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Latest news from around the school

Living and Learning: I know what a drug is.

Posted on 26 January 2020 by Miss Beatson

This week, our Living and Learning statement was ‘I know what a drug is’. As part of our learning, Dave from D:side came in to talk to each class about drugs. With the younger children, he spoke to them about medicines and how we can keep our bodies healthy. In KS2, he delivered workshops on smoking, alcohol and drugs.

Following on from this, each class discussed the issues and dangers around passive smoking and what they could do if they felt uncomfortable about it. The NHS website has some excellent information about passive smoking and the risks for children.

NHS-passive smoking

Period products

Posted on 24 January 2020 by Mr Roundtree

You might have read that the Department for Education has launched a scheme which will provide access to free period products in schools in England. Alongside this, Leeds Council launched a similar scheme a few months ago.

This scheme will ensure that period products are available to young people if they need them, when they need them. This will include supporting those who have started their period unexpectedly, forgotten to bring products with them and those who can’t afford to buy them.

Although there are some restrictions around how many products we can order, we’d like to assure you that the products are in school if your child needs to use them unexpectedly, or has forgotten them, or can’t afford them.

Fab feedback...

Posted on 22 January 2020 by Mr Roundtree

Thanks to those of you who visited us this morning for another one of our popular Watch us while we work sessions. We hold these so you can come into school and get a flavour of what we do, which will hopefully help you to support your child at home, too.

  • ‘I really appreciated the opportunity. All the teachers are very welcoming.’
  • ‘I enjoyed watching the different methods of teaching. This will help us at home when doing phonics and maths.’
  • ‘The methods of teaching were excellent. The pupils remained calm and focused.’
  • ‘I enjoyed seeing how much pupil interaction there is.’

We're in the Leeds top ten best primary schools!

Posted on 17 January 2020 by Mr Roundtree

In case you missed our news story last week…

According to the GOV.UK website, we’re one of the very best primary schools in the Leeds area for per cent of pupils meeting expected standard.

Check out the article in Yorkshire Evening Post.

Tell your family and friends about how good we are!

Is your child in Year 2 or Year 6?

Posted on 14 January 2020 by Mr Roundtree

If your child is in Year 2 or Year 6, they’re in the final year of Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2) or Key Stage 2 (Years 3 to 6). This means that towards the end of the year, they’ll be doing end of key stage assessments, often called the SATs.

These short videos help to explain more – just be aware the videos are a couple of years old so some details like dates won’t be accurate.

In the past, parents have said they’ve found the videos helpful. Nevertheless, if you’ve any questions, comments or concerns, speak with your child’s class teacher or Miss Beatson.

Does your child use TikTok?

Posted on 14 January 2020 by Mr Roundtree

If you’re child uses TikTok, read this guide for parents.

TikTok is a video-sharing social media app available on iOS and Android which lets users create, share, and view user created videos much in a similar manner to Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. It’s main draw, however, is that users can record and upload bite-sized looping videos of themselves lip-syncing and dancing to popular music or soundbites, often for comedic effect, which can then be further enhanced with filters, emojis and stickers. TikTok has been designed with the young user in mind and has a very addictive appeal. At the beginning of 2019 it skyrocketed in popularity to become the iOS store’s most downloaded app with over 33 million downloads. Estimates suggest that it now has anything between 500 million and over 1billion monthly active users worldwide.

Attendance matters

Posted on 13 January 2020 by Mr Roundtree

Well done to Year 5,6 for their excellent attendance this year so far. The class average is 96%.

Children in Foundation 2 are also attending school really well – 95.7%.

It’s really important your child attends school as much as they can so that they can enjoy and achieve.

Safe screen time

Posted on 13 January 2020 by Mr Roundtree

We like to keep you updated as much as possible with how you can keep your child safe in many situations.

In the Autumn term, we posted some guidance about the game ‘Fortnite‘ – we hope you found this useful.

Here’s the second of our factsheets with some hints and tips about how you can support your child in staying safe during any screen time.  It’s not just the amount of time your child spends in front of a screen but what they might encounter or be exposed to when online.

As always, if you’ve any questions, comments or concerns, please chat to someone in school.

We're one of the best!

Posted on 10 January 2020 by Mr Roundtree

According to the GOV.UK website, we’re one of the very best primary schools in the Leeds area for per cent of pupils meeting expected standard.

Check out the article in Yorkshire Evening Post.

Online safety? Sign up for great weekly guides

Posted on 08 January 2020 by Mr Roundtree

We’ve mentioned National Online Safety guides before.

They believe in empowering parents, carers and trusted adults with the information they need to hold informed and age appropriate conversations about online safety with their child, should they feel it is needed. Every Wednesday, they produce guides to focus on specific platforms/risks which they believe trusted adults should be aware of.

 Join the Wake Up Wednesday Campaign.