Welcome to the Reception page - we will regularly update this with exciting things that are going on in Reception or information that you may need to know. If you can't find the information you are looking for please don't hesitate to come and talk to a member of our wonderful Reception team.
The Grand Opening!
We were delighted to welcome Chase (from Paw Patrol), a local councillor, school governors as well as so many parents to the grand opening of our new outdoor area. South Leeds Life also came to witness the event. Here is a link to the gallery and article. (http://www.southleedslife.com/slideshow-new-play-area-for-middleton-st-marys/)
Our newest additions...
A group of children took a trip to the pet shop and picked out two lovely guinea pigs to become our newest additions to the Reception team. The children researched what we would need to look after guinea pigs, wrote lists of the items and went in the minibus to get everything we would need. They seem to be settling in nicely and we all got to vote to name them (names submitted by the children) and are pleased to formally introduce Alex and Jam.
Contribute to and track your child's learning journey by visiting the Early Essence website. If you are having trouble logging on please come and speak to a member of Reception staff.
We have recently started using Read Write Inc to teach phonics. By clicking on the link below you'll find a series of videos explaining the basics of Read Write Inc. These videos will help you to support your child to continue their phonics learning at home.
ICT games have a variety of English and maths games that you can play with your child.
We also recommend you download the 'Talk Share Learn Leeds' App which will give you some practical tips for ways to develop your child's speaking and listening.