Latest news from around the school

Is your child staying safe online?

Posted on 28 June 2018 by Mr Roundtree

Here are some short guides for parents/carers who want to know about how to keep their children safe on various devices:

Nintendo 3DS
Nintendo Switch
Xbox 360
Xbox Family
Xbox One

Sports day access

Posted on 28 June 2018 by Mrs Taylor

Roundhegians have confirmed we will be using their main pitch, closest to the club house, for our sports day next Tuesday.  Access is via Chelwood Drive, off Street Lane.

As in previous years, we would be grateful to any parents who are able to lend and assemble gazebos for the children to sit under during the day.  

Make-A-Wish skipping challenge day

Posted on 28 June 2018 by Mrs Taylor

We will conclude our Being Healthy themed week with an opportunity to raise money for our school charity, Make-A-Wish, and a chance for all children to try to beat their own personal skipping challenge set at the start of the week.

Being healthy themed week

Posted on 28 June 2018 by Mrs Taylor

Do you want to find out more about what your child is taught in our drug education lessons?  This learning forms part of our Living and Learning curriculum but is supplemented by visitors, in particular d:side, during our themed week.

Being healthy themed week

Posted on 28 June 2018 by Mrs Taylor

We’re gearing up for a busy, active Being Healthy themed week, next week.

With lots of activities and visitors planned for the children, there are also some ways for you to get involved.  Firstly we have our health fair on Monday after school, open to all children and parent/carers.


National curriculum assessment results at the end of key stage 1

Posted on 27 June 2018 by Mr Roundtree

Do you have a child in Year 2? If so, they will have taken the key stage 1 (KS1) national curriculum tests, also known as SATs. The Standards and Testing Agency has produced this leaflet that provides you with information about the assessments and how they are used.

Send us a postcard!

Posted on 25 June 2018 by Mr Roundtree

Over the summer, we’d love to hear from you!

When your child returns to school after the summer holidays, the first topic they’ll be learning will be Where in the World?

To help with this, we’d love it if your child sends us a postcard. There will be prizes for the best-written postcard, and, naturally, they’ll all go on display.

The postcard could be from Spain or Scarborough, a city-break or an outdoor adventure, a day-trip or a fortnight away. More importantly, it could be real or made-up… we might get postcards recounting your child’s adventures in space, even!

Your child doesn’t need to go anywhere this summer to write about what they’ve got up to, so there’s no excuse for them not to join in.

All we ask is that your postcards arrive by Monday 10 September – that’s the start of the second week back (so they could even write a postcard from that weekend!).

The Where in the World? topic will develop the children’s geographical knowledge and skills. The world is a big place that is getting more and more accessible but how much do we know about it? We’ll be swotting up on names of capital cities, countries, continents and oceans (depending on the age of your child). Get out your maps and test each other at home. Who knows all the capital cities in the UK? Can anyone name the five continents? We’ll also develop map skills so get out there and give each other directions to get from ‘A’ to ‘B’!

A fresh approach to gaming?

Posted on 25 June 2018 by Mr Roundtree

The US-based Common Sense Media organisation supports parents and their children’s use of the internet, social media and gaming. They’ve searched through the currently available apps, and come up with a list of those that might be challenging and exciting, but don’t involve the use of guns or violence. Check out the lists:

Roundhegians Open Day

Posted on 24 June 2018 by Mrs Taylor

Roundhegians Rugby Club, who kindly host our annual sports day and other sporting fixtures, are having an open day on Saturday 7th July.

Being Healthy themed week 2 July

Posted on 22 June 2018 by Mrs Taylor

Our next whole school themed week, based around Being Healthy, will be taking place from Monday 2 July 2018.  Our key message will be how to be healthy; both physically and emotionally.  A variety of events and visitors are planned to help us deliver this key aspect of education.  We are looking forward to a very busy, healthy week!

Our School Council have been considering ways to support our school charity, Make-A-Wish, and as skipping has been taking off at school, we will be running a beat your personal best skipping challenge.  On Friday 6 July, this will culminate in a Make-A-Wish day with all children invited to wear blue and bring a £1 donation to support our charity while trying to beat our personal bests.

There are also some opportunities for parents and carers to get involved in the week.

Monday 02 July 3:15pm – 4:15pm Health fair

Our Health and Sports Fair in the hall is to promote health and sport opportunities and services in the local area.

Come along with your child/children after-school to find out more.

Tuesday 03 July Sports day Key Stage 2 9:30am Reception/Key Stage 2 1:30pm

You are welcome to come along to support our annual sports day at Roundhegians RUFC.  We require adults to help walk the children to Roundhegians so please contact the office if you can help with this.

Thursday 05 July 2:30pm – 3:15pm d:side drug education parent information session

Dave Hill from d:side, a health education provider, will be running an information session about drug education following his sessions with all classes during our themed week.  Parents and carers from all year groups are welcome to attend.  Please contact  the office if you would like to reserve a place.

Following our recent walk to school week and the Big Pedal scooter and bike week, this themed week is a good opportunity to continue to think about healthy, active ways to travel to school.  We will be encouraging children to use a sustainable method of transport, maybe parking further away from school, scooting, biking or walking to school.

 Finally, can you help? Does your job involve an aspect of health?  If you are able to support our Being Healthy themed week by coming into school, please contact your child’s class teacher directly or the office to arrange this.

Thank you for your support to keep Moortown a happy and healthy school.