Alien invasion!

Posted on Monday 30 April 2018 by Mrs Burke

This morning was out of this world! Reception arrived to discover an alien in our reading area. After some investigation, we found an abandoned slime-covered spaceship outside! Pog the alien wrote us a letter and asked for our help. Children wrote instructions to help Pog learn to live on Earth. Some children even got sent a letter from King Eldon of Planet Zee28!

Why not talk to your child about what else they could do to teach Pog how to live amongst humans! Or maybe your child could think of a question to ask Pog.

Big Pedal

Posted on Sunday 29 April 2018 by Mrs Taylor

The Big Pedal continues this week.
  • We’ve had 179 journeys recorded by bike or scooter so far.
  • Wednesday 25 April was our highest participation rate with 28% of children taking part.

We’d love to improve these figures for this week.

Don’t forget, a brand new scooter and other prizes are available to win at the end of the week.

Stay and play session

Posted on Thursday 26 April 2018 by Mrs Burke

Today, we had our creative stay and play session. Thank you to everyone who came – we hope you had fun!

The expressive arts and design early learning goals are:

Exploring and using media and materials

– Children sing songs, make music and dance and experiment with ways of changing them.

– They safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function.

Being imaginative

– Children use what they have learnt about media and materials in original ways, thinking about uses and purposes.

– They represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through design and technology, art, music, dance, role play and stories.

Not just this morning, but everyday, the children in Reception continue to surprise us with their wonderful imagination and different ways of expressing their ideas!

Here are some photos from our fantastic session this morning…

Why not get creative at home? Make use of any recycling to build a junk model or use an old sponge to do a sponge painting. The possibilities are endless!

Do you need wheels for the Big Pedal?

Posted on Wednesday 25 April 2018 by Mrs Taylor

Do you have any unused bikes or scooters (in reasonable condition) that you’d like to donate?
Just bring them to the donation station by the main playground entrance any day during The Big Pedal (23 April-04 May) and they’ll be made available for others to take away and enjoy for free.

Big Pedal Day 3

Posted on Wednesday 25 April 2018 by Mrs Taylor

MORE PRIZES announced for The Big Pedal!

It’s been a great start to The Big Pedal with numbers increasing each day and there are still seven days left to make a difference by scooting and cycling. As well as all the great national prizes on offer, pupils at Moortown Primary could win a brand new scooter (donated by the PTA) or three lucky winners will have their name inscribed in a signed copy of “The Boy Who Biked the World”, written by world famous (Yorkshire born) adventurer Alastair Humphreys! The trilogy of books is being donated to the school library so everyone has the opportunity to be inspired by this amazing adventure.

Windswept and wonderful!

Posted on Wednesday 25 April 2018 by Mrs Burke

This afternoon, we made some fantastic kites and tested them out in the wind! We created different shapes in the air using ribbons and investigated whose kite flew the highest.


Posted on Wednesday 25 April 2018 by Mrs Freeman

During PE, the children have been focusing on throwing and catching skills. They have used beanbags, hoops and various sizes of balls.

Today, we used balloons. Using the parachute, we worked as a team to control the balloons whilst creating different movements. 

The children had various challenges they had to complete with their balloon. We had lots of fun and all the class worked very hard.

School dinner consultation

Posted on Wednesday 25 April 2018 by Mrs Taylor

Thank you to all parents and carers who provided feedback on the recent school dinner consultation of meal choices for the September menu.

Catering Leeds, our school meal provider, can offer an alternate jacket potato and sandwich option alongside the meat and vegetarian daily option and we welcomed your feedback on whether this would work for you and your child(ren).

There were a number of parents/carers who were interested to try this option but the majority of responses expressed an interest to keep the options as they currently are. The main feedback was for children to have a hot meal for their school meal rather than a sandwich.

As a result of this, we will continue with the existing daily meat, vegetarian and jacket potato option. 

The September menu is currently in the planning stages and we have liaised with Catering Leeds to ensure the menu is tailored to our children’s preferences, while still meeting the national school food criteria.  Once finalised, this new menu will be made available to parents/carers at the end of the summer term.

Our current menu can be viewed in the Health section and is displayed around school.

Thank you once again for your feedback on our school meals.