Year 3 have been doing some DT in recent weeks. They’ve been working in groups to design and build space rover prototypes, like Curiosity, that are able to:
- move over rough terrain
- carry something or someone
Check out their DT work, below:
Year Three have been using their imaginations and simple pencil lines to turn everyday objects into pieces of Art. Check our their Art, below!
Sports day 4th July
We are looking forward to welcoming you to our annual sports day tomorrow. Here is some information about the day.
Our sports day will take place offsite at Roundhegians Rugby Club (LS8 2AT). Access to the club is off Chelwood Drive and there is some parking available. Children will be walking to the field, escorted by adults. Thank you to those parents/carers who have offered to help with this. We will be leaving school at 9:05am for KS2 and 1:05pm for Reception and KS1.
The Key Stage 2 Sports Day will begin at 9.30am ending at approximately 11:30am and the Reception and Key Stage 1 sports day will start at 1.30pm ending at approximately 3 pm.
Normal lunch time and end of school collection arrangements will still apply on this day.
Our teams will be: green, blue, white and red and your child/children has been told their team colour by their class teacher. If possible, please could your child wear a t-shirt to match their team colour. If your child does not have a coloured t-shirt, they should wear their white PE top and they will be given a bib to wear.
Children should come to school in their PE kit to be worn for the whole day.
On the day
Please could you ensure your child has their water bottle and a cap/hat at school; it would also be useful if you could apply sun cream before your child comes to school.
The format of this year’s event will be competitive races and field events (KS2) with children having the opportunity to compete for medals. These will be awarded by staff and sports leaders from Allerton Grange, who will be placed on the finish line. No VAR this year, unfortunately! However, all children will be rewarded for taking part.
We expect each child to take part in at least two events. Some may take part in more depending on how many children are in their team. As far as is possible, we have tried to place children in events of their choice.
No seating is provided so please bring a rug or your own chairs if you come to spectate.
Thank you to those parents/carers who are able to bring gazebos on the day. Any additional gazebos would be welcome, to shade the children, if you can help with this.
The PTA will be selling refreshments for parents and carers on the day.
You are welcome to take photos on the day. These should be for your own use and as we have children in school who cannot be photographed please do not share these photos on social media.
For safety reasons, please do not cross the track to where the children are seated – thank you.
Living and Learning
In Living and learning we have been looking at the human life cycle.
We read the book ‘One There Were Giants’ by Martin Wadell. The story of the book followed the life of a girl who grew from a baby to an adult with her own baby.
We discussed different things that happen and you can do at different stages of the life cycle.
A baby cries, wears a nappy and doesn’t go to school yet.
A toddler learns to speak, crawl and walk. They also are potty trained.
A child can go to school, get dressed on their own and eat by themselves.
A teenager can go out by themselves, get a phone and a laptop.
An adult can get married, get a job, buy a car (Year 3 suggested a Lamborghini or Bugatti), buy alcohol, a house, a dog, go to the pub and have baby.
Elderly people often need a walking stick, help crossing the road, they can retire from their jobs and get a free bus pass.
Why did the girl in the book say there used to be giants in her house?
Sasha explained, “Because the book starts with her as a baby and her parents are adults. She thinks they are giants because adults are taller than a baby.”
Well done Year Three!
Showcase of skipping skills
Thank you to all parents, carers and family who came along to see the fantastic skipping skills on display at our recent skipping assembly.
Jodi, from Skipping School, provided skipping sessions for Reception class, Year 1, Year 3, Year 5 and Year 6 throughout the day and it was great to see all the new skills learnt. Year 2 and Year 4 have already been involved in their skipping projects this year and have taken part in festivals representing the school.
Skipping is one of the ways we encourage the children to achieve their 30 active minutes at school by providing short and long ropes at playtime and lunchtime.
If you didn’t get chance to buy a skipping rope after the assembly, we do have some available for sale. Please come to the Year 2 classroom on Monday or Tuesday, after school, if you would like to purchase one.
Wimbledon themed menu
Catering Agency, our school meal provider, will be running a special themed menu on Tuesday 9th July. Please contact the office, as soon as possible, if your child would like a school meal on this day (no action needed if your child normally has a school meal on this day). Subject to the weather on the day, we hope the children can enjoy this picnic themed meal outside.
Our Topic is Curiosity. We are looking at the Mars rover Curiosity and other rovers that have been sent into space.
Year Three are designing their own Mars rovers to be sent into space and to a given criteria.
The rovers need to:
- travel over rough terrain
- have the ability to carry something or someone
Here are some pictures of Year Three inspecting the equipment they will be using and designing their rovers.
Come and play tennis
On Friday, ten pupils from Year 3 attended the come and play tennis session led by coaches from Roundhay Tennis Club. This was a great opportunity for children to try out the game of tennis or if they had already played before, get some coaching to improve their skills.
For any children wanting to continue their tennis learning, Roundhay Tennis clubs offer holiday clubs during August.
Clean Air Day
Today is Clean Air Day to help tackle air pollution and protect the health of everyone in Leeds. It is all about making people more aware of the changes they can make to their day-to-day life to support this aim.
We support the aims of Clean Air Day to create a safer, healthier and more enjoyable environment for people around school.
‘Improving the air we breathe in Leeds is a huge priority and one we can all play a role in. We can’t always see it, but air pollution has serious effects on our health and our environment. As one of the biggest cities outside of London, Leeds has not surprisingly been identified alongside many other UK cities as one which needs to reduce pollution levels as quickly as possible. By working together to improve the air we breathe, we can protect the health of the people of Leeds.’
We promote active travel to school such as walking, biking, scooting and park and stride (using our preferred site at Marks and Spencer) to reduce congestion around the school gates and therefore to improve air quality.
Have you spotted our new banner outside school aimed at reducing engine idling?
Hot Shots total
Thank you for all the sponsor money raised following the Hot Shots event during our Money Matters themed week.
We are pleased to announce that we have raised a fantastic total of £665.75 for our school charity, WWF.