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Latest news from around the school

Girls Golf Rocks

Posted on 19 May 2019 by Mrs Taylor

Would your child like to give golf a try?

Here’s details of a FREE local project targeting girls golf taking place in the half term break.

Annual survey of parents / carers

Posted on 17 May 2019 by Mr Roundtree

At Moortown Primary, we’re always keen to hear your views. We hope that you let us know any questions, comments and concerns (as well as causes for celebration!) whenever these crop up, but we like to gather the views more generally at the end of the year – we do this via the annual survey.

Please complete the survey – it’ll only take a few minutes or so. You’ve plenty of time to do this – the deadline is Monday 24 June 2019.

We can’t guarantee to meet the needs and wants of every parent / carer, but we do assure you that we consider all the points raise and aim to act on specific points that are raised by many, or a useful idea raised by just a few.

Last year, based on your feedback, for example, we changed how we update you about your child’s progress so that you get five updates over the year: a parent-teacher consultation in Autumn 1 and Spring 1; a Learning Update ‘mini-report’ in Autumn 2 and Spring 2; and a final end-of-year report in Summer 2.

We’re looking forward to reading your views.

What makes a good sports leader?

Posted on 15 May 2019 by Mrs Taylor

Thank you to our current Year 6 Sports Leaders who have fulfilled this role for the past year.  It’s now time to train up some new leaders to take over lunchtime physical activity sessions.

Year 5 were invited to sign up for the roles and we had some great applications.

Today, fifteen Year 5 pupils began their training to gain their Mini Leaders Award.  As well as learning a variety of physical activities, the group worked on their communication, explanation and organisational skills. After their second training session on Friday, they will be ready to lead sessions to the rest of the school from next week.

Small talk

Posted on 15 May 2019 by Mr Roundtree

We love the ideas on this website that promotes talk time for younger children. It’s produced by the National Literacy Trust.

Speaking and listening to your child shows you’re interested in them and care about them. The more they get the chance to speak, the more they’ll learn.

Speaking is the core stage in being able to communicate to others. Without effective speech, we can’t be effective writers.

Similarly, listening is fundamental to taking in information from others. With good listening skills, we have a secure basis to absorb information from reading and other means.

The website promotes chat, play and reading. Young children in an active environment where they talk, play and read will learn new things every day.

Walk to school week

Posted on 14 May 2019 by Mrs Taylor

To celebrate Walk to School week, next week, we’re working with Moortown Living Streets to run a fun daily quiz to help get more feet on the street! It is also our Money Matters themed week so what a better way to travel to school for free!

We all know that reducing school gate traffic improves air quality and safety and by walking some or all of the way families benefit from a healthier and more pleasant start to the day.

During Walk to School Week, Living Streets Moortown will be hiding ten words along the routes to school.  See your child’s entry form for more details.

Find them each day to fill in the blanks and complete the story – remember to take a pen or pencil! There are also some daily ACTIONS for you to try – see if you can do them all!

At the end of Walk to School Week, your child should hand their completed story in to their class teacher for a chance to WIN one of four £10 Love to Shop vouchers!

Great news for Leeds

Posted on 12 May 2019 by Mrs Taylor

This article is great news for the city enabling children to develop healthy lifestyle choices.

Leeds has become the first city in the UK to report a drop in childhood obesity bucking the national trend. The national child measurement programme (NCMP), which requires all children to be weighed at the start and end of primary school saw a decrease in obesity levels in both reception children and children in year 6.

 

Attendance matters

Posted on 10 May 2019 by Mr Roundtree

Here’s an update on the attendance of each class in school so far this school year. The overall school attendance is 96.6% – highlighted in orange are all the classes with attendance above this average.

Reception – 96.5%
Y1 – 96.6%
Y2 – 98.0%
Y3 – 95.9%
Y4 – 95.0%
Y5 – 96.9%
Y6 – 97.3%

Well done to children in Year 2 – they have the highest attendance of all the classes! It’s also great to see both classes in our Y5,6 phase with above average attendance.

After-school club availability

Posted on 09 May 2019 by Mrs Taylor

Our summer term after-school clubs have started this week but it’s not too late to sign up as we do have a few spaces still available.

Monday cricket Years 3-6

Tuesday skipping Years 1-4

Wednesday Gymnastics (Leeds Gymnastics Club) All years

Thursday multi games Years 3-6

Please contact the office to book for these clubs.

 

Mini Mermaids running club

Posted on 08 May 2019 by Mrs Taylor

Mini Mermaids running club are starting a new block of sessions, open to girls, from 7th June. The sessions build up to a 5km challenge at Roundhay parkrun on Saturday 20th July at 9am.

FRIDAY 7th JUNE – FRIDAY 19th JULY
16:45 – 17:45
The Highwood Building
Brackenwood Drive
Gledhow
LEEDS LS8 1RG
The cost of the programme is £40 (or £6 per session if you pay weekly).

For details of how to sign up, click on the booking page here.

Living and Learning: School charity fundraising

Posted on 08 May 2019 by Mrs Taylor

Our Money Matters themed week starts on 20 May.

During the week, there will be two opportunities to raise money for our current school charity, WWF (selected democratically by our school councillors).

Hot Shots Monday 20 May 2019

Every child will get chance to take part in this fun event to ‘kick’ off our Money Matters themed week. Children are encouraged to raise sponsorship money for taking part in the event with the money raised going to our school charity WWF.

Money trail 24 May 2019

Start saving your 1p and 2p coins to bring into class during the themed week. At the end of the week each class will use their class’s coins to make a whole school money trail in the playground.

Here’s our trail from last time where we raised £117.77.  Can we beat this total?

Here’s some ways the money we raise might be used by WWF.