After-school club availability
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
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
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.
- What does our Living and learning curriculum cover?
- What does relationships education look like in different year groups through school?
- What is included in our relationships and sex education policy?
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.
More creative homeworks
The homeworks were excellent again this week. We loved looking at them. Here are a few of our favourites:
After-school clubs summer term
Our summer term after-school clubs are now available to be booked for your child/children. Some of the clubs are open to Reception class.
Scientific observation skills
It has been two weeks since our initial planting of tomato, pea and cress seeds.
Each child used their scientific observation skills to see how their plant had grown and also how the other types of plants were growing. We used our maths skills to measure the height of the plants too.
‘My tomato plants are growing and each plant has two leaves. They are 3cm tall.’
‘The pea stem is thicker and stronger than the tomato and cress plants.’
‘My cress plants are growing and my tallest cress plant is about 9cm tall.’
‘The tomato and pea plants are growing slower than the cress.’
Does your child need to use a car seat?
In maths, we are currently learning about measurement (height and length). We wanted to check what the height requirement was for the use of car seats for children to keep safe while travelling in a car. We considered what question we would ask to find out this information on the internet.
‘What height do you have to be to not need a car seat?’
Children must normally use a child car seat until they’re 12 years old or 135 centimetres tall, whichever comes first. Children over 12 or more than 135cm tall must wear a seat belt. You can choose a child car seat based on your child’s height or weight.
Using different rulers (metre stick and 30cm ruler), we tested this out.
‘I am 122cm tall so I do need to use a car seat.’
Can you beat your personal best?
Year 2 are continuing to improve their skipping skills in preparation for the skipping festival in June.
Based on the skills taught by Jodi, from Skipping School, we’ve been recording our best scores and we’ll be aiming to beat these scores each week as we get better at that skill. Each child is encouraged to beat their personal best.
We do still have some ropes for sale, at a subsidised cost of £2, if your child would like one for practising at home.
All Stars Cricket
Year 2 are enjoying our cricket based sessions, led by Tom, and this week we were learning skills based around bowling.
Remember to have a look on the All Stars website if your child is interested in following up these sessions at a local cricket club. Leos, Adel, St Chad’s Broomfield, Scarcroft, Thorner Mexborough and Horsforth cricket clubs are all taking part locally.
Living and Learning: Money Matters themed week – HotShots charity fundraising event
To launch the themed week, on 20 May, we will be holding a Hotshots fundraising event, led by PE Partner, to raise money for our school charity, WWF.
During the day, each class will be able to take part in the Hotshots event, with each child having three chances to score a goal and their fastest time recorded. All children will receive a certificate with their fastest shot and medals will be awarded for the fastest boy and girl in each class.
Sponsor forms have been sent home and children are encouraged to raise money for this event. These should be returned, with any money raised, by the end of the themed week (Friday 24th May). Please ask at the office if you need a sponsor form.