Welcome to Reception

“Hello! My name is Mrs Osborne and I am new to the St Francis family. I have recently relocated to Leeds from Edinburgh and I am looking forward to teaching my new Reception class in a new setting.

I love all aspects of teaching. I used to be a clarinet tutor before becoming a primary school teacher, so music will be an important part of our week. My classroom is a nurturing environment where pupils can explore and understand our world. I am passionate about encouraging children to be the best version of themselves through creative approaches and a range of learning experiences. In my free time I enjoy painting and learning new craft skills – clay modelling is my new favourite. I also enjoy playing my musical instruments and creating my own music.”

Please click on the video below to see where to bring your child to school and take a look inside our classroom.






Reception Letter – MON 14th

Reception Letter – TUE 15th

Reception Letter – WED 16th


 Welcome to  Wonderful Reception Class

Your Class Teacher is Mrs Osborne

Supporting Mrs Osborne in class are ; Mrs Smith and Miss Hammill

Come and look at our amazing adventures in Reception Class

 Our Wonderful Reception Children learning at home 

Our Wonderful Home Learning


Please click on the links below for lots of weekly learning challenges and tasks for you to complete at home. Please post your work on Tapestry so that I can comment and encourage your child’s learning. Have lots of fun learning at home. God Bless your family.

Mrs Osborne

Online Learning for those affected by Covid-19

Week beginning 28/09/2020


  • Practise writing your name making sure each letter is formed correctly.
  • This week we are continuing our work on “Peace at Last”. Rewatch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_pA7tK90_U
  • Activity: Draw a picture of what happens at the beginning, middle and end of the story. Can you tell someone the whole story by looking at your pictures?
  • Choose a book to read at home. Talk to an adult about who is in the story; what might happen in the story by looking at the front cover; what happens at the beginning/middle/end of the story; where the story takes place.





This week we are working on matching and sorting. Key vocabulary for this week includes: pairs, match, same, different

  • Discuss what the above vocabulary means to you.
  • Can you think of objects which come in pairs? Make a mind-map.

Access doorway online via this link: https://www.doorwayonline.org.uk/memoryandmatching/findthepairs/



We are continuing our work on a sequence of lessons around “Here We Are” by Oliver Jeffers. Read the book via this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPPQdDwTUvE

  • Re-read the book so far, and on to There is also the sky. Though that can get pretty complicated. Come back to reflect on these pages with the children. What have they learnt about our planet from reading these pages? What is special about its environment? Come back to look slowly and closely at each of the illustrations in turn, looking at key geographical and environmental features, first on the land – such as mountains, volcanoes, hills, fields, grasslands, forests, deserts, palm trees and ponds, then to the water – cliffs, sea, icebergs and the wildlife that live above and below the water and then the sky – weather conditions like snow, wind, clouds, rain, rainbows, storm clouds and lightning, and up into outer space – the sun, moon, stars and other planets.
  • Now watch the following video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8WHKRzkCOY Encourage the children to watch the images and listen to the words. What do they recognise from the book? What does the video make them think or feel about our world? Why is our world so wonderful?
  • Listen to, look at and learn the lyrics to the song ‘What a Wonderful World’, first recorded by Louis Armstrong: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWzrABouyeE
  • As you learn the words of the song, encourage the children to think about their meaning. What does the song tell us about our world? What are the wonderful things about it? What images of the world does it capture? Why are these important?
  • Encourage the children to consider the all the things they have seen in the book, in the video and in their own lives, and to decide what they think is wonderful in the world. Through talk, support the children to be descriptive about their choices; for example, if they pick an animal, encourage them to think about why they chose it; is it a distinctive colour, pattern or characteristic that you can use in the song, as the original lyrics do? Draw the children back to the original lyrics if they need further inspiration. Take a note of each of the children’s suggestions and mould these into your own class version of What a Wonderful World.
  • You could compose this as a spoken word free verse, where you don’t have to worry about the rhyme scheme, or, you could work with the children as a practising writer to share with them making their words fit the syllabic beat and rhyme pattern of the original song, talking through your choices as you work, choosing, using and adapting ideas to fit the rhyme scheme


Religious Education

This week’s collective worship is all about God’s creations. Can you think of all the wonderful things God has created? Why are they so wonderful? Create a picture showing two of God’s most wonderful creations and what they mean to you.

Below are some websites to browse at your leisure.

God bless,

Mrs Osborne


Home Learning

Website Age Range Content
www.classroomsecrets.co.uk Early Years – Yr6 Home learning packs covering English, phonics, maths and practical activities.
www.twinkl.co.uk Early Years – Yr6 Covers the whole curriculum
www.phonicsplay.co.uk Early Years -Yr2 Phonics games and activities



Early Years – Yr6 Various activities and video links to many subjects
www.spellingframe.co.uk Yr1-Yr6 Some free spelling games
www.primaryresources.co.uk Yr1-Yr6 A range of activities and worksheets for all subjects
www.teachingideas.co.uk Early Years – Yr6 A range of activities and worksheets for all subjects
www.topmarks.co.uk Early Years – Yr6 Wide range of subjects with lots of interactive online activities and games
www.crickweb.co.uk Early Years – Yr6 Free online education resources and games
www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/ Yr1-Yr6 Excellent website with a really wide range of subject coverage



Yr1-Yr8 Free resources and learning videos that link directly with our in school maths curriculum
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ Early Years – Yr6 Body Coach – Online exercise videos to keep you active 9am live daily
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/ Early Years – Yr6 Free e-readers
https://corbettmathsprimary.com/ Yr1 – Yr6 Free maths resources
https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/teacher-category/primary-resources/ Early Years – Yr6 Lots of geography resources
https://www.tts-group.co.uk/home+learning+activities.html Early Years – Yr6 Free downloadable home learning activities
http://www.iseemaths.com/home-lessons/ Yr1-Yr6 Daily maths learning
https://www.mathswithmum.com Yr1-Yr6 Maths videos to help with children’s learning
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj0shfH3pzhrf3dOrSj_pRw Early years – Yr2 Phonics based video and dancing
https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/ 0-5years A government recommended website for Early Years
https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/75809/12-world-class-museums-you-can-visit-online All the family Virtual Tours of 12 museums around the world
https://www.stem.org.uk/primary-science Yr1-Yr6 Science activity ideas

Websites currently giving free subscriptions due to school closures

Website Age Range Content
www.twinkl.co.uk Early Years – Yr6 Wide range of resources covering the whole curriculum
www.purplemash.co.uk Yr1 – Yr6 Computing and digital skills – free 14 day trial


Spelling Shed & Maths Shed


Children already have log ins for this. Please use their current usernames and passwords.


Lots of non-fiction e-books to access free: https://worldbook.kitaboo.com/reader/worldbook/index.html?usertoken=Mjk5MzQ6MTpJUjA5MjAxNjoyOmNsaWVudDE2OTc6MTY5NzoyMjE2Mjg4OjE6MTU4NDM4MDExMzA2Mjp1cw==&fbclid=IwAR2pwHf6d30wVXcDUq0zL5DOZ_lVLGkelBWEwpXTWDmwDrdajrkw8OAWBwY