This week’s message part 2 (Friday 22 July 2022)

Friday 22 July 2022

The bulk of our last message of the school year comes from Mrs Weekes. Before that, we’ve an updated uniform policy. Also, we’ve been asked by Leeds City Council to provide you with some important information…

Uniform

Most parents and carers stock up on fresh uniform over the summer holiday, so we want to let you know about our updated policy now.

This year, we’ve been trialling something we introduced in Covid times: wearing PE kit on PE days. Overall, we like this: it increases time for PE (no changing into kit) and there’s less lost property. However, we’ve seen some deviation from our uniform policy on PE days with lots of branded tops and shorts sneaking in. Take a look at our helpful guide for what is acceptable and what isn’t. We hope you’ll agree that the changes should actually save you money and be much more convenient for you.

Prevent

This letter is to help raise your awareness of the dangers of radicalisation and to let you know where to get more information, advice and support if you do have any concerns. This leaflet provides a summary about the Prevent programme and how, through the ACT Early website and Support Line, those who are vulnerable to radicalisation can get the help they may need.

And now over to Mrs Weekes…

It’s hard to believe that we’re at the end of the summer term. It’s been a hot and long week but we’ve made it. As always, it’s been a busy year, particularly following the pandemic, but it’s also been very successful. Y6 and Y2 have completed their end of Key Stage assessments. They worked really hard and the results are very positive – well done to all of them and to all the teachers who have worked tirelessly to help them make the progress.

We’ve been busy behind the scenes with ‘The Green’ – you may have noticed that there’s a bit of a difference at the back of school beyond the temporary fence. A company has been in this week to clear it. The next step will be level it out and get some turf sorted. It’s great to see the actual space and get an idea of what it looks like.

In contrast, and with a great deal of frustration, we’ve been told of likely delays with the replacement for the Y5,6 building. We’re working hard to explore solutions, but it’s a possibility this may have to be delayed.

Thank you for all your support with PTA events this year. It’s been lovely to be able to build up events over the year and finally have friends and family in school to support us again. Profits from this term are nearing £1900 which is amazing. This includes Freeze Pop Friday and the Summer Fair. A fantastic comeback!

Finally, it’s time to say goodbye to some of our Moortown family. Mrs Burke is hanging up her Reception toolkit and retiring while she can still enjoy it. She’s looking forward to cheaper holidays, staying in bed longer, drinking real ale and doing what she wants when she wants. (More seriously, she’s planning to take on quite a bit of charity work and we wish her all the best with that.) I’m sure you will join me in sending best wishes and luck for the future and her next exciting venture. We also say goodbye to Year 6 – they’ve been great role models throughout their time at Moortown Primary: great learning behaviour, positive attitudes and hard working. We’ll miss Mrs Burke and all of the Y6 children.

With departures come arrivals: we’re excited to welcome Miss Goswami (Y5) and to welcome back Mrs Wood and Mrs Boulton (Reception) joining us in September.

Have a fabulous summer – stay happy and healthy and remember to enter our summer competition. We’ll see you back in school on Tuesday 05 September.