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School update!

This week, in school, is Healthy School’s Week – we have the MAD team in (Military Active Days) and we have children taking part in various Sporting Events.  We have our Enabling Enterprise Days and our British Values Day this week also!

We have D-Side working with Year 4 on Friday and Year 1 are visiting Yorkshire Wildlife Park.  We have a group of 10 Year 3 girls taking part in a Tennis Competition at JCCS.

Danny Gough (Class Dynamix) is working with Year 6 on their end of year production – watch this space!

Last week we went to Cober Hill – the children had a fantastic week – the sun was shining and they took part in a variety of activities – a day on Scarborough Beach also (pictures will be put on our website – so check them out!).

We only have 3 weeks left of this academic year – how time flies!  We still have visits and visitors taking place over the next few weeks (updates on School Story) – Reception will be visiting Temple Newsam and our Gardening Club will be planting planters in and around the new housing in Middleton!  Next week – Class 10 will be going to Lineham Farm for the week – we hope the sun will shine as it will help the week be even better than we know it will be!

That’s the latest update from me – have a great rest of this week and a great weekend!

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Busy! Busy! Busy!

We had a very busy week, last week with children being involved in all sorts of things!  It was Arts Week in school last week and the children took part in a variety of Arts activities.   We had a number of visitors to school – singing and composing with our children, amongst other things!  Total Dance worked with KS1 and Back Chat Brass Band worked with Years 3 and 4.  A Poet was in school working with Year 5 and Year 6.  Danny Gough was working with Year 6 on their end of year DVD and LUFC – Primary Choices – were also working with Year 6!  Year 2 went to Armley Leisure Centre to take part in the Skipping Festival and on Friday, Alison Wain, from Middleton Baptist Church came over with a group of musicians who worked with classes across school – getting them to sing and move to their music!  In the afternoon, all classes shared their work – there were a number of brilliant performances (these are on School Story).  Mrs Hurst led our orchestra – children were playing – the cello, violins, flutes, recorders and the glockenspiel – it was really wonderful to watch them perform as an orchestra!  Yesterday – some of our Year 4 children went to Ilkley Trophy – to watch top tennis players playing tennis and had some coaching sessions also!  Next week – children will be going to Cober Hill for their week-long residential – busy times indeed!!

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Welcome back!

Welcome back after the half term holiday – we hope you all had a lovely break! As you know – this week in school is Arts Week – children will be celebrating different aspects of art and engage in a variety of activities – art is an important part of our curriculum – that is why we are celebrating it, this week!
Year 6 will be working with LUFC tomorrow and Wednesday – workshops called Primary Choices!
This is a 7-week term and there are various things happening (see our calendar on our website for updates):
20-24th June – Cober Hill
27th and 28th – MAD (Military Active Days in school)
29th – Wates are coming into school to celebrate the World of Work with our children – groups of children will also be taking part in planting around where the new houses are being built – they are eager to work with our school, which is great!
04-8th July – Lineham Farm Residential
21st July – Attendance and Punctuality Celebration – a fun day for all children – bouncy castle, games, ice-cream, hot dogs – a day of fun for everyone!
We finish this half term at 1pm on Friday 22nd July.

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Summer Term

Welcome back to the Summer term – the final term of this year!  It is a busy term – but we finished the Spring term with some exciting activities!  Our Easter Raffle and Easter Bunny visits raised over £600 for School Fund!  Our Easter Bonnet Competition (see photos) was very colourful and we had some fantastic entries!  We had a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and then a small prize for everyone that entered!

Our Easter School was brilliant – over 150 children attended and they all had a fabulous time!  They took part in a variety of activities – Active Maths, Active Literacy, Gardening, Cooking, Nature Trails, a variety of sports and a MAD (Military Active Day) which everyone loved!  We also had Zoom meetings with an animal sanctuary and they shared with the children all the great work they do to save and look after wildlife.

We took our Prefects Bowling – this was as a ‘thank you’ for all the hard work they do in helping out at lunchtime!

This week (Weds to Fri) we have our London Residential – we will visit the Houses of Parliament, shopping on Oxford Street, eating out in 2 restaurants, London Eye, Legoland, The Theatre (to see the Lion King) – to name the main events!!

This term in school we have our Cober Hill and Lineham Farm Residential – so we are keeping busy!

We will also be holding a 4-week Summer School in the Summer holidays!

Pictures will be posted on our website (but can also be seen on School Story!).

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Middleton Baptist Church Visits

We have a really great partnership with Middleton Baptist Church.  All classes visit there regularly!  They currently have an Art Exhibition with contributions from various community groups.  Middleton Primary School also contributed to the Exhibition and every class visited the church to see the Exhibition.  Whilst there, they also made calendars with a mirror, which they decorated and put statements on, like – ‘I’m awesome’, ‘I’m special’ – they loved being there and had a great time!

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This week in school…

This week in school – we have Year 2 visiting Temple Newsam.  On Friday we are taking our Prefects bowling – this is a ‘thank you’ for all the hard work they do in school!  Last week Star Class had an excellent time – they went ice-skating!  We have been successful in our bid for an Easter School and a Summer School – we put a bid in for £47,000 and we have been granted the money!  This means we can run a 2-week Easter School and a 4-week Summer School!  We have some excellent links with Middleton Baptist Church – all classes are visiting and contributing to the Art Exhibition being held there and all year groups will visit to take part in Easter Activities!

We have held various fund-raising events for Ukraine and have raised, to date, £1415.82!  This will be sent to Unicef so they can distribute this to where it is needed most.

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Creative Writing!

16 of our Year 5 and Year 6 children entered the Young Writers This Is Me Competition – they had over 10,000 entries!  All of the work we submitted was chosen to go into the publication – This Is Me 2022 – Poetry From The Stars.  Each pupil received a certificate, sticker and bookmark!  We will make a display of this work in school and put on School Story and our Website – thank you to: Martins, Mia, Zoe, Janel, Ruby-Jane, Dean, Nathan, Ethan, Nick, Kian, Emmanuelle, Mason, Ivan, Lily, Joe, Maddie and Miss O’Gorman!

 

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HENRY course for parents!

HENRY COURSE!  This course will be running in our school, every Tuesday, 9-11 am.  It is all about Healthy, Thriving Families and runs for 8 weeks.  It is solution focused – parents discussing and sharing ideas and things that work for them at home.  It runs for 8 weeks and it is about healthy nutrition, food labels, body image, sleep patterns and screen time.  Please see the attached poster, which explains what is on offer more fully.  MPS Henry Flyer

This is the 8-week programme:
Session 1 – Exploring what changes you want to make.  Thinking about a healthy family and what we can do as parents to help.
Session 2 – How to juggle life with growing children so you all get what you need.  Thinking about healthier meals and snacks.
Session 3 – What we can do as parents to help children grow up feeling good about themselves.  Looking at portions and portion sizes.
Session 4 – Responding to children’s needs without giving in to all their demands.  Enjoying getting active as a family.
Session 5 – Food groups, labels, portion sizes for the whole family, and healthy food swaps.
Session 6 – Positive mealtime tips for a happy family and reducing mealtime stress for everyone.
Session 7 – Negotiating agreements as a family, including around food, screen time and sleep.
Session 8 – Supporting your children as they grow older.  Exploring body image and peer pressure. Planning your family’s future.

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Welcome back!

Welcome back after the February half term holiday! We hope you had a great break – despite the horrible weather!!
This week – today – the winning house will have a disco this afternoon! These were the scores – in 4th place – Maple with 494 points; 3rd – Willow with 523 points; 2nd – Rowan with 538 points and the winning team – Oak with 549 points! This week is World Book Week – today we will be watching the live stream at 11.30. Wednesday – there will be a whole school book swap and, on Friday – come in dressed up as a character!!
We are getting ready for Easter – there will be an Easter Egg Raffle at the end of this half term. As from today – you can start to make your Easter bonnet and send this into school by Monday 28th March! The Easter Bunny will also be visiting school!
Thank you for sending in any pictures of your child having an ‘Extreme Read’ experience – we will be looking at these, this week and there will be prize(s).
We will also be working with St Cross Church – this half term and next – contributing and attending the Art Exhibition and then taking part in some Easter activities!
A couple of parents sent me a link for free tickets to Chester Zoo – we have been given 450 tickets – this means we can take every child to Chester Zoo in December!! More information will follow later on this year.
Our Prefects are looking out for excellent examples of healthy packed lunches – they have talked to classes about this – excellent examples will win a free Asda voucher!
COVID is still with us. We continue to take precautions in school. We are not asking you to test your children regularly – but if they become symptomatic then you will need to order a PCR test. If they then test negative on Day 5 and Day 6 they can return to school on Day 6!
Remember – Attendance and Punctuality remains a key priority for us, as a school. If your child isn’t a 100% for this year – then they can be for this half term by being in school every day and, on time!
Thank you for your continued support with all we do in school!
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Half term!

Good morning all! As you know, we finish on Friday for half term and return on Monday 28th February! Clubs will start on that Monday and Thank You Assembly will be held in the School Hall again. When you collect your child at home time, wearing a mask is optional. We have a new dinner menu – this will be on our website before we come back to school – so have a look at it and discuss with your child.EXTREME READ – we thought it would be a good idea to get your child (or yourself) reading somewhere ‘extreme’ (not anywhere dangerous!!) and send in photos via Class Dojo to your child’s Class Teacher! We will be selecting winners and they will receive a prize!When we come back it is World Book Week – on Monday all children will be watching a live stream for World Book Day. On Thursday there will be a book swap and on Friday children can dress up as a favourite character and on that day work will be done around a book!On the Monday afternoon – the winning house (who have earned the most points) will have a disco!! We will announce the winning house on the Monday!!Our theme for the first week back is ‘Passion – I have a passion for learning’.Many of you might remember that before Christmas all classes in school went to St Cross Church and took part in Christmas activities. Alison Wain, the minister there was very impressed with the behaviour and attitudes of the children and also was very complimentary about our school ethos and how inclusive, welcoming and positive it is. She came into school yesterday – we will be taking part in Easter activities and competitions when we come back after half term. We will also be making contributions to the Art Exhibition (and our children will be going over to see the exhibition – done by Elderly Aid).The Art Exhibition is open to all families (there is a cafe there also) Thursday 7th April and Saturday 9th April – 1-4pm – she will be sending a poster over, which we will share with you! We are really proud with our link to St Cross Church and the children (and families) will benefit from this partnership.Have a great half term and see you all on Monday 28th (take care in the storms and stay safe).