Latest news from around the school

Have you been walking to school?

Posted on 22 May 2018 by Mrs Taylor

Have you been coming on foot to school during walk to school week this week?  If so, you will be in the prize draw on Friday.  The more times you walk or park and stride, the more entries into the draw you will have.

Take a look at our walk to school video  for more facts and benefits of this form of active travel.


Walk to School week

Posted on 21 May 2018 by Mrs Taylor

Thank you to Zariaat from Living Streets for our Walk to School week assembly this afternoon.

We reminded ourselves about lots of benefits of walking to school – less traffic and pollution near the school gates, spending time with family and friends and physical and mental health improvements.

Don’t forget our prize draw on Friday for all pupils who have walked or used a park and stride option this week.

Well done to Year 2 who have recorded the most active travel journeys to school so far this year.

Brownlee Triathlon

Posted on 21 May 2018 by Mrs Taylor

Some of our KS2 pupils have enjoyed taking part in the Brownlee Triathlon at John Smeaton Leisure Centre in the sunshine today.  They’ve completed the three elements of the triathlon – swim, bike and run.




Walk to School week

Posted on 20 May 2018 by Mrs Taylor

This week, we will be taking part in national Walk to School week.  It looks like the perfect weather for it too!

We’re sure you’ll agree these are all great benefits of walking to school.

During Walk to School week, children who walk to school or park further away and walk the rest of the journey (park and stride) will all be entered into a prize draw to win one of five £10 vouchers at the end of the week.

We are also looking forward to hearing about what you notice on your route to school as part of our whole school homework this week.

National Walk to School week has featured in this week’s First News.

By taking a walk to school, children will be working towards our Living and Learning statement for this week.

I recognise mental health is important.

Why not try this Supermovers quiz to see how physical activity can boost children’s mental wellbeing.

Fab feedback

Posted on 17 May 2018 by Mr Roundtree

We recently received a lovely email from a current parent wanting to tell us how great a particular teacher is at Moortown Primary. Here are some extracts (fully anonymised in terms of pupil and teacher):

My children [benefit from] the effectiveness of high-performing teachers at Moortown Primary School. Specifically, [one teacher] has made a large and positive difference to my son’s performance at school. He has managed to succeed…by not only making my son feel happy about attending school, but also by enabling the progress of his students by working tirelessly to create a highly engaging, challenging and nurturing environment… [The teacher] appears to adopt a teaching strategy that incorporates every individual child’s personality and abilities… [The teacher] is an effective and highly skilled [person].

My son [has been shown] that he is a valued member of his class… my son… loves attending school…

[This teacher] is what many teachers should aspire to be… a positive, caring leader that encourages a sense of belonging in the classroom and has high expectations for all… students that does not discourage but inspires… students to keep on achieving.

Summer Picnic themed menu

Posted on 16 May 2018 by Mrs Taylor

Catering Agency, our school meal provider, will be running a special themed menu on Friday 06 July.

Please contact the office, by Friday 22 June, if your child would like a school dinner on this day.

School savings club

Posted on 13 May 2018 by Mrs Taylor

The next School Savings Club paying in date is Thursday 17 May 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 the final date for the summer term is Thursday 12 July at 3.15-3.45pm.

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

Big Pedal

Posted on 09 May 2018 by Mrs Taylor

Thank you to all pupils and families who took part in the Big Pedal initiative over the past two weeks by scooting or cycling to school.  It’s great to see children continuing to make these active journeys to school to reduce congestion, increase physical activity and improve mental health.  We’ll be awarding the Big Pedal prizes in our assembly on Friday.

Well done to Reception class who made the most journeys by bike and scooter, followed by Year 4 and Year 3.

We’ll also be getting involved with Walk to School week, 21-25 May.  Watch out for a whole school homework all about our local area and routes to school.

Tennis open days this weekend

Posted on 09 May 2018 by Mrs Taylor

This weekend, is the Great British tennis weekend.

There are some great, free local opportunities to take part in tennis activities including David Lloyd, Alwoodley tennis club, Chapel Allerton lawn tennis and squash club and Adel tennis club.


Cycling opportunities

Posted on 08 May 2018 by Mrs Taylor

Have you been inspired by the recent Tour de Yorkshire and our Big Pedal bike and scoot to school initiative?

Here are some cycling opportunities coming up locally.

Children’s Beginners Learn to Ride Sessions
Wednesday 30th May – Carr Manor Community School (Secondary Phase)
Times: 9am, 10:30am and 12:00

Children’s Improvers – Skills, Circuits & Games!
Wednesday 30th May – Carr Manor Community School (Secondary Phase)
Time: 2:00pm

Booking is essential for all sessions and can be done by clicking on the appropriate link above.  For any additional questions, please contact

Let’s Ride Pop up Brownlee Centre

Sunday 13th May 2018 12:00pm

Brownlee Centre, Bodington Playing Fields, Leeds, LS16 6HE

This free monthly pop-up event gives you the chance to ride a traffic-free cycle circuit as many times as you want, at a pace that suits you.

The event is open to all ages and abilities and the circuit is easy to ride, with volunteers on hand throughout, ensuring peace of mind and safety for all cyclists.

For those wanting to take things up a gear, British Cycling Go-Ride coaches will also be available to help you improve your cycling skills, and local Ride Leaders and Breeze Champions will be there on the day to tell you more about other cycling opportunities in Leeds with HSBC UK Guided Rides and HSBC UK Breeze.

Bike hire: No bike, no problem! Bike hire is available on the day, including a fleet of tandems, trikes and hand-cycles. Simply register your free place and turn up on the day.