How to get active locally
With the holidays coming up, here is a reminder of some local physical activities that you and your child might like to get involved with.
The comprehensive physical activity guide was produced to signpost parents and carers to help children achieve the governments recommended daily 30 minutes of physical activity outside of school.
Leeds Gymnastics Easter camps
Leeds Gymnastics, who run one of our after-school clubs, are holding gym camps during the upcoming holidays. Contact them direct to book places.
School meals – parent/carer feedback and pupil voice
The School Council have recently discussed an idea we received from a parent about our school meals. Currently, where there is a meal served with a side, such as curry and rice, the curry would be served on top of the rice. The suggestion was made to have the curry served alongside the rice giving the children the choice to mix the two parts of their main meal if they wish.
The School Council held a vote to decide this democratically. The result of the vote, nine votes to one, was to change to have the part of the meal served separately. This has been fed back to the Catering Leeds kitchen team and will start immediately.
Thank you for your comments of how we can improve or make changes to our current meals.
A great start to the Big Pedal
After day one of the Big Pedal, we are 38th out of 500 schools in the small school category – the top school in Leeds! Brilliant news. The leaderboard can be viewed via the Sustrans Big Pedal website.
Well done everyone – keep your active travel going, great for you and great for the environment.
Remember active travel counts as walking, park and stride, scooting and biking. Supporter (parents/carers, siblings and staff) travel counts too.
Let’s keep those numbers high for the rest of the week and hopefully we’ll move up the leader board and be in with the chance to win prizes.
‘Pop up art gallery’
Thank you to all parents and carers who visited our art gallery as part of our Katie and… topic review this afternoon.
The children enjoyed showcasing their art learning from the eight week topic and we hope you enjoyed viewing their pieces.
Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve been focussing on sound as a part of our big topic. Last week, we focussed on changing sounds. The children got to experiment making lots of different sounds at different volumes, using different instruments. We discovered that the harder you hit, blow, shake and pluck an instrument, the louder the sound.
Then, we found out what happens to a sound as we move away from it. During the test, we kept the sound the same volume and moved back one metre each time until we stopped hearing it. The children recognised that the further we moved away from the sound, the quieter it gets. We all stopped hearing the sound at 12 metres.
Moortown’s Got Talent!
The final of Moortown’s Got Talent was a great success last night with all of our finalists doing a fantastic doing (despite a few technical hitches).
Well done to everybody who took part and to all of those who auditioned. We are very pleased to announce our two runners up: Juho and Kian. Juho showed us some fantastic martial arts and Kian identified the flags of 100 different countries!
And, the one you’ve all been waiting for, our winner! A huge congratulations to Isla, Bridget and Eleanor. They treated us to singing que sera sera along with some dancing. Well done!
Year 1 and 2 invite you to our ‘pop up art gallery’
Next Monday, 25 March, we look forward to welcoming you to our ‘pop up art gallery’ to celebrate learning from our Katie and… art based topic.
Please arrive from 2:40pm. The gallery will be open after school too in case you can’t make the earlier time.
Just one week until Big Pedal starts
It’s just one week to the return of the Big Pedal.
We’re looking forward to taking part in Sustrans Big Pedal 2019, the UK’s largest inter-school cycling and scooting challenge, that inspires pupils, staff and parents to choose two (or three) wheels for their journey to school. We would love everyone to be involved.
For the first time, walking (and park and stride) will be counted alongside cycling and scooting. This year’s Big Pedal will run for five days, from 25th March to 29th March.
On each day, schools compete to see who can get as many of their pupils, staff and parents cycling or scooting to school then our results will determine our final position in the national league table.
To help parents prepare, Sustrans has developed a handy free guide packed with advice, games and challenges to help with having a hassle-free cycle, walk or scoot to school.
Help! We need your junk!
Mrs Bharath is Junk Modelling on Hobby Half Day this Friday.
If you have any clean empty boxes, tubes, cartons, plastic bottles lying around at home please drop them in at the Year 1 classroom by Thursday.