Many thanks to all the parents and volunteers who helped us on our trips to Chester Zoo before half-term.
The children had a fantastic time, behaved beautifully and learnt a huge amount about animals for our Endangered Animals week at the end of the half-term.
Key Stage Two Christmas Concerts
Many thanks to all at Pudsey Parish Church for making us so welcome for the Key Stage Two Christmas Concerts. And also many thanks to all the parents and carers for their support with costumes and line learning etc, as well as to those who helped us walk to the church on the day and/or came to enjoy the performance.
The Tempest -Shakespeare Schools Festival
Year 5 children had the amazing opportunity to perform their production of The Tempest at the Alhambra Theatre in November - in front of an audience of over 200 people!
The children had been rehearsing the production for over 8 weeks as part of the Shakespeare Schools Festival. The children worked incredibly hard and were delighted by the reaction on the night.
Thanks to all the parents and other adults who supported the children on the way!
Sponsored Mile Run
Thanks to all who sponsored our children we have raised enough money to buy a defibrillator through our sponsored run/walk a mile. Today 21st July we had Simon Seary and Mark Harrison who talked to us about this life saving equipment and how it will benefit the whole community. They thanks us for all our efforts and presented the defibrillators to one of the students on behalf of the school.
Year 5 treated us to an entertaining series of musical interludes. The whole school came to watch. Our violins and guitars students enjoyed playing with an audience and have inspired our younger students. Everyone enjoyed the event and we look forward to hosting another next year with our new year 5 students.
There was an amazing discovery in Pudsey Waterloo Primary School before the Easter holidays - dinosaur bones were uncovered by Dave in the corner of our playground! Each year group had a chance to become palaeontologists and uncover some more of the amazing skeleton. By the end of the day, a whole 'Deinonychus' skeleton had been revealed! For the rest of the week, teachers and pupils abandoned planned lessons and got to work, writing about the dinosaur and drawing and painting it. Some wonderful reports, stories, letters and pictures were the result. The deinonychus is now proudly on display in our atrium with all the work he inspired. Year One have named him 'Dave' in honour of his finder.
This year we took part in the Pudsey Carnival with the theme being films. We had a fantastic time and won the prize for best walking float!
For more information about the day visit http://www.pudseycarnival.com/
Leeds Book Awards
Some of Year 5 have been taking part in the Leeds Book Awards this year, reading all the nominated titles and meeting regularly to discuss their favourites and post reviews on the Leeds Book Awards website. On Monday 23rd June, the children were able to go to the awards ceremony itself and listen to all six authors answer questions about their books from schools - and hear the winner announced! The final winner was Gorilla Dawn by Gill Lewis - you can see a photo of Gill below wearing a gorilla costume! Our group's favourite book was My Brother's A Superhero by David Solomons and the children all wanted to have David sign their copy.