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Bridlington trip 2018

On Wednesday 18th July the corridors of Parklands were empty, the classrooms dark and the offices shut. Because 7 coaches full of children (almost every child in the school – over 320) were on their way to Brid for the annual Parklands beach day. After much...

Singing Assembly

This morning Reception told the story of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’. They sang beautifully and the acting was spectacular! After, year 1 and 2 performed ‘Eddie the Penguin Saves the World’. They told us about ways in which  we can help to save the world. They read their...

Sports Day

KS1 and EY enjoyed the greatest Sports Day in decades. Lots of cheering, support and competition was shared…. great support from Parents and Carers as well....

Parklands Got Talent

Well it is that time of year when we celebrate the children of Parklands with our own Parklands Got Talent show. Mrs Bottomley and her team of TA’s did an amazing job – the best ever in coaching, encouraging and bringing the very best out of our beautiful...

Helicopter Ride

Last week, 2 lucky children (with 100% attendance) were randomly selected to go on a helicopter ride as a prize for coming to school every day without fail. Today, Rejoice, Conroy and Miss Nolan had the experience of a lifetime as they climbed on board the helicopter...

Times Table Rockstars #RockWrangle

Today Riley, Harvey, Rafael and Miss Nolan headed over to Leeds East Academy to battle it out in true rock star style and compete against other schools at time tables! The boys did brilliantly in the first heat and all finished with outstandingly high scores....

Mr Shapeshifter

Today year 5 and 6  watched ‘Mr Shapeshifter’ – a play performed by GW Theatre that helps young people understand the issues surrounding child sexual abuse. Mister Shapeshifter is an exciting,  contemporary fairy tale about the ways some adults abuse...

Pobbletastic

Yesterday, our good friend Louise visited us from Pobble. Year 3 and 4 were lucky enough to work with her and took part in a commenting workshop. They explored the Pobble website and learned how to comment on work from other children. Year 3 and 4 had an excellent day...

Brilliant play about Donald Trump’s hair

Well what a treat here at the #FunPalace today as we showcased the brilliant work @saraallkins has done with our children in the #LeedsEastYouthTheatre …. a play about finding Donald Trump’ s hair. Stop bombing Syria and Don’t build the Wall were the key...

Y5 visited Leeds Grand Mosque

Today year 5 visited Leeds Grand Mosque. In RE we have been learning about the religion of Islam and the trip to the mosque supported us with this learning. The teachers at the mosque were very impressed with the knowledge we already had, but they were able to teach...

House Team title

It’s Diamond House who take the House Team title this week

School Choir afternoon tea

The School Choir had a real treat today as they were invited to Mrs Ellerby’s house for tea, cake and a jolly good...

House Champions

It’s the House Champions …. it’s Diamond Team

Brightsparks Drama Group

Can the day get any better as we welcome #Brightsparks Drama group from @Leep1leeds #abilitiesnotdisabilitites .Being inclusive is so important here @ParklandsLeeds Real life heroes who inspire and engage … one of highlights of the year highlighting the...

Olympic Team GB cyclist Phil Bateman visits Parklands

Today Y5 had the luxury of working with real life Olympic Team GB cyclist Phil Bateman. He inspired them through his recovery from a broken collarbone to train hard to fulfil his dream. The children went over ramps; under bridges as they learnt to control their  bikes...

Reception assembly

What a lovely treat this morning seeing our beautiful Reception children delivering their assembly all about Farms. We had the Farmer Duck story ; a recount of their visit to a farm … and of course a touch of Old...

When Jessica Simpson met Parklands

Jessica Simpson wowed the school today with her beautiful voice for our #endofshowshow – staff shed tears as the crowd went wild. Jess has never received as many  hugs. What a...

Teddy Bears Picnic

Our beautiful children in RP celebrated in the beautiful sunshine their Teddy Bears picnic today. Lots of parents, carers, siblings and of course...

3D Printing

Y6 had an amazing day – printing in 3D – simply amazing. How does this happen?...

House Champions

It’s a #dabtastic week for the Sapphire House for being this weeks winning House team.  

Census Day

#CensusDay was celebrated in style here @ParklandsLeeds with some lucky children winning golden tickets to win a book. We had a brilliant 100% take up of our delicious school lunches …....

Y3 Assembly

Y3 gave us an all singing, all dancing brilliant class assembly this morning all about the Stone Age. There were songs sang – We Will Rock You and Ice Ice Baby; acting, poems and a timeline. Over 40 parents...

Y5 Leeds East Academy visit

Year 5 children visited Leeds East Academy for the brilliant School of Rock performance. We were treated like VIPs as we had our very own private show! The singing and acting was sensational and we couldn’t help but sing along! The children came back to school feeling...

Y5 best residential ever!

Many thanks to the beautiful Y5 children who shared the #best ever Residential….. in #Whitby with all @ParklandsLeeds – brought a tear to my sharing the wonderful...

When Cressida Cowel met Parklands!

Well what a treat we had today here at Parklands as we welcomed the world famous author Cressida Cowell. She donated 500 books and spent 3 hours working with Y3 and then wowing the school with an assembly. Cressida has written 30 novels including the recent Blue Peter...

Ros Wilson visits us!

Parklands today welcomed a VERY special guest – the one the only Ros Wilson of the Big Write initiative. She secretly taught all the children a poem which she wrote herself. I was touched….....

RP Shared Assembly

In RP this term, the children have been looking at Traditional Tales with a lesson to be learned. In their shared assembly, they re-enacted The Gingerbread Man. No-one could catch the Gingerbread Man even though they ran as fast as they could. Fox told them they were...

Y6 Residential Assembly

The Y6 Residential was celebrated in assembly today. Brilliant writing was showcased before we heard Mrs Rennison’s brilliant song writing skills were put into play as the children sang all about the challenges and excitement of the Kingswood...

Reward Day

It’s #reward day today @ParklandsLeeds for 1. Attendance Champs 2. Lateness (non lateness really) Champs 3. 100% Attendance Champs 4. Ruby House – Team Point Winners #happydays here at the...

Rockin Good News

We had a visit from the ultimate ROCK GOD himself – BAZ WINTER. He landed his helicopter and came to promote the Rock Wrangle that we will host in July. So let’s practice on the TTROCKSTARS  as x6 lucky children will be going up on the helicopter. We love having...

Easter Celebration

A very special Easter Celebration here at @ParklandsLeeds today with the choir and Rev Christine #beautiful singing and beautiful enthusiastic speaking from the worlds greatest Reverend....

We’re on The Guardian website

Our school has been recognised in an article on The Guardian’s website which discusses how we teach writing at Parklands. We are extremely proud of this and would like to share the article with you all....

Dame Alison Peacock Visits

We were honoured to welcome Dame Alison Peacock to our school today. She was amazed by the ethos and friendliness of the children. The maths WOWZERS  she was...

Getting creative with a classic at the ballet

Year 6 took part in a half day dance workshop last week with instructors from Northen Ballet learning all about their latest ballet – Jane Eyre, based on the novel by Charlotte Bronte. They then had the chance to watch Jane Eyre on stage at The Grand...

We love sharing maths…

We love maths at Parklands and love any chance to shine and share our maths skills. Last week we invited our parents to join us and share in our learning. They were wowed by what we can...

Being safe on the road

Road safety is an important skill for all of our children to learn, whether they are in reception, RP or Year 6 there is always something we can teach them. Last week we had important road safety assemblies, reminding us how to cross the road safely and how to be safe...

Making sure we’re water safe…

Last week Parklands had a visit from the volunteers at the RNLI. Josh and Josh held assemblies to teach us all about how to stay safe in and around water. We learned how important it is to know how to float in case we ever end up in the water, that we should call for...

British Science Week

Last week Parklands took part in British Science Week, run by the British Science Association. The week celebrated science, technology, engineering and maths, and throughout the week the children took part in engaging activities and showcased their brilliant learning....

Mobile Dental Van

Another great ‘out of the box’ moment for our lovely children here at Parklands….. we will this week see over 500 children with our mobile Dental Van. Assemblies and check ups for everyone ensuring our teeth are nice and clean; healthy and filling...

Y5’s The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe

Y5 this morning wowed the school with their drama rendition of CS Lewis’s novel – The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe …. the acting was sublime and the reading and music complimented each other to perfection. Take a bow...

Parents witness the outstanding maths we do here at Parklands

We opened our doors today to parents to share the outstanding maths we do here at Parklands. We are the single highest performing school in the country in maths – an achievement we are so proud of. Today parents were wowed with the Y1’s blasting out their...

World Book Day 2018

On Friday, we were finally able to celebrate World Book Day at Parklands- not even snow will stop us from celebrating our love of books! Parklands was filled with hundreds of different characters from well-known children’s books. It truly was an amazing sight!...

World Book Day in Year 1

World Book Day in Year 1 started with a surprise, when the children entered the classroom to find out that their chairs had decided to quit! The chairs had had enough of not being tucked in, being sat on and so the children had to write a letter to ask if they would...

Reading Buddies

As part of World Book Week at Parklands, the children in year 6 yesterday buddied up with the children in Year 1 to share books and stories. Each Year 1 child had a Year 6 buddy and chose a picture book to read together, they took it in turns to read to each other,...

Great Parklands Bake Off 2018

It’s all happening at Parklands this week… World Book Week and The Great Parklands Bake Off. We were blown away again this year by the high standard of the entries to our 2018 Bake Off. Over the weekend, many children and their families spent quality time together...

PHSE session from Theatre In Education

A thought provoking PHSE session by the brilliant #TheatreInEducation (housed here at Parklands) covering the heartbreaking knife crime and...

Dance Off Champion

It’s #FundayFriday at the #FunPalace here @ParklandsLeeds  live and exclusive at 2pm we only have one of @justinbieber backing dancers performing @JuniorFrood ….. who will be the Dance Off Champion...

Reception Assembly

What a beautiful Assembly by our gorgeous Reception children here @parklandsleeds – loud clear voices intertwined with dancing and instrument playing. Handa’s Surprise has never been told as...

We all love you LC

When someone @ParklandsLeeds is hurt – we all hurt…. just visiting our star Y6 pupil – he is making a remarkable recovery and looks really well. We all love you LC – big hugs from all of us ……. what a...

We are live with Radio Aire

We are live with @radioaire @radioairenews as discuss #dreamjobs for girls and the gender pay gap and 100 years of the women getting the vote #HeForShe  ...

Y3 spectacular assembly

Y3 wowed the world today with a spectacular assembly. Beautiful voices and fantastic sharing of the Iron Man ….. Multiplication in Maths and some hilarious Victorian name sharing. Love these kids and my...