Monday, 29 May 2017

Elite Rugby Festival

Some photos from the rugby festival last week....

Great teamwork in the functional fitness challenges.

The assault course....

One of our four matches.....

Team photo! Thanks Wayne!



Thursday, 18 May 2017

KS2 Sponsored Fitness Fun event

Some photos of our Sponsored Fitness Fun event yesterday.

Rugby skills....
archery....

refreshments....

football skills.....

Leeds United Foundation Primary Stars values....

Setting off on the Fitness Trail.....

Dance with Laura....

Fitness workout;jogging round the car park...

and participating in some balance, coordination and stretching exercises.


Thank you to all our amazing coaches....we had so much fun!

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Curator Project in preparation for the opening of Leeds Museum and Art Gallery

Eve, Jack, William R and Isabelle in Year 4, are working on a 'Curator Project' with other schools in the Brigshaw Learning Partnership.
 
The project kicked off a couple of weeks ago with a behind the scenes tour of Leeds Museum where the children could see up to a million artefacts stored on shelves and in cabinets. These potential exhibits are waiting to be selected for display in the recently refurbished Leeds Museum and Art Gallery which is due to be reopened in Autumn this year.
 
The second part of the project involved children from across the Brigshaw Learning Partnership working with a member of the Leeds Museum and Art Gallery team at Kippax Ashtree, to look at several pieces of Art and talk about how they made them feel. There were as many interpretations as there were children in the room!
 
 
 
 
Pieces of famous works of art that appeared unappealing at first, soon became the focus of passionate interest and discussion as children reflected on each piece thoughtfully.
 

As the afternoon wore on, children were given the task of being curators responsible for selecting a piece or art and building an exhibition around it.
 

They were asked to consider the space where the exhibition would be displayed, the theme which would link the collection together and the audience the children wished to interest and inspire!


The children from all the schools were full of amazing ideas and so articulate at expressing them.

 
The afternoon gave us a real insight into the real - life job of curators and the stimulating discussions they must have as they decide what to exhibit and why. The children are looking forward to using their learning to help them create an 'exhibition' in the next half term. Watch this space!

Friday, 28 April 2017

Skipping Festival at Brigshaw High School

Our Year 4 skippers had terrific fun this afternoon at the Skipping Festival at Brigshaw High School. Lots of challenges to complete:- double bounce, speed bounce, face to face pairs, butterfly pairs, pretzel......to name just a few. Thank you Chris, Jodi and Leanne for an amazing afternoon of fun!





Thursday, 27 April 2017

Welcome back to the Summer Term - catch up!

We started back the day after Easter Monday and reflected on the question below. The Easter gardens made by the children in Lotherton Class whilst at Ledsham Church, helped us to remember that Easter is much more than just hot cross buns and Easter eggs!



 We launched our Christian Value for this term - Service. The children have lots of ideas of how they can use their skills and talents to serve others.


Some children visited Leeds Discovery Centre and learnt how they can use their interests and enjoyment of history, art, archaeology and the natural world to become Curators. Thank you, Kate, for giving us a backstage tour of the store 'room' which houses over a million exhibits. Wow!


We had our Class and Group photos taken.


Our swimmers had a poolside lesson on water safety.


We are back into the swing of learning Spanish with Mrs B.......me gusta...


 ....and Archery 🎯 lessons have started with Anthony our coach ......bullseye!


It's good to be back!

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Some great photos of the children enjoying the warm weather at Ledsham Church yesterday as part of our Easter Experience.
 
Hunting in the Church grounds to find the hidden resurrection eggs...........
 
 
Opening the resurrection eggs to see, touch and hear the story of Easter........
 
 
Learning about the Easter story from the pictures shown in the stained glass windows with Revd Andy..........
 
 
Making magnificent Easter gardens......
 
 
 
Reflecting on the events when Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey and the hopes and dreams people had then and now............
 
 
 
Making different kinds of crosses from around the world.....
 
 
A fantastic day!
 
 
Thank you to Mrs Taylor, the Church Warden for allowing us to use this wonderful Church to learn about the important message of Easter.

Friday, 24 March 2017

Happy Mother's Day

Here's a photo from earlier on in the week when the children were rehearsing for their Mother's Day Assembly





We hope you have a great weekend and enjoy the sunshine.
Happy Mother's Day!