Leeds Gymnastics Easter camps
Leeds Gymnastics, who run one of our after-school clubs, are holding gym camps during the upcoming holidays. Contact them direct to book places.
School meals – parent/carer feedback and pupil voice
The School Council have recently discussed an idea we received from a parent about our school meals. Currently, where there is a meal served with a side, such as curry and rice, the curry would be served on top of the rice. The suggestion was made to have the curry served alongside the rice giving the children the choice to mix the two parts of their main meal if they wish.
The School Council held a vote to decide this democratically. The result of the vote, nine votes to one, was to change to have the part of the meal served separately. This has been fed back to the Catering Leeds kitchen team and will start immediately.
Thank you for your comments of how we can improve or make changes to our current meals.
A great start to the Big Pedal
After day one of the Big Pedal, we are 38th out of 500 schools in the small school category – the top school in Leeds! Brilliant news. The leaderboard can be viewed via the Sustrans Big Pedal website.
Well done everyone – keep your active travel going, great for you and great for the environment.
Remember active travel counts as walking, park and stride, scooting and biking. Supporter (parents/carers, siblings and staff) travel counts too.
Let’s keep those numbers high for the rest of the week and hopefully we’ll move up the leader board and be in with the chance to win prizes.
Living and Learning: What talents do we have?
Our homework review was great fun this week as we were treated to many wonderful talents from the whole class.
We had some fantastic artwork which had been used to create these brilliant information cards.
We enjoyed some writing, demonstrating some brilliant literary skills.
Some lovely paint work – I’d have the blue one on the right up on my wall at home!
Some comedy that made us chuckle. We were also treated to some impressive gymnastics from Grace; really great singing from Martha, Manpreet and Noorpreet; a video on particle physics from Ripley; and some football skills from Kai.
It was really great to find out what children are interested in both in and out of school and lovely to give them the opportunity to show the rest of their class what they are proud they can do.
Year 6 got their hands dirty this week to start adding modroc to their sculptures. First, they read about how to use modroc correctly before diving straight in.
Stay tuned for our final pieces.
Moortown’s Got Talent!
The final of Moortown’s Got Talent was a great success last night with all of our finalists doing a fantastic doing (despite a few technical hitches).
Well done to everybody who took part and to all of those who auditioned. We are very pleased to announce our two runners up: Juho and Kian. Juho showed us some fantastic martial arts and Kian identified the flags of 100 different countries!
And, the one you’ve all been waiting for, our winner! A huge congratulations to Isla, Bridget and Eleanor. They treated us to singing que sera sera along with some dancing. Well done!
Just one week until Big Pedal starts
It’s just one week to the return of the Big Pedal.
We’re looking forward to taking part in Sustrans Big Pedal 2019, the UK’s largest inter-school cycling and scooting challenge, that inspires pupils, staff and parents to choose two (or three) wheels for their journey to school. We would love everyone to be involved.
For the first time, walking (and park and stride) will be counted alongside cycling and scooting. This year’s Big Pedal will run for five days, from 25th March to 29th March.
On each day, schools compete to see who can get as many of their pupils, staff and parents cycling or scooting to school then our results will determine our final position in the national league table.
To help parents prepare, Sustrans has developed a handy free guide packed with advice, games and challenges to help with having a hassle-free cycle, walk or scoot to school.
Help! We need your junk!
Mrs Bharath is Junk Modelling on Hobby Half Day this Friday.
If you have any clean empty boxes, tubes, cartons, plastic bottles lying around at home please drop them in at the Year 1 classroom by Thursday.
Here are details of local cycling events due to be held in the Easter holiday.
Beginners Learn to Ride Sessions (FREE)
For non-riders aged 5 years and above
Tuesday 2nd April, Thursday 4th April and Tuesday 9th April – limited availability
At Carr Manor Community School (Secondary Phase)
Times: 9:30am, 10:45am, 12:30pm and 13:45pm (Tues 2nd only)
Improvers Cycling Session (FREE)
For ‘new’ riders aged 5 years and above
Thursday 4th April
At Carr Manor Community School (Secondary Phase)
The Brownlee Centre will also be hosting a pop up school holiday ride.
Living and Learning: Hate Crime
Year 6 were a very respectful, reflective group during our visit from ‘Real Friends’ today who performed some interactive drama all about Hate Crime. The group was made up of adults who had experienced hate crime themselves at some point in life. A hate crime is when a person commits a crime that is motivated by prejudice.
We heard Olivia’s story and suggested ways that issues around what she’d experienced in her life could be dealt with if we saw something similar. Olivia has autism and she’d been bullied throughout her school career and into her adult life.
After the drama, we worked with the group to create freeze frames which displayed our emotions clearly. Can you guess what situations the different groups were asked to re-create.
All of Year 6 really enjoyed the workshop and had some brilliant comments about what they’d learnt, the message it was sending and how powerful an experience it had been.