School News - December 2011/January 2012
The Rotary Club delivered a certificate for the pupils’ contribution to the Christmas ‘Shoebox Appeal’. The school community raised a fantastic £829.62 for ‘Help the Hospices’ through money collected at the nativity and carol services; a portion of the ticket fees from the joint carol service at St. Mary’s church; and money brought in by the pupils with their decorated Christmas ‘stars’ – our alternative to Christmas cards. As ever, I am impressed with the wonderful generosity of the families at LEH.
We launched into 2012 with a new whole-school theme: ‘A World of Sound.’ The two infant classes and Class 5 are focusing on a particular area of the world and then considering some of the music, sounds, language of that area. Classes 3 and 4 are working locally, comparing and contrasting the sounds heard in and around Thorp Arch. There is a focus on music throughout the school and older pupils will record, manipulate and arrange sounds. Our theme in worship is ‘Listening’ and we have started by thinking about how our bodies hear and thanking God for the gift of hearing. We will consider the huge variety of sounds around us – including music; learn how to be good listeners; and finally think about how prayer can include both talking and listening to God.
Classes 4 and 5 are going to Headingly this term half term to develop their cricket skills whilst Class 2 is visiting Leeds Art Gallery and the City Museum. Congratulations to James Walsh for designing the winning jubilee mug logo - on sale in school soon! His design was superb and the mug looks great!
Suzanne Ulyett, Headteacher