Thank you for supporting our Yellow Yorkshire day to raise money for one of school charities, Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
Our final total raised was £202.31 so thank you for all your donations.
We also had a visit from a representative from Yorkshire Air Ambulance to hear how the money we raise is spent by the charity.
School Saving Club
The next School Saving Club paying in date is 13 July 2017 at 3.15-3.45pm.
If you’re unable to attend in person, please hand in any money to be deposited to the office in a sealed envelope addressed to Miss Hale.
This is the final paying in date for this year and dates for next year will be shared in September.
If your child would like to open account, please ask at the office.
Children’s Day 2017
Children’s Day 2017 takes place at Headingley Carnegie Stadium on Sunday 16th July. The gates for the event will open at 10am and close at 4pm; admission is completely free for everyone, as are the activities when inside the ground.
Families attending the event can make a suggested donation of £3 per adult and £1 per child attending on entry; all proceeds will support the work of Leeds Rhinos Foundation and Yorkshire Cricket Foundation.
Local HSBC guided rides for Leeds are now available to be booked online. There are a variety of rides available at different locations and by searching using a postcode you can then filter the results according to distance, ride level and who they are suitable for.
Making a healthy change
As part of our SEAL theme of Changes, the SEAL statement next week is I can make a healthy change.
During the week, children will be encouraged to make a healthy change. This could be physically or emotionally and may include:
- being active after school rather than being on an electronic device
- having water with a packed lunch rather than a sugary drink
- having a water bottle at school every day
- taking part in a Sports Leader session at lunchtime
- bringing a piece of fruit for KS2 playtime and Year 3 swimming
- dealing with a problem in a positive way
- going to bed earlier
Another healthy change would be travelling to school in a sustainable way – walking, scooting and biking.
Children will also be completing the annual pupil health questionnaire for this week’s whole school homework and this should be returned to your child’s class teacher by Thursday 13 July. Views and opinions from the questionnaire will enable us to consider future ‘healthy changes’.
Change4life, whose aim is ‘to motivate and support millions more people to make and sustain changes that will improve their health’, provides lots of ideas.
We look forward to hearing all about your healthy changes.
Change4Life 10 minute shake ups
The Change4Life 10 Minute Shake Up passports have recently been sent home in your child’s book bag.
There are lots of 10 Minute Shake Up games and activities, designed to keep children moving all summer long.
Their passport will take them on an adventure through six magical Disney stories, with weekly Shake Up activities and games inspired by some of their favourite Disney characters. Also included in the passports are stickers that children can use as a reward for doing the Shake Ups.
You can also sign up for Change4Life emails, filled with tips and offers to keep your kids active.
Tuck shop taster
Year 2 became customers at our the Key Stage tuck shop today as part of their transition to Year 3.
The children were excited to try the different varieties on offer. A special mention to Pollyanna who chose watermelon as she hadn’t tried it before.
Yellow Yorkshire Day 07 July
On Friday 07 July, we’re raising money for one of our school charities, Yorkshire Air Ambulance, by taking part in Yellow Yorkshire Day.
Children are encouraged to wear something yellow and bring a £1 donation.
A representative from Yorkshire Air Ambulance will be visiting school to talk about their important work in our county.
Using an index
Sometimes in Year 2, we have whole class guided reading with all the children developing a particular reading skill. Today, we used indexes in non-fiction books to find information.
Ask your child the locations they were searching for in the atlases. These were places where pirates were found.
Use non-fiction books from home or the library to practise this skill.
New school meal menu
The new school dinner menu, from our school meals provider, Catering Leeds, will be introduced in September and continues until February half term.
As well as on our website, the three week cyclical menu is also displayed on our dining room window for you to discuss with your child. Have a look for the weeks ahead to make your child aware of what the daily meals are. If you would like a printed copy, please ask at the office.
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 SEAL box.
Thank you to parents who also raise questions and give feedback. We can then ensure this is passed on to the kitchen staff.