Clean Air Day
Today is Clean Air Day to help tackle air pollution and protect the health of everyone in Leeds. It is all about making people more aware of the changes they can make to their day-to-day life to support this aim.
We support the aims of Clean Air Day to create a safer, healthier and more enjoyable environment for people around school.
‘Improving the air we breathe in Leeds is a huge priority and one we can all play a role in. We can’t always see it, but air pollution has serious effects on our health and our environment. As one of the biggest cities outside of London, Leeds has not surprisingly been identified alongside many other UK cities as one which needs to reduce pollution levels as quickly as possible. By working together to improve the air we breathe, we can protect the health of the people of Leeds.’
We promote active travel to school such as walking, biking, scooting and park and stride (using our preferred site at Marks and Spencer) to reduce congestion around the school gates and therefore to improve air quality.
Have you spotted our new banner outside school aimed at reducing engine idling?
Hot Shots total
Thank you for all the sponsor money raised following the Hot Shots event during our Money Matters themed week.
We are pleased to announce that we have raised a fantastic total of £665.75 for our school charity, WWF.
This year’s sports day will take place on Thursday 04 July 2019, at Roundhegians Rugby Club. Access to Roundhegians will be off Chelwood Drive.
Key Stage 2 events will take place at 9.30am and Reception and Key Stage 1 at 1.30pm. Children will be walking to the field, escorted by adults. We will require additional adult helpers so please let the office know if you can help with this.
If weather conditions mean we have to change the date, the reserve date is Thursday 11 July.
The format of this year’s event will be competitive races and field events with children having the opportunity to compete for medals. However, all children will be rewarded for taking part.
Our teams will be: green, blue, white and red and your child/children will be told their team colour by their class teacher. If possible, please could your child wear a t-shirt to wear to match their team colour. Pupils may wear PE kit for the whole day.
As we are off site, please could you provide your child with a carrier bag to sit on. If you are coming to spectate, you are welcome to bring rugs or chairs to sit on.
Please could you ensure your child has their water bottle and a cap/hat at school; it would also be useful if you could apply sun cream before your child comes to school.
Normal lunch time and end of school collection arrangements will still apply on this day.
In the event of bad weather, updates will be sent via Twitter and posted on the website.
Your support is valued to make the event memorable and we hope you are able to come and cheer your child on at sports day.
Year 2 super skippers
A huge well done to all of Year 2 for their fantastic efforts at the skipping festival. All the children took part in either an individual, partner or group event and gave 100%. There were some great results too.
It’s been great to see their skills develop since our first session with Jodi from Skipping School. Well done to all the children.
‘It was fun because of all the skipping we did.’
‘It was great because we were getting active.’
‘I thought the skipping was good as we have got better at it.’
‘It was easy because we have been practising.’
‘The new skills, we learnt at the festival, were tricky but I am going to try and get better at them.’
Skipping festival tomorrow
Year 2 are all set for their skipping festival tomorrow afternoon at Leeds Trinity University.
This is an opportunity for all the class to be part of our team at a fun event with other Year 2 classes. All children know the event they will be taking part in and they will also support their friends and watch some great skipping skills.
We will be leaving school by coach at 12:20pm and all children need a packed lunch to eat at school before we leave. We will be arriving back at school at approximately 4.30pm, dependant on traffic.
Your child will need their PE kit in school and they should also bring a fruit snack and have their water bottle in school to take with them.
The class have learnt many new skills since their initial skipping workshop and they have worked hard to improve their personal bests for each skill.
There will be chance to see some of these skills at a skipping assembly next Wednesday 19 June at school. This is weather dependent and parents and carers are invited to come and watch at 2:30pm, if the weather is fine, and we can show off the skipping skills in the playground.
We do still have some skipping ropes available for sale for the children to continue to work on their skills at home. These are at a subsidised cost of £2 per rope (normal price £5). Please ask if you would like to buy a rope.
Good luck to all the children tomorrow!
One of the ways we have invested our PE and Sport Premium, over the last two years, is our partnership with Skipping School. This has supported children to learn new skipping techniques.
With skipping equipment available for pupils to use at playtime and lunchtime, this is one of the ways they can achieve their active 30 minutes in school every day.
Year 2 and Year 4 have taken part in skipping festivals this year and Jodi, from Skipping School, will be working with our remaining classes on Wednesday 19 June.
There will be a whole school skipping assembly at the end of the day and if the weather is dry, this will be held in the playground and parents and carers are invited to come and watch the skipping skills on show.
Please note that if the weather is wet, the assembly will need to be indoors and, due to space restrictions, we will not be able to accommodate parents and carers in the hall as well as the skippers.
After the skipping assembly, skipping ropes will be available for sale at a subsidised price of £2 rather than £5 from outside the Year 2 classroom.
Living and Learning: Relationships education
Thank you to those parents and carers who attended the recent relationships education information sessions.
‘Very helpful to understand what information will be taught at each level and the terminology so we can use the same language at home.’
‘Lots of helpful information to help support learning.’
‘Pleased to have a clearer sense of what will be covered and how.’
‘Very helpful to understand what is covered and what vocabulary the children will be learning to be able to reinforce it at home.’
These sessions were aimed at making parents and carers more aware of some of the following aspects of our curriculum.
- What is our Living and Learning curriculum?
- What does relationships education currently look like throughout school?
- What is included in our Relationships and Sex Education policy?
Relationships education forms part of our Living and Learning for this half term and if you were unable to attend the session, our progression of learning (pg10) and the terminology (pg6) that may be used as part of this learning can be found in our RSE policy.
Let us entertain you!
Today, the whole school were invited to watch some of our talented musicians in action. Year 4 showcased their skills on the ukulele. Having learnt a few simple chords and some basic strumming patterns, the children confidently played some popular tunes for us to enjoy.
Across the year groups, we have a selection of children who are learning to play the guitar. This group of musicians also demonstrated their skills.
Well done all!
Walk to School Week competition update
For pupils who are completing the #WalktoSchoolWeek story this week, as school is closed tomorrow, the missing words for Thursday AND Friday can all be found on Friday in the usual locations. Happy Walking!
Remember to bring in your completed sheet on Friday to be entered in the prize draw for four £10 vouchers.
Our involvement in the recent Sustrans Big Pedal initiative has been recognised in the latest Leeds City Council Influencing Travel Behaviour newsletter.
Thank you to all the schools who took part in The Big Pedal this year. An amazing 2299 schools across the country took part and 36 of them were from Leeds which is brilliant!
Well done to Moortown Primary School who came 38th out of 500 in the small school category!
It’s great to see such positive engagement in these active travel initiatives to ensure families have a healthy and active start to the day. Thank you to Moortown Living Street group for their support with our active travel initiatives.
Living and Learning: MoneySense
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.