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Dave Manton @southroyd

24 Nov Check out the fascinating school history timeline on the school website.

24 Nov Well done to Grace who led whole school assembly and others who finished off a really successful Takeover Week.

22 Nov Thankyou to School Council for all your brilliant suggestions to update and improve our anti-bullying policy and pr… https://t.co/jtm5AAGCfW

20 Nov Today’s assembly focused children on the need to Speak Up about bullying, as part of continuing Anti-Bullying Week work.

18 Nov Takeover Week begins next week in school with children taking a wide range of jobs and tasks, including leading Friday assembly.

17 Nov RT @ABAonline: Welcome to #AntiBullyingWeek 2017 where we're celebrating what makes us #AllDifferentAllEqual. Will you join us? 🙂 https://t…

16 Nov RT @MindMateLeeds: This #AntiBullyingWeek, it’s important to remember that bullying can happen to anyone, young and old – even celebrities…

14 Nov School Council meet on Wednesday to match the 130 applications to the 20 tasks of Takeover Week. Well done to all t… https://t.co/uU8LCOM0UW

14 Nov Pudsey Bear visited our school assembly and reception today, to launch our Children in Need fund raising this week.

13 Nov Y5 visited a Leeds mosque today as part of their Islam topic work.

11 Nov Next week is Anti-Bullying Week in school. Children will be editing and updating the school policy. The theme this… https://t.co/avxkwAexyn

10 Nov Year 2 and 6 made their visit to the Remembrance service at Pudsey Cenotaph this morning.

3 Nov Y2 enjoyed an enjoyable drama day boarding the Titanic, to launch their half term project.

31 Oct Children took part in assemblies about liberty and freedom and were encouraged to explore the true meanings and resulting opportunities.

30 Oct RT @Child_Leeds: Only two days to go until the deadline for secondary school admissions, don't miss out! https://t.co/oXCP6KGEBK

19 Oct Today we have collected our International School Award from the British Council, presented by BBC presenter Will Millard.

15 Oct Harvest festival is this Wednesday, we are welcoming donations brought to school before church (2pm)

11 Oct Don’t forget the School Photographer is in tomorrow.

11 Oct The whole school took part in school council elections today with over 100 candidates up for the jobs! Results on Friday.

10 Oct Election fever is visible all round school, with loads of examples of campaign posters ahead of tomorrow’s election.

9 Oct Y4 enjoyed their Roman Day today with children looking fantastic in their Roman costumes.

8 Oct Each class elects two school councillors this Wednesday in the School Council Elections.

6 Oct @JenniePatterson Thanks Jennie. When were you at Southroyd?

5 Oct Can you send us any historical information about the old Southroyd schools for the timeline in our hall? Photos? Letters? Memories?

5 Oct Do you have any local history of Southroyd to share with our school timeline? Were you /your parents at Southroyd - we'd love to hear more.

4 Oct Parents came along to the school's maths and curriculum meetings after school today. Sessions are repeated tomorrow at 2:45 - all welcome.

28 Sep Remember our School Council elections are on Wednesday October 11th for year 2 to 6.

27 Sep The whole school took part in National Fitness Day, with all children enjoying Zumba on the playground.

22 Sep RT @cooppriesthorpe: HUGE thanks to @PRAlearning and our friends at @southroyd for making our community day such a lively happy event 😄🎼💃🏽…

22 Sep Winners of the 160+ cake Bake Off were announced in the newsletter. Find the newsletter on the school website, or from the downloadable app.

21 Sep Bake Off was a great event today. Meena Ma'am was a fantastic judge with results of our Anniversary competition announced tomorrow.

20 Sep Guests Richa, Ishani and Falak entertained the whole school this afternoon with their fantastic Garba and Bollywood dances.

19 Sep 4Shakespeare enjoyed playing kho-kho, a traditional Indian playground game, with our guests.

19 Sep Our Bachpan guests enjoyed a day working with Year 6's drama project on WWI, but also enjoyed their trip to the Space Dome with Y5.

18 Sep Our specialist dancers practised their Garba steps on the playground, with our visitors this afternoon. Our Indian guests were impressed!

17 Sep Our guests arrived safely to Leeds on Saturday and have enjoyed a busy weekend before meeting children tomorrow!

14 Sep The Great Southroyd Bake Off has been launched today. Details available from the school App and letters coming home… https://t.co/FqLXMBDA3T

13 Sep Welcome to our 6 guests who landed safely in Heathrow just now! A lot cooler than India!

12 Sep RT @SkeltonGrange: Our next #BigGreenWeekend Open Day is just around the corner! #Leeds #Yorkshire #Funtimes https://t.co/8awr2ZTRMO https:…

11 Sep Year 3 go to Saltaire this Friday, as part of their studies about Sir Titus Salt.

11 Sep Download the school app to make sure you can receive news, alerts and newsletters to your phone. Search for Southroyd on AppStore.

10 Sep Remember our Indian guests arrive a week on Monday. Why not start making that welcome card now?

30 Aug Six Indian guests join us at Southroyd for the week of 18-22nd September.

30 Aug Don't forget Monday is a Training Day at Southroyd.

18 Aug Great news! Southroyd has got a British Council International School Award. Thanks to everyone supporting all the excellent activities.

26 Jul Southroyd has successfully achieved the School Sports gold standard! Well done all!

24 Jul Don't forget to download the Southroyd app from appstore (both apple and android) so you can keep in touch with school events in September.

24 Jul Have a safe and enjoyable summer to all our Southroyd families. We look forward to hearing all about your breaks in the new term.

22 Jul Remember Monday is a fun day for all at Southroyd. Our last day before our summer break!

20 Jul Well done year six! They were all Prom kings and queens tonight.

19 Jul Miss Tomlinson shared her memories of her class' Southroyd journey at the second leavers' assembly this morning.

18 Jul Mrs Kilsby's class were first for their leavers assembly today. So many happy Southroyd memories! Miss Tomlinson's class tomorrow.

13 Jul Well done to team China who won this year's Spirit Alive!

12 Jul Well done KS1 for taking part in an excellent day of Spirit Alive sports day activities, waving the flags of their team countries.

11 Jul Preparations and rehearsals for Spirit Alive continued ready for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies.

9 Jul What an amazing sunny Southroyd Summer Fair. Well done to everyone who supported the event and thanks to our great parents and families.

8 Jul Summer School Fair is Sunday at 11-2. See everyone there!

5 Jul Our friends in Bachpan have finalised their flight plans and will join us on the week of September the 18th!

4 Jul RT @LeedsYouthVoice: School councillors from @southroyd primary share how they have a #voiceandinfluence in their school inc reviewing anti…

3 Jul Members of school Council will be presenting their thoughts about their role, at the Leeds Pupil Summit at the Civic Hall tomorrow.

1 Jul Remember Southroyd Summer Fair next Sunday, 9th from 11-2pm.

30 Jun The whole school met on the bottom playground for its CPR dance to Staying Alive - Our sponsored event to earn a defibrillator.

29 Jun Dress down day tomorrow. Just bring a donation for the summer fair.

29 Jun Tomorrow school take part in their sponsored dance for the defibrillator - hard work seen dancing to a Southroyd version of Staying Alive.

27 Jun Spain, Mexico, China and the UK are named as the focus countries for Spirit Alive. You may see some groups of dancers rehearsing for the day

27 Jun Preparations for Spirit Alive are continuing in school, with children preparing for the Opening and Closing ceremonies.

22 Jun Thanks to our guest Nola Ellen, who shared her experience and expertise about refugees in assembly and follow up workshops.

21 Jun So many activities and lessons about the plight of refugees for this year's Refugee Week, including den building and drama.

19 Jun Children in assembly thought about the difference between choosing to move to and from a country - and being forced to move as a refugee.

18 Jun RT @Child_Leeds: Lots of events,activities & celebrations in Leeds for Refugee Week (19-25 June) https://t.co/jvvC8Dpulq @LeedsCityofSanc @…

14 Jun Well done to the boys who got to the Leeds cricket semi-finals, then won the playoff as the 3rd best team in Leeds.

14 Jun RT @Child_Leeds: Tomorrow is the first ever #NationalCleanAirDay coordinated by Global Action Plan and Leeds City Council are one... https:…

12 Jun Whole school assembly was about First Aid - making it clear that children can be First Aiders too! Fundraising for a defibrillator begins!

8 Jun Please be aware of your children's use of live.ly or music.ly apps. Concerns raised on channel 4 news. See "internet safety" page on website

8 Jun Children took part in Sun Safe assemblies this week to make sure they are prepared to keep safe and healthy in the sun.

6 Jun Year 3 enjoyed a damp visit to Saltaire today to find out about Titus Salt.

5 Jun RT @leedslibraries: Fa-la-la-la, tra-la-la-lee, doo-dooby-doo, fiddle-de- de! It's National #Bookstart Week and we have fab events planned…

5 Jun Children continued to think about this week's General Election in assembly today - they were asked, "what would you do if you were our MP?"

2 Jun Refugee Week is coming up in Southroyd from 19th June-25th.Look out for our special Refugee Week Newsletter.

26 May RT @Child_Leeds: Lots of activities going on around Leeds this half term! Why not take a look... https://t.co/c5XJuFd47F

26 May Ten ks2 children took part in the excellent Brownlee triathlon today at John Charles centre.

25 May Year 5 are settling in for the night after a sunny day at Gronton Lodge residential

22 May Children in assembly learnt more about the upcoming General Election and the importance of democracy as a key British value.

19 May Remember you can apply to be a Parent Governor at Southroyd - closing date is Friday 26th. Details from the school office.

18 May School Council met today to ask the question, "Why is a General Election important to us? Why is it important to have the chance to vote?"

17 May Year 4 were dressed for the part on their Greek Day today.

17 May RT @Child_Leeds: We know that walking to school makes children feel healthier and happier, while reducing congestion and pollution... https…

16 May Year six children really enjoyed the Leeds Book Awards at Pudsey Civic Hall today.

15 May In whole school assembly we begin our focus on democracy and look at the history of women's suffrage - leading up to the General Election.

11 May Well done to all the amazing Year 6 who finished their SATs today! Lots and lots of hard work and a well earned picnic tomorrow as reward!

10 May Well done year six on terrific application to the SATs. Last one, maths, tomorrow!

9 May The School Councillors have continued to check our energy saving habits, dropping into classrooms at breaks and leaving their reminders!

8 May SATs breakfast club began today. We wish all our year six children good luck in their tests.

5 May Y1 enjoyed their trips to Pudsey Park in the sunshine today.

23 Apr RT @Child_Leeds: Leeds primary school admissions: How to appeal if you missed out on first-choice place https://t.co/HxS2eMoTKI

21 Apr Well done Year 5 for their hard work through their Bike Ability training this week.

1 Apr RT @Child_Leeds: 3 April is World Autism Awareness Day. Help by attending #BiggerAndBetterInLeeds event Civic Hall, 9.30am – 3pm. https://t…

1 Apr Don't forget that home reading! We've challenged our children to read more at home this Easter, as part of Read to Succeed.

1 Apr The hatching and growing chicks have been very welcome additions to ks1 in the run up to Easter.

30 Mar It was 4Bronte's turn on Wednesday and Thursday with all children trying caving and so much more at Fanwood.

28 Mar 4Shakespeare enjoyed their residential at Fanwood on Monday and Tuesday. Well done to them for trying so many new activities.

25 Mar Children fed back some amazing work on Twelfth Night for Shakespeare Week, in parent assembly.

23 Mar School Council met today to talk about Climate Change, following last week's Earth Hour. They have allocated Green Monitors to remind us.

23 Mar Remember our "Read to Succeed" challenge set by School Council? We are aiming to read more independently or with an adult at home.

20 Mar Mr Hall launched Shakespeare Week in assembly today as the school gets ready to learn all about Twelfth Night.

20 Mar Don't forget to book into the school Parents' Evening booking systems, if you haven't already done so. There is a link on the website.

16 Mar School Council met today to talk more about our school "Read to Succeed" plan and set the school a target to increase their home reading.

16 Mar Don't forget Earth Hour on Friday 17th. At Southroyd we will be doing without electricity from 2pm-3pm and Bachpan will be doing the same.

13 Mar Climate Change assembly links our climate change week here and in BACHPAN, with Earth Hour on Friday.

9 Mar School Council met today to set school a READ to SUCCEED challenge. Class council will be discussing strategies next week.

9 Mar The Vikings are in school! Yes, don't be alarmed, we have a guest Viking in the hall today for Year 5 to learn all about Viking life.

8 Mar Well done Y5 on their ukulele performance in front of parents this week.

6 Mar School Assembly focused on our theme, Read to Succeed, thinking about the difference regular reading really makes to our learning.

5 Mar Thank you to the huge number of families who supported the amazing World Book Day trail this weekend.

3 Mar Remember the World Book Day Trail, this Saturday between 6pm and 7:30pm in the School Grounds. Refreshments available - tickets at the door.

2 Mar Children came to school today in their pyjamas and dressing gowns for the World Book Day theme "Bedtime Stories".

28 Feb Fairtrade Fortnight began this week. KS2 assembly looked at Fair Trade through the themes of social justice.

27 Feb Today is the Indian dance workshop as part of Year 2s continuing work on their India topic.

21 Feb KS2 assembly on World Social Justice Day, looked in more detail at the works of Mohatma Gandhi at the close of our social justice project.

17 Feb Thanks from BACHPAN for the gifts from the Southroyd classes. We are bringing back some great gifts for classes from there!

16 Feb We've seen an amazing sport assembly here today in BACHPAN, and tomorrow is sadly our last day. 36 degrees here again!

15 Feb Wow! 200 visits to our India blog already! We're so pleased everyone is following our amazing trip!

15 Feb 36 degrees here in India, and after teaching four lessons it's time for some necessary cool down !!

13 Feb Taught our first lessons successfully today in BACHPAN. Tea out with Poojan and family later. Sun hot!

10 Feb Miss Tomlinson, Mrs Smith and Mr Manton have made it to Abu Dhabi. Another 2 hours to Ahmedabad.

8 Feb Year 6 enjoyed a chilly trip to Eden Camp today as part of their Cober Hill residential.

7 Feb School Council will meet this week and the first week back, to talk about our school's "Responsible Use of the Internet" guidance.

7 Feb Today is Safer Internet Day - look at the links on the website to find out more. Assemblies today are all about staying safe.

6 Feb Children learnt about Mohatma Gandhi in their pre-India visit assembly. Gandhi was born in Gujarat, not too far from our partner school!

2 Feb School Council met with Swinnow Food Ambassadors /School Council today - they were being asked all about our school food and dinner routines

31 Jan Well done year 3 for presenting their assembly on Chico Mendes, the hero of social justice from Brazilian rubber plantations.

30 Jan Assembly today focused on the subject of "culture", looking at Chinese New Year and the year of the rooster.

26 Jan Well done to the amazing athletics team from Southroyd who came an impressive 3rd in the Leeds Plate competition. Great teamwork and effort.

26 Jan Robi the Robot met Year 5 today to talk more about the link between coding and robotics. The children could see how a robot was programmed.

26 Jan Global Club continued with their global film clips, using Green Screen to mix their own films with famous clips of Luther KIng, Obama etc.

25 Jan Year 4 wrote their scenes from the Iron Man today, and Robi the Robot read them out, with actions! All from the Iron Man's point of view.

24 Jan Both KS1 and KS2 met Robi the NAU Robot today - despite being distracted by all the red jumpers, he was able to show what he can do!

23 Jan The NAU Robot will be in assemblies tomorrow! Thanks to Pudsey Computers for lending "Robi" for the week!

23 Jan Whole school assembly focused on the incredible story of Malala Yousufzai as an example of a hero of social justice and gender equality.

19 Jan The NAU Robot will be coming to join us at Southroyd all next week! We will keep everyone posted with what he gets up to!

18 Jan School Council met today to launch this week's discussion topic, 'how can we become heroes of justice at Southroyd?'

17 Jan Today is Martin Luther King Day - KS2 learnt more about the role of MLK in American social justice, during their assembly this morning.

16 Jan Southroyd will look at social justice between Martin Luther King Day (17th January) and World Social Justice Day (20th February)

16 Jan In assembly, we introduced our topic focus on equality. We talked about the meaning of fairness, equality and justice.

12 Jan KS2 had their Road Safety assembly this week, thinking about how to keep safe on the long, dark nights.

12 Jan Global Club finished off their heroes of justice comic strips with some great stories of Rosa Parks and Malala Yousufzi.

9 Jan In assembly today, children looked at the Global Goals and the 17 targets shared by 193 countries of the United Nations. See ISA on website.

9 Jan Code Club met for the first time this afternoon - thanks to Mr Hall who ran the session with 15 budding coders from KS2!

5 Jan Today was the 1st session of the global film club, in yr 4 and 5. Children making freeze frames for comic strips of social justice heroes.

1 Jan School begins again on Tuesday 3rd January.

14 Dec 2016 The whole school visited Pudsey Parish Church today for an enjoyable Christmas Service. Thanks to all the parents who came and helped.

12 Dec 2016 Well done to children in KS2 who made their first Christmas performance in front of parents this year. A very festive message shared by all!

6 Dec 2016 KS2 assembly welcomed guests from the Equilibria Experience who delivered an excellent assembly on Islam and the life as a Muslim.

5 Dec 2016 School enjoyed two fantastic Gift of Life Pantomimes from the Road Safety Teams. Look up Road Safety Panto@_Highways for more details.

4 Dec 2016 Many thanks from all our families for the amazing FOSS Christmas Fair spectacular.

1 Dec 2016 Friday is a dress down day, where we ask children to bring in any tombola prizes or jars for the Sunday Christmas fair

30 Nov 2016 School Council met this afternoon to finalise their review of our Anti-Bullying Policy.

29 Nov 2016 Year 6 have a full day visit from the Peace Museum today, taking part in some drama and activity workshops.

28 Nov 2016 Many thanks for the wonderful hospitality shown by Lincoln Green Mosque, who welcomed our Year 5 children on today's excellent visit.

24 Nov 2016 Happy birthday Meena Ma'am! Principal at our partner school, BACHPAN.

24 Nov 2016 Well done to our 30 fantastic Takeover Day students who helped run Southroyd today! A really nice experience for everyone - well done.

21 Nov 2016 Children explored some of the 54 articles of the International Charter and thought about their rights as part of anti-bullying week.

21 Nov 2016 We talked about the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Children in assembly. Sunday was International Day of Children's Rights.

18 Nov 2016 Children enjoyed taking part in Children in Need today in Southroyd. Thanks to all families for their support.

18 Nov 2016 Well done to FOSS for raising an excellent £200 profit from a really enjoyable set of school discos this week.

17 Nov 2016 Our partner school BACHPAN returned today after their Diwali extended holiday.

17 Nov 2016 School Council had a tough job today to sift over 120 applications for next week's Takeover Day.

14 Nov 2016 Anti-Bullying Week began today, with themes shared in Monday whole school assembly.

11 Nov 2016 Year 6 behaved impeccably at the Cenotaph service this morning at 11am, for Remembrance.

10 Nov 2016 Next week is Anti-Bullying Week and children will be reviewing the school policy.

10 Nov 2016 Details of 25 Takeover tasks are being shared with children tomorrow. Ks2 can apply for any of the Takeover jobs on 24th November.

10 Nov 2016 School Council met a team from Leeds City Council's Youth Team to canvas their thoughts on young people's opportunities out of school.

7 Nov 2016 This week's assemblies focus on Remembrance, with year 6 performing a war poem this morning.

5 Nov 2016 Children discussed Diwali in Monday assembly, thinking about why our Bachpan friends are on special holiday.

3 Nov 2016 School council met the school governors today to talk about a range of topics about Southroyd.

16 Oct 2016 Year 4 will enjoy a Roman Day in Southroyd on Monday.

14 Oct 2016 School council met today to sort out their Terms of Reference, and how they can work effectively this year.

13 Oct 2016 Don't forget to pick up an application form to be a Parent Governor, from the school office or school website. Closing date 21st October.

13 Oct 2016 Parents Evenings are scheduled for next Tuesday and Wednesday after school. Wednesday is the late night. Letters have been sent out.

12 Oct 2016 Thanks to Pudsey Parish Church for hosting the whole school for today's harvest festival.

5 Oct 2016 Year 5 enjoyed the amazing Space Dome in school on Tuesday.

5 Oct 2016 Over 110 children stood in school council elections today. Results to be announced in Friday assembly.

4 Oct 2016 Again apologies for the tweet that appeared in our space. We will monitor what happens before we put twitter back onto the website.

4 Oct 2016 We are investigating the tweet recently added. We have pulled twitter off the website. Many apologies while we investigate.

29 Sep 2016 Well done to the children for all their School Council election posters around Southroyd. Elections are on Wednesday next week.

29 Sep 2016 Southroyd is excited to welcome 7 Panamanian student teachers to school tomorrow morning. They will be spending the day with us.

27 Sep 2016 Remember the school council elections will be held in just a week, on October 5th.

19 Sep 2016 School Council Elections will be on Wednesday October 5th - plenty of time to get ready and talk to your classes about what you can offer!

18 Sep 2016 We will be introducing this year's school council on Monday assembly. Children from year 2 up may want to be involved!

15 Sep 2016 Children from year 4 and 5 met Olympian Jack Laugher at the John Charles centre this week.

9 Sep 2016 Our final training day dates are confirmed as Monday 12th September, Friday 25th November, Tuesday 25th July and Wednesday 26th July.

9 Sep 2016 Remember next Tuesday is Roald Dahl Day. Children can dress up for the day.

31 Aug 2016 School council elections will be happening soon in the new term. Have a think if you would like to stand.

25 Aug 2016 Don't forget Monday 5th and 12th September are training days.

18 Jul 2016 Well done all on gaining a Gold Standard Sports Mark from School Games. Recognition of the fantastic Southroyd sport!

15 Jul 2016 Our year 4 class represented school as part of a 700 person Samba band at the John Charles Centre. What a great performance!

12 Jul 2016 Well done to the Girls U11 Kwik Cricket team who also won their competition today! A fantastic effort!

10 Jul 2016 Thanks FOSS and all our families for making a superb Summer Fair. So many memories made and fun in the sun!

8 Jul 2016 Don't forget Sunday's spectacular Southroyd Summer Fair. King and Queen announced today.