Latest news from around the school

Join in Monday

Posted on 06 June 2018 by Miss Hague

This week, Miss Bainbridge had her Join in Monday.  It was well attended and the feedback , from both children and parents, was really positive.

Nearly all parents have commented how interesting it is to see what goes on in school.

Don’t forget that we have two more Join in Mondays.

Miss Lowry’s Join in Monday – 11 June 1.30 pm

Miss Parling’s Join in Monday – 18 June 1.30 pm



Posted on 06 June 2018 by Miss Hague

Parking around school continues to be a problem for local residents.  Today, we had reports that cars had been parked on both sides of Wood Lane.  This blocked access to the farm which is situated in this area.

As always, we ask that parking is done respectfully and with consideration to local residents.

Thank you

Annual survey of parents and carers - new deadline

Posted on 06 June 2018 by Mr Roundtree

The annual survey of parents and carers is open for you to tell us your views.  Thank you to the parents and carers who have completed a survey so far.

We’ve extended the closing date for the survey to 22 June to give even more of you a chance to tell us your views.


Scholes Gala and Scholes in Bloom

Posted on 05 June 2018 by Mrs Latham

Please come and support our Skipping Crew and WUSU Crew at Scholes Gala this Saturday, 9 June 2018. We would also like as many children as possible to visit the planting stall. Children can take them home, look after them and then bring the plants and join us on judging day for Britain in Bloom on 6 August 2018 at 10am outside school. Scholes in Bloom are going for gold this year!

Walk to School Week winners

Posted on 03 June 2018 by Mrs Latham

We had hundreds of raffle tickets in the box. Well done to all those who walked, scooted or rode bikes to school before the holidays. The Buffers car park was busy all week. Here are the prize winners. Let’s keep walking!

Have you responded to our annual survey yet?

Posted on 01 June 2018 by Mr Roundtree

At Scholes (Elmet) Primary, we’re always keen to hear your views.

Visit the survey site and respond to a series of statements – either agree / agree strongly or disagree / disagree strongly (or say that you don’t know). There’s also the opportunity to add any comments you may have. The survey should take you about five minutes – maybe a bit longer if you add lots of comments. The survey is open until 11 June.

Thank you for sharing your views.

Walk to School Week 21-25 May 2018

Posted on 23 May 2018 by Mrs Latham

Lots of children have been walking to school this week. The raffle box is getting full. The draw will be made on Friday 25th May (lots of lovely prizes to choose from) so remember to bring your tickets to school so they go in the box. Thank you to The Buffers for allowing us to use their car park so children can walk at least 0.5km to school, even if they live further away!


May half term fun at Temple Newsam...

Posted on 23 May 2018 by Mrs Quirk

If you’re stuck for ideas for things to do next week, why not consider one of the following at Temple Newsam?

Paint your own tankard with Jackrabbits pottery 

Tuesday 29 and Wednesday 30 May. Book a session, 11.30-12.30pm or 2-3pm. Jackrabbits will glaze, fire and wrap the tankards. Please allow a max of 28 days from workshop date to allow mugs to be ready for collection. £13 per tankard in the House. Contact the Temple Newsam House or book on Eventbrite.

Cheers half term crafts!

Saturday 26 May to Sunday 03 June. Drop in session. All ages. Crafts inspired by the ceramics in the exhibition. Design a cup and a coaster to take home. Included in house admission price.


Wednesday 30 May 2-3pm. Join our resident storyteller to enjoy stories all about drink! Included in house admission price.

Hidden Temple Newsam Tour

Saturday and Tuesday in half term at 11am. Journey under the House, learn how the servants got around unseen and discover the cellars. Who is the Blue Lady and what happened to poor Phoebe Gray? Some steep steps and uneven surfaces. Limited places, booking advised. Suitable for 7+. Included in house admission price.

Discovery Tour

Thursday at 11am. Explore the House with our friendly guide! Included in house admission price.

Up on the roof!

Thursday at 2.30pm and 3.15pm Take in stunning views by going on the roof of Temple Newsam House. A head for heights and ability to climb some steep steps required. Booking required. The tour will only go ahead in fine weather so call 0113 3367460 to book and confirm the tour is going ahead. Ages 7+ (children accompanied by an adult).

On the farm…

Visit the animals including pigs, sheep, cattle and ducks! There’s also a café, playgrounds and gardens to explore…

Visit the website or call 0113 3367460 for details of admission prices, access and events. Also on facebook and twitter.

Walk to School Week 21-25 May 2018

Posted on 17 May 2018 by Mrs Latham

Next week, 21 – 25 May, is Walk to School Week. Today, each child was given a leaflet and raffle tickets. For each day that your child walks to school, they’ll be able to put a raffle ticket into the box in the school office. Tickets will be drawn and prizes will be won! For those that live too far away to walk the full distance, The Buffers have agreed to let parents/carers park in their car park, so children still have the chance to enter the prize draw (scooting or riding a bike also counts). There are spare leaflets in the school office.


On your bike, Year 5!

Posted on 11 May 2018 by Mrs Welsby

Today, Year 5s have had a fantastic experience cycling 12 miles, all the way to Temple Newsam and back, thanks to Bikeability. They even had energy left over for a circuit of the park as well! Everyone worked really hard on the tracks, roads and cycle paths, tackling some challenging hills, and all proved their safe cycling abilities when we were travelling on the roads! No doubt they will all sleep well tonight! ​