Yorkshire Primary PE and Sport Premium Awards 2016
At the Yorkshire PE and Sport Premium Awards 2016 this afternoon, hosted by Olympic bronze medallist Steve Parry, we received our award for West Yorkshire winners in the Broader Sporting Experience category.
‘Your application fulfilled criteria, sustainability and creating a measurable impact on pupils.’
Find out more about how we invest our PE Premium.
Our pupils who attended, nominated by staff for their dedication to school sport, were a great credit to the school.
‘I feel proud to be from Moortown Primary School.’
‘I am proud that Moortown won this award.’
Do plants need sun?
Earlier in the term, we talked about what things plants needed to survive.
This video shows how much the plants need the energy from sunlight to keep them alive.
Thanks to your generous sponsorship, we have raised £635.20 from our Hotshots event during the Money Matters themed week. The money will be split between our current school charities, Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Leeds Mind.
Money from our other fundraising event from the themed week, our penny trail, is still being counted!
School Saving Accounts
Our next paying in session for children with School Saving Accounts is this week.
- Wednesday 22 June 3.15pm
You’re welcome to accompany your child to pay in their money. If you can’t come, or maybe your child is at an after-school club, you can bring money to the office in a sealed envelope marked ‘School Saving Account’ with your child’s paying in card and this will be deposited into their account.
Also, it’s not too late to open an account. Please ask at the office for an application form.
The next paying in session this term is Wednesday 20 July 3.15pm.
Creative Money Homeworks
There were some brilliant Money Week homeworks on show today. Well done on your hard work. Here are some of our favourites:
This week, we have launched skills drills Rio Challenge. Linked to the upcoming Rio Olympics, pupils can attempt a series of ten timed sports drills based around core skills from different Olympic events. These include hockey, gymnastics, rugby and athletics.
Children can be part of this online competition against their peers and other schools and we will be uploading times for the quickest drills.
The drills will be carried out in PE lessons and at lunchtime. You could even have a go at home.
Rio challenge drills are led by Sports Leaders at lunchtime.
Our rocket seed experiment came to an end on the last Friday before half-term when we completed our final measurement. We’ve now submitted the results to the Principia mission and they’ll add what we found to the results of all the other schools taking place.
Having looked at the information we’ve gathered, which do you think are the seeds from space?
When all of the data has been collated, the agency will be in touch with us to let us know what they found out and finally tell us which seeds are which!
Euro 2016 themed menu
To celebrate UEFA’s European Football Championship 2016, Catering Agency will be running a special themed menu on Tuesday 21 June. Please contact the office if your child would like a school dinner on this day.
Meanwood Park Orienteering
They are now part of a fun orienteering course in Meanwood Park. There are ten owls to find and each has a letter to create a two word anagram.
Money Matters round up
This week we’ve had our whole school themed week, Money Matters. There has been some great learning about how to spend, save, donate and get money.
‘It’s been fun and interesting to learn things we didn’t know about money.’
Some highlights include:
- All classes visiting Barclays Bank. Thank you to Steve Fergusson, the branch manager, and all his staff for supporting this.
- Moneysense workshops with KS1 and KS2 classes. Thank you to all volunteers from RBS and NatWest who supported these sessions.
- Hearing about how our new school charities, Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Leeds Mind, use donations and also how one of our old school charities, St Gemma’s Hospice, have used our donations.
- Donating money to our charities through our Hotshots sponsored event. Please ensure sponsorship money is sent to school.
- Donating loads of pennies to our charities too.
- Seeing children starting to use their School Saving Club accounts – taking responsibility for managing their money.
- And finally, to our parents and a governor who were able to spare time to come and talk to the children about their money-related jobs.
Watch out for the first homework after the half term where children can show what they have learnt during the week.
To find out more about how to support your child/children with financial education, here are a number of suggested websites.
- Pfeg Learning about money with your children guide
- Pfeg My Money Primary Parents’ Guide
- Money Advice Service
- Fun to Save
- Values Money and Me
- Nationwide Education
- Money Saving Expert Child Savings
The Jangle app contains interactive activities allowing parents and carers and their children to gain financial experience and to learn about money together in an active and varied way. They are focused on meaningful and relevant financial topics and are linked to the day to day real life experiences of children and their families – designed for children aged 7 – 11.
goHenry is a Pre-paid Card and App with unique parental controls, for young people aged 8 to 18.