Latest news from around the school

Road safety assembly

Posted on 02 October 2018 by Mrs Taylor

Anne, from Leeds City Council’s road safety team, delivered some great safety messages in our assembly this morning.

Can you remember the green cross code?

  • Think!
  • Stop!
  • Look!
  • Listen!

Mass park and stride

Posted on 02 October 2018 by Mrs Taylor

Thank you to all families who joined our mass park and stride this morning from Marks and Spencer.  Special thanks as well to Leeds City Council road safety trainers, Dom Jacques and Living Streets representatives and especially Kerby for supporting this event to mark the start of International Walk to School month.

It was great to see so many families join the walk to school using Marks and Spencer to park their car rather than parking near the school gate.

Keep up those active journeys to school for a happy and healthy start to the day.

Start your day with an active journey

Posted on 01 October 2018 by Mrs Taylor

Today marks the start of International Walk to School month.

During October, we’re working alongside Living Streets to encourage families to travel in active ways to school.  There are prize draws every week for children who have made active journeys to school (biking, scooting, walking or park and stride) with an added prize draw for those children who have made active journeys to school throughout October.

We realise that some families do need to come in the car to school so we are promoting Marks and Spencer car park (200 2 hour free spaces) as a place to park and then ‘stride’ the last part of the journey to school.  This will avoid congestion at the school gate, improve health benefits to families and counts as an active journey.

Tomorrow, we will be working with Leeds City Council road safety trainers to deliver pedestrian training to Years 1, 2 and 3.  Reception class will enjoy a class based safety session and Year 5 will be using the speed indicator device to check vehicle speeds in the 20mph zone outside school.

To start the day, join us for a mass park and stride meeting at Harrogate Road outside Marks and Spencer from 8:30am.

What? Mass Park and Stride

When? Tuesday 2nd October from 08:30am

Where? From Harrogate Road outside Marks and Spencer (200 free 2hr park and stride parking spaces)

Why? To encourage families to make active journeys to school and keep cars away from the school gates.

Who? Leeds City Council’s Road Safety Team, Kerby the road safety mascot, Living Streets representatives plus as many families as possible.

If you don’t come by car, join us on the route to school.

After-school clubs

Posted on 26 September 2018 by Mrs Taylor

Places are filling up for our after-school clubs starting next week.

We do have some places available on the following physical activity clubs.  These clubs are subsidised using our PE Premium funding costing just £1 per week.


Have a try at a new sport. Led by Elaine Brown, Leeds Volleyball Club coach, come along to learn skills, develop team work and play competitive games on our volleyball court in the MUGA. This club finishes at 4.15pm. There is no session on Monday 22 October 2018.   Open to Y3, Y4, Y5, Y6  Cost £7


Multi skills
Come and take part in a range of fun sporting games, challenges, matches and activities which include key motor skills such as throwing, catching, kicking, running, jumping, striking, Organised by Five Star Sports. This club finishes at 4.15pm. There is no session on Tuesday 23 October 2018 or Tuesday 27 November 2018. Open to Y1, Y2, Y3 Cost £6


A fun way to keep fit while learning new skills. Organised by Leeds Gymnastics Club. This club finishes at 4.15pm.  Open to Y1, Y2, Y3, Y4, Y5 Cost £8


Wake Up Shake Up
Be ready to Wake it and Shake it at Mrs Charlesworth’s club. You’ll be swinging, shaking, moving and grooving your way to pop, rock, R’n’B and dance. This club finishes at 4.15pm. Open to Y3, Y4, Y5, Y6 Cost £8

How can I book a club?

Booking for after-school clubs is via School Gateway.  Please contact the office if you need any assistance making a booking.  Payment is due at the time of booking.


National Fitness Day

Posted on 26 September 2018 by Mrs Taylor

Some of our Key Stage 2 children enjoyed an active morning taking part in a range of activities for National Fitness Day:

  • ‘I loved the dodgeball.’
  • ‘I enjoyed all the activities.’
  • ‘It was fun to do the different games.’



A wonderful 'well done'!

Posted on 26 September 2018 by Mr Roundtree

It’s great to receive a letter from Leeds Learning Improvement Team congratulating us on how well we’re doing…

Initial analysis of attainment and progress at Moortown indicates that you have outcomes significantly above national in reading, writing and mathematics combined.

We are pleased that the work that your school has undertaken has had a positive impact…

Congratulations to the whole team for their dedication and hard work which is positively affecting outcomes and will improve the life chances of all these children.

Positive Feedback for Positive Behaviour

Posted on 25 September 2018 by Mrs Weekes

A group of newly qualified teachers visited our school this morning.  During their first year of teaching, they visit various settings to see good practice and observe different aspects of teaching.  Today, they were particularly looking at learning behaviour and behaviour management. There was some excellent feedback about our teaching and the children:

“All teachers followed the policies well which makes it easy to understand and see the benefits.”

“Behaviour was very positively reinforced.  Clear rules and routines are well established.”

“The lessons are fantastic and the children were well behaved.”

“The lessons were of great standard.  The children were all really engaged and teachers were great.”

“Brilliant practice.  Great behaviour management.”

A great start to the term.


Cycle Leeds Learn to ride a bike sessions

Posted on 22 September 2018 by Mrs Taylor

These popular sessions are running locally in the half term holiday. Booking is essential for all sessions and can be done by clicking on the appropriate link below.

Children’s Beginners Learn to Ride Sessions
Tuesday 30th October and Thursday 1st November
At Carr Manor Community School (Secondary Phase)
Times: 9am10:30am and 12:30
For more information and to book:

Children’s Improvers – Skills, Circuits & Games!
Thursday 1st November – Carr Manor Community School (Secondary Phase)
Time: 14:00
For more information and to book:


Scroll Free September? Scams? Gaming Addiction? TikTok?

Posted on 17 September 2018 by Mr Roundtree

The eSafety advisor, Alan Mackenzie, has published the latest edition of his excellent newsletter, #Ditto. The September 2018 edition includes information on all of the above!

Best of British themed menu

Posted on 12 September 2018 by Mrs Taylor

Catering Agency, our school meal provider, will be running a special themed menu on Thursday 04 October.

Please contact the office, by Wednesday 26 September, if your child would like a school dinner on this day.