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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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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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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).

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Roblox Safety Update

Good Morning MPS, we hope you are all keeping safe.

With more and more children being at home after testing positive for Covid-19, we have been sent this update
surrounding the online gaming platform Roblox from Safer Schools. It highlights a new concern surrounding
sexualised content and how to keep your children safe within the game. It would be beneficial for our parents
to listen to the short audio recording.

You can listen to it here ––0HD7sWcZXEtebB-AJDMSmxW5ptt_vpM8lNhhJ_OoG8JTSj_M3IDW6YjdrnnaPVPgy1EiuIQLFPtUYss9Lk8LLXYl1J_Amhd0abrLY9u

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Healthy Families – Growing Up

This course is open to all parents/carers – it is at Sharp Lane – see below and attached posters!

Dear colleagues,

I am delighted to let you know that a HENRY Healthy Families Growing Up Course will be starting at Sharp Lane Primary School on Monday 17th January at 13:00-15:00.

Please share this with your families, as any parent/carer in the local community can attend this course! If you know of any families you think would benefit from making healthier changes, eating better, being more activities or just finding life easier as a family, please feel free to signpost them to this course.

For any parent who is interested in attending, please could you complete the attached contact form, with consent, on their behalf.

You can share the attached leaflet by email with parents and/or display in your school reception or on your website.

The HENRY courses are completely FREE for parents to attend and last for 8 weeks. There is space for up to 12 parents on a course and the programme will be delivered within COVID guidance.

If you would like to know more, please get in touch at

Kind regards,

Siobhan Jennings, BSc Hons, RPHN

Nutritionist & Healthy Eating Advisor

Sharp Lane Leaflet

Sharp Lane Poster

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Happy New Year!

I didn’t manage to message last week – but I hope everyone had a great Christmas and I wish everyone a Happy New Year!  Our first week back was relatively quiet and this week looks very much the same!  We have seen an increase in positive cases of COVID across school – staff and pupils alike.  We are asking parents/carers to test their child(ren) regularly – as many children can be positive and not show any symptoms.  We will be uploading all the different activities children took part in last term – across the curriculum – these will be able to be viewed under your child’s year group, along with the activities they will be taking part in, this next term.  We have had to cancel clubs for the next few weeks and reduce the number of visitors to school, to try and help stop the spread of COVID in school.  We will continue to provide updates on School Story and Parent Pay.


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Support over Christmas

Hopefully, you will have a great Christmas break and enjoy the holidays, however, there will be some families out there who might need some support over the Christmas period – I am attaching and copying some numbers that might be useful to you, or anyone else, over the Christmas break:

Beeston, Cottingley and Middleton Cluster Letter:

December 2021

As many services and agencies are closing over the Christmas period we wanted to contact you to offer some suggestions about where you could access support and advice during that time.  Most services will be closed from Friday 17th December 2021 until Tuesday 4th January 2022, including much of the BCM Cluster team. If you feel you need any support over Christmas here are some key contacts.

  • Children’s Social Work Service: Public contact number: 0113 222 4403.
  • Mindmate SPA: 0300 5550324
  • Teen Connect Helpline: 0808 8001212 (6pm-2am) 07715 661559 (text)
  • The Market Place: 0113 2461659
  • Childline: 0800 1111 (Freephone)
  • Accident and Emergency at Leeds General Infirmary (LGI)
  • Police on 999 in an emergency or 101 for non-emergencies
  • 112: For all emergency services
  • NHS helpline: 111
  • National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0800 970 2070 (24 hours a day – freephone)
  • Leeds Domestic Violence Service: 0113 2460401 (24 hours a day)
  • Samaritans: 116 123 (24 hours a day – freephone from any phone)
  • Trussell Trust Food Bank: Various locations 0808 208 2138
  • Hamara Food Bank 0113 2773330
  • Family Action: FamilyLine: 0808 802 6666 or 07537 404282 (text)
  • Welfare support: 0113 3760330 Weekdays 9am to 5pm
  • Housing Leeds: Middleton 0113 3784446 Beeston 0113 535 1600

Or visit the following relevant websites:


Teen Connect:

The Market Place:



Leeds Domestic Violence support:

Or search the following apps:


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We wish you a happy and healthy Christmas.

Best Wishes

Christmas Support Services December 2021Beeston, Cottingley and Middleton (BCM) – Cluster Team