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Stars of the Week

The Reception stars this week were awarded for their absolutely brilliant writing and hard working attitudes as they continue to develop so well! Year 4s were awarded their certificates for some very creative homework projects in their Wild at Heart topic and they had a football certificate to show too. Year 6 showed further improvement in their arithmetic tests and good attitudes to learning which is very positive to hear in the run up to their tests. Whilst Year 1s had done more impressive Literacy in their work with poems.

Well done to all of our stars this week!





As part of our topic Into the Freezer we looked closely at Antarctica and what it is like there. We also compared it to the Arctic. We made pictures with moving parts set in the Arctic or Antarctica.

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As part of our World Book Day celebrations, pupils were challenged to dress a potato as their favourite book character. After a quick rescheduling due to the snow, the wonderful works were put out on display on Monday 5th March, to be seen by parents, pupils, staff and of course the chief competition judge, Mrs Ryan. As you can see from the marvellous pictures below, the calibre of carbohydrate creations was extremely high with many of our favourite characters, including Harry Potter, The Gruffalo and various Mr Men, depicted in potato form.

With results for each class to be announced by Mr Brawley in assembly today (Tuesday 6th), we are eagerly waiting to find out who was judged to have come up with the best potato creation out of all these outstanding entries.

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Spring HT2 2018 Newsletter (1)


Stars of the Week!

We kicked off this week’s Good Work Assembly with another round of Lexia certificates, so we must say a big well done to all those working hard to progress through the Lexia levels!

Some of the highlights included: Reception, who showed off their writing and numeracy skills with some instruction writing and numbers from 1 to 10. Year 4 displayed their creative collages from their Brazil topic artwork. Year 3 had done some excellent newspaper report writing whilst their was more great work to see across the rest of the school, as ever.


Well done to all of our stars this week for making a flying start to the new half-term! IMG_20180223_093120[1]


Stars of the Week!

We had a huge bunch of stars for this week, the last week of half-term! We kicked off the assembly with more Lexia certificates and with some swimming badges for Year 4 too.

Mrs. Ryan awarded her stars in Reception this week for some brilliant writing skills, we saw more examples of beautiful writing skills in Year 1 too, as well as some impressive rugby skills in P.E. – just in time for Six Nations! Year 2 had some creative painting which they put on show; Year 3’s stars had a great week all round as they were awarded for some Maths and Art work, whilst Year 4’s stars showed off some of their topic work, specifically their climate graphs and poster on Brazil which had taken a lot of effort and teamwork.

Year 5 saw their whole class rewarded for outstanding work on their recent trip to Cartwright Hall and Year 6 showed off their carnival costume creations to end a fantastic assembly.

Well done to all our stars this week, enjoy your well deserved break!



Year 5 have been working hard on their writing and, more specifically, their poetry this year. Recently they have been visited by local poet James Nash who has been kind enough to come in to share some of his poems and his ideas to help the class with their own writing as part of Headingley Literature Festival.

The class were focussing on ‘The Listeners’, a poem by Walter de la Mare, and used this along with James’ help to create some thrilling poems. They were then able to share them with all the other classes and staff in a whole-school assembly in which they performed their poetry pieces.

It’s been a very enjoyable scheme of work for the class which has produced some excellent pieces of work. Well done Year 5!




Stars if the Week!

It was great to see some of our Lexia students up there in ‘Good Work’ assembly this week, their hard work is paying off as they are rapidly progressing through the levels and they were rewarded with certificates this week!

We have seen some great work all round this week and fantastic progress is being made across the board which is pleasing to see as all of our students work so hard. Some progress in the pool has been rewarded for Year 4 this week with their swimming coming on leaps and bounds. Across the rest of the school we had some brilliant Geography work, more excellent writing skills were on show and as ever it was nice to see positive and helpful attitudes be acknowledged and rewarded.

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Dear Parents and Carers,


I hope you have all had a lovely Christmas break. This half term our topic is ‘The Golden Age of Islam’ in which the children will be learning all about Early Islamic Civilisation.  In literacy we will start with information texts with a focus on using dashes for parenthesis and organisational devices. After that we will focus on traditional tales and study the poem ‘The Highwayman’. In mathematics we will be working on multiplication and division, fractions, decimals and percentages.


In science we will be looking at the properties of materials. The children will be investigating which materials can dissolve and what kind of changes are reversible. Art will be linked with the topic work and the children will be creating some Islamic artwork using printing. In computing the children will look at presenting data using charts, graphs and databases.


I will teach the class for the majority of the week apart from Thursday afternoons where Jessica Freitas will be leading the ukulele lesson for the first lesson. The second lesson will be French and the class will be taught by Mr Brawley.


This half term the children can look forward to our trip to Cartwright Hall on Friday 2nd February. On this visit, children will have the chance to investigate and explore Islamic artefacts and artwork.


PE will be on Tuesday and Friday afternoons. Please ensure your child has their PE kit which must be a white t-shirt, blue/black shorts and a separate pair of trainers suitable for sport. Please note baseball trainers and pumps are no longer allowed. I would also advise providing a sweater or tracksuit top as the weather remains cold.


Guided Reading is every Thursday morning and homework will be set each week. The task must be completed for the next lesson and if time is not available at home then the children can attend Homework Club which is held in the Computing Suite each lunchtime. It would be greatly appreciated if you can help or remind your child to ensure they have completed the task. Spellings will be given on a Monday morning to be tested on a Friday morning. Children will have a weekly times tables test each Monday afternoon.


If you have any questions then please feel free to contact me at school.




Miss Johnson


On Tuesday and Wednesday this week Year 1 to 6 put on their performances of ‘A Very Rockin’ Christmas’ co-ordinated by Miss Johnson. Parents came in their droves to see the much anticipated show and they were not disappointed! Each class performed a fantastic rendition of their chosen Christmas song along with a special addition to the show, including Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer performed on ukuleles by Y5, poem readings from Y4, a performance of the Christmas Truce by Y6, The Bethlehem Rhapsody from Y3 and some brilliant readings from Y1 and 2.

Each class performed amazing, wowing the onlooking parents and teachers. It was an enthralling and different way to celebrate Christmas and it was great to see that the hard work put in by all the staff and students paid off in the final performances.

Thankyou to all the students for working so hard, to the teachers, especially Miss. Johnson, for putting the concert together and to the parents for coming along to enjoy the performance!