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Latest news from around the school

New school dinner menu

Posted on 20 July 2018 by Mrs Taylor

From September, our school dinner menu will be changing.  This menu, provided by our school meals provider Catering Leeds, will be served until February half term.

Through liaison with Catering Leeds, the vegetable choices and jacket potato fillings requested by the children have been incorporated into the new menu.

As well as on our website, the three week cyclical menu is displayed in the parent/carer noticeboard for you to discuss with your child.   If you would like a printed copy, please ask at the office.

Have a look for the days ahead to make your child aware of what the daily meals are.  All children now make their main meal choice at the start of the day.  This ensures they get their first choice of meal.

School meals continue to be free for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. If your child is in Key Stage 2, please check for eligibility for free school meals. (It’s important to check for eligibility for younger children, too, because school receives additional funding for each child who is eligible for a free meal, even when they’re free in Reception and Year 1 and Year 2!)

If your child would like to start having school dinners, please inform the office. A combination of packed lunches and school dinners is also available.

Children are consulted on school meals through our regular School Council meetings.  Feedback may also be given by speaking to an adult in school or completing a suggestions/comments slip and posting it in their class I want to say box.  We have a few new dishes on the menu which we encourage the children to try.

Thank you to parents who also raise questions and give feedback.  We can then ensure this is passed on to the kitchen staff.

It's gold again!

Posted on 17 July 2018 by Mrs Taylor

At the end of each year, schools are invited to apply for their School Games Mark. The School Games Mark rewards schools for their commitment to and development of competition, school sport and physical education.

We are very proud to announce that our application has been verified and we have been awarded Gold award for the fourth year running.

Thank you to staff who have accompanied children to these events or run after-school clubs this year. Thank you also to Mrs Russell who provides excellent administration of our clubs and sporting events and competitions.

Thank you as well to all parents/carers who have helped with transport and supported at our events this year. Finally, thank you to all pupils who have tried out a new physical activity either at an after-school club or as part of a competition or participation event and to those children who have represented our school so well this year.

Living Streets local area audit

Posted on 11 July 2018 by Mrs Taylor

As part of our partnership with Living Streets and during our Being Healthy week, some of our school councillors joined representatives from Living Streets to carry out an active travel audit in the immediate area.  They were looking for barriers that families might face when traveling to school in an active way.

We look forward to hearing all about the findings.

Youth Voice Summit

Posted on 11 July 2018 by Mrs Taylor

Recently, our Year 5 and 6 school councillors attended the third annual youth voice summit for primary schools in the banqueting suite at Leeds Civic Hall. During the event, the children:

  • Learnt how to run effective social action campaigns in their schools and communities
  • Learnt about influential historical and current campaigns such as the suffragettes and American civil rights
  • Learnt about how to write to the government and local council
  • Had the opportunity to come up with their own campaigns and create placards
  • Had a full tour of the Leeds Council Chamber

Their chosen campaign, to work on back at school with the rest of the school council, is all about clearing up litter.  We look forward to seeing how this campaign will develop.

School Savings Club

Posted on 11 July 2018 by Mrs Taylor

The next School Savings Club paying in date is Thursday 12 July 2018 at 3.15-3.45pm.

If you’re unable to attend in person, please hand in any money to be deposited to the office in a sealed envelope addressed to Mrs Tiffany.

The paying in dates are the penultimate Thursday of each half term and dates for next year will be posted to the website in September.

Finally, if your child would like to open account, please ask at the office.

parkrun

Posted on 11 July 2018 by Mrs Taylor

It’s great to hear how many of our pupils currently take part in the parkrun events.  As a free to participate event, parkrun offers a great chance for children and adults to walk/jog/run along the local routes on a weekly basis or when you can attend.
There are a number of local parkruns available.
  • Roundhay Park
Adult parkrun Saturday 9am
Junior 2km parkrun Sunday 9am
  • Temple Newsam
Junior 2km parkrun Sunday 9am (currently 10am start – 9am start from 2 September)
  • Wetherby
  • Boddington Cycle Centre

 

West Leeds Activity Centre

Posted on 11 July 2018 by Mrs Taylor

West Leeds Activity Centre, who visited our recent health fair, will be running holiday camps over the summer.

PE Partner holiday clubs

Posted on 11 July 2018 by Mrs Taylor

PE Partner, who visited our recent health fair and who run our Friday after-school football clubs, have holiday activity clubs available over the summer.

Happy and healthy

Posted on 08 July 2018 by Mr Roundtree

Thanks to Mrs Taylor for organising a wonderful themed week – Being Healthy Themed Week.

We’ve already had some great feedback from children, parents / carers and staff. Over the weekend, we’ve received feedback from two of our visitors, too:

I thoroughly enjoyed my afternoon with year 3 and 4. The pupils in Moortown are always a pleasure to teach and this time no exception. They are willing to try something new and have a very good work ethic and behaviour. A credit to the school and their teachers. I look forward to coming back again in the future.

Betty, UK Tai Chi

 

The children were fantastic and their behaviour and attention in class was brilliant. What a super room to work in with great facilities… Please pass on my thanks to the teachers, children and other school staff for making us feel so welcome.

Karen Smith, Food Technology and Nutrition Manager, Catering Leeds

Old Leos cricket events

Posted on 06 July 2018 by Mrs Taylor

Old Leos cricket club, based locally in Alwoodley,  were one of the visitors we welcomed to our health fair this week.

If you didn’t get to speak to them on the day, here is some information about their fun cricket sessions as well as an event this weekend.