Year 5 Class News

Skipping ropes

Posted on Wednesday 30 November 2022 by Mrs Taylor

We continue to work with Skipping School as part of the Year 2 and Year 4 skipping festivals.

While you might be thinking about Christmas presents, we have skipping ropes available to purchase from school for a subsidised price of £3.  These are available in two sizes and a range of colours.

Art: creating William Morris wallpaper

Posted on Sunday 20 November 2022 by Miss Goswami

This week in Art, we created our own wallpaper using our favourite parts of William Morris designs.

First, the children searched the internet to find their favourite design and then cropped the picture to select the part they loved the most. This was then our starting point to create our own wallpapers. The children experimented with repeated patterns by using rotation.

The class loved using the iPads to create their own designs:

Why not, at home, find other artists that use nature as a stimulus (starting point).

Junior leaders attend Youth Summit

Posted on Thursday 17 November 2022 by Mrs Taylor

Today, our Year 5 and 6 junior leaders, along with other children and young people from local primary and secondary schools, attended the Inner North East Community Committee Youth Summit at the Civic Hall.

We had the chance to meet and question councillors from the Moortown, Chapel Allerton and Roundhay wards and get involved with sharing views about youth activities for our local area.

We were then taken to the council chambers to meet the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Bob Gettings, where he took questions from the children. We learnt lots about his role.

The event was a great opportunity for the children to see how the council is run and give their views on issues in their local community. What great representatives of the school they were!

It was brilliant! We got to meet the Lord Mayor of Leeds.

It was amazing! We got to ask lots of questions and the Lord Mayor and councillors gave really good replies.

I liked hearing about the councillors’ experiences and what they do in their area.

I enjoyed it as you got to have a say.

Anti-bullying day!

Posted on Monday 14 November 2022 by Miss Goswami

Today for our anti-bullying day, we joined the nation by focussing on the message of “reaching out”. We discussed how this had several meanings: reaching out to a trusted adult for support/advice, reaching out to the victim to see if they are okay or reaching out to make a change.

We looked at the definition of bullying which our JLT members created:

“Bullying is when you hurt someone physically or emotionally (including online), Several Times On Purpose”

Whilst we hope this would never be the case in our school, we also discussed  what you can do if you were to experience bullying at Moortown Primary School:

Start Telling Other People. You could use the Living and Learning box, the worry box, email or even call Childline (0800 1111).”

We celebrated the message that everyone is different and equal by wearing odd socks to school:

A few reminders!

Posted on Sunday 13 November 2022 by Miss Goswami

Firstly, we are now into our second week of group reading, so here are the chapters you need to read up to:

  • Kensuke’s Kingdom – up to chapter 5
  • The boy and the tiger – up to chapter 5
  • Flood and Fang – up to chapter 6
  • Alone on a wide, wide sea – up to chapter 7
  • Street child – up to chapter 8
  • Divine Freaks – up to chapter 6

Secondly, with our class assembly quickly approaching (Wednesday 16th November) please remember to practise your speaking parts and refresh your memory by watching the YouTube video of the song we will be singing.

Finally, Anti-bullying day is on Monday 14th November so please remember to wear odd socks!

Living and Learning: Me and my community

Posted on Saturday 05 November 2022 by Miss Goswami

Everyday this day week, we have been focusing on our community and that of others. We have had lots of visitors from a wide range of communities: the visually impaired, LGBTQ+ and a representative of the police force (just to name a few).

The highlight of the week was Friday, when we all dressed in our ‘identity’ clothes. It was wonderful to see that our Moortown community is made up of so many unique individuals.

The PTA needs you..

Posted on Monday 24 October 2022 by Mrs Weekes

Do you want to make a difference to our school community?

Are you able to give some, time, skills or ideas? 

Existing members of the Moortown Primary School Parent Teacher Association (PTA) are urgently looking for new parents to join. The PTA is a registered charity and they are looking for parents to take on the roles of three trustees; as well as these roles, they need enough people to help out so that organising and running the fundraising events is shared between more people.

They would like to invite you to join the PTA before the AGM on Tuesday 15 November. If you are interested in joining the PTA, please contact the school office and they will put you in touch with the right people.

Themed menu 04 November 2022

Posted on Thursday 20 October 2022 by Steph Bones

Catering Agency, our school meal provider, will be running a special themed menu on Friday 04 November. Bonfire night menu. Please contact the office if your child would like a school dinner on this day (no action required if your child normally has a school meal on this day).

Check out the bonfire night menu here.

History: Ancient Egypt

Posted on Saturday 15 October 2022 by Miss Goswami

This week in History, we have been looking at how different groups of people contributed to the achievements of Ancient Egypt.

The children started off by matching the different job roles to their definitions and then ordering them in the importance of their contributions to Ancient Egyptian society. Here are some examples:

Afterwards, we focused in on the Ancient Egyptian farmers and the children used hieroglyphics to decode information about their job roles. Take a look at some of our fantastic work!

Living and Learning – I respect others

Posted on Monday 10 October 2022 by Miss Goswami

In Living and Learning, we looked at how we respect others. We discussed discrimination, protected characteristics and the Equality Act 2010.

Discrimination is defined as “the unfair treatment of people because of who they are or because they have a certain characteristic.”

The protected characteristics are:

  • Race
  • Age
  • Sex
  • Sexual orientation
  • Pregnancy and Maternity
  • Disability
  • Religion/Belief
  • Gender reassignment
  • Marriage and Civil partnership

We looked at different scenarios (both made up and real-life cases), where people were treated unfairly and tried to find a solution to the problem.

We now have a greater understanding that individual characteristics make everyone in the world unique and we can respect people in several different ways.