Class News

Health Week – what a week!

Posted on Friday 14 July 2023 by Miss Birch

This week has been a themed week at Moortown – Health Week. This means that the whole school have been focused on being healthy in our bodies and our minds!

Year 4 have been very fortunate to have experienced a range of different activities and talks that relate to health.

Monday began with a visit from Leeds Beckett University. We were outside being active while learning about Orienteering! The children began with a quick warm up activity where they had to find certain areas in the playground that related to a picture. This then led onto map reading and navigating their groups around the school to find letters to spell words. It was a great and unique way of getting our bodies and minds working.


On Tuesday, we had D:side in to talk to us about alcohol and how to be safe around it. We spoke about how to identify if something has alcohol in it. For example, comparing WKDs to J20s. We also spoke about how alcohol affects people such as, changing how their minds and body work. Here are some of the class with the ‘alcohol’ glasses on.

On Friday, we had a martial-arts session. Some of our children already attend a martial-arts club after school so they were prepared and ready for what was to come. Others were starting as beginners but we all worked together as a team so help one another. Here’s some great snaps of us doing some kick-boxing:

Help at home by asking your child what different types of food fit into these categories:

Carbohydrates, Fruit and Vegetables, Dairy, Fats and Sugars, Protein.

Food tasting

Posted on Friday 14 July 2023 by Mrs Wood

This morning, we were very brave tasting and feeling new food in a bush tucker trial. Even the teachers had a turn!
Help at home: Can your child remember the names of the new food?

Living and Learning: Being healthy themed week

Posted on Friday 14 July 2023 by Mr McGriffiths

We have had a jam packed week of activities all about staying healthy this week. Here is a little snippet!

A calm and peaceful Yoga session to start on Monday morning!

Learning about healthy food with Mrs Taylor.

D:side Dave came in to talk to us about how we look after our bodies.

We also had a healthy eating assembly on Wednesday morning!

This was followed by a brilliant skipping session!

Thursday afternoon we pushed ourselves in sports day! Well done to everyone involved!

On Friday morning we were very brave tasting new and unusual food in a bush tucker trial!


Making Eggy’s Car!

Posted on Friday 14 July 2023 by Miss Goswami

Today, we have started to make ‘Eggy’s Car’.

The design brief for this project is:

  • Design and make a moving vehicle.
  • The vehicle must protect Eggy the egg from harm if the vehicle crashes.
  • The car must be driveable during day or night.

The children used different tools to measure, cut and create. They have now created their bases for their cars and will soon add more details and safety features to them. Watch this space to see more design and technology progress!

Help at home: Discuss what safety features will be added to your child’s Eggy’s car.

Maths Challengers!

Posted on Thursday 13 July 2023 by Miss Goswami

Yesterday, four of our wonderful Year 5 mathematicians went to Allerton Grange to compete in their Maths Challenge. It was a full day of events which consisted of 4 different rounds. The children enjoyed themselves and even placed THIRD with a whopping 135 points. Well done to Evan, Ehtasham, Danny and Kian!

Design and Technology: Go-Karts!

Posted on Thursday 13 July 2023 by Miss Birch


As you would have seen on our last post, Year 4 have been busy designing, creating and evaluating their go-kart prototypes!

Today, they had their final session to complete any finishing touches. We had some last minute changes to make sure that they could move freely and hold a model figure. Therefore, some go-karts don’t have a motor and some do!

Here are some of our groups with their go-karts. They were absolutely fantastic and Mrs Charlesworth and I were incredibly impressed.

Well done to Year 4 for working well together as a team and using their skills to create and change go-karts for the better!

We are PE game designers.

Posted on Thursday 13 July 2023 by Mr McGriffiths

This term we have been very lucky to have Luke and Nick from Foot-tech helping with our PE sessions. The children have loved the games and activities they have done every Thursday afternoon. We have learnt so much that we had a go at creating our games in PE this week! The children were split into groups and given free access to the equipment. Each group came up with a brilliant game and worked really well as a team! We then moved around each group while one person stayed behind to explain their game. I was really impressed by both the children’s creativity and maturity!

Living and Learning

Posted on Thursday 13 July 2023 by Mrs Wood

This week, our Living and Learning statement is I make healthy choices.  On Monday, we had a visitor from D:side called Dave . He talked staying safe around medicine, healthy foods and brushing teeth. The children listened well and answered lots of questions.

Help at home: What healthy choices do you do at home?

Sports Day

Posted on Thursday 13 July 2023 by Mrs Wood

Well done to all the children for showing resilience and determination in their races! We had a wonderful afternoon cheering on our friends. Thank you to everybody who came and supported the children at our Sports Day.


Living and Learning: Being Healthy themed week – Active Tuesday

Posted on Wednesday 12 July 2023 by Mrs Taylor

Over the course of the Being Healthy themed week, Year 2 worked on improving a physical activity skill and we saw improvements in the children’s personal bests.

Teamwork, speed and looking skills were needed for this active treasure hunt. How quick could each team find the different locations on the school grounds?

Help at home: ask your child how much physically activity they should have in a day?