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Latest news from around the school

New school meal menu

Posted on 09 December 2018 by Mrs Taylor

Our new Spring/Summer school meal menu, starting from after February half term, is now available on our Meals page.

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.

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.

When will be your next Park Run?

Posted on 04 December 2018 by Mrs Taylor

Thank you to Richard Spencer (parent, chair of the PTA and Park Run race director at Roundhay Park) who came to speak to the whole school this afternoon about the great, free, weekly Park Run events held locally.

We were impressed by the number of children who have already completed a Park Run event with one pupil achieving over 100 runs!

All you need to take part is to register for your personal bar code that is used at the event to record your position and time for the run.  ThePark Run event is not a race.  You are only trying to beat yourself by achieving a faster time each time you do it.

There is no commitment to attend every weekend: just turn up with your bar code when you can.

The course is fully marshalled and so children are able to run round with others as long as an adult accompanies them to the event.

We’d love to hear your Park Run achievements – let your teacher know!

 

What is our new school charity?

Posted on 02 December 2018 by Mrs Taylor

We support our school charity for a year and it is now time to change our current school charity, Make-A-Wish.

This week, each class, discussed a range of charities, researched by the children for their homework, and voted on one charity they wanted to put forward for the school councillors to decide on.

Here were the class choices:

Year 1 – Bubble Foundation
Year 2 – Children in Need
Year 3 – Camp Nibble
Year 4 – Bubble Foundation
Year 5 – WWF
Year 6 – Dogs Trust
At the School Council meeting, all of the children spoke passionately about their class’s chosen charity and gave a good overview of what they do and how our fundraising may help.

The final democratic decision was made by a vote by the School Council and the winning charity for 2018-2019 is WWF.  We will support this charity for one year.

School dinner feedback

Posted on 21 November 2018 by Mrs Taylor

We always welcome feedback on our school dinner menu.

As a result of pupil, parent and staff feedback, there are a number of changes we are implementing, as we work with Catering Leeds to prepare our next menu, for after February half term.

  • There will be a jacket potato choice on Thursdays to give three main meal choices rather than the current two choices.
  • We will be trialing meat free Monday on week 3 of the menu cycle.
  • Jacket potato choices will continue to be the most popular fillings on a rotation basis – cheese, tuna and beans.
  • Vegetable choices will continue to be the most popular ones selected by pupils.

School dinners are always an agenda item at School Council meetings so children are encouraged to use their pupil voice to provide feedback to their school councillors or via a suggestion slip in the Living and Learning box.

The menu will be circulated to parents and posted on our website once this is available.

 

 

Takeover Challenge Day

Posted on 21 November 2018 by Mrs Taylor

Takeover Challenge day is on Friday 23 November

What is Takeover Challenge?

Takeover is a fun engagement project which sees schools and organisations across England opening their doors to children and young people to take over adult roles.

It puts children and young people in decision making positions and encourages schools and organisations to hear and act upon their views and ideas. Children and young people gain an insight into the adult world and schools and organisations benefit from a fresh perspective about their work.

Recently, our new School Council discussed how children could be involved in ‘taking over’ at school.  Therefore on Friday, takeover activities will include serving school dinners (representatives from Year 4), working in the school office (representatives from Year 5), leading assembly (representatives from Year 6) and accompanying Mrs Weekes on a learning walk around school (representatives from Year 5 and 6).

In addition there will be opportunities within class where children will takeover.  For example, taking the register, spelling/times table tests, parts of lessons, PE warm ups and guided reading.

Check our class news pages to see this in action.

Christmas dinner menu

Posted on 21 November 2018 by Mrs Taylor

Catering Leeds, our school meal provider, will be running a special themed menu on Thursday 13 December. Please contact the office, before Monday 26 November, if your child would like a school dinner on this day.

Living and Learning: Anti-bullying week 'Choose Respect'

Posted on 17 November 2018 by Mrs Taylor

This week, all classes have been learning about different aspects of bullying during national Anti-Bullying Week.

Thank you to those families who supported our Odd Socks Day on Monday, celebrating that we are all unique.

At their first meeting, our new School Council reviewed the school definition of bullying and this remains unchanged.

‘Bullying is when you hurt someone, physically or emotionally, several times on purpose.’

In addition to this definition, each class has considered the following.

  • Types of bullying – cyber-bullying and prejudice-based bullying related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion and belief, special educational need and disability
  • What to do if children experience  or witness bullying. The key message is to tell someone (start telling other people)

STOP can stand for two key messages: the definition or the problem (Several Times On Purpose) and the solution (Start Telling Other People).

All classes have access to their class I want to say box or a whole school worry box where they can tell an adult any concerns about bullying or any other issues.

 

Our whole school homework this week, will allow children to consolidate this learning and show what they have learnt in a creative way.

We encourage you to discuss this learning with your child and for further support, bullying resources can be found at…

Odd socks day

Posted on 12 November 2018 by Mrs Taylor

We launched anti-bullying week today by taking part in Odd Socks Day.

There were all kinds of sock colours and designs on show celebrating the fact that we are all different and unique.  Thank you for supporting this.

Here’s some of the Year 2 selection.

New kit awarded from Premier League Primary Stars

Posted on 11 November 2018 by Mrs Taylor

Following our application to the Premier League Primary Stars Kit and Equipment Scheme, we’ve heard our bid has been successful!

As a result, we’ll receive a new kit for school later in the year.  This will be of great use for the football team and for other competitions.

School Council, when they meet for the first time on Wednesday, will be discussing the possible team colours. The final choice will be made democratically: each school councillor will vote for their favourite.

Which would you choose?

Allerton Grange sports leaders

Posted on 10 November 2018 by Mrs Taylor

Over the year, Year 2-Year 6 will visit Allerton Grange to take part in PE sessions organised by their sports leaders.

There are many benefits of these sessions:

  • Allerton Grange sports leaders have the opportunity to practise and develop their skills with a class
  • the sessions support our positive relationship with Allerton Grange
  • our pupils visit a local high school
  • the children get to enjoy a PE session in a different environment and see positive role models (the leaders)
  • the sessions give a positive image to physical activity
  • pupils reinforce their road safety knowledge as they walk to Allerton Grange
Here is some great feedback from the Year 4 session last week.
‘Last week, I brought my Year 4 class to Allerton Grange for a sports session.  Despite the rain, the children were so enthusiastic about the outing.  We were so very impressed with the organisation demonstrated by your students. My class were engaged from the start to the finish.  The high school students interacted with all the children and were very supportive to children who lack confidence in sport.   It was a great experience and made even better by the commitment, organisation and the amount of fun had by the younger children.’