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Letter to Parents

Please see the letter to our Parents and Carers from our Chair of Governors and Mr Clay

Tour de Yorkshire Land Art Competition

Our school recentley took part in the Tour de Yorkshire event by being involved in a land art event on Armley Park and we have been shortlisted for the best land art. Please vote for us using the link below by choosing the Armley land art with moving human bicycle cogs, stage 4. 

https://letour.yorkshire.com/information/land-art
Easter 2018

Here are some pictures of what has been going on during the last week of half term. We had parents in to help make bonnets, Reception did an egg hunt and pictures of our bonnet winners!

Reading Club

Reading club has been introduced on a Tuesday and Thursday lunchtime in the sanctuary and is held by Mrs Forrest. Many of the children have enjoyed coming to the club and sitting and reading peacefully -fantastic to see so many children enjoying books!

Easter and Spring Fun

Not only did we have great fun having breakfast with the Easter bunny, she also came to deliver cream eggs to each of the children throughout school! As part of National Poetry day the week before, Literacy lessons we had been looking at Spring poetry across school, many of which related to Easter. Here are some pictures of the work we have done and the fun we have had.

Easter

Please read about our Easter Activities - we had so much fun!

Key Stage 2 SATs meeting
Ofsted inspection update
Ofsted Inspection

School will be inspected on the 6th March 2018 by Ofsted. Ofsted would like to know parent and carers views about our school. Please see the leaflet and letter from Ofsted for parens and carers. The leaflet explains why Ofsted inspect schools and what happens during the inspection. 

If you are a registed parent or carer of a pupil at the school, you can tell Ofsted your views about our school by completing Osteads online survey, Parent View, at: Parent View

 
Christmas Fair - Ho! Ho! Ho!
The Christmas Fair took place on Saturday 2nd December.  Thank you to all of you who contributed or donated items and supported us on the day.  It is greatly appreciated.  Santa was extremely busy with a huge number of excited children visiting his grotto.  Thank you for coming, Santa.  I know you are very busy this time of year.  There was a range of tombolas, games, stalls, raffles, Secrets Room and, of course, the cafe run by Mrs Holden and her helpers.  Please let us know what you enjoyed and what you might like us to do in future years to make the experience even more enjoyable.   This year we are hoping to remodel our library facilities and update some of our computing equipment so funds raised will benefit every child in school.  The raffle was a bumper this year with a range of prizes.  Some are still to be claimed.  Thank you again to staff and volunteers who have worked tirelessly communicating with local (and not so local) businesses and enlisting their support in this.  My personal thanks go to the amazing team of people who worked so hard together to ensure that the event went like clockwork and was enjoyed by all.  Thank you so much.
Please look on our Facebook page for pictures of the fair.
Mrs Callaghan 3 December 2017

 
ESOL
On Thursday afternoons we are working with Leeds City College to provide ESOL classes for parents.  This is an ideal opportunity for parents to get to know each other and become part of the wider school community.  Miss Paulina has been working hard to reach out to our parents so that they feel welcome and are eager to come.  So far the sessions have been well attended.  We welcome any of you who would like to attend.  A creche is provided for children who are not school age.
18.11.17
Family Learning
On Thursday mornings we have been running a family learning project in conjunction with Leeds City College.  Parents of children in Reception and Year 1 have had the opportunity to explore story sacks, share stories and design and carry out arts and crafts with their children linked to the story they have told.  We welcomed four parents in the first two weeks and provided a creche for younger children so that parents could work alongside their older children and give them quality time.  We hope to increase the number of parents and children attending so that the project can continue.  If this sounds interesting, please speak to Ms Paulina about joining the group.
18.11.17
What an amazing week!  We have received compliments about our children's conduct and show of respect at the cenotaph.
Our Year 2 children and their teacher, Mr Fox received compliments from three different sources about how they smartly and sensibly represented the school when they attended Armley Leisure Centre on Wednesday afternoon.  I am so proud of them.
At this time I would like to thank parents who support visits to the leisure centre and the library.  We could not do it without you.
More good news!  Our Year 6 children and their teacher, Mr Kinnes were praised for their enthusiasm and hard work during their Northern Ballet workshop.  It is a joy to hear such things.
Receiving such compliments makes me incredibly proud to be headteacher of a school in which the children are so ready to learn, to be respectful and to be safe. Thank you to parents for supporting your children so well.  I also give thanks to the excellent committed and hardworking staff for making these things happen.
Our school and our community are working together to make sure that our children have the very best start so that they can be the best they can be.  Thank you to everyone for sharing our vision (see homepage) and supporting us in working towards achieving high.

Mrs Callaghan - 18 November 2017
Mad Science

Some parents and children recently took part in a Mad Science course organised by Mrs Campbell, where they got to take part in some fun, educational experiments, and received a certificate for all their efforts.