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Mr Cardboard, Mr Creative… Darrell Wakelam

Mr Cardboard, Mr Creative… Darrell Wakelam

We welcome Mr Cardboard, Mr Creative… Darrell Wakelam back for day 2 of our Art and topic extravaganza. You can see why he is booked for the next 13 months. Today was the Y4 day working on the Romans. The outcomes, the teamwork, the brilliance was sensational. We...

Y3 making Stone Age mammoths

Y3 making Stone Age mammoths

Well are we not the lucky ones here at Parklands today. Not 1 but 2 legends in the building! We welcome the adorable @rosBIGWRITING and Mr Creative and the Cardboard man himself @DarrellWakelam .Today sees Y3 making #StoneAge mammoths , awesome that we have him for x2...

17th Day of Christmas

17th Day of Christmas

On the 17th Day of Christmas my Parklands gave to me… Santa Hat making and the Action Mats to the winter wonderland. Well today’s Christmas treat for 80 children was all about being creative. These hats were special… the PAL was using the Action Mats to get to the...

16th Day of Christmas

16th Day of Christmas

On the 16th Day of Christmas my Parklands gave to me… more family cooking, T shirt making and street dancing in the hall. Today we get down the kids as we welcome our great friend Gina G back into school to do breakdancing and street dancing workshops. These guys have...

15th Day of Christmas

15th Day of Christmas

On the 15th Day of Xmas my Parklands gave to me… family cooking classes and Active Learning from Tagtiv8… well we open today for 50 children to makes smoothies and chocolate snowballs … we are T shirt making before popping into the hall for a bit of PAL (Physical...

14th Day of Christmas

14th Day of Christmas

On the 14th Day of Christmas my Parklands gave to me 120 lunches and Pinocchio by Northern Ballet. Well what a treat on the first day of the Christmas break as we open our doors to one of the UKs largest Ballet Troups. After taking 20 hours to build the world class...

13th Day of Christmas

13th Day of Christmas

On the 13th Day of Christmas my Parklands gave to me… a meat, fresh fruit and veg hampers for our families. Well the guys at Flourishing Families in Leeds have come up trumps again with these unbelievable hampers full of meat, veg, fruit, cereals, biscuits … the...

Xmas Lunch Day

Xmas Lunch Day

It’s the most wonderful time of the year as it’s #XmasLunchDay here at Parklands. Feel so proud Leeds City Council catering. We even fed every child who wanted one and also the hard working Northern Ballet set builders. The feedback was amazing. I’m ready for a...

12th Day of Christmas

12th Day of Christmas

On the 12th day of Christmas my Parklands gave to me… an MandM panto and gifts from Asda Legal Team. Well what a treat today as we continue our festivities with the awesome M and M productions pantomime Cinderella. Singing, dancing and inspiring at its best. We then...

11th Day of Christmas

11th Day of Christmas

On the 11th Day of Christmas my Parklands gave to me … The Yorkshire Tenor and KS1 Nativity. We are so honoured and blessed to welcome back Jacob Walsh to school to sing to the children. Please do watch the following videos. He is headlining at York Minster on Sat...

10th Day of Christmas

10th Day of Christmas

On the 10th Day of Christmas my Parklands gave to me…. Santa sacks full of goodies. Thanks to our great friends at Flourishing Families, they have donated 50 of these plus 50 essential hampers for our children. Their generosity is sensational. These with all the gifts...

9th Day of Christmas

9th Day of Christmas

On the 9th Day of Christmas, my Parklands gave to me… luxury hampers for everyone. Today is one our most special gifts to the children, as we distribute treats to all the children. It’s all down to Give a Gift, Islamic Relief and the BAK foundation. Brings a tear to...

Welcome @BalletLearning

Welcome @BalletLearning

Well it’s Monday morning here @ParklandsLeeds as we welcome @BalletLearning doing their Pinocchio workshops ready for the visit of @northernballet on Saturday… culture at is best [gallery columns="2" link="none" size="full"...

RP at Gravity

RP at Gravity

RP were so lucky to be able to go to the SEN session at Gravity. They bounced until they couldn't bounce anymore.

8th Day of Christmas

8th Day of Christmas

On the 8th Day of Christmas my Parklands gave to me… the Rock Kidz and the Rexie …. A non stop day of Rock n Roll Xmas parties courtesy of the rocktastic Rock Kidz. Every bubble had their own party and it was out of this world… what a brilliant week we have had....

7th Day of Christmas

7th Day of Christmas

On the 7th Day of Christmas my @ParklandsLeeds gave to me … the best panto in the world. We’ve the brilliant @MandMTheatrical booked next Thurs but with bubbles back in operation it meant KS2 would have missed out. These awesome guys were not having that and sent a...

6th Day of Christmas

6th Day of Christmas

On the 6th Day of Christmas, my Parklands gave to me … another visit by Father Christmas… The Elves are working around the clock ensuring all the children have the best Xmas ever… There are still so many more brilliant activities to come, Pantos, CBeebies, Opera...

5th Day of Christmas

5th Day of Christmas

On the 5th Day of Christmas my Parklands gave to me… a visit by Santa Clause. That’s right, Santa has arrived in the house. 380 presents will be delivered this week to each and every child. The elves did a wonderful job wrapping. How beautiful and special. [gallery...

4BT at Skelton Grange Environment centre

4BT at Skelton Grange Environment centre

4BT enjoyed a fabulous day out at Skelton Grange Environment centre. It was SO exciting to get out after covid, the children hadn't been on a trip for ages. We learnt all about animals and their habitats. We explored pond, river and woodland habitats. The children...

4th Day of Christmas

4th Day of Christmas

On the 4th day of Christmas, my Parklands gave to me… a special workshop from Northern Ballet. What a lovely day spent with the great guys at NBT as they did a lovely workshop based on the brilliant Pinocchio- which will be premiered on Sat 18th December. [gallery...

3rd Day of Christmas

3rd Day of Christmas

On the 3rd Day of Christmas, my Parklands gave to me … lots of Christmas jumpers. The children at Parklands are so lucky as all December is Christmas jumper day. This year there are some crackers! We adore Xmas here. SANTA’s helpers are currently wrapping ready for...

Y4 Residential

Y4 Residential

Year 4 arrived to school in the rain, ready for an action packed two days. Who’d have thought the children would be soaked before we even set off! The rain didn’t dampen their spirits though, as smiles and excitement filled the coach on our way to Yorkshire Camps near...

2nd Day of Christmas

2nd Day of Christmas

On the 2nd day of Christmas, my Parklands gave to me, a visit by the wonderful Grandad Wheels. Every penny he makes on the books go to the Spinal injures charity. £26000 he raised last year. He came today with his illustrator and wowed the children with his new book...

1st Day of Christmas

1st Day of Christmas

On the 1st day of Christmas my Parklands gave to me... the Christmas Lights turn on in assembly. Dec 1st and welcome to the first day of Xmas. Could we create enough Xmas spirit and cheer to switch the lights on …. Yes we could. What a beautiful start to 23 days of...

Diwali 2021

Diwali 2021

This week, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 celebrated Diwali – The Festival of Lights. We took part in the Ramayana Diwali dance workshop delivered by ‘West End in schools.’ During the dance session, the children learnt about the Ramayana – the story of Prince Rama and...

Anti-bullying week 2021

Anti-bullying week 2021

This year’s theme was ‘one kind word’. Years 5 and 6 took part in anti-bullying workshops with Jessica from Openview Education. . These workshops covered the definition of bullying with reference to a power imbalance. They then explored how we use the power of...

Parklands and Northern Ballet

Parklands and Northern Ballet

Partnerships are everything and here @ParklandsLeeds we are blessed to work closely with @northernballet and @BalletLearning .Today our #SchoolCouncil help interview the new Dance Teacher … what an honour and what a job Victoria did.

D:Side

D:Side

Dave from d:side spent 2 days in school this week teaching drugs awareness to our Key Stage 2 classes. Year 3 looked at smoking and the effects on the body. Year 4 discussed the effects that alcohol has on the body. Year 5 looked at solvents / volatile substances and...

#ReadingIsEverything

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Black History Month and Wear Red Day

Black History Month and Wear Red Day

October was a fantastic month for our children at Parklands. They began by celebrating noteworthy figures from Black History. Each year group chose someone different to learn about, with greater emphasis on black women in history this year. RP leant about Harriet...

Brilliant Y1 Assembly

Brilliant Y1 Assembly

Yeahhh it’s live @ParklandsLeeds as we celebrate the brilliant Y1 assembly with Y1’s … it’s all about me. Singing, painting, beautiful talking voices. Take a bow for your first ever assembly.

Year 3 Assembly- Autumn

Year 3 Assembly- Autumn

In Year 3, we loved doing the first class assembly of the year! We were so happy to be in the hall together again with all of our friends. In our assembly, we showcased our learning so far. In English, we have been studying The Colour Monster by Anna Llenas. The book...

Lake District 2021 – 5A

Lake District 2021 – 5A

It was time for 5A to enjoy the beauty of the lakes and once again, the experience did not disappoint! Again, the children were an absolute credit to Parklands – showing fantastic manners and courage, but also being able to adapt to changing weather and experiences....

Lake District 2021 – 5G

Lake District 2021 – 5G

Words cannot do justice to how amazing both the experience and the children have been. We are so proud of each and every child, who have pushed themselves, enjoyed new challenging activities and learnt life-changing skills. Day 1 We set off in beautiful sunshine, and...

Parent/Child Cooking Classes

Parent/Child Cooking Classes

Today is the start of our parent/child cooking classes … 6 weeks of this and today is #SpaghettiBolognese. Thanks @ffLeeds #community . Working together with children and families.

Filming with the BBC

Filming with the BBC

We are so lucky, well our Y1 children are so lucky, that we’re selected to appear on a Teaching Dance TV special for the BBC. I can’t tell you how impressive they all were. So tranquil and peaceful. So proud of our children [gallery columns="2" link="none" size="full"...

Recycling at Parklands

Recycling at Parklands

Recycling here at Parklands means means so much - we are so proud to be partners of @ArdaghGlass. This gains school around £2000 a year. The work Dana Cambell does for the community and #SeacroftWombles is to be applauded nearly 2 tonnes of glass - thanks to @URMltd...

Welcome and a Happy New School Year

Welcome and a Happy New School Year

Welcome and a Happy New School Year to all at Parklands. The children have returned so eager to work wearing huge smiles. They look so smart in their uniforms. Let’s have the greatest year ever! [gallery columns="2" link="none" size="full"...