Year 5 Class News

Skipping ropes for sale

Posted on Wednesday 01 December 2021 by Mrs Taylor

This year we are continuing to work with Skipping School to develop the children’s skipping skills. Skipping School ropes (KS1 ropes and longer KS2 ropes) are now available to buy from the office.

Girls rugby opportunity

Posted on Wednesday 24 November 2021 by Mrs Taylor

Leos Junior Rugby Club are hosting a girls only training session, open to all girls in Reception to Year 6, on Sunday 28th November, with the aim of setting up a girls only rugby team in the area. Please see below for more information.

Cross country results

Posted on Tuesday 23 November 2021 by Mrs Taylor

The results have been checked and we are very pleased to announce that following the Leeds North East Cross Country Festival last week, Ewan (2nd – Year 5 boys) and Ralph (5th – Year 4 boys) are successfully through to the Leeds Cross Country Finals. What a great achievement to match their brilliant performances.

Commiserations to Billy (11th – Year 6 boys race), Zaid (20th – Year 6 boys race), Edris (15th – Year 6 girls race), William (12th – Year 3 boys race) and Zak (17th – Year 3 boys race) who narrowly missed out on qualifying.

Cross country stars

Posted on Monday 22 November 2021 by Mrs Taylor

What a great few days of cross country action! On Friday, twenty four Key Stage 2 children took part in the North East School Games Cross Country festival. It was great to be back competing after such a long break.

All the children put in 100% effort and we had some fantastic results which will hopefully mean a number of children will qualify for the Leeds finals once we hear the final results.

Thank you to parents who helped to accompany the children, to Allerton Grange for transporting us and lastly to all the children who competed so well and supported and encouraged each other.

I really enjoyed it.

I just enjoy running.

It was my first time but I just kept going.

It was tough but once I’d done it I felt like I’d achieved something.

It was really fun. It didn’t really matter where you came. You just tried your best.

On Saturday, a number of children took part in the Leeds Schools Athletics Association cross country race at Prince Henry’s, Otley. Well done to all children who took part and represented to school.  Once again, it was great to hear about the team spirit and support for each other.

Living and Learning: Anti-Bullying Week

Posted on Monday 22 November 2021 by Alice Needham

We are all the same and we are all different

Last week in our living and learning session, we spoke about what bullying is and what we can do to prevent or stop it happening.

“Bullying is when you hurt someone physically or emotionally several times on purpose.”

Year 5 were fantastic at explaining what to do if they encountered bullying or saw it happening to someone else.

We use the following acronyms to remember what bullying means and what to do if we know bullying is happening:

S – several
T – times
O – on
P – purpose

S – start
T – telling
O – other
P – people

Remember, if bullying is happening to us, someone we know, or if we have seen or heard it happening to anyone, we must tell a teacher or a trusted adult.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Posted on Friday 12 November 2021 by Alice Needham

Last week, Year 5 visited Yorkshire Sculpture Park on our first school trip of the year.

The children explored the park, commenting on, and comparing a variety of sculptures over the course of the day.

Take a look at some pictures from the day:


Odd socks day

Posted on Monday 08 November 2021 by Mrs Taylor

Next week is Anti-Bullying Week.

This year’s theme is ‘One Kind Word’ and we will be taking part in Odd Socks Day on Monday 15 November.

Odd socks day is to raise awareness of our differences, individuality and personal choice. Come to school wearing your odd socks to celebrate what makes us all unique.

This year, the Junior Leadership Team have requested a voluntary donation of £1 on the day to raise money for our school charity, Dog’s Trust.

Thank you for your support.

Cross country

Posted on Sunday 07 November 2021 by Mrs Taylor

We are pleased to invite KS2 children to compete in an upcoming cross country race as part of the Leeds Schools Athletics Association cross country programme of Saturday morning races. Children will compete against pupils from other Leeds schools.

The race will take place at 10am on Saturday 20 November at Prince Henry’s Grammar School, Otley.

There are opportunities for Year 3 and 4 girls and boys (under 9) to race 900m and Year 5 and 6 girls and boys (under 11) to race 1500m. Once your child has completed their race, you are free to leave the event.

Please note, parents/carers are responsible for taking and supervising their child/children.

If your child is interested in taking part, please respond to the the message recently sent out.

We look forward to pupils representing our school at this event.

There will be one more Saturday morning race this year – Saturday 6 March 2022 at Middleton Park.

If you are unable to take part, you may want to join the free Sunday morning junior parkruns held locally at Roundhay Park, Temple Newsam and Boddington.

Living and Learning: Mental Health

Posted on Thursday 21 October 2021 by Alice Needham

For the last three weeks, Year 5 have been learning about the importance of mental health in Living and Learning. I’ve been so impressed with how mature and understanding the whole class have been whilst listening and sharing personal experiences with their friends!

We have been learning about the difference between ‘little feelings’ and ‘big feelings’. Ask your child to explain what the difference is!

We have also been learning about self-care and how self-care is crucial to ensure we have good mental health. We can practise self-care in lots of different ways, including spending time with friends and family, having a bath and getting a good nights sleep.

Make sure that you and your child make time for some self-care this half term!

We are constantly referring back to the importance of talking to someone you trust and how this can really help children manage their emotions. Whether they talk to a grown up at school, at home or online – a problem shared is a problem halved!

The Childline website has lots of interactive games to help children explore their emotions even further – – have a look at home!

Rugby roadshow

Posted on Wednesday 20 October 2021 by Mrs Taylor

As part of our partnership with White Rose Rugby and Moortown Rugby Club, here is an invite to a free rugby event, just for our pupils, taking place after half term on Wednesday 3rd November. White Rose Rugby have been working with classes for curriculum PE and also delivering the Thursday after-school club.

We hope you can take up this opportunity for a fun evening at Moortown Rugby Club.