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1S to the rescue

Disaster! – the Lego men had been trapped in the ice by the evil Ice-Man… 1S bravely rescued them from the kitchen with a little help from Miss Hattersley and brought them into the safety of their classroom. They then used their science skills to...

Science week 2019

Parklands’ Pond!! This year we were lucky enough to be awarded a grant from the British Science Council. We used this grant to build a pond on the school grounds. The pond is a fantastic resource that can be used by every year group to help them in their scientific...

Decorate an Egg competition

What a beautiful day … celebrating Family time with our brilliant Decorate an Egg competition….. some cracking efforts. Over all Champs were Leo and Stevie and Jake . Loved it...

Easter Service

Well live here @ParklandsLeeds it’s time for reflection as we have our #EasterService and share our thoughts with #Notre_dame_de_Paris . A beautiful service with readers from Y1 to Y6 and beautiful singing and great to see so many parents / carers....

Fair Trade

To finish our super Spring term, Parklands learnt all about Fairtrade and the need to spot the label. Reception made tasty chocolate crispy buns using Fairtrade chocolate. Year 1 made an amazing Fairtrade feast. They made their own special recipe Fairtrade lemonade...

World Book Day 2019

On World Book Day, our school was filled with characters from all of our favourite stories. Well done to all the children and staff at Parklands for your amazing efforts! In assembly, we listened to an alternative version of the popular story Little Red Riding Hood....

Y6 PGL Residential

Before February half term Year 6 spent a week at Winnmarleigh Hall a PGL outdoor activity centre in Lancashire on their Year 6 Residential. It was February so as one child put it “We didn’t come here for a sun tan!” we had just about every kind of...

The Girls Football Team

A brilliant effort winning the Leeds East Championship. 8 goals in 3 game for Kiah.

Let’s stamp out racism

The winners of Parklands, “let’s stamp out racism” design a poster competition were announced today in assembly. The school council had a really tough job choosing a winner from KS1 and KS2. Huge congratulations went to Charlotte in year 2 and Shelby in year 4, our...

Great Parklands Bake Off 2019

4th March was Bake Off day seeing the return of the Great Parklands Bake Off and the standard of baking was higher than ever. The theme this year was stories and books as our bake off formed part of Book Week. The talent on show in the cakes made by our children was...

Y4 Class Assembly

Wow, wow and wowzers! What a treat we had this morning with the brilliant Y4 assembly all about The Romans. It had the audience enthralled with acting; singing using sign language; reading and a Roman school scene. The ultimate...

CBBC Ballet – Puss In Boots comes to Parklands

Where do I start with this Parklands adventure. In partnership with the second largest Ballet Troupe in the country – Northern Ballet; we brought the new #CBBC Ballet, Puss In Boots to the community. The place sold out for the ultimate experience. We are so...

Filming with The Shine Trust

Parklands enjoyed 2 days intensive filming this week from The Shine Trust as we celebrated the children’s speed and skills with their X Tables. Word around twitter and footage shown at conferences showed why the Parklands children are simply the quickest in the...

Katiyo Electricity

At the start of the year Miss Hattersley transferred approximately £7500 out to Katiyo Primary School in Zimbabwe, money raised by Parklands children, Miss Hattersley and her family and 1st Burley Brownies. The school used the money to buy the supplies needed to put...

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

https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/education/headteacher-brings-love-and-smiles-to-leeds-school-that-had-padded-cell-for-punishing-children-1-9508275

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...