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Latest news from around the school

Kick-off!

Posted on 17 October 2018 by Mrs Latham

Our football season kicked off tonight with a selection of year 5 and 6 children playing matches at Shadwell and Roundhay. Unfortunately, we didn’t win but both teams showed great team spirit, resilience and determination. We are looking forward to more competitive matches after half term.

 

Harvest Festival - a big thank you!

Posted on 16 October 2018 by Mrs Latham

Thank you for all the kind donations to our Harvest Festival today. Henry, from the Salvation Army, was overwhelmed by the generosity of the families at Scholes. Thank you for each and every donation.

Harvest Celebration

Posted on 14 October 2018 by Miss Hague

On Tuesday 16 October, we are having a harvest celebration in school.  As we have done in previous years, we are supporting the Salvation Army by collecting tinned produce.  Any items we collect will be used to make up food parcels which will be distributed to some of our most vulnerable families in the Leeds area.  If you would like to support this very worthy cause, please send in tinned produce on Tuesday.

Thank you.

Triathlon - interested in more?

Posted on 11 October 2018 by Mrs Latham

Staying safe at Scholes

Posted on 09 October 2018 by Mr Roundtree

At Scholes (Elmet) Primary, we place keeping our children safe – both physically and emotionally – as our top priority. We recently invited someone from Leeds LA to come in to school to audit all our safeguarding procedures. The purpose of the audit was to ‘assist schools in evaluating their procedures for Safeguarding and Child Protection’ – it’s something that many schools request in order to make sure their procedures are as robust as they can be.

We’re happy to tell you the audit went really well – some aspects of our procedures were even identified as exemplary!

Final comments in the report are:

I was shown around the school where I observed that the Living and Learning theme is embedded and visible to all pupils and staff and that notice boards and displays were of a high standard.

I spoke to 3 pupils who were confident in telling me about who they could go to in school for support and how they are taught to keep themselves safe on line.  They all stated clearly that they felt safe in school because of the teachers they have around them, their friends and the fences around the school grounds.  They could also tell me about the different coloured lanyards issued to visitors and staff in school and why they are different colours.

It is clear to see that the safety and welfare of the children at Scholes (Elmet) Primary School is of high importance and the staff and SLT [Senior Leadership Team] have worked hard to meet the needs of its children and families.

The evidence presented for the audit was good and very thorough and the preventative approach through the curriculum was shown to be excellent.

Scholes (Elmet) Primary is a happy and healthy and safe place to learn.

Open morning for prospective 2019 parents / carers

Posted on 08 October 2018 by Mrs Craggs

If you’re looking for a Reception place for your child, we’re holding two open mornings over the next few weeks. These will take place on Wednesday 17 October and Monday 12 November, at 9.30am on both days. 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.

Cross Country competition - resilience, determination and grit!

Posted on 08 October 2018 by Mrs Latham

Some year 6 children took part in the area heat of the Leeds Cross Country competition today. They ran 1,800m and had to draw on their Living and Learning skills; being ready, determination and resilience. They all enjoyed the experience and finished the race. Well done!

Thank you...

Posted on 08 October 2018 by Mr Roundtree

…for the voluntary donations you made recently so we could go ahead with the wonderful Hobgoblin theatre shows last week.

By now, you’re child will have told you all about the great show – and hopefully gained a better understanding of the history of Britain. The show was all about…

History of Britain Logo for website

…and it fits perfectly with the Key Stage 1 and 2 Big Topic, Time Travel.

A show like this is a great way to enrich your child’s learning experience. Without your donations to subsidise the cost, we wouldn’t have been able to go ahead with this. Thank you for your support.

Parents' evening coming up

Posted on 08 October 2018 by Mr Roundtree

The first of two parent-teacher meetings are coming up soon: 22 October and 24 October. At these meetings, you’ll notice a small change.

In the annual survey of parents and carers, a small number mentioned that they would prefer more frequent updates about their child’s progress. We’ve acted on this by changing when we provide you with the Learning Updates. These were previously given to you at parents’ evening. However, this year, we’ll send these home at the end of the Autumn and Spring terms. This means you’ll have an update at the end of Autumn 1 (the parents’ evening), Autumn 2 (the Learning Update), Spring 1 (the second parents’ evening), Spring 2 (the second Learning Update), and then the end of year report in the Summer.

As always, Miss Hague will be around to hear your questions, compliments and concerns with these arrangements.

Keep calm and read on

Posted on 08 October 2018 by Mr Roundtree

Do you read for pleasure? Does your child read for pleasure? There are lots of benefits gained from reading for pleasure:

  • it increases sense of achievement, confidence, self-esteem and self-awareness
  • it widens horizons
  • it develops relationships and promotes inclusion and empathy through sharing opinions and ideas
  • it prevents boredom and promotes relaxation

All these points contribute to a happy and healthy lifestyle.

There are also a wide range of books that can directly address specific aspects of mental health – these might be worth a look if someone in the family might be prone to a particular mental health problem.

The National Literacy Trust has a list of books to help children feel happier and more confident. This list is for children up to the age of 11 or thereabouts.

The Reading Agency brings together partners from the public, private, and voluntary sectors to tackle life’s big challenges through the proven power of reading. The agency’s ‘Reading Well Books on Prescription‘ helps people understand and manage their health and wellbeing using self-help reading. The books are chosen by health experts and people living with the conditions covered. There’s a specific page on young people’s mental health.