World of Work Week - April 2019
Our first ever World of Work Week was a great success. The children have been inspired by several professionals who spoke passionately about their jobs and responsibilities. Each class had several visitors come and talk about their working lives. We had firefighters, a police officer, a speech and language therapist, a vicar, a GP, an architect, a sports scientist, a chef and an actor amongst others. Some parents also volunteered to speak to the children about their jobs. We are very grateful to all the professionals who kindly gave up their time to help raise the aspirations of our children.
Please find attached the power point from the briefing with all you need to know about this years upcoming SAT tests.
Quarry Mount are prize winners!
We are delighted to announce that we have won a brilliant prize. Our school has won a free day of activities for 30 children at the Leeds Sailing and Activity Centre in Yeadon.
Which will be the lucky class that goes on the trip?
We would like to say a big thank you to Mrs. Morritt, our Administrator, for her hard work and submitting the forms.
World Book Day was a brilliant event as so many of the children and teachers came dressed up. We had some wonderful book characters strolling around the corridors of Quarry Mount Primary School. Here are just a few but you will find more on the class galleries.
What amazing potato characters! There are some fantastic and very creative ideas. Well done Quarry Mount!
Quarry Mount's first parent coffee afternoon was very successful with 14 parents (both Mums and Dads) attending! We talked about volunteering and training opportunities as well as about what they would like to see from their community and how we can support them to help achieve what they want from the coffee afternoons. Our second afternoon saw us focus on mindfulness to mark World Mental Health Day. Parents expressed an interest in Art Therapy as well as meeting with a Community PCSO to discuss social issues and these sessions are due to take place in the coming coffee afternoons-all parents and carers welcome! Our third coffee morning saw parents access information about their local community, with two parents taking home application forms for volunteering opportunities! Our fourth coffee morning gave parents the opportunity to put their questions and/or concerns to the local Police. The Police shared information around keeping the home and car safe from burglary as well as how to keep children safe and how to report crimes. Our 5th coffee morning presented parents with the opportunity to find out more about the Chimp Paradox and how it supports school's behaviour system, one parent even shared her language skills and taught staff some Portuguese! The coffee mornings are held fortnightly on a Thursday at 9.15am
Children had a fantastic first day at Robinwood. They have taken part in the 'nightline' challenge, where they are blindfolded then complete a mystery assault course. They have taken part in wall climbing up to a great height! They then completed dungeon and quest games in which children needed to work as part of a team to solve puzzles. After a very tasty evening meal, children then completed the team challenge. Day Two - we have conquered the piranha pool! It was scary but we did it! We also got to zipwire in the snow - it was amazing. We completed the crate challenge. We are having the best fun!
Reception and Year 1 had special visitors come to see them with a special delivery! 2 of Santa's elves came to deliver a Christmas tree, which our School Council members then decorated for the whole school to enjoy.
Due to its success last year, the Quarry Mount Advent Tree is back for the second year running! Every day in December a child will be selected at random to open a parcel from our advent tree and win an exciting new book to take home. Watch this space to see some of our lucky winners throughout December....
Our theme, to support Children in Need and Anti-Bullying Week 2018, was 'Odd Socks and Spots'. Pupils and staff were invited to come to school wearing odd socks and spots and were encouraged to make a donation for the two charities. Money raised was split between Children in Need and the Anti-Bullying Alliance. Throughout Anti-Bullying Week, pupils had the opportunity to earn 'respect tokens'. All tokens were placed in a box and 2 pupils from each year group were selected, at random during celebration assembly, to enjoy a cupcake with the Pastoral Team
The Hugo Bus came to Quarry Mount to share resources on mental health since 10th October 2018 is World mental Health Day. Quarry Mount pupils enjoyed having their faces painted and listening to live music whilst their parents accessed the resources that the Hugo Bus had to offer.
October is Black History month in the UK. During the month each class focuses on a different artist whose work links to the significant people pupils learn about. Artists include Jacob Lawrence, Faith Ringgold and Kehinde Wiley. The artwork that the children create is shared with the community at our Parents Consultation Evening.
Each year, some of our Year 5 children take part in a series of team building sessions with children from other local primary schools. They have had a go at indoor caving, tennis, cricket and spent a day with the fire service at Killingbeck Fire Station. All of the activities have helped them develop the inter-personal skills they will need to use when moving on to high school.