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Rock Kidz Online

Rock Kidz Online

We are honoured here at Parklands to be featured in the new Rock Kidz single - staring the wonderful Y6 pupils and a brilliant cameo by Luke Goodwin and a special bit of cow bell playing by someone.Enjoy. Link: http://rockkidzonline.com/ngkmdfree

Filming with Russell Howard for the Playground Politics

Filming with Russell Howard for the Playground Politics

After the success of filming with Russell Howard for the Playground Politics section of his show the Russell Howard Hour for the last series and the x mas special... we were delighted to be invited back to London to film for his new series. Isaac and Omar had the time...

Holiday Club Summer 2021

Holiday Club Summer 2021

Our very own Mr Wilkinson has done an amazing job of organising the FREE @ParklandsLeeds holiday club this summer. It is in now in full flow. It’s an extra weekly pay packet for TA’s in the 6 week break but more importantly it’s a time to connect with our children and...

Y6 Leavers

Y6 Leavers

My first day @ParklandsLeeds was these guys first ever day of school 7 years ago! Really sad but so proud of ALL of Y6 leavers today … the video...

Ice Cream Suprise!

Well it’s a lovely surprise treat for all @ParklandsLeeds today as HERE COMES THE ICE CREAM VAN… these children deserve it and they are so thankful… we even had tears of joy! I have never worked as hard! [gallery columns="2" size="full" link="none"...

Y5 In House Residential

Y5 In House Residential

Whilst we sadly had to postpone our Whitby residential until next year, Y5 still had a fantastic celebration to end the year. We enjoyed an in house residential with team building and FUN FUN Fun! Monday: Challenge One: Cross the crocodile-infested river from one side...

Y4 Fun Day

Y4 Fun Day

Whilst we sadly had to postpone our Lake District residential until next year, Y4 still had a fantastic celebration to end the year. We enjoyed bouncing and sliding on three giant inflatables! All the fun was fuelled by Dominos Pizza, fizzy pop and fresh juicy...

Spanish Week

Spanish Week

Que divertido! Spanish Week has been a huge success at Parklands this week, with children from all year groups being immersed in Spanish lessons, culture, dressing up and even taking part in a Flamenco Dance Workshop! It has been wonderful to hear children speaking...

Holocaust Day

Year 6 were very engaged today on one of the most important History lesson they could ever have! The children learnt about the Holocaust and the significant events leading up to one of the most horrific times in modern history. What happened? How it happened? Why it...

2021 In House Residential

2021 In House Residential

Residentials are everything here at Parklands, we see the impact that these have on children's writing skills, teamwork, communication, and wellbeing. With COVID seeing all our residentials cancelled this year, we had to think out of the box... we had our own 'in...

Grandad Wheels

Grandad Wheels

Today, Year 3 had a video call with the amazing author of the Grandad Wheels series Brian Abram. We watched a video which told us lots of interesting facts about Brian. We loved to see photos of his family and dog. Then, Brian read us the amazing story 'Grandad Goes...

Y5/6 children work on their cycling skills with Phil Bateman

Y5/6 children work on their cycling skills with Phil Bateman

Our great friend of Parklands came into school last week to work with our Y5 / 6 children on their cycling skills. Phil Bateman as a member of #TeamGB in the 1988 Olympic Games when he was a member of the Time Trial team. We enjoy having Phil into school a couple of...

@MandMTheatreProduction performed the brilliant Treasure Island

@MandMTheatreProduction performed the brilliant Treasure Island

We welcomed back the brilliant @MandMTheatreProduction to school today as they performed the brilliant Treasure Island. They did x3 different performances to our three different bubbles. The children were so engaged and loved every second.

Magic Show Matt

Magic Show Matt

Yes yes yes everyday @ParklandsLeeds inspires to make everyday special ... as a treat today for a brilliant half term ... we welcome @MagicMattShow - inspiring - enjoy the thread of love ... the kids adored it @Child_Leeds - cheap as chips for 4 shows...

PHSE curriculum and Mental Health

PHSE curriculum and Mental Health

We are proud of our relationship with our in-house drama group Theatre in Education. As part of our PHSE curriculum and Mental Health issues we welcome them this week to do four shows about the 'THE WITCH’S HOUSE.' The Programme is a play and workshop programme that...

Mental Health Workshops

Mental Health Workshops

Our Year 5 and 6 classes have taken part in mental health and wellbeing workshops. They learnt what we mean by the term mental health and how our actions and circumstances can impact our mental health. They were taught about actions and behaviours they can take to...

Parklands invest in PAL

Parklands invest in PAL

What is PAL? It's Physically Active Learning. At Parklands, we have been looking at ways to blend movement with learning in different subjects, whether it be Maths, English, Science, Geography or History. We have even been able to link movement to learning colours in...

XTables Champs

XTables Champs

The best ever week in Times Tables saw every CLASS CHAMPION awarded a £5 Aldi Voucher. Oooo lucky children. Meera in Y1 took her first ever title with her x4 tables Evidence in Y3 was the diamond champion in the battle of the X12s And the most extraordinary event...

Stephen Lawrence Day

Stephen Lawrence Day

All our children took part in a massive virtual school assembly today to mark the third national Stephen Lawrence Day. The assembly was led by Baroness Doreen Lawrence, Stephen's mum and we were reminded about Stephen’s story and about being respectful and kind. Each...

Science Week 2021

Science Week 2021

This year for British Science Week we had a whole school competition to find out which biscuit was the best ‘dunker’. The winner was to receive a brand new Tablet! Tesco kindly donated the packets of biscuits so every child would get a turn to dunk and eat a biscuit...

Beetle Boy

Beetle Boy read by Miss Hattersley Chapter 1: https://youtu.be/bZ_BN6pxe1s Chapter 2:  https://youtu.be/uv_Jcv_VVm8 Chapter 3: https://youtu.be/bh1VF8oGXdc Chapter 4: https://youtu.be/ppZayN0PUhQ Chapter 5: https://youtu.be/zdxDUheAy4w Chapter...

The Girl Who Speaks Bear

The Girl Who Speaks Bear read by Mrs Tighe Intro: https://youtu.be/SfeEcaeFsWI Chapter 1: https://youtu.be/28MHbegWCZQ Chapter 2: https://youtu.be/14ro3xOAmDM Chapter 3: https://youtu.be/lQc8i1H1Evs Chapter 4: https://youtu.be/4jtmdx5mtRw Chapter 5...

The Boy at the Back of the Class

The Boy at the Back of the Class read by Mrs Tighe Chapter 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NIH9MVOT90 Chapter 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hh-ECfoL8hM Chapter 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDsjVpu8FDo Chapter 4:...

Billionaire Boy

Billionaire Boy read by Mrs Tighe Chapter 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSiOGuzbKx0 Chapter 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnxEANgbtT0 Chapters 3 and 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_V2gi7xUgZI Chapter 5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfmewC60A60...

Environmental Inventions – Raspberry Pi competition

Environmental Inventions – Raspberry Pi competition

Alastair Hodgson contacted school recently to donate 4 fabulous Raspberry Pi devices which can be used to turn your TV into a computer! During lockdown, whilst many of us were learning from home Miss Hattersley set a competition for Key Stage 2 to win one of these...

Science Videos

Science Videos

Miss Hattersley has been working hard at home to create science videos showing you all kinds of experiments you can try at home:   Viscosity Race Have you ever wondered how fast ketchup can run? Do you want to know if honey is faster than salad cream? Then try...

E Safety Week 2020

E Safety Week 2020

Alongside Anti Bullying Week we also held an E safety week. Miss Hattersley recorded a zoom assembly where she shared the alternative fairy story #Goldilocks written by Jeanne Willis and illustrated by Tony Ross (published by Vodafone) in #Goldilocks the star of our...

Anti-Bullying Week 2020

Anti-Bullying Week 2020

This week has been Anti-bullying and E-safety week at Parklands. On Tuesday, Years 4, 5 & 6 took part in anti-bullying workshops with James from Openview Education, They learnt about the importance of showing courage and standing up to bullies. They were given...

#LestWeForget

#LestWeForget

#Lestweforget here at Parklands. Sadly, the British Royal Legion will be £50m down this year so we have collected money and created some wonderful displays in remembering Remembrance Day. Work was completed through the week using the resources from Now Press Play and...

Food, glorious food!

Food, glorious food!

We are delighted that over half term we managed to distribute over 600 boxes and cereals and porridge, 600 bagels, half a tonne of fresh veg and bread .... and today, Friday Oct 30th, the great guys from @Sukhothai_ made 200 freshly made Thai dishes. Simply...

When Monty met Parklands

When Monty met Parklands

Mental Health is so important in 2020. Talking is everything to share problems. We were delighted to spend the morning with one of England's greatest ever Test Match bowlers, Monty Panesar. Monty  made his Test debut in 2006 and was the 631st player to play for...

Apply for Reception / Year Groups

Apply for Reception https://www.leeds.gov.uk/schools-and-education/school-admissions/apply-for-a-primary-school   Apply for other Year Groups All applications outside the normal admission round should be made using an in year application form (ICPF) which is...

1.5 tonnes of glass recycled

1.5 tonnes of glass recycled

Well a happy day here @ParklandsLeeds as we have 1.5 tonnes of glass recycled from the great guys and partners @ArdaghGlass @LD_Consortium @URMltd ... the money will sponsor our #VendingMachine #Reading ... we share with the recycling heros @LeedsEastWay A Case Study...

Top 10 Tips to Help Your Child to Read

We’ve brought together a list of ways to help primary-aged children read at home. 1. Encourage your child to read Reading helps your child’s wellbeing, develops imagination and has educational benefits too. Just a few minutes a day can have a big impact on children of...

September School Opening Plans

Click below to download: Sept 7th Opening September opening parent letter September 2020 full opening procedures

Holiday Club

Holiday Club

The Summer 2019 holiday club was one of the best things we've done here at Parklands. Thanks to Graham Scott at the LDC and with the support and generosity of a number of businesses we brought smiles and happiness to many of our children. Children and families enjoyed...

The Real Junk Food Project To Feed Thousands Within 3 Hours

The Real Junk Food Project To Feed Thousands Within 3 Hours

Friday May 22nd the date of my daughters 12th birthday was probably the most significant date in my education life. We had the challenge to take delivery of 19 tonnes of frozen food from McCains Uk, this was 35,000 meals! We had the sun on our backs which caused the...