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Year 4 visited Leeds City Museum

Year 4 visited Leeds City Museum to take part in a work shop about the Romans. We tried on Roman armour and then designed our own, played history detectives to guess what Roman objects were used for and even held real Roman coins! (With special gloves on of course)....

Y5’s assembly about the Victorian era

This morning was Y5’s assembly about the Victorian era. They showcased their knowledge about what life was like for Victorian children. They looked at life in the Victorian classroom and how it compared to modern day life and explained how many children had to work to...

Yorkshire Post Article

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High School Musical

Well Y5/6 excelled this year with a 2 day sell out production of High School Musical….. literally all singing and all dancing. The best thing I have ever done in school....

Singing at Tesco

The choir sang their hearts out yesterday at Tesco and raised a whopping £300 in an hour –...

The story of Shepherd Little

Shepherd Little has difficulties with the truth, Shepherd Little often tells lies. He will tell you he is the biggest, bravest, cleverest and richest shepherd but he isn’t, so when he sees an angel appear on the hillside to tell the world that a special baby is...

Santa’s lost his hat

This morning our Reception children gave a beautiful performance to a crowded hall filled with parents and families. Their play – Santa’s lost his hat told the story of how Christmas was nearly ruined when Santa lost his hat and couldn’t deliver the...

Y3/4 Xmas Carol Concert

Y3/4 put on a spectacular Xmas Carol Concert in front of 100 parents….. the songs were accompanied by the telling of the Nativity Story. Beautiful voices. Thanks Mrs...

Asda’s 360 Selection Boxes

Thanks to Asda for 360 Selection Boxes for school and to Olivia for giving me the greatest ever Xmas card...

Y6 Ballet

On Thursday 6th December, Year 6 were lucky enough to see the Nutcracker performed by Northern ballet at the Grand Theatre in Leeds. Having taken part in ballet workshops on the Monday to learn about the story, Year 6 couldn’t wait to see the live performance. They...

Fantastic Pantomime Performance

The whole school was treated to a fantastic performance of the pantomime Snow White when M and M Theatrical Productions came to visit. The cast of 4 put on a fast paced, fun and fabulous show, filled with songs, jokes, villains and heroes, special effects and even...

Termly Team Point Champs

It’s Sapphire House that take the Termly Team Point Title. Bouncy Castle for you guys

Christmas jumpers and Advent

We started Xmas with a bang …. as Riley and Tegan switched on the Xmas lights on in front of a sold out assembly…. Xmas jumpers for all December.   We welcomed Reverend Mike to our Advent Assembly. Mrs Ellerby’s choir sang beautifully as he lit the...

Magical Advent Assembly

The hall was filled with parents and children for our advent assembly this morning with Reverend Mike. Mrs Ellerby led the choir and the school in singing beautiful songs including Love shine a light and Light a candle in your window. We heard about the importance of...

Christmas is coming

Christmas is on its way at Parklands, the hall was filled on Monday morning with excited children and their parents. The massive school tree was decorated and the children gave some great performances of Christmas songs to make the Parklands Christmas lights come on....

Reception’s amazing assembly

Reception’s assembly was all about Diwali! The children spoke about what they had been learning about, sharing how people celebrate Diwali. Children showed firework pictures, rangoli patterns and henna designs they had made in class as well as reciting a poem...

Fabulous Year 4 Assembly

  Year 4 celebrated their work in a class assembly. We shared our learning about Brazil and Norway, in DT we designed and made carnival masks and rainmakers so we put them on and showed everybody the samba we had learnt. We enjoyed showcasing our work and...

Variety Club Christmas Party

RP and a handful of children from other classes were lucky enough to be invited to the Variety Club Christmas party last week at Elland Road. They met the Variety Club bear, enjoyed a delicious lunch and watched a pantomime...

D:Side

This week D:side spent 2 days in school 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 the...

Year 5 Visit to Saltaire

Year 5 had the opportunity to visit Saltaire last week and we absolutely loved it! Saltaire is named after Sir Titus Salt who built a textile mill, known as Salts Mill and this village is situated on the River Aire. Designed by architects, Lockwood and Mawson, Salts...

Parklands showed racism the Red Card on Wednesday 28th November

Children and staff came dressed in red for “Wear It Red Day” Each year group learnt about a famous person from black history and how they overcame predjudice and racism. Year 1 Mary Seacole, Year 2 Ella Fitzgerald, Year 3 Nelson Mandela, Year 4 and RP Rosa...

Year 4 Media Museum trip

Year 4 had a wonderful time at the media museum in Bradford. Each floor had many rooms to explore including Victorian living, portraits, media and space! We were lucky enough to be invited to a science show in the WonderLab. Exploring each floor was truly amazing and...

Wonderful world of Wonka

The children in year four and enjoying exploring Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as their novel study. This week they are exploring Mike Tevee and deciding whether or not they would go through the TV if they were at the chocolate factory. We think the glasses are...

Christmas is coming – toy sale

We’ve started preparing for Christmas here at Parklands we held a very successful toy sale last week, giving our parents the opportunity to purchase presents at affordable prices whilst raising money to support more families over Christmas and into the new year....

The learning doesn’t stop at five past three

Our children don’t stop learning when the bell goes for home time, look at this fabulous Torah style scroll made by one of our students at home after learning about Judaism in her Year 3 RE lesson. Megan’s cushion she sewed herself is brilliant, her sewing...

Remembrance

Everyone at Parklands has been remembering the men and women who served during the First World War, especially those who died so that we might be safe. All the children and their teachers made a poppy which forms part of this beautiful display to remind us of the...

Y1 Samosas

In Year 1 Miss Rooprai showed us how to make samosas and we had a go at making our own. We are going to base our learning in literacy this week on how to make samosas, and we think that if their writing is even half as good as their samosas it will be...

Y3 Anti Bullying Week

Jo and Vicky helped us to define and understand what bullying is. “Bullying is when you purposefully and repeatedly hurt, humiliate or isolate someone else”. Through acting out scenes of physical and verbal bullying, including social exclusion, the...

House Champs

Sapphire House make it x5 on the spin being House Champions

Y5 Bikeability

This week, year 5 participated in a cycle training course to learn techniques for riding safely on the road. They learnt how to get on and off the bike, start off and pedal, stop under control, manoeuvre around obstacles and signal right and left. Once the training...

Stars of the Week

1S Keegan 1/2D Madison 2M Laila-Mai 2MS Ahmed 3A Carla 3JN Kaiden 4C Mckaya 4BT Abigail 5H Benjamin 5N Thomas 6D Riley 6R Zuzanna RP...

6D visits Seacroft Grange Care Village

6D enjoyed their first visit to the Seacroft Grange Care Village this week to meet the residents, chat and play games. Can you guess what they were drawing in this game of...

Team Point Champs

Well done Sapphire House being this weeks Team Point Champs

Y2 assembly about India

It’s a perfect start to the day as we watch a brilliant assembly all about India from our wonderful Y2s here...

Graham Hyde – 33 years here at Parklands

Graham Hyde served as Chair of Governors for 33 years here at Parklands. He has been a friend and guiding light for the whole Seacroft area. It fills me with such pride that he was Chair when we got our Outstanding award. Love the man. I am pleased he will remain as a...

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...