On Fridays, Year 3 have Science lessons. We’re learning about states of matter including solids, liquids and gasses.
Last week, we learnt about a matter changing states.
We can melt butter, cheese and most excitingly chocolate. They change from a solid to a liquid.
- a candle
Year 3 have learnt how to stiffen and strengthen structures.
We used glue to strengthen a platform.
Aldi Kit for Schools
Aldi’s Kit for Schools promotion is giving twenty primary schools the chance to win £20,000 to kick-start a health legacy for their school.
What’s more, every school who enters by completing their Aldi’s Kit for Schools poster will also receive an exclusive school sports kit! Help us collect stickers with every £30 you spend in store and fill up our school’s poster to give us a chance to win. Please bring your stickers to the school office before the promotion ends on the 3rd November. Thank you for your support.
Go Ape – What a Great Day!
Year three and four had a brilliant day at Go Ape in Temple Newsam last Friday – and not just because we were very lucky with the weather.
For half of the day, we explored the woodlands, creating mazes out of sticks and mini dens which helped us think about constructing from natural materials like we will be when making our treehouses. Some of us chose to create some art inspired by nature.
The other half of the day was spent amongst the branches on the Go Ape course. The children had a great time with many conquering fears around every corner. Lots of the children noticed how the equipment had been constructed too and talk about how they could use that idea to help their treehouse construction at school.
New after school club
This term, we will be running a new yoga and mindfulness after school club open to Years 1 – 3.
Led by yoga teacher, Heather Marshall, the sessions will run after school on a Tuesday.
Heather provided a session for Year 2 this week to give them a taster of what to expect at the club.
‘I enjoyed the relaxation.’
‘It was good to use our body to make the animal shapes.’
‘The games we played were fun.’
Please contact the office if your child would like to attend this club as we do have a few places left. Relaxation is definitely guaranteed.
Catering Leeds, our school meal provider, will be running a special themed menu on Thursday 3rd October. 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).
Resilient and resourceful
Our Living and Learning statement this week is ‘I am resourceful and resilient’.
When learning about how to be resilient, the class we asked to build a tower and they were warned that something may happen but they needed to still be resourceful.
Occasionally, their towers were knocked over which was very frustrating as they needed to remain resilient and keep rebuilding their towers.
Bike to School Week
This week, it is Bike to School Week. Bike to School Week is a week long event designed to showcase the benefits of cycling to school.
Have you been inspired by the current UCI Road World Championships to get on your bike? Could you make biking to school one of your active methods of travelling to school this week?
To link with Bike to School week, our Year 1 class will be completing their Balance, Pedal, Go bike training this week.
If you are wanting to explore the area further by bike, this West Yorkshire Cycle map can help to find recommended routes.
Finally, have you visited the local Brownlee Centre? Take a look at some of their Let’s Ride sessions.
Tennis for Kids
Chapel Allerton Tennis and Squash Club are launching their Tennis For Kids courses at the club from this week (Thursdays and Saturdays).
These sessions are aimed at children between 4 and 11 years old. and both members and non-members are welcome to attend.
Tennis For Kids is a great way for kids to learn the basics of the game whilst having fun and interacting with other children at an affordable price.
Judo taster sessions
This week, every class will be taking part in a judo taster session led by a British Judo coach.
These sessions will take place on Monday and Tuesday so please remember to have PE kit in school and take earrings out on these days.
We look forward to learning some new skills.