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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...

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...