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Our Grand Library Opening!

Posted on 26 June 2018 by Miss Hague

Our new library is opening on Thursday 28th June.

Conrad Burdekin (local author and poet) will be in school on Thursday,  working with the children to create some poetry of their own.  He has kindly agreed to ‘officially’ open our library at the end of the day with School Council (and guests) present.

At 3.30, we are opening the library for you to view.  Please feel free to come along and see how amazing our library looks.  There will be the opportunity to meet Conrad and, if you wish, buy one of his poetry books.  The children have been reading them this week and have found them very funny!

Send us a postcard!

Posted on 25 June 2018 by Mr Roundtree

Over the summer, we’d love to hear from you!

When your child returns to school after the summer holidays, the first topic they’ll be learning will be Where in the World?

To help with this, we’d love it if your child sends us a postcard. There will be prizes for the best-written postcard, and, naturally, they’ll all go on display.

The postcard could be from Spain or Scarborough, a city-break or an outdoor adventure, a day-trip or a fortnight away. More importantly, it could be real or made-up… we might get postcards recounting your child’s adventures in space, even!

Your child doesn’t need to go anywhere this summer to write about what they’ve got up to, so there’s no excuse for them not to join in.

All we ask is that your postcards arrive by Monday 10 September – that’s the start of the second week back (so they could even write a postcard from that weekend!).

The Where in the World? topic will develop the children’s geographical knowledge and skills. The world is a big place that is getting more and more accessible but how much do we know about it? We’ll be swotting up on names of capital cities, countries, continents and oceans (depending on the age of your child). Get out your maps and test each other at home. Who knows all the capital cities in the UK? Can anyone name the five continents? We’ll also develop map skills so get out there and give each other directions to get from ‘A’ to ‘B’!

A fresh approach to gaming?

Posted on 25 June 2018 by Mr Roundtree

The US-based Common Sense Media organisation supports parents and their children’s use of the internet, social media and gaming. They’ve searched through the currently available apps, and come up with a list of those that might be challenging and exciting, but don’t involve the use of guns or violence. Check out the lists:

Well done, Charlotte!

Posted on 20 June 2018 by Mr Roundtree

It’s great to see this by Leeds Civic Hall – great design, Charlotte!

(Bit of a shame about the dodgy grammar and spelling…)

Scholes Tennis Club - coaching sessions

Posted on 19 June 2018 by Mrs Latham

A message from Dwight Brown, tennis coach …
Our newly launched fortnightly coaching session is back tomorrow (Wednesday 20th June) evening… all welcome!
Session Times
Junior players (Under 14yrs) 5:30 – 6:30pm
Full Ball & Adults (15yrs+) 6:30 – 8.00pm
Technical and tactical play on the evening.
Rackets available. 
 
Costs
Junior Session – Members £2.50, Non Members £5
Full Ball Session – Members FREE Non Members £5
Hope to see you there!
Any questions – just email l[email protected] or text 07715 627159

Hope to see you there!

Library competition - please vote!

Posted on 18 June 2018 by Mrs Latham

Please vote for Scholes Elmet Primary in the National Book Tokens Competition!

 

What is bullying?

Posted on 18 June 2018 by Mr Roundtree

Is a bully strong? Is their victim weaker? That’s what dictionaries have been suggesting with their definition of what a bully is. Watch this video to consider the issue more.

A YouGov poll revealed that 72% of GB children, aged 13-17 years, agreed that the definition of ‘bully’ should be updated. After campaigning by the Diana Award, Google, Collins, Dictionary.com, Oxford Dictionaries and the Cambridge Dictionary have changed their definition of bullying.

The original definition contrasted bullies as ‘strong’ and their victims as ‘weak’, but the new definition instead talks of vulnerability.

Original definition:
Bully (noun): a person who uses strength or influence to harm or intimidate those who are weaker.

New definition:
Bully (noun): a person who habitually seeks to harm or intimidate those whom they perceive as vulnerable.

In our school, we use a simple acronym to define what bullying is:

STOP: to hurt someone (physically or emotionally) Several Times On Purpose

…and the same STOP for the advice we give our children to solve any problems they experience:

STOP: Start Telling Other People

Keep talking to your child at home about bullying so they’re aware that they can talk to you or any adult they feel comfortable with.

Green fingers? Help needed!

Posted on 13 June 2018 by Mrs Latham

Scholes in Bloom judging day is Monday 6 August this year. If you are available and would like to join the effort for gold, please come and collect a plant from Mrs Myers or Mrs Latham. All you need to do is look after it and meet us at the flower bed outside school on judging day at 10am. If you prefer, you could make a ‘scarecrow’ and bring it on the same day. The theme is ‘all creatures great and small’. Hope to see you there!

Pupil Voice - Friendship Benches

Posted on 13 June 2018 by Miss Parling

School Council had a really tough time deciding which designs would be used to decorate our friendship benches.

There were some lovely messages and creative ideas used to make these benches feel a positive and inviting place to be.

These are the chosen designs.

I love the message – friends are like rainbows they brighten your day.

I think the colours will brighten up our playground.

 

 

It has a happy vibe.

It has nice vocabulary on it.

Scholes Gala - skippers and dancers

Posted on 11 June 2018 by Mrs Latham

Thank you to our Y4 Skipping Crew and the Y1, Y2 and Y6 WUSU Crews who represented school so brilliantly at Scholes village gala.