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Bouncy Castle Reward

It’s our #BouncyCastle rewards for the term – so well done Emerald House, 6R for winning the Lates and I selected the best 3 Attendance...

Y3 & Y4 Christmas Carol Concert

Wow, wow, wow today saw our Y3/4 children do their Christmas Carol Concert. It was simply breathtaking. Having live music being played on the piano by our own Mr Cunliffe added to the occasion. I have never seen such a brilliant way of using video as well to tell the...

M and M Productions Panto

It’s that time of year when we have the brilliant M and M Productions visit us to deliver their #Panto. This year we were treated to Jack and the Beanstalk…. and they did not disappoint. The kids were in fine voice and were in stitches. Andrew and the team were...

Olympic Cyclist Phil Bateman visits again!

We always love welcoming our great friend and Olympic Cyclist Phil Bateman into our school. A great use of the Sports Premium money! Today KS 1 were using balance bikes and WOW they were great. What an honour and...

Termly Team Point Winners

#Emerald house win the Termly Team Point Award – get ready for the bouncy castle you #Dabsters

Ron’s Christmas Lunch – Christmas Choir

The beautiful choir under the brilliant leadership of Frances Ellerby performed at Ron’s Christmas Lunch in association with @AgeUKLeeds We had the honour of giving 180 elderly people a Christmas party with gifts to say thank you at the glamorous Marriot Hotel in...

Advent Assembly

Mrs Ellerby conducted our beautiful advent assembly this morning with Mr Cunliffe on the piano. It was so touching it brought tears to your eyes. The most beautiful singing –...

Christmas has officially started.

We started XMAS with a boom here at Parklands as for the 6th year we sang our hearts out to create enough XMAS spirit to lighten up our 15 foot Xmas tree. The children did it! Christmas has officially...

4BT dance workshop

4BT thoroughly enjoyed the dance workshop with Northern Ballet. Using the story of Little Red Riding Hood, pupils used dance to portray the different characters. It was so much...

Y6 Zoo Lab Visit

Year 6 also had a visit from Zoo Lab who brought minibeasts and a snake to meet us, it made a great starting point for talking about our science topic this half term which is classifying...

4BT Investigating forces

4BT have been investigating forces and practicing their scientific inquiry skills by building and testing and improving their own lollipop stick catapults. We discovered that the more lollipop sticks you add to your catapult the further your pom pom will fly. This is...

3JN learning about Gravity

3JN have been learning about gravity and testing their scientific enquiry skills using toast! They spent the afternoon investigating whether toast will land butter side up or butter side down when you drop it and discovered it depends on which way up it is before you...

Zoolab visit Yr 1

Year 1 were very lucky to have a visit from Zoolab, who brought in lots of minibeasts for us to look at! We got to meet a giant African land snail, a hissing cockroach, a scorpion, a millipede and even a snake! The children learnt lots about bones and whether the...

Northern Ballet Morning

‪The lucky children here @ParklandsLeeds enjoy a special morning with the brilliant guys from @northernballet @BalletLearning –...

Yr 1 Gymnastics

Year 1 had an excellent morning of gymnastics with Mr W from Premier Education. They learnt all about balance, grip and jumps. They used a range of equipment to test out their new skills, including balancing on a bench, jumping from point to point and even learnt the...

Anti Bullying Week

To introduce the week the children had an assembly called ‘The Bigger Picture’ which looked at different aspects of bullying and ways of resolving them. Follow-up activities in the classroom included- Acting out scenarios of bullying incidents and looking at ways of...

3A exploring forces & making changes

3A had great fun exploring forces and making changes. They made and tested their own paper rockets and worked out what improvements they could make to their...

Y4 Assembly on Ancient Greece

A huge welcome to Y4s Class Assembly on #ancientgreece …. drama, stories, the battle of Troy – the kids @ParklandsLeeds have adored the...

Pudsey Bear and the Ice Cream Van

Parklands were ecstatic to welcome Pudsey Bear and the Ice Cream Van to raise £340 for Children in Need. Pudsey did the assembly and then visited classrooms. Simply...

Anti radicalisation workshops

This week our Y5 & 6 classes took part in anti-radicalisation workshops. These sessions helped children understand the reason why people are radicalised. The main aim of the sessions were to help pupils understand that no religion supports violence, and that it...

Year 3 Assembly

On Thursday 17th October Year 3 shared a snapshot of our learning so far this half term. We shared our geographical knowledge on different types of mountains and how these are commonly formed. We showed some of our fantastic art work in which we have created our own...

Wear Red Day

Friday 18th October was “Wear Red Day.” Children and staff came dressed in red to show racism the red...

Harvest Assembly

Mrs Ellerby led our Harvest Assembly. She spoke about being thankful, sharing with those less fortunate than us and celebrating what we have. The children sang beautifully, read poems and Y1 shared their harvest basket collage...

Year 2 Assembly

Year 2 ‘s class assembly was all about Black History Month, which takes place in October in the UK. They performed a song about Dr.Martin Luther King, a famous black man in History, who wanted everybody to be treated fairly. The children also told the story of...

Year 1 performed their first assembly today!

Year 1 performed their first assembly today, showcasing all the things that they have been learning about in English, science and art. They have been reading the story Polar Bear Polar Bear What Do You Hear? and the children acted out all the parts with clear speaking...

House Champions

Well done #Emerald House for being the House Champions

Team Point Champs

The first results are counted and take a fab dab Sapphire house

Y6 Singing

We are over joyed when the #YorkshireTenor visits Parklands to do workshops and to sing for our lovely staff and children. The Y6 had the ultimate treat singing TIME TO SAY GOODBYE ....

Thank You & Goodbye Y6

Well it’s that tear jerking time of the year as we say Thank You and Goodbye to our beautiful Y6 children ….. @ParklandsLeeds would not be outstanding without all you have done. We love you all...

When Parklands went to Parliament

In January Parklands went to Parliament! Macauley from 6R travelled to London with his Mum and Miss Hattersley to speak at the Arts Connect launch at the Houses of Parliament. We were lucky enough to be upgraded to first class on the train after we explained to the...

Happy Fest

For the second year running, Happy Fest was the highlight for many of our Year 4s! Forget Glastonbury and Woodstock, Happy Fest was, again, the place to be. Created last year to celebrate well-being and happiness, we teamed up with Knayton C of E and Great Ouseburn to...

Sports day

All the children in Key Stage Two took part in a great sports day organised by Mrs Alderson. The children competed in their house teams and it was clear that everyone was doing their hardest to be their best. It was great to be supported by so many...

Y5/6 Singing Show

Our visitor from the Cayman Island and 60 parents were treated to a spectacular Y5/6 Singing Show – “Goldilocks!” The acting, the rhyming was spectacular as Mrs Ellerby put on one of the best singing shows ever. The question is – was Goldilocks guilty or...

Parklands Playtime

These fabulous photos were taken by Scarlet in 4BT and perfectly capture the fun of a sunny Parklands playtime. We’re hoping the sun comes back soon. Well done...

Y3 and Y4 Bee Assembly

Years 3 and 4 performed a ‘beeautiful’ bee assembly to the class, telling the story of Pollination and it’s importance. Grumpy Bee (Scarlet) sang a solo and didn’t leave a dry eye in the house! The songs were catchy and the bees were buzzing with excitement. It was a...

Filming with RUSSELL HOWARD for Sky One!

16 beautiful Parklands children were invited to London to film with Russell Howard for his new Sky 1 TV show, The Russell Howard Hour. Myself, Mrs Alderson, Mrs Joseph, Mrs Sant, Mrs Baldock and 16 eager parents made the trip. What an experience….. the best trip...

Celebrating our beautiful children’s talents

A special day at the #FunPalace here on #FundayFriday @ParklandsLeeds as we celebrate the talent of our beautiful children …. Mrs Bottomley organised and takes all the credit for the most special day of the year. Check out the brilliant...

Helicopter Ride!

It’s that time of when x5 lucky children and 1 lucky member of staff get to go high in the sky on a helicopter….. only @parklandsleeds. This years lucky guys were Kaidan; Jaydon; Tegan; Victorija and Gabriel – with Mrs McElwee accompanying...

School Choir Day Out!

More #funinthesun here @ParklandsLeeds as the School Choir get a day out thanking them for their efforts ALL year. Mrs Ellerby, take a...

Reception and Y1 singing show

Well the #SummerOfLove here @ParklandsLeeds begins with our Rec singing show Jack and The Beanstalk … followed by the inspirational Y1/2 children singing Alice and The Dragon. What a beautiful...

Y4 residential

Well here we go live on the Y4 residential we do things special here @ParklandsLeeds as we team up with @KnaytonCofE by providing a @GlastoFest experience…. camping, bands, yoga, wellbeing, face painting and...

Y5 Whitby Residential

Both year 5 classes went on a residential to the beautiful 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 – the YHA Whitby. The...

#CleanAirDay

Well here we are live @ParklandsLeeds as we celebrate @Child_Leeds #CleanAirDay …. roads closed as we play in a safe environment in our community...

Y5 Whitby Assembly

Y5 celebrated their brilliant assembly to Whitby … one of the best residentials...

y6 Holocaust Workshop

Y6 @ParklandsLeeds taking part in a very sensitive but essential workshop about the #Holocaust . Delivered free of charge by the National Holocaust Centre @HolocaustCentUK – supporting our #BoyInTheStripedPyjamas...

Jungle Book Panto

As a special treat we had a wonderful Panto from M&M productions doing the Jungle Book. The children adored...

Y6 puppet show

We were so proud that our lovely Y6 children did an outstanding puppet show for the whole school and parents. It had voice overs, cameras, lighting and microphones- simply...

Olympic Cyclist Phil Bateman returns for a fourth year

On 11th June the former British Olympic Cyclist Phil Bateman joined us at Parklands for the fourth successful year running. With more children eager to take part than ever before, he worked with over 90 children across Key Stage 2 to deliver an action packed day full...

Rap Concert with the brilliant MC Grammar

We were overjoyed this morning to have a live Rap Concert from the brilliant MC Grammar. MC G has just returned from New York filming and has appeared on ITV This Morning and BBC Breakfast. We were delighted to welcome our great friend Harry Gration and BBC Look North...

Year 3’s assembly about Egyptians

Year 3’s assembly was all about the Egyptians and the River Nile. They shared many amazing facts, sang songs and danced like Egyptians! They shared their brilliant non-chronological reports and even acted out an Egyptian...

Our Maths Morning

We opened our school this morning for our wonderful parents to see why our Maths is up there with the best in the country. Over 60 parents attended....