Digimap Steve Backshall competition
Thank you very much for your entries to the Steve Backshall competition.
Unfortunately, our entries were not chosen as winners. Copied below is their announcement of the winners:
Thank you so much for entering our Digimap for Schools Wildlife Maps competition to win a school visit from Steve Backshall. The standard of entries was amazing and has totally delighted us. The judging panel met at the Royal Geographical Society and whittled the entries down to a shortlist. Steve Backshall then selected the winner. The delay in responding to you all was caused by Steve’s busy filming schedule and I am sorry it’s taken so long to announce a winner.
It was a difficult task to judge from all of the excellent entries, and the team thoroughly enjoyed looking through the variety of wildlife photos and the questions relating to the photos. Finally, Mengham Junior School in Hayling Island was selected as the overall winner, and will soon have a visit from Steve Backshall. The wildlife presenter, naturalist and all-around adventurer will spend a morning with the school next week, taking the winning class on a nature walk and talking to the school.
There were also two runners-up, from St John’s Mead Church of England Primary School in Eastbourne and Kitebrook Preparatory School in Gloucestershire, who will receive signed books from Steve Backshall. More information about the winning entry is on our blog today https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/blog/2016/07/digimap-schools-competition-winner-announced/#more-21740
Thanks to Jack Elliott in Year 6 for letting me know about the competition and asking if we could enter. I know that some people had issues getting logged into the program and uploading your entry. I’m sorry about this. The password on the letter was correct and I’ve given feedback to Digimap.
Year 2 finished the morning with a mindfulness finger sticks exercise which required a lot of concentration, trust and cooperation. Why not try some other mindfulness exercises.
Olympic themed menu
To celebrate the forthcoming Olympics, Catering Agency will be running a special themed menu for school dinners on Monday 18 July. Please contact the office if your child would like a school dinner on this day.
What healthy changes can you make?
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 a computer
- having water with a packed lunch rather than a sugary drink
- having a water bottle at school
- 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
Here are some suggestions that have been made this week.
Another healthy change may be travelling to school in a sustainable way – walking, scooting and biking.
Each class will be recording their healthy changes with a reward for the class with the most changes. All journeys to and from school by foot, bike and scooter can also be counted.
At the end of the week, the whole school homework will be our annual pupil health questionnaire, this should be returned to your child’s class teacher by Wednesday 20 July.
Change4life, whose aim is ‘to motivate and support millions more people to make and sustain changes that will improve their health’, also provides lots of ideas.
We look forward to hearing all about your healthy changes.
School meal menu
Our school meal menu is changing! Catering Leeds, our school meal provider, have produced the new Autumn term menu. It follows a three week cycle and will be displayed on our dining room window. This is a good way to make your child aware of what the daily meals are.
Following pupil consultation about their favourite vegetables, we have amended the vegetable selection to incorporate these choices.
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.
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.
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.