Dear Parent/Carer, As part of our RE topic which includes social, cultural, spiritual and moral development, Year 5 planned a visit to Leeds Minster, a Mosque and a Synagogue. Out of 60 children, only 24 children were given permission by their parents to attend which was really disappointing. Some parents expressed concern that visiting a Mosque may, in some way, lead to their children being radicalised to some degree, but we still wanted the visit to go ahead and following is an account from Ms Draper (Class 13 Teacher) about how the day went and, also, the contents of an email Ms Draper received from the Mosque: “We had a fantastic day out. All three places were welcoming but especially the Mosque. We watched a congregational prayer at the Mosque and it was amazing! The children were extremely well behaved and respectful in each place we visited and this was commented on by all of the hosts. I was really pleased with the children’s thoughtful and deep questioning which made me and Mrs Barker very proud! We were the first school in Leeds to visit the Mosque and Alistair Ross actually accompanied us. He took some photos (but only of the backs of the children’s heads) and asked if he could use the photo alongside a little paragraph about us in the SMSC Newsletter! We were asked for feedback for future visits but he said it was a huge step to be given permission, by parents, for 24 children to visit the Mosque. It was interesting when I asked the children which place had been their favourite and a very large majority said the Mosque! Despite neither myself nor Mrs Barker being religious, we both left feeling calm and cleansed!” The following email was sent to Ms Draper from a guy called Ash at the Mosque: “It was lovely to meet you and the pupils from your school. They were exceptionally well behaved when we saw them at the Mosque. Thank you for being flexible with us with the change to the itinerary, especially with regards to the change at lunchtime and departure from the Mosque. This meant we wouldn’t have time for ice-cream so I hope you were not too disappointed about that?” (we actually had cakes, biscuits and fruit juice there so it wasn’t an issue!) “Please do let us have any feedback about the whole experience as well as any individual feedback – good or constructive which will help us to improve the service. We would be really grateful for this. We look forward to working with you again in the near future” Please see the photos below, taken throughout the day, so you can see what an enjoyable time the children had! Thank you to the parents who gave permission for their child to take part giving them the opportunity to visit places they may not, otherwise, have had the opportunity to visit. Yours sincerely Sam Williams Headteacher
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CLASS 12's SPACE TOPIC
Class 12 have been working really hard on their Space Topic. A large number of children set themselves their own homework and made their own Solar Systems at home and bought them into school. Miss Smith was so impressed that she asked me (Miss Williams) to come and look at their creations! I was so impressed with their creativity and hard work - we agreed that Class 12 should have a party as a 'thank you'. Well done, Class 12!
Here are some photo's of their creations!
100% ATTENDANCE - AUTUMN 1!
A huge well done to all of our pupils who have acheieved 100% attendance this half-term.
KEY STAGE 1.
KEY STAGE 2.
CLASS 8 - CELEBRATE 4 WEEKS OF 100% ATTENDANCE!
Well done to Class 8 (Year 3) who have managed to achieve a full 4 weeks of 100% attendance and 100% punctuality. The children were all rewarded with a DVD afternoon and party food.
Here are some photographs!
WEAR IT WILD - OCTOBER 19TH 2018
As always the children around school (and no doubt all of you) made a real effort for our Wear It Wild day! Thank you to all children for 'turning wild' and for all of your donations it's much appreciated.
HARVEST FESTIVAL - OCTOBER 18TH 2018
Year 3 produced an excellent assembly to celebrate our Harvest Festival, 2018. We would like to thank all you all for your generous contributions to this years food hampers it's much appreciated. We'd also like to say a big thank you to everyone who came along to celebrate with us.
Here are some photographs of the children.
SPORTS HALL ATHLETICS - OCTOBER 16TH 2018
On Tuesday 16th October 2018 our Sports Club took part in the Sports Hall Athletics competition. Our team came 2nd overall and are very proud of this achievement, as are we.
Here are some action shots along with a team photograph.
Please see the information below regarding a recent outbreak of Measles in the Leeds area…
This year the check will take place during the week commencing Monday 11th June 2018.
Please take a look at the video below for further information...
Autumn 2 - 2018/2019
First teamer's Ronaldo Viera and Kalvin Phillips visited Middleton Primary School as part of academy sponsor UTILITA's Power of Sport Programme.
This song seeks to raise awareness of Domestic Violence and is dedicated to all those who have suffered from it's effects at any point in their lives. Supported by Family Valued, Child Friendly Leeds, Leeds City Council, Leeds Rhino's Foundation, Behind Closed Doors and Class Dynamix. 120 children from 6 schools, including Middleton Primary School, performed the song live on April 1st at Rhino's vs Hull KR in front of 16,000 people.
Class Dynamix live performance of their song One Leeds at Leeds City Council Leadership Conference 2015. Featuring Middleton St Mary's and Middleton Primary School. Click here to view the video.
As part of its commitment to becoming a long-term partner to the local community, Virgin Media has donated 12 tablets to Middleton Primary School for use by the pupils. Virgin Media has recently expanded its optical fibre broadband network locally to supply ultrafast fibre connectivity to homes and businesses in Middleton and Belle Isle.
Other local primary schools will also be benefitting from similar donations from Virgin Media and some of its staff will be volunteering with local community projects in the coming weeks.