Latest news from around the school

Homework review

Posted on 18 November 2018 by Miss Hague

Don’t forget on Thursday 22 November we are inviting you to come and watch our homework review.

Homework reviews happen every week, and they’re an opportunity for teachers and fellow pupils to share and celebrate (and offer constructive feedback) homework. This is your chance to watch how we review creative homework – a session where you visit your child’s own class.

No need to book in advance – just turn up for a 2.50pm start.

Children in Need

Posted on 18 November 2018 by Miss Hague

A huge thanks for the amazing sum of money we managed to raise on Friday.  By coming to school in pyjamas or by wearing your own clothes, we managed to raise £310.  I’m sure this money will be put to very good use.

Tree planting - thank you

Posted on 17 November 2018 by Mrs Latham

Thank you to the Scholes in Bloom team, Scholes Countryside and Wildlife Preservation group and Janet Horkan for coming to help plant trees around our school grounds. We now have a crab apple orchard, elders near hedgerows to encourage birds, willows near the natural spring at the bottom of the field, dog roses along the top fence and some birch trees near the existing trees at the bottom of the field. We also found a horse chestnut tree that had been secretly growing near one of the classrooms which we moved to a better spot. We hope they grow into lovely, large trees – making our school and village a happy and healthy place to be!

Let's Get Active - 30 active minutes

Posted on 17 November 2018 by Mrs Latham

As part of our commitment to ensure we meet the government directive for schools to provide 30 additional active minutes during every school day, we have installed some new equipment. Two multi-use activity walls have been installed on the key stage 2 playground and a ball chute on the key stage 1 playground. We can’t wait to start using them!

Consultation on changes to the admissions policy for schools in Leeds

Posted on 16 November 2018 by Mr Roundtree

Leeds City Council is proposing changes to its admissions policy for schools in Leeds. The main change is to set catchment areas for community and voluntary controlled Leeds schools.

The authority welcomes all your views and encourages you to respond by the deadline of 07 December 2018.

Find out more about the consultation and how to respond.

(Please note the changes mainly relate to Moortown Primary, although parents/carers of all Sphere Federation schools may want to be part of the consultation.)

Trees, Trees, Trees - Help Needed Please!

Posted on 14 November 2018 by Mrs Latham

We have been successful in getting around 40 tree saplings (Dog Rose, Willow, Birch, Crab Apple and Elder) which we are planting around the school grounds. We need some help planting please. If you are available from 2pm on Friday 16 November, please come to the school office. Please bring your own spade, gloves and wellies! Thank you in advance.

Online safety (e-safety) magazine

Posted on 12 November 2018 by Mr Roundtree

#DITTO is a free online safety (e-safety) magazine for schools, organisations and parents to keep you up to date with risks, issues, advice and guidance related to keeping children safe online, with a view to enjoying and learning about technology.

The latest edition has just been published. This edition includes:

  • Banning pornography
  • Talking to a trusted adult
  • Fostering an ethos of online safety
  • Beware the expert
  • Impact of violent and graphic media

We will remember them - Remembrance Day 2018

Posted on 09 November 2018 by Mrs Latham

The children listened to poems and stories, then talked about Remembrance Day this week at school. They made poppies and some wrote messages to the soldiers.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

Laurence Binyon


Thank you to Mrs Thorne for her artistic input and Peter Smith, from Lyndhurst View, who made the central piece.

Early Maths parent workshop

Posted on 09 November 2018 by Mr Roundtree

Thanks to those of you who came along to the workshop earlier this week to find out more ways to help you support your child’s Maths learning at home.

Both teachers were very informative. The session was very interesting. Thank you very much for including parents!

Lots of helpful information presented with passion. It was good to see the thinking behind Maths in F2 and Y1. It was good to be clear about what’s helpful to do at home. Thank you for putting on workshops like this.

Open morning - Monday 12 November

Posted on 08 November 2018 by Mrs Craggs

If you’re looking for a Reception place for your child, we’re holding our second open morning next week. This will take place on  Monday 12 November, at 9.30am. This is an opportunity for you to come and visit the school, ask any questions you may have, and be shown around by some of our Year 6 children. No appointment needed – just turn up.