Another year has past ….
Mr Owen, Mrs Pearson and I would just like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all the children for a great year. We have really enjoyed teaching each and every one of them. Many thanks also for all the end of term gifts. We never expect presents but are very grateful for your generosity. Before we sign off for the summer, we would like to share our ‘Plastic Free Under the Sea‘ display with you. The artwork was added to over several weeks and we are sure you will agree, the end result is eye-catching!
We hope you all enjoy the summer holidays!
Pizza, picnic and park
Yesterday morning, the children made their own pitta bread pizzas and fruit salads for a picnic in the park.
Following a reminder of the safety rules when cooking, the class got to work on their own recipes. It was great to see both ‘the bridge and the claw‘ methods being used correctly.
The afternoon was spent playing games and enjoying the picnic in the local park.
New school meal menu
Our new autumn/spring school meal menu, starting in September, is now available on our Meals page. It continues to follow a three week cycle.
The menu has been created in liaison with Catering Leeds to ensure it meets the School Food Standards. We have also incorporated feedback from our school cook, pupils and parents/carers. We will continue to offer meat free Monday on one out of the three weeks.
Pupils will continue to make their daily food choices at the start of the day to ensure they receive their first choice of main meal.
If you would like a paper copy of the menu, please ask at the office.
Computing using Scratch
Scratch is a block-based visual coding program. Users of the site can create online projects using a block-like script.
Over the year, the children have done a fair bit of off line computing. Today, Year 4 were online and have been learning mathematical and computational skills that are built into the Scratch program.. The children were able to gain an understanding of important mathematical concepts such as coordinates, variables, and random numbers.
The class were asked to describe how they might use variables within their program. Then, after creating a background, the children were faced with the challenge of adding movement.
Having created algorithms before, the children were familiar with the term ‘debugging.‘
“Debugging is when you find an issue in the program that you have written and repair it,” stated Musa. A few children found errors in their scripts and were able to spot and correct them confidently.Whenever we are using a form of technology in class, we always remind ourselves about the importance of staying safe whilst online.
Living and Learning: I make healthy choices.
In class, we held a discussion about healthy and unhealthy choices.
To stay fit and healthy we need to;
- drink water
- get plenty of sleep
- be active
- eat fresh fruit and veg
- spend less time looking at screens
- get some fresh air
- take time for relaxation
- limit fizzy drinks
- do some stretching exercises
- drink milk
- ride a bike or scooter
- walk and run
- eat less sugar
- keep your body, hair and teeth clean
- eat low sugar snacks
If you can do lots of these things then it will help you to concentrate and learn well.
By Year 4
School Savings Club paying in session
The next School Saving Club paying in date is 10 July 2019 at 3.15-3.45pm.
If your child opened an account in our Money Matters themed week, this would be a great chance to start their saving journey.
If you’re unable to attend in person, please hand in any money to be deposited to the office in a sealed envelope addressed to Mrs Tiffany.
This is the final paying in date for this year and dates for next year will be shared in September.
If your child would like to open an account, please ask at the office.
Ukulele in the sunshine
Well done to the children who performed at the summer fair on Saturday.
For last week’s homework, the children were asked to be imaginative in how they show that they can calculate. One homework that really stood out was a mathematical challenge involving a recipe. This creative masterpiece had been well thought out and included lots of areas of maths.
Not only had this homework been calculated correctly, it also was then put to the test.
“I used a recipe that made 12 buns. However I wanted to make 18! I worked out the correct amounts for the ingredients I needed.”
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.
On Saturday 6th July, the Summer Fair will take place at school. As well as the traditional maypole dance, Year 4 will be showing off their ukulele skills with a short performance at the beginning of the afternoon.
If possible, please can your child arrive at school for 12.45 to get set up.
Mrs Freeman, Mr Owen and Mrs Pearson