Sports Day 2016
All the children and staff spent a wonderful day in the sun celebrating Sports Day! The children participated in a range of activities and competitive races. Many thanks to Year 6 for running the activities and to all the parents who came to cheer everybody on!
From Mr Shuttleworth
In the week following SATs, Year 6 were able to relax and enjoy the second part of their Bikeability training. The aim of the sessions was to improve the children’s bike riding ability and to encourage safe conduct when out and about on the roads. All the children enjoyed themselves and received either a Bikeability Level 1 or Level 2 award. Well done!
As part of the Healthy Week in May, Year 6 conducted a Science/P.E investigation into what affect a run up has on the distance someone can jump. The children planned, conducted and analysed the results of their investigation in groups.
As part of the Healthy Week in May, Year 6 were given an hour’s first aid training! The session involved learning potentially life-saving techniques such as the Heimlich maneuver and the correct way to administer CPR.
Congratulations to the sixteen children who made their First Holy Communion at St Peter's church on the 9th May. After many months of First Holy Communion classes the children were well prepared for this important occasion and their conduct was an example for us all. Many thanks to Mrs Scott and Mrs Hewson for giving up their own time in order to prepare the children for both the Sacrament of Reconciliation and Sacrament of Holy Communion. Thanks to Fr. Eamon and Deacon Gerry for all their hard work ensuring that the day was such a special occasion for all concerned.
As part of our science topic about living things and their habitats we went to Meanwood Valley Urban Farm. Whilst there we went on a minibeast hunt and learnt how to pond dip.
As part of the World Book Day we were very fortunate to have the author Tom Palmer come into school and run a workshop with our key stage 2 children.
Tom is passionate about the value of reading and how it can be life changing for young people. His football reading game workshop was part quiz, part penalty shoot out and included an opportunity to ask a real author the secret to writing successful stories.
Over the last 2 weeks (22nd February - 4th March) our Year 2, 4 and 6 pupils have been having Fun Cycling Skills Sessions.
Year 2 had the opportunity to take part in exciting cycling activities with the Cycle Leeds Team. The specialist instructors came into school and had sessions progressing from a balance bikes onto pedal bikes.
Year 4 took part in a Learn to Ride cycle training course which taught the children the techniques to ride a bike and developed basic cycling skills in children who could already ride a bike. This main emphasis was on fun with games and obstacles galore!
Year 6 children took part in an introductory cycling skill session before setting off on a bike ride with the Cycle Leeds Instructor team. They cycled from school to Middleton park and back!
Last Wednesday the children in year 6 travelled by public service bus to Millennium Square in Leeds for some Ice Skating fun!
Thank you to all the children and parents who supported the School Council Bun Sale. They raised a magnificent £71.60.
Well done to the School Council.
With the library refurbishments complete the new library area in school opened on Friday 5th February 2016.
The school has invested a huge amount of money in the refurbishment of the library area. Money has been spent on a wide range of books (fiction, non-fiction, bilingual), furniture (including a lovely sofa), carpet, cushions and a new up to date library computer system.
The children will be bringing home library books of their choice. Please can you spend time sharing the books with your children. It is important that the books are treated carefully and are kept safe from younger children. Both damaged and lost books must be paid for.