Year 1 Class News

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Living and Learning: MoneySense

Posted on Wednesday 22 May 2019 by Mrs Taylor

Over this week, we are holding MoneySense sessions for each class with support from volunteers from NatWest.

MoneySense is an impartial financial education programme that uses real-life experiences to help young people develop good money habits.

Catherine from NatWest, supported our ‘How we use money’ Year 1, 2 and 3 sessions yesterday and gave some great feedback.

‘Everyone was very friendly and helpful. All the children I met were extremely well behaved and I was incredibly impressed with their depth of knowledge about finance.’
‘I learnt that paying for the internet is a want for a family but paying for food is a need.’
The parent and student parts of the MoneySense website provide further resources and activities to continue this learning at home.

Money Matters themed week – School Savings Club

Posted on Tuesday 21 May 2019 by Mrs Taylor

As it is our Money Matters themed week, we are holding an information and paying in session tomorrow after school for the School Savings Club pupil accounts.

Jordan Francis, from Leeds Credit Union, will be available to give more details and hand out application forms for these pupil accounts. As there is not minimum deposit requirement, it is a great way for your child/children to learn the importance of money. Paying in sessions are held every half term.

As always, if you are unable to attend in person, please hand in any money to be paid in, to the office in a sealed envelope addressed to Mrs Tiffany.

Leeds Gymnastics opportunities

Posted on Sunday 19 May 2019 by Mrs Taylor

Leeds Gymnastics, who run our Wednesday gym after-school club (some places are available), are holding their annual trials next month.

Girls Golf Rocks

Posted on Sunday 19 May 2019 by Mrs Taylor

Would your child like to give golf a try?

Here’s details of a FREE local project targeting girls golf taking place in the half term break.

What makes a good sports leader?

Posted on Wednesday 15 May 2019 by Mrs Taylor

Thank you to our current Year 6 Sports Leaders who have fulfilled this role for the past year.  It’s now time to train up some new leaders to take over lunchtime physical activity sessions.

Year 5 were invited to sign up for the roles and we had some great applications.

Today, fifteen Year 5 pupils began their training to gain their Mini Leaders Award.  As well as learning a variety of physical activities, the group worked on their communication, explanation and organisational skills. After their second training session on Friday, they will be ready to lead sessions to the rest of the school from next week.

Walk to school week

Posted on Tuesday 14 May 2019 by Mrs Taylor

To celebrate Walk to School week, next week, we’re working with Moortown Living Streets to run a fun daily quiz to help get more feet on the street! It is also our Money Matters themed week so what a better way to travel to school for free!

We all know that reducing school gate traffic improves air quality and safety and by walking some or all of the way families benefit from a healthier and more pleasant start to the day.

During Walk to School Week, Living Streets Moortown will be hiding ten words along the routes to school.  See your child’s entry form for more details.

Find them each day to fill in the blanks and complete the story – remember to take a pen or pencil! There are also some daily ACTIONS for you to try – see if you can do them all!

At the end of Walk to School Week, your child should hand their completed story in to their class teacher for a chance to WIN one of four £10 Love to Shop vouchers!

Great news for Leeds

Posted on Sunday 12 May 2019 by Mrs Taylor

This article is great news for the city enabling children to develop healthy lifestyle choices.

Leeds has become the first city in the UK to report a drop in childhood obesity bucking the national trend. The national child measurement programme (NCMP), which requires all children to be weighed at the start and end of primary school saw a decrease in obesity levels in both reception children and children in year 6.

 

After-school club availability

Posted on Thursday 09 May 2019 by Mrs Taylor

Our summer term after-school clubs have started this week but it’s not too late to sign up as we do have a few spaces still available.

Monday cricket Years 3-6

Tuesday skipping Years 1-4

Wednesday Gymnastics (Leeds Gymnastics Club) All years

Thursday multi games Years 3-6

Please contact the office to book for these clubs.

 

Living and Learning: School charity fundraising

Posted on Wednesday 08 May 2019 by Mrs Taylor

Our Money Matters themed week starts on 20 May.

During the week, there will be two opportunities to raise money for our current school charity, WWF (selected democratically by our school councillors).

Hot Shots Monday 20 May 2019

Every child will get chance to take part in this fun event to ‘kick’ off our Money Matters themed week. Children are encouraged to raise sponsorship money for taking part in the event with the money raised going to our school charity WWF.

Money trail 24 May 2019

Start saving your 1p and 2p coins to bring into class during the themed week. At the end of the week each class will use their class’s coins to make a whole school money trail in the playground.

Here’s our trail from last time where we raised £117.77.  Can we beat this total?

Here’s some ways the money we raise might be used by WWF.

Living and Learning: Relationships education parent/carers information session

Posted on Wednesday 08 May 2019 by Mrs Taylor

We will be holding two parent/carer information sessions on Monday 20 May at 2:30pm and 5:30pm.  The sessions, open to parents/carers from all year groups, will give more information about the following.

If you are interested in attending, please complete and return the response slip on the letter being sent home to reserve a place.

If you are unable to attend but would like information from the session to be sent home with your child, please indicate this on the letter.