Class News

Living and Learning: health prevention

Posted on Wednesday 26 April 2023 by Mrs Taylor

In our latest learning about ‘healthy me’ we thought about what a healthy person would be like.

Healthy = keeping your body working at its best.

Being safe in the sun is one way we can keep our body healthy and this reading fluency text helped us to understand why this is important.

We’ve also been thinking about the importance of sleep.

Sleep helps your body work and can help you get better if you don’t feel well.

If you don’t have enough sleep, you feel grumpy, you can’t focus and you can’t control yourself.

If you have a busy brain it can be hard to get to sleep.

We thought about the things that can help you get to sleep.

  • calm music
  • relaxation and mindfulness
  • yoga
  • reading a book
  • counting sheep
  • drinking some warm milk
  • thinking of something nice that you want to dream about
  • being in a dark room
  • having a teddy or toy with you
  • stop using a screen an hour before bed

Sometimes, things can stop you getting to sleep.

  • loud noises
  • lights
  • nightmares
  • being on a screen close to bedtime
  • staying up too late
  • if you are scared
  • if you have a worry

Help at home: ask your child what the three key sun safety messages are.

Have a look together at these sleep tips for children.

History: The Leeds Blitz

Posted on Wednesday 26 April 2023 by Miss Goswami

In History, we have been exploring how Leeds was impacted by The Blitz on the 14th-15th March 1941. We used secondary research from Leeds Becket University.

We found out that most of the bombs landed in the city centre and the closest event occurring nearest to Moortown was a fire in Meanwood.

Here are some of the events, the children found interesting:

Help at home: Explore the interactive map and find out more information about how Leeds was impacted by The Blitz.


Summer 1: Week 2

Posted on Wednesday 26 April 2023 by Mrs Wood

This week, we’ve been reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. To help us remember the order of story, we made our own story maps.

Next week, we’ll be getting creative with our writing. We’ll have a go at making our own versions.

Last Friday, we had special delivery…
We were so excited when the caterpillars arrived! We are looking forward to watching the life cycle of a butterfly.

Yesterday, the role-play area turned into a bug cafe. From worm and spider spaghetti to slug slime soup, we had lots of fun making lots of disgusting meals!

Help at home: Using your imagination, can you think of a new menu choice to make in our bug cafe? Draw a picture and label it.

Bug hotels
This week, we put sticks, grass, leaves and pine cones into our bug hotels. 

A group of children put the bug hotels around school. Can you spot the bug hotels in our front playground?
We evaluated our bug hotels and wrote sentence about what we enjoyed.


  • Friday 05 May – Coronation celebrations
    Your child can come to school wearing red, white and blue.
  • Reading records need to be returned every Thursday.

Super skippers

Posted on Wednesday 26 April 2023 by Mrs Taylor

Here are the final results from the Year 4 skipping festival this week.

The Skipping School programme (for Year 2 and Year 4) is one of the ways we invest our PE Premium so we always like to check if the investment was worthwhile for the children.

Pupil feedback

I learnt lots of new skips. Now I can do fancy footwork and at first I had no clue what to do!

I enjoyed the skipping festival because we got to have a little bit of competition and skipping is great exercise.

I couldn’t do side straddle and now I have learnt how to do it.

I learnt different skips and I had a really good time at the festival.

I really enjoyed it because of all the new things I learnt.

It was good to do skipping in PE as well as other sports.

I learnt to have fun whilst exercising and winning doesn’t matter. Taking part was important.

Parent feedback

My son thoroughly enjoyed this event. He doesn’t normally do PE competitions so it was really good for the whole class to go. He was so proud of his two certificates.

Organiser feedback

Your Year 4s did an amazing job at the festival this morning.

Save the date – Wednesday 21st June

Posted on Wednesday 26 April 2023 by Mrs Taylor

Wednesday 21st June is the date for our Year 2 skipping festival. It will take place at Leeds Trinity University and more details will be sent out shortly.

We are doing lots of practising at school and ropes are still available to buy (£3 at the office) to keep improving those skills at home.


History – Heroes (Nelson Mandela and Leonora Cohen)

Posted on Tuesday 25 April 2023 by Mrs Lake

We have started out new history topic all about real life heroes. The first important person we’re learning about it Nelson Mandela. You can find more about him here. He believed that everyone should be treated the same. We will be learning about equality, apartheid and the suffragettes.


Skipping Festival!

Posted on Monday 24 April 2023 by Miss Birch


Year 4 had their skipping festival today at Leeds Trinity University and they did an absolutely amazing job! The teamwork and support they showed between one another was outstanding and they cheered each other on when some were feeling a bit nervous.

Overall, we won a mixture of bronze, silver and gold awards on the individual skills and we did an amazing job on the group skips too!

In between the skills, the children had the chance to skip, dance and sing along to the music.

A big well done to all of the Year 4s for trying their best and representing Moortown so well.


Posted on Sunday 23 April 2023 by Alice Needham

This week in PE, Year 3 welcomed in the summer term with their first PE lesson playing rounders!

We practised our batting and fielding skills whilst getting to grips with the rules of the game.

Year 3 loved the PE lesson and we look forward to developing our rounders skills as the summer term progresses!

History: Carnival

Posted on Sunday 23 April 2023 by Alice Needham

Welcome back Year 3!

This half term, we are historians. In this topic, we will be learning about some different carnivals around the world, including Leeds West Indian carnival. We’ll find out about its links to The West Indies and slavery in the past.

Here is our vocabulary for our topic this half term:

Help at home by asking your child what vocabulary they have learnt in class during the week. See if they can remember what word vocabulary means!

PE with Foot-Tech Academy

Posted on Friday 21 April 2023 by Mr McGriffiths

This half term we are very lucky to have Foot-Tech Academy come into Moortown to help us with our PE learning. We will be practising three different skills: run, jump and throw. This week we learnt how to control our speed and movements when running. We each picked up a cone and pretended it was a steering wheel and we were driving a car. We had to change gears depending on how fast we were going! Hula hoops were roundabouts and we needed to make sure we slowed right down in order to go around the roundabout. There were even bridges to jump over.

We had a brilliant time and we can’t wait to continue our learning for the rest of the half term.