Living and Learning: Money Matters themed week 20 May
Our next whole school themed week Money Matters, based around money and financial education, will be taking place from Monday 20 May 2019. A variety of events and visitors are planned to help us deliver this key aspect of our Living and Learning curriculum.
During the week we will include looking at questions including:
- What is money?
- Where does money come from?
- How do we spend money?
- How do we manage money?
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).
Another way we will be raising money for our school charity is by having a penny trail at the end of the week. Children are encouraged to bring in any 1ps and 2ps to their class and a trail will be created using all the money brought in at the end of the week.
Did you know we offer a School Savings Club account, in association with Leeds Credit Union, available to all pupils? Jordan Francis, from Leeds Credit Union, will be available from 3:00pm – 3:45pm on Wednesday 22 May to give more information about the account. This will also be the regular half termly paying in session for pupils who already have an account.
Finally, if your job involves an aspect of finance and/or money and you can support our themed week by coming into school, please pass on your details to the office.
Living and Learning: Money Matters themed week – School Savings Club
During our Money Matters themed week (20 May), we will be holding an information and paying in session for the School Savings Club account.
The account, run in association with Leeds Credit Union, is open to all pupils. Jordan Francis, from Leeds Credit Union, will be available to give out more information and application forms should you want to open an account for your child. As there is not minimum deposit requirement, it is a great way for your child/children to learn the importance of money. We hold paying in sessions every half term.
This session will also be for children who want to pay in to their existing accounts. 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.
Active Schools Dance Festival
As part of our involvement with Active Schools, two teams of dancers have taken part in the Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 dance festival today at Ralph Thoresby. With a total of eighteen routines performed, it was a great showcase of dance.
Congratulations to all the children who performed their routines with confidence on the ‘big stage’. A special well done to our Key Stage 1 team who won the award for ‘Best Choreography’. A great achievement!
Thank you for Miss Marsden and Mrs Charlesworth for running the after-school clubs in preparation for the event.
Thank you as well to parents who helped with transport.
This week, in our computing lesson, we’ve been using lots of skills:
- We logged on independently using our individual details.
- We found an image of a British tree and its leaf using a search engine.
- We copied and pasted these pictures into a blank word processing document.
- We labelled the document with the name of the tree.
- We logged off the computers.
Creative tree homeworks
We were really impressed by the quality and variety of the creative homeworks this week. Here are a few of our favourites:
In our maths lesson today, we used a trundle wheel to measure the length of the playground.
It’s about 26 metres in length.
Pupil voice: School Council investing their library budget
- The Usborne Book of Fariytales and You Choose in Space by Nick Sharratt and Pippa Goodhart (suggested by Reception)
- Meg & Mog Collection by Helen Nicoll and Jan Pienkowski and Geronimo by David Walliams (Y1)
- Lego Star Wars Movie Collection (Y2)
- Dr Who Collection and Six Animal Adventures by Michael Morpurgo (Y3)
- Tracey Beaker Trilogy by Jacqueline Wilson and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown by Jeff Kinney (Y4)
- The Parent Agency by David Baddiel and The Bolds Series by Julian Clary (Y5)
- Tin Tin by Herge and Secret Nightingale Series by Lucy Strange (Y6)
Living and Learning: Mindful hearing
As part of our Living and Learning session today, the class enjoyed a mindful hearing exercise.
In this exercise, children were guided through an experience of paying attention to sounds. Why not try it with your child at home?
Living and Learning: Remembering Stephen Lawrence
Today, we remembered Stephen Lawrence.
Following a whole school assembly, Year 2 talked about the life of Stephen Lawrence and what they can do to help to prevent racism and discrimination.
‘Stephen Lawrence was kind.’ Noah F
‘He was murdered in 1994 and he was eighteen years old.’ Gabriel H
‘Stephen was murdered at the bus stop because he had brown skin. The people who murdered him had white skin.’ Sophia
‘Stephen wasn’t doing anything wrong when he was murdered.’ Harry
‘We can look after other people’s feelings by being a good friend.’ Shasmeen
‘We can start telling other people to stop being racist.’ Zain
‘We can make new friends and be kind to others who have different coloured skin.’ Bridget
‘It doesn’t matter if you have anything different to other people.’ Rizwan
‘Be kind to other people.’ Eleanor
Living and Learning: I use good table manners
Every half term, our Living and Learning statements begin with a manners focus and this time we are looking at table manners.
Year 2 discussed different scenarios and how we would show good table manners. Children are encouraged to use these manners at school, when they have their school dinner or packed lunch, and we hope you see them at home too. We had a great discussion.