Our New Year’s resolutions

It is new year and we need some new years resolutions which we ARE going to follow.

{ Leah } mine is to eat less sweets because I need to eat a bit healthier.

{ Ruby } mine is to spend time with my family more.

{ Phoebe } mine is to go outside more.

We are going to try and stick to these resolutions for 2020 but, chances are, we probably won’t.

The new start to 2020 is great opportunity to change what you believe you need to. It can be in school or out. What’s your resolution ? Will you stick to it ? Lets hope so!

We hope everyone has a fantastic new year.

By Phoebe , Ruby and Leah

Key stage 2 Christingle Services

Year 5 and 6 are doing a Christingle based on the Christmas story with lots of songs and lines for our family and friends. Year 5 will sing 2 special songs that are both in Latin: Year 5’s is Gaudeamus and Year 6’s is called Gaudete. They are very complicated because they’re in a different language but we are working very hard on them. Year 5 and 6 are going on Wednesday the 18th of December to St Cuthbert’s Church.

We will be walking to the church and some people will be walking back and some will be picked up by their parent/carer.

Years 3 and 4 will have their Christingle service on Tuesday 17th December and have also been practising very hard! Each year group have their own special song to sing as well. Year 4 will be singing Drummer Boy and Year 3 will be Infant Holy.

We can’t wait to see you all there!

by Phoebe, Florence and Ruby

The Princess Boy

On Friday the 6th of December, Mrs Keighley (our head teacher) held an inspirational assembly about a book called’ My Princess Boy’.

First, she played an amazing song that was named Rainbow-land by Mylie Cyrus. At the beginning, no-one knew the words to sing along but as it got going, lots of people started to join in with the wonderful lyrics.

When the song had finished, Mrs Keighley started reading a book called ‘My Princess Boy’. It was based around the theme ‘Don’t Judge A Book By It’s Cover’.

We thought this was a good assembly as it taught us not to judge people for being themselves.

I ( Mollie) thought that it was great for younger children because of the moral behind it. I ( Eleanor ) thought that this assembly was a brilliant example for kids to not judge people for what they look or sound like. I ( Ruby ) thought that it was a brilliant assembly.

By Mollie,Ruby and Eleanor

Year 5 and 6 movie night

On Wednesday the 27th of November, upper key stage 2 (Year 5 and Year 6), had a movie night in the hall. There we watched Nativity and everybody found it hilarious, even people who didn’t think it would be funny laughed !

On the night, we got a range of drinks, sweets, chocolate, popcorn and crisps. They were very delicious and most people loved them. Other people liked them(not the same as loved). Once in the movie, Mr Sidebottom had to stop it to collect the rubbish. Everyone was a bit disappointed for some reason.I wonder why? But soon after, the film continued.

It was a great event and we hope to do it again.

By Ruby and Phoebe

Year 1 trip to Kirkstall Abbey

On Tuesday, Year 1 went to the Kirkstall Abbey house museum for a fun filled morning exploring and learning about toys. They took part in a workshop where they learnt about and compared new and old toys. They learned that old toys were made out of fabric, metal and wood while being hand made.

Now toys are made in factories out of wood, metal ,plastic and fabric and there are easier to buy now. Year 1 really enjoyed their day and they came back to school ready to learn.

by Flo , Phoebe and Ruby

Pudsey bear day

This Friday it’s Pudsey Bear Day AKA Children in Needs. Everyone came in yellow or spots if they had brought a donation. Not everybody did but that is fine. We do it every year to celebrate when Joanna Ball made the first event called the children hour in 1985.

Today was a fun, exciting day and hopefully everyone enjoyed it. It is certainly one of the best days of the school year. We are sure we will have raised lots of money for a good cause and hope we continue to keep up the tradition of raising money.

By Phoebe and Ruby

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Good Luck Miss Dobson!

This week has been a very upsetting one because our fantastic PE teacher, Miss Dobson, is leaving!

Since she came here, she has been doing clubs, multi sports, competitions, PE, and been swimming with last year’s Year 4. Miss Dobson joined Year 6 on their adventures at Robin Wood last year.

She’s being leading these activities for one and a half years and now sadly she is leaving to get a different job, in Leeds,which hopefully she will enjoy and thrive in.

We have loved having Miss Dobson make our PE lessons so fun and action packed. She is funny and has really helped us become more confident.

Good Luck Miss Dobson!

By Ruby and Phoebe

Neon Disco

On Tuesday the 15th we had an exciting neon disco that was organised by our PTFA. There were sweets, hot dogs, refreshments, flashing lights, and lots more!

First , it was Key Stage 1 from 5.00 to 6.00 then it was Key Stage 2 which was from 6.15 to 7.15. It was two pounds entry and we had lots of fun with dancing, singing and flashing disco lights. In Key Stage 2 we could buy friend ship bracelets, neon glasses, flashing fruit rings , flashing finger lights and lots of other things. Everyone looked funny wearing their neon accessories while they danced.

We had lots of fun dancing and singing with our friends in our bright clothes. We enjoyed it so much we can not wait for the next one!

By Florence and Ruby

Y1 trip to the Industrial Museum

On Tuesday, Year one went on a fantastic trip to the Bradford Industrial museum. This trip started of with the section Jowett cars, where they looked at the first ever Jowett car to be made. They also got a chance to see the first Bradford van that was used to deliver the daily newspaper.

Secondly, Year 1 went to see the textile industry where they saw how the Victorians made clothes out of wool. This helped them to understand how the Victorians provided themselves with clothes.

Thirdly, they experienced how the Victorians used the printing machine of their day to print the daily newspaper. This was extremely different to what we use now in modern day.

Later on, they took a look at how workers and mill owners lived back then. Their houses were also different to modern day. These houses were made out of brick and stone, which is different to how they build them now.

Finally, they learnt how to wash clothes with a pillar designed by the victorious . They all got to take part in this event. It sounds like a great day and I am sure they had a brilliant time.

By Ruby,Phoebe and Avroop

Year 2 trip to Idle church

On Wednesday, Year 2 went to the church in Idle where they met Mr and Mrs Frowd. Firstly, they read the Bible but they had to wear white gloves. They then looked at other things that are precious to Christians like the thorn crown and wine glasses.

After that, the children got a little rest before learning about new things. They first got told to sit on the floor and listen very carefully before the person started telling a story about Mary Jones. She wanted a bible but she couldn’t because there were non in welsh. So she walked 25 miles just to get a bible in welsh. She was also saving money for 6 whole YEARS!

It sounded like a fascinating trip and we’re sure Year 2 had a great time!

By Ruby and Phoebe