Skipping ropes for sale
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
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
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
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
If you do just one thing today, choose “one kind word”. What could you say?
Today, Y6 wore odd socks!
“It’s to show we’re all the same because we all wear socks but we’re all different because they all have different patterns!” said Sasha.
“People have different personalities and like different things. Some people may wear a plain grey or black while some may wear crazy rainbow coloured ice cream ones!” explained Edris.
“But no matter what, people should be treated fairly and respectfully,” Hashim stated.
Here are our odd socks!
We also read about the character of our class novel, Stanley Yelnats, who was having trouble with a bully. We wrote letters to encourage him to seek help.
We also reminded ourselves of our bullying definition of STOP: someone is hurting you physically or emotionally, including online, several times on purpose.
This means you need to Start Telling Other People!
Challenge your child to show you the hand signals for the child line phone number! (08001111)
This weeks book club featured an activity called word storm!
We had to draw a picture of a character or setting from the book we’re reading and then surround it with powerful words and phrases.
Take a look…
Writing: planning a description
In our writing lesson this morning, we’ve been planning a setting description that we will write in the next few days. The stimulus for our writing is a short animation called Eye of the Storm.
Children have been tasked with planning descriptive phrases and figurative language that they will use in their pieces. You’ll see in the photos that children are using thesauruses to help them choose vocabulary that will bring their descriptions to life.
Here are a few examples of the descriptive ideas we came up with in the lesson:
“The black, ominous clouds were choking the airship as lightning flooded the sky.” Sasha.
“He stood there as lonely as the bruised fruit in the bottom of his fruit bowl.” Leah
“Wire protruded out of his throne-like chair. Ready, he sat calmly like a breeze dancing in June.” Saahir
“The peculiar man stood lonely and in grief as he watched the oppressive sun rise above the clouds.” Khadija
“Like man against Mother Nature, the stuttering airship fought for its life against the ever growing tempest in the sky.” Sam
Reading: retrieval of facts about Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth
In our reading lesson this morning, children have read a text about the artists Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth. They worked in pairs to retrieve facts about each artist.
Did you know that both Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth were born in West Yorkshire?
Did you know that both artists won a scholarship in 1921 to study at The Royal College of Art?
Did you know that Barbara Hepworth was often mistaken for Henry Moore’s pupil rather than his peer?
Did you know that Barbara Hepworth sadly died in a fire in 1975?
Did you know that Henry Moore, his wife Irina and his daughter Mary set up the Henry Moore Foundation in 1977?
Did you know that many of Henry Moore’s pieces were sculpted with the figures in a reclining position, taking inspiration from the landscape he had grown up in?
Odd socks day
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.
Thank you for your support.
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.