Class News

Year 4’s observation over time

Posted on Tuesday 11 June 2024 by Alice Needham

Last week, Year 4 completed our final investigation in our observation over time.

Over the course of the year, we have observed how the living things in our school grounds have changed.

We ventured into our school grounds and recorded what living things we found.

We then compared our results to what we recorded in autumn and spring.

We found that there were many more insects in summer compared to autumn, particularly bees! We also observed how we didn’t see any flowers in autumn but in summer there were too many for us to count!

Help at home by asking your child what they observed change in our school grounds during our observation over time.

What can you achieve?

Posted on Monday 10 June 2024 by Mrs Taylor

Today, Jess Wright, who is a coach with PE Partner and leads one of our after-school clubs, came to speak to the children in an assembly.

At only 17, Jess has been playing football for over ten years and currently plays for Sheffield Wednesday. She also coaches at different levels from children to adults and referees too.

Jess has another role which is to try to get children, especially girls, into football and providing opportunities for children who want to get involved.

Jess shared information of how to get involved in local physical activities. This could be our school after-school clubs, other local physical activities listed in our guide for parents and carers or other opportunities especially around football and getting girls into football.

Leeds City JFC are a local club looking for new members especially in their girls teams.

Wigton Moor JFC are another local club with opportunities.

Catalan Soccer offer classes and camps.

Thank you to Jess for coming into school to inspire the children and to share her experiences around football and the opportunities and skills it provides.

Y6 Residential 2024

Posted on Monday 10 June 2024 by Miss Wilson

Y6 had a blast last week on residential!

The Robinwood staff were extremely complimentary of how respectful and kind we were and how we got stuck in and took safe risks!

Well done to everyone for a fantastic trip away.

First up, some pictures of raft building.

RIP water slipper, 2024-2024

Next, are our pictures of some problem solving activities called Dungeon and King’s Quest.


A fan favourite was definitely the Giant Swing!


Caving came out on top in a surprising turn of events!

We sailed to the top of the Trapeze and even managed to jump off and grab the bar.


A very funny Night Line is up next…


We also channelled our inner Robin Hood at Robinwood…

We finished each evening with a Team Challenge which included, “ONE FULL TUBE!” and a hilarious game of Oogly Boogly Bop!

We survived the world-famous Piranha Pool!

Zip Wire was also great fun with different games such as racing and bean bag drop.

Not even the climbing wall could stop us – we raced to the top to squish the rainbow rubber duck!

Mountain and Wood groups, Robinwood, 2024 – over and out.


Design and Technology: Textiles

Posted on Sunday 09 June 2024 by Mrs Lake

This half term we are learning all about Design and Technology and we will be sewing our own hand puppet! We are very excited to get going. This week, we have learnt how to thread a needle and tie a knot. This took great resilience and perseverance but everybody did a brilliant job.


Once the needle was threaded, we began to sew. We practised  both the overstitch and the running stitch and we were all very proud of ourselves!

Help at home by practising threading a needle and tying a knot.

Summer 2: week 1

Posted on Friday 07 June 2024 by Kay Lowry

The children have come back well rested and taller after the half term.

We have had lots of fun performing our poem Thunderstorm this week. The children have created their own actions for it and used musical instruments to bring it to life.



The children have enjoyed reading lots of pirate stories this week and have been writing their own setences about pirates, finding treasure and building their own pirate ships. They have also been walking the plank!


In maths this week, we have been looking at what is and what is not a double. We have been choosing numbers 0-10 and placing them on a tens frame to check if they are a double or not a double.

Help at home: give your child a number between 0-10 and ask them to check if it is a double or not. They can do this by getting the correct amount of objects and putting them into two piles. If they can make the piles equal, they know that it is a double.

Living and Learning: I know the ingredients of a happy and healthy relationship.

The children were able to discuss what a happy and healthy relationship looks like.  They talked about how it should make them feel and what they could do to build one.

They should ask me if I’m ok.

They should cheer me up if I’m sad.

We should play together and take turns.



Super Science at Allerton Grange!

Posted on Friday 07 June 2024 by Miss Goswami

Today, Year 5 went to Allerton Grange for a science lesson. The children leant a lot of new words: pH, alkali and hydrophobic! They also were able to practise their pipetting skills. We had try to identify unknown chemicals by using indicators. The children were amazing at following instructions and had a wonderful time.


New spelling list for half term 6!

Posted on Thursday 06 June 2024 by Miss Birch


Year 3,4

This half-term, our spellings are linked to the rules and strategies we’ll be learning in class:

  • alternative graphemes: tion, sion, ssion, cian
  • alternative graphemes: i, ie, y, i-e
  • homophones: he’ll, heel, plain, plane, groan, grown, rain, rein, reign
  • alternative graphemes: sc
  • spelling patterns: que
  • alternative graphemes: u spelled ou

Each Friday, you’ll be tested on 8 of the words from the list below.

he’ll scenery bicycle mosque enough
heel decide possession direction mission
describe plain height surprise fascinate
league plane scissors increase magician
exercise fatigue groan unique country
guide confusion grown rain science
passion tongue fraction rein rogue
picturesque politician optician reign rough


Design & Technology: How have designers changed the world?

Posted on Thursday 06 June 2024 by Miss Goswami

This week, Year 5 have started their design and technology topic. Our first lesson looked at how designers have changed the world. The children had time to research three different designers: Isambard Kingdom Brunel, George Stephenson and Lewis Latimer.

Year 5 discussed that they changed the world in lots of different ways:

  • Isambard’s bridges meant that people could join together and travel over water.
  • George’s locomotive meant that people could travel faster and more efficiently as well as hauling larger quantities of coal out of mines.
  • Lewis’ electric lightbulb meant that people could have light immediately and stop using candles.

All of these designers were creative, imaginative and problem-solvers. They all had great determination, perseverance and scientific skills.

Help at home: What other designers do you know? How did they change the world?


Posted on Tuesday 04 June 2024 by Mrs Taylor

Today, some of our Year 5 and 6 children took part in the Leeds School Games Y5/6 mixed cricket event at Old Leos.

It was a cold and damp June day for the event but despite the conditions, the children worked hard as a team and performed some great cricketing skills. Well done to all the children who took part and thanks to Mrs Russell and Miss Kidd for taking and supporting the children.

Science – Does the amount of seeds affect the growth of a plant?

Posted on Tuesday 04 June 2024 by Miss Birch

Hello! We hope you’ve had a relaxing half term.

We’ve come back to some amazing growth from our sunflower seeds! With the warm and sunny weather, they’ve shot up.

There is still a big difference between the heights of the plants in each pot too. With the plants with 2 seeds in now being the tallest and the pot with 1 seed being the shortest.

Check back next week to see more growth!