Latest news from around the school

Sport Relief – The Big Summit Sofa Challenge Friday 06 March

Posted on 11 February 2020 by Mrs Latham

We are very excited to announce that Scholes (Elmet) Primary School will be the starting point of the BBC’s Big Summit Sofa Challenge on Friday 06 March.
Harry Gration, Amy Garcia and Paul Hudson from BBC Look North will join in with Wake Up Shake Up as their warm-up before they set off at 10am. They will then head towards Barwick, pulling and pushing their red sofa 100 miles, incorporating some of Yorkshire’s biggest climbs. We will be making banners, flags and as much noise as we can to create an amazing send off for the celebrity team.
It would be amazing if we were able to start this challenge off with a generous donation and so we are inviting the children to come to school in their sports kit, in exchange for a £1 contribution.
The BBC television cameras will also be in school to film us and talk to as many people as they can – some may even feature on the news that night.
They have asked that we encourage as many parents, family and friends to stay after they have dropped children off in the morning, so please feel free to show your support and join in with the fun!
Thank you in anticipation of your support.

Staying safe online - guides for parents/carers

Posted on 11 February 2020 by Mr Roundtree

Today is Safer Internet Day. What can you do at home to make sure your child is safe online?

The e-Safety Office has produced twelve guides for parents, covering a range of topics including app safety, YouTube, cyberbullying and selfies. Check them out.

School Council visit the Dog's Trust

Posted on 07 February 2020 by Reception Team

18 excited school council members visited the Leeds Dog’s Trust centre.

We were guided though the centre with a look behind the scenes. 

The staff at the Dog’s Trust were very grateful for our first donation of £517! 

Thank you to everyone that donated on our recent film night.

School Council Film Night

Posted on 06 February 2020 by Reception Team

What a fabulous film night we had yesterday! 

With your support, we raised over £500 for the Dog’s Trust.

The film last night was so good!

I liked eating the popcorn.

It was great because I got to sit with my friends.

I hope it becomes a regular event.

Cross Country - Leeds City Finals

Posted on 05 February 2020 by Mrs Latham

A massive well done to our Y6 girls team that qualified to the cross country city finals that were held at Temple Newsam today. They represented school brilliantly and we are very proud of them!

Does your child Swiggle?

Posted on 03 February 2020 by Mr Roundtree

Swiggle is a child-friendly search engine – it’s aimed at children in Key Stage 2.

Swiggle gives children a great start in encouraging responsible online searching. The internet is a vast resource, and some content is not appropriate for children.

The search engine has been designed and developed by South-West Grid for Learning, a charity dedicated to empowering the safe and secure use of technology. SWGfL recommends adding Swiggle to your browser or put the Screen Cover link on your bookmark bar.

It’s powered by Google Custom Search, the results are filtered using Google SafeSearch, and SWGfL has configured the results to prioritise educational resources. Swiggle also filters the search terms to check that it’s not being used to search for inappropriate content.

Childline - not just a 'line'

Posted on 29 January 2020 by Mr Roundtree

Childline isn’t just about making a phone call!

The Childline website has lots of valuable information, but one area we like is their Calm Zone. The activities aim to help children feel better when they’re feeling anxious, scared or sad. Although children could be encouraged to visit the website themselves, these are good techniques for you to use with your child. Ideas include breathing exercises, a ‘let it go’ box and creating a ‘sense drawer’.

Half term holiday activities

Posted on 28 January 2020 by Mrs Latham

Feb half term pdf

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 Miss Hague

Thanks to those of you who visited us this morning for another 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.

Lots of parents commented on the interesting content of the lessons and how engaged the children were in their learning.

Some parents took away practical ideas of how to support their child at home.

We have a topic review coming up soon – another chance to share in your child’s learning journey.