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KS1 had a fantastic afternoon on 26th February with Stephen Waterhouse, a local children’s book illustrator and author. He shared his work with the children which included cards, jigsaws and advent calendars as well as reading from one of his books ‘The Runaway Chapati’ which sparked the children’s enthusiasm to create their own runaway food! You can see more of his work at www.stephenwaterhouse.com

 

With expert guidance given by Graeme Creaton the children have so far learnt how to remove their wheels, remove the inner tube and repair a puncture!

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Year 2 had a fantastic afternoon with Matthew and Tim from the Institute of Civil Engineers learning how to build tall towers out of Lego. Well done Year 2!

 

We all had a wonderful time at the Christmas Fair. We raised over £1000. Special thanks for Rowina Armstrong, mum of Jack Clift in year 4, for her calm, efficient organising.

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Our Christmas choir have done some fantastic singing over the last two weeks! We had 2 really successful sessions carol singing in Sainsbury’s raising money for Shelter. We also had a really enjoyable sing at HEART for a community Christmas lunch. Well done children! (and parents for helping)

UPDATE – We raised £116.84 in Sainsbury’s for Shelter. (The school also raised an additional £74.66 from collections after the Christmas concerts.)

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Magical Memories & Festive Fun – things to do this weekend!

Leeds Museums & Galleries (Leeds City Council – Museums and Galleries)

Saturday & Sunday

500 Years of Christmas at Temple Newsam
Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th December, 10.30am – 4.00pm

A packed programme to get into the festive spirit this Christmas including our magnificent decorations and display of a Tudor banquet, Jane Austen’s Christmas Concert, Victorian merry making and carol singing. Plus, for only £3 take an enchanting journey through secret rooms to discover Santa.

FREE EVENT (usual house entry charges apply)

Magical Christmas Weekend at Lotherton Hall
Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th December, 11.00am – 4.00pm

Escape the Christmas shopping and enjoy the magical festivities at Lotherton with live music, wreath making, Christmas crafts, face painting, storytelling, a suitcase magician and if needed our own snow! Santa will also be here all weekend (£2 charge, inc present), so make sure you get your Christmas wish list in early!

FREE EVENT (usual estate entry charges apply)

Santa’s Grotto at Abbey House Museum
Every weekend in December leading up to Christmas day, Saturdays (2.00pm – 4.00pm) and Sundays (10.00am – 12.00pm & 2.00pm – 4.00pm)

Visit Father Christmas in his magical Abbey House grotto. Don’t forget your camera. There will also be crafts, music and fun in our Victorian Streets. Grotto price only £4.00 and includes a fantastic Christmas present.

Usual museum entry charges apply

Saturday

Christmas Party at Leeds City Museum
Saturday 14th December, 11.00am – 3.00pm

Get into the festive spirit with all the family at our Christmas Party. Free Christmassy activities and festive performances for everyone to enjoy.

FREE EVENT and FREE ENTRY TO MUSEUM

Baubilize in Artspace at Leeds Art Gallery
Saturday 14th December, 11.00am – 4.00pm

Celebrate the festive season with local artist Sophie Speed by creating your very own 3D wintery bauble with a twist to either take home or add to the collection of baubles that have already been made.

FREE EVENT and FREE ENTRY TO GALLERY

We’re all going on a Winter Holiday at Leeds Discovery Centre
Saturday 14th December, 10.00am – 12.00pm

We invite you to join us for a winter holiday with a difference as we use sand and shells from our collections to explore beach environments.

FREE EVENT and FREE ENTRY TO MUSEUM

Sunday

Carols in the Abbey Church at Kirkstall Abbey
Sunday 15th December, 2.00pm – 3.00pm

We welcome back the Heritage Singers for their annual carol singing in the abbey church. A real festive treat!

FREE EVENT and FREE ENTRY TO THE ABBEY

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To celebrate National Anti-Bullying Week all the children and staff spelt out the word SAFE on the playground as a reminder that we we want all children to feel safe all the time. They were reminded that if they don’t feel safe they should TELL ( our other favourite word).

 

D-Side Drugs Education visited Spring Bank Primary on Friday 9th October to work with KS2. Children learnt about different drugs including cigarettes, alcohol, solvents and legal and non-legal substances.

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