Mini Mermaids running club
Mini Mermaids running club are starting a new block of sessions, open to girls, from 7th June. The sessions build up to a 5km challenge at Roundhay parkrun on Saturday 20th July at 9am.
LEEDS LS8 1RG
For details of how to sign up, click on the booking page here.
Living and Learning: School charity fundraising
Our Money Matters themed week starts on 20 May.
During the week, there will be two opportunities to raise money for our current school charity, WWF (selected democratically by our school councillors).
Hot Shots Monday 20 May 2019
Every child will get chance to take part in this fun event to ‘kick’ off our Money Matters themed week. Children are encouraged to raise sponsorship money for taking part in the event with the money raised going to our school charity WWF.
Money trail 24 May 2019
Start saving your 1p and 2p coins to bring into class during the themed week. At the end of the week each class will use their class’s coins to make a whole school money trail in the playground.
Here’s our trail from last time where we raised £117.77. Can we beat this total?
Here’s some ways the money we raise might be used by WWF.
Living and Learning: Relationships education parent/carers information session
We will be holding two parent/carer information sessions on Monday 20 May at 2:30pm and 5:30pm. The sessions, open to parents/carers from all year groups, will give more information about the following.
- What does our Living and learning curriculum cover?
- What does relationships education look like in different year groups through school?
- What is included in our relationships and sex education policy?
If you are interested in attending, please complete and return the response slip on the letter being sent home to reserve a place.
If you are unable to attend but would like information from the session to be sent home with your child, please indicate this on the letter.
Living and Learning
This week’s Living and Learning statement is: I recognise mental health is important. We started the session by discussing what physical and mental health are and how they’re different.
We talked about how our emotions are important and how we can all have an impact on one anothers’ emotions day to day. This includes put downs – unfair criticism or a negative remark about a person (sometimes said as a joke). We then talked how we feel when we receive one.
“I feel sad.” Explained Tanvi.
“Let down,” said Amrit
“Slightly depressed.” Saahir added
We then talked about strategies to deal with a put down such as ‘your hair is too blonde’.
“We could defend ourselves!” Leah explained.
Other options included:
- giving ourselves a ‘put up’
- use humor in the situation
- change the subject
- express your feelings
- ask for help
“I like it this way as this is my natural colour.” Demonstrated Sukhmani.
“You said you liked my hair yesterday. You said it was your favorite colour!” responded Edris.
Can your child think of any situations where it’s easier or more difficult to decide on how to deal with a put down?
We were really impressed with your ability to empathise with each others’ feelings in this session, Year Three. Well done!
After-school clubs summer term
Our summer term after-school clubs are now available to be booked for your child/children. Some of the clubs are open to Reception class.
Living and Learning: Money Matters themed week – HotShots charity fundraising event
To launch the themed week, on 20 May, we will be holding a Hotshots fundraising event, led by PE Partner, to raise money for our school charity, WWF.
During the day, each class will be able to take part in the Hotshots event, with each child having three chances to score a goal and their fastest time recorded. All children will receive a certificate with their fastest shot and medals will be awarded for the fastest boy and girl in each class.
Sponsor forms have been sent home and children are encouraged to raise money for this event. These should be returned, with any money raised, by the end of the themed week (Friday 24th May). Please ask at the office if you need a sponsor form.
Living and Learning: Money Matters themed week 20 May
Our next whole school themed week Money Matters, based around money and financial education, will be taking place from Monday 20 May 2019. A variety of events and visitors are planned to help us deliver this key aspect of our Living and Learning curriculum.
During the week we will include looking at questions including:
- What is money?
- Where does money come from?
- How do we spend money?
- How do we manage money?
To launch the themed week, on 20 May, we will be holding a Hotshots fundraising event, led by PE Partner, to raise money for our school charity, WWF. During the day, each class will be able to take part in the Hotshots event, with each child having three chances to score a goal and their fastest time recorded. All children will receive a certificate with their fastest shot and medals will be awarded for the fastest boy and girl in each class. Sponsor forms have been sent home and children are encouraged to raise money for this event. These should be returned, with any money raised, by the end of the themed week (Friday 24th May).
Another way we will be raising money for our school charity is by having a penny trail at the end of the week. Children are encouraged to bring in any 1ps and 2ps to their class and a trail will be created using all the money brought in at the end of the week.
Did you know we offer a School Savings Club account, in association with Leeds Credit Union, available to all pupils? Jordan Francis, from Leeds Credit Union, will be available from 3:00pm – 3:45pm on Wednesday 22 May to give more information about the account. This will also be the regular half termly paying in session for pupils who already have an account.
Finally, if your job involves an aspect of finance and/or money and you can support our themed week by coming into school, please pass on your details to the office.
Living and Learning: Money Matters themed week – School Savings Club
During our Money Matters themed week (20 May), we will be holding an information and paying in session for the School Savings Club account.
The account, run in association with Leeds Credit Union, is open to all pupils. Jordan Francis, from Leeds Credit Union, will be available to give out more information and application forms should you want to open an account for your child. As there is not minimum deposit requirement, it is a great way for your child/children to learn the importance of money. We hold paying in sessions every half term.
This session will also be for children who want to pay in to their existing accounts. If you are unable to attend in person, please hand in any money to be paid in, to the office in a sealed envelope addressed to Mrs Tiffany.
Active Schools Dance Festival
As part of our involvement with Active Schools, two teams of dancers have taken part in the Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 dance festival today at Ralph Thoresby. With a total of eighteen routines performed, it was a great showcase of dance.
Congratulations to all the children who performed their routines with confidence on the ‘big stage’. A special well done to our Key Stage 1 team who won the award for ‘Best Choreography’. A great achievement!
Thank you for Miss Marsden and Mrs Charlesworth for running the after-school clubs in preparation for the event.
Thank you as well to parents who helped with transport.
We’ve been building on our e-safety in Year 3. We recapped what a bad password includes:
- best friend’s name
- pet’s name
- parent/guardian’s name
- own name
- favorite holiday
- something related to the sport team that you support
We then discussed what a good password include:
- random words
- random numbers
- numbers in a random order (not 12345678)
We talked about the need for safe passwords as we don’t want anyone to be able to use our app profiles or, when we’re older, to protect our private emails and our money when we use online banking.
Year 3 then had to answer a series of questions including:
What should you do if someone you know keeps asking for your password but you’ve already said no?
“Tell a parent about it! No means no and they should respect that!” explained Christina.
“Ignore them and tell a parent!” added Billy.
The class then had a task to come up with a safe password for a fictional character. They were provided some details about this person first. See some suggestions, below:
Can your child suggest a safe password for you to use?