Our weekly message (Friday 28 June 2024)

Friday 28 June 2024

Thanks to everyone who came along to our Sports Roundabout on Monday and the Key Stage 2 Sports today – we hope you enjoyed it as much as the children and staff.

Survey

Thanks to the 90 parents and carers who have completed this year’s annual survey. If you haven’t, there’s still time! In fact, you’ve one more week left to complete – the survey closes at 2pm next Friday.

Uniform

Last week, we flagged up our updated Uniform Policy in time to help you to start preparing early for the new school year. Please read the latest version.

In particular, we drew your attention to expectations for PE – it basically only involves a change for the bottom half only.

This week, we’re looking at the uniform itself – please follow the points set out here:

item description additional notes
top navy sweatshirt, cardigan or jumper

(each year, Year 6 choose a different colour)

– tops with logo are available (not essential)
shirt white short sleeved polo shirt or white shirt – polo-shirts with logos are available (not essential)
trousers / skirt / dress grey/black trousers/shorts; or

grey/black knee-length skirt or pinafore dress; or

blue and white checked/striped dress

– no jeans, cords or leggings

(Nursery: jogging bottoms / leggings are allowed)

socks / tights plain white/grey/navy/black socks; or

plain white/grey/navy/black tights

– should be a plain, block colour
footwear black/white/grey/brown footwear

(these should be plain, flat)

– choose shoes that are safe to run around for healthy, active playtimes

A word from our Junior Leadership Team

Here’s a review of the year from our Junior Leadership Team…

We would like to introduce ourselves as the Junior Leadership Team and we are very excited to be able to share our experiences from this year. At the start of the year, our classes elected us to represent them at the JLT meetings and make positive changes for our school. We are great role models that show good manners, kindness, maturity and positivity. We make important decisions on behalf of the school and its pupils. All our decisions are voted for democratically and result in changes and actions. We want our school to be happy and healthy and enjoyable for all students.

At the start of the year, we took on the role of reviewing the Packed Lunch policy and the Food in School policy. We made sure that children come to school with healthy, balanced foods such as fruit and vegetables. We liked the fact that the policy gave examples of different and alternative healthy foods that could be brought to school.

One of our early year tasks was to select our school charity. Each JLT member led a vote in their classes for their favourite charity. These nominations were brought to a meeting and we took a democratic vote. As a result, Children’s Heart Surgery Fund became our charity this year.

One of our favourite activities this year has been generating donations for our school charity and other local and national charities. We are often seen at the school gate shaking our buckets, collecting donations. We successfully raised £436.98 for Children in Need and £364.33 for Red Nose Day – we couldn’t do this without your generosity or support so thank you.

Later in the year, we had the privilege of selecting a school reading champion. This was a competition run by Leeds Library Service in which you could win some books and an author visit to school. Each key stage two class nominated children who had a passion for reading and they had to write a supporting statement. JLT had to read all the statements and finally settle on one person – it was a tough challenge. In the end, we selected Olivia. Although she didn’t win this time, it was an honour to read her statement and we admired her love of reading.

As a JLT, we aim to promote a happy and healthy school. We have a real passion for being active and we decided to re-introduce skipping during our WUSU time – the children love it. We also asked for some new WUSU songs and Mrs Latham and her WUSU team got straight on with the task!

When we were asked about after-school clubs, we enthusiastically created a huge list of clubs that we would love to see in school. So far, we have achieved a girls football team, a tennis club and a tag rugby club. This all contributes to our happy and healthy ethos.

In the Autumn term, it will be time for the new JLT elections. It will be time to allow others to enjoy the experience of representing our school and making positive changes. We are very proud of our achievements this year.

Thank you to everyone who supported us on our journey to make our school an even better place to learn.

Finally, a few things to look out for next week…

Tomorrow, we’ve an Open Morning in Nursery. Are you looking for a Nursery for your child to join? Come and visit our happy and healthy Nursery – just call in (no need to make an appointment or reserve a place).

We send annual reports home next week, staggered across the week.

And in next week’s message, look out for details of the 2024 Summer Competition, too!