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The Awesome Commando Joe’s

The Awesome Commando Joe’s

What a wonderful community day we had at Parklands today as we showcased and worked with parents on our Character, Resilience and Wellbeing programme with the awesome Commando Joe’s. The impact these guys have made to school  is wonderful. Thanks to our sponsors for...

Y1 Assembly

Y1 Assembly

For the first time ever we open the doors for the wonderful Y1 parents to see their children performing their class assembly. They missed them all in Reception but we welcomed them to a ‘Let it Grow’, all singing, all dancing assembly. They retold the story of Jack...

Reception children perform frog spawn assembly

Reception children perform frog spawn assembly

Yeahhh, we welcome 100 parents to watch the #Reception children to watch their beautiful children performing an all singing, all dancing, beautiful spoken assembly all about frogs and frog spawn … wonderful and so proud. [gallery columns="2" link="none" size="full"...

We have Chicks!

We have Chicks!

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An End of Project Feast!

An End of Project Feast!

Having come back from the Easter holidays, it was clear that our produce needed to be harvested and enjoyed! We decided upon a celebratory feast, where we’d invite parents in, share our experiences and most importantly cook up some fantastic dishes that showed off the...

When Reece Dinsdale Visited Parklands

When Reece Dinsdale Visited Parklands

The bad boy from Coronation Street and Emmerdale visited us today and what an experience we gave him. Reece is an award winning UK actor games for films such as ID and Ahead of the Class with Julie Walters … he is the only ever person to be tragically killed off in...

The Growth Project – Week 5

The Growth Project – Week 5

What a first term it has been getting our heads round the tower gardens, kindly sponsored by Cognizant and made possible by LetsLocalise. It has been packed with exploration, triumphs and mistakes (the best recipe for hands of learning!) We spent this final week...

Easter Holiday Club Day 4

Easter Holiday Club Day 4

Day4 of the @ParklandsLeeds #NonSAT Holiday Club… today is #trampolining today @Jump_Arena in @Child_Leeds … million thanks to the organiser Mr Wilkinson - so blessed to have him as a friend and team member. Miss Atkinson, Miss Scuton, Miss Dockerty and Mrs Wager -...

Easter Holiday Club Day 3

Easter Holiday Club Day 3

Another wonderful day full of teamwork and inspiration… today we welcomed back the UKs best street dancer Gina … and then worked as a team trying to crack the code to get the HUGE Easter Eggs - we were going to do SAT papers but thought better as these kids deserve to...

Easter Holiday Club Day 2

Easter Holiday Club Day 2

Well it’s Day 2 of the @ParklandsLeeds Easter Holiday Club … today was about getting down with Gina #StreetStyle … and having the wonderful @ffLeeds doing what they do best - cooking and having blind taste testing … the staff and the generous donations make this...

Easter Holiday Clubs

Easter Holiday Clubs

Today should have been the start of the Easter Holidays …. But for 40 children here at Parklands, it was a day of Art and Crafts and home made cooking alongside our great friends at Flourishing Families. Thanks to all our sponsors and to the businesses who made this...

Whitby Residential

Whitby Residential

Day 1 Both year 5 classes went on a residential of a lifetime to the characterful town of Whitby. The children were so excited to see the sea and the ruins of Whitby Abbey as we descended from the moors down towards the coast. We eventually arrived at our destination...

Holocaust Day March 2022

Holocaust Day March 2022

One of the most important History lessons taught is learning about the Holocaust. The children in Y6 learnt all about the Holocaust and the significant events that led up to one of the most horrific times in modern history. Our brilliant visitors spent the day in...

The Growth Project – Week 4

The Growth Project – Week 4

We cannot believe how quickly our plants are growing! This week, the children have measured the growth and recorded the results in tables. Before that though, we had a video call with Stephen Ritz, founder of the Green Bronx Machine in NYC. We told him how we were...

The Growth Project – Week 3

The Growth Project – Week 3

The plants were ready to go into the Tower Gardens! We labelled where each plant would go and made sure that the pH levels of the minerals were spot on. The children are constantly amazed that these plants have gone from seed to tower in only a couple of weeks! With...

Science Week 14th – 18th March 2022

Science Week 14th – 18th March 2022

The focus of this year’s science week was making the best bubbles! Each year group had a specific question to investigate and draw conclusions from. For example, RE and RF had to make the biggest bubble, while 2M and 2MS had to find out if bubbles were always round...

Book Week 2022

Book Week 2022

We had a great time celebrating World Book Day at Parklands. We took part in book related activities all week. We loved the theme 'You are a reader!' as we love reading here at Parklands. We dressed up as our favourite book characters- we hope you enjoy the photos of...

The Growth Project – Week 2

The Growth Project – Week 2

Week 2 of the Growth Project kicked off with a video call to Stephen Ritz, the founder of 'The Green Bronx Machine' in New York City. The children were able to ask questions about his journey and were inspired to get going with the next stage of the project. We...

The Growth Project

The Growth Project

We are so proud to be working with @letslocalise on a growing project. We are blessed that we are teaming up with Stephen Ritz - an internationally acclaimed, award winning educator from New York. He runs the Green Bronx Machine project in New York and he has teamed...

Teaming up with @giveagiftleeds1

Teaming up with @giveagiftleeds1

#partnerships are everything here @ParklandsLeeds … as half term approaches we are blessed to team up with our awesome friends @giveagiftleeds1 in providing 160 luxury hampers for half term. Eggs, cereals, oil, rice, potatoes, tea, bread, baked beans … the works, we...

Grandad Wheels meets The BBC One Show

Grandad Wheels meets The BBC One Show

We are so proud today to be filming with the inspirational Brian Abram aka Grandad Wheels. The BBC One Show were so impressed with his story, they came to film for a ONE SHOW special aired on March 1st. The past year, Brian has raised over £30000 for Spinal Charities,...

#TeamGB swimmer Helen Smart

#TeamGB swimmer Helen Smart

Today we welcomed #TeamGB swimmer, European Gold Medal champion, World silver medalist and Bronze Commonwealth champion to Parklands. Helen Smart (Helen Don Duncan) is now a proud HT in Wigan. The children adored their experience.

More dancing here at Parklands

More dancing here at Parklands

More dancing here @ParklandsLeeds with the wonderful pro dancer Joanna - all down to our great friend Graham and all at @LD_Consortium … 6 hours to nail the routine before the show to parents and partner schools. We are soooo lucky and grateful. [gallery columns="2"...

A full day with @BalletLearning

A full day with @BalletLearning

Here @ParklandsLeeds we adore one of our strongest partnerships with Northern Ballet … a full all day session with the sensational @BalletLearning with Jon and Fi … live piano and the most entertaining, enthusiastic tuition ever … even adding a flavour of French....

D:side – Internet safety and social media awareness

D:side – Internet safety and social media awareness

This half-term Dave from d:side has been working in school with our KS1 & KS2 classes on internet safety and social media awareness as part of our safeguarding curriculum. In KS1, the children learnt about what we use the internet for, what is safe and unsafe to...

Online Safety by Mr Shakeshifter

Online Safety by Mr Shakeshifter

Well after 2 long years we welcome back the best deliveries of PHSE for our @ParklandsLeeds children - the world class @GW_Theatre company #MrShapeshifter … today is all about #OnlineSafety - so so so important. A play and then hot seating #HighImpact.

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...

Business Sponsorship Opens Schools In The Holidays pt3

Business Sponsorship Opens Schools In The Holidays pt3

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...

Business Sponsorship Opens Schools In The Holidays pt2

Business Sponsorship Opens Schools In The Holidays pt2

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...

Business Sponsorship Opens Schools In The Holidays pt1

Business Sponsorship Opens Schools In The Holidays pt1

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...