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Latest news from around the school

All kitted out

Posted on 09 October 2019 by Mrs Taylor

This year, our Year 5 and 6 football team will be sporting their new colours with pride, after receiving our free Premier League Primary Stars kit.

Stocked full of items including 15 football shirts, shorts and socks, the Premier League kit was awarded to school following our successful application for the Premier League Primary Stars Kit and Equipment Scheme, which is delivered by the Football Foundation. The team colours were chosen democratically by our School Council.

The scheme is part of the Premier League Primary Stars education programme which uses the appeal of Premier League and professional football clubs to inspire children at primary schools across England and Wales to learn, be active and develop important life skills.

The new kit will be hugely beneficial for the new Year 5 and 6 football team who are about to start the new season. Good luck to the team.

School Savings Club paying in dates 2019/2020

Posted on 09 October 2019 by Mrs Taylor

Did you know we offer a School Savings Club in association with Leeds Credit Union?

The account is open to all children and it is free to set up. As there is not minimum deposit requirement, it is a great way for your child/children to learn the importance of money.

As an extra incentive, Year 3 pupils who open an account, or who currently have an account, will be credited with £10.

We offer paying in sessions every half term where you can bring along any savings to be paid into your child’s account.

The paying in dates for this year are at 3.15-3.45pm on the following dates (the penultimate Monday of each half term).

  • 14 October
  • 09 December
  • 03 February
  • 23 March
  • 11 May
  • 06 July

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.

To find out more about the accounts or if your child would like to open account, please enquire at the office.

Ridiculous rhymes

Posted on 07 October 2019 by Mr Roundtree

We’re very excited to welcome the CBeebies Rhyme Rocket team to Moortown Primary School on Tuesday 15 October.

They’ll kick start their visit with a whole-school show: The Ridiculous Rhyme Show. After that, for children in Y5 and Y6, they’ll lead on a TV workshop, where older children can find out more about what it’s like to work in the media world.

Read more about the performance and workshop.

Please support this exciting trip. We ask you make a voluntary contribution of £2.50 minimum for the show.

Healthy Schools revalidation

Posted on 02 October 2019 by Mrs Taylor

We are proud to continue to be a happy and healthy school.

‘Congratulations on re-validating your Healthy Schools Status using the School Health Check tool, indicating that your school has self-evaluated whole school health. This demonstrates that your school is continuing to embed and improve provision against the four core areas of Healthy Schools.’

Health and Wellbeing service, Leeds City Council

Our re-validation was based on the four core areas of Healthy Schools –

  • Personal Social Health Education (PSHE)
  • Healthy Eating
  • Physical Activity
  • Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health

A visit will be arranged later this year to externally reassess this self-validation.

 

 

This status is valid for three years before re-validation is necessary (August 2019 – August 2022). During this period, a visit will be arranged to externally reassess your self-validation. Once the school has had a successful reassessment, you will then receive a Healthy Schools plaque and feedback report. In the meantime, we do recommend that you update the School Health Check on an annual basis.

 

Aldi Kit for Schools

Posted on 26 September 2019 by Mrs Taylor

Aldi’s Kit for Schools promotion is giving twenty primary schools the chance to win £20,000 to kick-start a health legacy for their school.

What’s more, every school who enters by completing their Aldi’s Kit for Schools poster will also receive an exclusive school sports kit! Help us collect stickers with every £30 you spend in store and fill up our school’s poster to give us a chance to win. Please bring your stickers to the school office before the promotion ends on the 3rd November. Thank you for your support.

Themed menu

Posted on 24 September 2019 by Mrs Taylor

Catering Leeds, our school meal provider, will be running a special themed menu on Thursday 3rd October.  Please contact the office, as soon as possible, if your child would like a school meal on this day (no action needed if your child normally has a school meal on this day).

Bike to School Week

Posted on 22 September 2019 by Mrs Taylor

This week, it is Bike to School Week. Bike to School Week is a week long event designed to showcase the benefits of cycling to school.

Have you been inspired by the current UCI Road World Championships to get on your bike? Could you make biking to school one of your active methods of travelling to school this week?

To link with Bike to School week, our Year 1 class will be completing their Balance, Pedal, Go bike training this week.

If you are wanting to explore the area further by bike, this West Yorkshire Cycle map can help to find recommended routes.

Finally, have you visited the local Brownlee Centre? Take a look at some of their Let’s Ride sessions.

 

Tennis for Kids

Posted on 18 September 2019 by Mrs Taylor

Chapel Allerton Tennis and Squash Club are launching their Tennis For Kids courses at the club from this week (Thursdays and Saturdays).

These sessions are aimed at children between 4 and 11 years old. and both members and non-members are welcome to attend.

Tennis For Kids is a great way for kids to learn the basics of the game whilst having fun and interacting with other children at an affordable price.

 

Staying safe online

Posted on 16 September 2019 by Mr Roundtree

#DITTO is a free online safety (e-safety) magazine in PDF format for schools, organisations and parents to keep you up to date with risks, issues, advice and guidance related to keeping children safe online, with a view to enjoying and learning about technology. A new edition is released approximately every six weeks.

You can subscribe for free to the magazine.

It’s written by Alan Mackenzie, an independent consultant specialising in online safety. Alan is a strong believer that technology, for the most part, is neutral; behaviour is the most important aspect.

In the latest edition of #DITTO, he looks at:

  • How safe are our children report
  • YouTube app review
  • The Cybersurvey
  • Online safety tickboxes
  • Hashtags
  • Wellbeing
  • Pornography
  • GoBubble

Check out his four top tips for resources to support you in making sure your child stays safe online – they’re on page 28.

Homework policy update

Posted on 12 September 2019 by Mr Roundtree

Each year in the annual survey of parents and carers, we ask what you like most about our school and what you think we might be able to improve. We always get lots more people telling us things they like – thank you for this! We do also welcome your suggestions for improvements – whilst we can’t always act on all the suggestions, we do always read and consider them.

One area that comes up every year is homework. Some of you want more, some of you want less. Some of you like the Creative homework, some of you thinks it takes too much time.

This year, we’ve listened to what you tell us and thought about ways we think we can improve:

  • We’ve reminded teachers to make sure homework is purposeful.
  • We’ve reviewed the guidelines as to how long we recommend your child spends on their homework – the new guide is no more than 30-40 minutes, which includes for Creative homework.
  • We’ve reflected on the amount of the three different types of homework (Talk Time, Creative and Practice makes Perfect) so there’s hopefully a better balance to suit more pupils (and parents).

We hope the new changes will mean continued happy and healthy learning at home as well as at school. Read the policy and download a Homework Guide.