Goodbye Year 2
What a busy year of learning! Well done to all of Year 2 for all their efforts and achievements over this year.
We’ve reflected on our time in Year 2 and looked forward to moving to Year 3. Good luck to all the children in Key Stage 2.
We wish all the class and their families a happy, healthy and safe summer holidays.
Here are some more ideas for keeping active over the summer holiday.
Make-A-Wish skipping challenge
At the end of the Being Healthy themed week, we wore blue for our Make-A-Wish skipping challenge day.
There was some fantastic skipping on the day with many children challenging themselves with new skipping skills or improving the number of skips individually or with a partner.
Thank you for all the donations for our school charity.
We raised £196 for Make-A-Wish.
Balance, Pedal, Go!
This report highlights that, according to new research by Keep Britain Tidy, a third of primary school children have never been taught how to ride a bike.
We’re happy to say that following the recent Reception balance, pedal, go bike training sessions, 24 out of 30 children can now ride a pedal bike. Two children missed their final session so the number could be even higher! Prior to the training, four children could ride a pedal bike.
Well done to the Reception children who remained focussed through their sessions and used determination to achieve this key life skill.
These sessions were funded by our PE Premium and from the staff, parent and pupil feedback, this will be an initiative we will repeat next year too.
We hope the children will continue to develop their riding skills over the holidays – maybe going on a family bike ride; taking part in the Leeds Let’s Ride event on traffic free roads on Sunday 2 September; going along to a Let’s Ride Pop Up ride locally and most importantly using their bikes to travel to school when we return in September.
New school dinner menu
From September, our school dinner menu will be changing. This menu, provided by our school meals provider Catering Leeds, will be served until February half term.
Through liaison with Catering Leeds, the vegetable choices and jacket potato fillings requested by the children have been incorporated into the new menu.
As well as on our website, the three week cyclical menu is displayed in the parent/carer noticeboard for you to discuss with your child. If you would like a printed copy, please ask at the office.
Have a look for the days ahead to make your child aware of what the daily meals are. All children now make their main meal choice at the start of the day. This ensures they get their first choice of meal.
School meals continue to be free for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. If your child is in Key Stage 2, please check for eligibility for free school meals. (It’s important to check for eligibility for younger children, too, because school receives additional funding for each child who is eligible for a free meal, even when they’re free in Reception and Year 1 and Year 2!)
If your child would like to start having school dinners, please inform the office. A combination of packed lunches and school dinners is also available.
Children are consulted on school meals through our regular School Council meetings. Feedback may also be given by speaking to an adult in school or completing a suggestions/comments slip and posting it in their class I want to say box. We have a few new dishes on the menu which we encourage the children to try.
Thank you to parents who also raise questions and give feedback. We can then ensure this is passed on to the kitchen staff.
It’s gold again!
At the end of each year, schools are invited to apply for their School Games Mark. The School Games Mark rewards schools for their commitment to and development of competition, school sport and physical education.
We are very proud to announce that our application has been verified and we have been awarded Gold award for the fourth year running.
Thank you to staff who have accompanied children to these events or run after-school clubs this year. Thank you also to Mrs Russell who provides excellent administration of our clubs and sporting events and competitions.
Thank you as well to all parents/carers who have helped with transport and supported at our events this year. Finally, thank you to all pupils who have tried out a new physical activity either at an after-school club or as part of a competition or participation event and to those children who have represented our school so well this year.
Free tennis weekend
This weekend, 21st and 22nd July, sees free tennis activities for all ages and abilities at David Lloyd to celebrate Great British Tennis Weekend.
The winning team
At the start of the World Cup, all the children selected, at random, a country to represent throughout the competition.
Today, we had our winner after France’s win against Croatia in the World Cup final.
Dances from around the world
This morning, Year 2 learnt two dances from different countries that took part in the world cup. Can you guess the countries from their flags?
There was even chance for a bit of free style dancing at the end of the session too!
World Cup dancing
As the World Cup comes to an end so does our topic.
Tomorrow, we welcome Flexdance to deliver two dance workshops each to Year 1 and 2.
The dance workshops will have a cultural dance focus, representing a different country who have taken part in the World Cup. We’re looking forward to experiencing some new dance genre from Brazil, Nigeria, Japan and Spain.
This is a change to our normal PE day so please ensure your child has their PE kit in school and earrings are removed.