We received this from UNICEF....
Unicef UK’s Day for Change
Each year, Unicef UK’s Day for Change brings schools across the UK together to help support children in danger.
In 2017, it’s all about nutrition. Unicef provides life-saving food to treat children affected by famine, but they also work with countries to help prevent malnutrition in the first place.
In Liberia, Unicef is trying to stop child malnutrition in its tracks. One in three children here are malnourished, but with the right treatment these children can grow up healthy and strong.
Kippax Ash Tree Primary School can have a real impact in making this a reality.
Raising the Beds n Sheds
A huge Ashtree thank you to all of the volunteers who came along to help refurbish the gardening area, raised beds and sheds.
The team was made up of staff from both school and our Facilities Partner Pinnacle. And a massive thanks you goes to the GMB Union, who's latest funding donation has helped to turn our run down allotment area into a fabulous space to enjoy learning.
Here are a few pics from the day
Roundhay Park Free School Consultation
A consultation is now live online asking the city to comment on site options for the proposed Roundhay Park Primary free school.
A free school bid from the Roundhay Park Primary School Trust has been approved by the Secretary of State for Education to provide additional school places in the Roundhay area. There are four sites which have the greatest potential to host the school; however there are issues with each of them. One of these sites is on a part of Roundhay Park so Leeds City Council feels it is right that the whole city has a say on whether it should be further considered for this purpose.
We have been asked by the City Council, to bring it to the attention of our Parent/Carers, as they would like to have as many opinions as possible, on the proposed location for the new school in Roundhay, from across the city
Here is a link to more information about the consultation, including details about how to submit comments by 28 April: http://www.leeds.gov.uk/residents/Pages/Currentschoolsconsultation.aspx.
Whole School Homework Challenge
The challenge for this half term is...
Science, Computing and Design Technology
Young Voices Trip
On Tuesday 10th of January, Mrs King, Mrs Kaye & Mrs Chadwick took the school choir to Sheffield Arena where they, along with 5000 other children from around the country, sang and danced the night away. Mrs King said that it was another fantastic Young Voices event and everyone enjoyed the experience.. Very well done to all involved.
Introducing the new
Whole School Homework Challenge
You may have noticed that we have had to place some gentle reminders about parking outside school.
Unfortunately there are a few parents who place their own convenience above the safety of our children.
Please do not park near the entrance or on the Zig-Zag lines. The police are monitoring the situation and will ticket violators.
Here's our September issue of the Newsletter
Here is our newsletter for June
BUG CLUB HAS CHANGED
Reading eBooks at home with Bug Club As a school we’re committed to investing in new technology and services to help children to engage with reading and we strongly encourage reading at home, both print and eBooks.
As you and your child enjoy reading online with www.bugclub.co.uk we are letting you know that in a few weeks time Bug Club is changing - for the better! Our service is being upgraded and we’ll have a new URL www.activelearnprimary.co.uk and exciting new functionality including the option to read Bug Club on iPads and selected Android tablets.
What will be different in Bug Club after the upgrade?
The biggest difference will be that your children will be able to read their Bug Club eBooks using an iPad and selected Android tablets. They’ll still be able to use Bug Club on the laptops or desktop computers they currently use but after the upgrade, they’ll be able to read their favourite Bug Club title in bed or play a game on the bus if your iPad or tablet is 3G-enabled.
They will also have access to Bug Club's new improved My Rewards area where they will be able to spend the coins they earn from reading their eBooks in different reward worlds and will be able to ‘spend’ their reward coins straight away or save them up to spend when they want.
The technical bit
We’ll let you know when the upgrade is complete and when you should start using www.activelearnprimary.co.uk to access Bug Club at home.
When you do so, you’ll be able to use Bug Club eBooks on iPad 2s, 3s or 4s and iPad Minis, with iOS 7.0 or above. You’ll also be able to use it on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3, 7.0 with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean or above, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3, 10.1 with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean or above and the Google Nexus 7 and 10 with Android 4.4 Jelly Bean or above.
If you have an iPad, we recommend you use iPad’s default Safari browser to access our Bug Club on ActiveLearn Primary. If you have an Android device, we recommend you use Google Chrome browser. If you use Bug Club on a laptop or desktop computer at home, we recommend you use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox web browsers. If you prefer to use Internet Explorer, you will need at least IE10 in order for the content to work.
If you have any questions about the Bug Club upgrade please speak to your child’s class teacher.
Bikes and scooters
No cycling or riding inside school grounds
children should dismount at the school gates
for the safety of others. Children and parents are not
allowed to walk down the car park please stay on the footpaths at all times.
Payments for trips, uniform, dinner money etc
can now be done online,
please click the link and follow the instructions.
Your child and e-safety
This area now includes some downloadable advice documents
information for parents (parents' page - e-safety)
for children (pupils' page)
Brigshaw Co-operative Trust
Click for trust information and update
FREE Resource for all pupils at Kippax Ash Tree
Click on espresso above
Children will be given a user name & password from school