Thank you to everyone who was able to attend out open morning. The children loved showing what they had been learning.
Year 4 visited Bolton Abbey as part of their topic work
Year2 and 6 SATs
The children in Year 2 will take tests set by the government throughout May so it is vital that they are here every day so they do not miss them.
The children in Year 6 will take tests set by the government the week beginning 13th May. It is important that they are in school every day between now and then to give themselves the best chance of success.
All children in Reception Class, Year 1 and Year 2 are eligible for a free school meal every day regardless of your household income.
This could save a family up to £420 a year.
If you would like your child to start school meals, please let the office know.
Year 5 Tag Rugby
Some of our Year 5 pupils took part in a Tag Rugby Tournament run by Leeds Rhinos and Active Leeds. As you can see by the photos, they all had lots of fun.
Well done to all of the Wonderful Writers of the Half Term. There has been some fantastic pieces of work produced by our pupils.
Egg Decorating Competition
Another eggcellent effort from our children in KS2 for our Egg Decorating Competition.
Every year we are amazed at all of the wonderful Easter Bonnets in KS1 and this year was no different! Well done to all of the winners!
Year 4 will be holding an art exhibition in school on Friday 29th March 1.30-2.00pm. Please pop in and have a look at the fantasic art work that has been created.
Our KS2 assembly this week focussed on Knife awareness.
Red Nose Day 2019
Thank you to everyone who joined in and donated for Red Nose Day. We raised a whopping £618.00!!
World Book Day 2019
What a fantastic turn out we had today for World Book Day. The children loved dressing up as their favourite book characters.
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Works of Art
Our pupils have produced some fantasic pieces of art during their topic days
Harry Potter Night
For more information about our Harry Potter Night, please click here
Rt Hon Hillary Benn
Today we received a lovely letter from the Rt Hon Hillary Benn, regarding his visit to
Hunslet Carr back in June, when we were in the process of electing our new Head Boy
and Head Girl. To read the full letter, please click here
Well done to all of our Wonderful Writers!
Important information for parents
I am writing to you as we have had an increased number of pupils coming
to school wearing smart watches. I understand that smart watches are now
a feature of modern society but the increasing sophistication of smart watch
technology presents a number of issues for schools.
The high value of many smart watches and the camera can lead to potential
child protection and data protection issues. Therefore, we have decided that
all smart watches should not be brought to school under any circumstances.
Please see below examples of smart watches that should not be worn in
If you require any further clarification on this matter, please do not hesitate
to contact your classroom teacher.
Thank you for your ongoing support.
Mr M Lumb
Year 6 Residential to Kingswood 2019
To find out more information about the trip, please click here
Year 4 Residential to Ravenstor 2019
To find out more information abut the trip, please click here
If you find getting the kids to school on a morning tough, why not bring them to our Walking Bus? It meets every day at 8.20am at Woodville Mount (opposite the Sorting Office) and our staff will walk your children safely to school for you. It is free and great excercise?
All of our After-School Clubs will begin again during the week beginning 21st January, except Ace Club, which will continue to run as normal every Friday. Look out for a letter on Friday 11th of January to see which clubs are available this Spring.
Merry Christmas to all of the parents, carers, pupils and staff
Applying for a Reception place in September 2019
Parents and carers have until the 15th January 2019 to complete their applications for a
Reception place for September 2019 and should apply using the online system.
They will be informed of their school offer via email on national offer day, Tuesday
16th April 2019
To see frequently asked questions when applying for a Reception place in
September 2019, please click here
Takeover day was a huge success this year with pupils taking over the school. From
Premises Manager to Headteacher, the children did a fabulous job.
Santa will be visiting our school on Wednesday 19th December 2018. Tickets to see
Santa will cost £1.50.
If you would like your child to visit Santa in school please log on to
www.schoolmoney.co.uk using your child's unique password to make payment.
Tickets are now on sale via the online payment system. Please not you will only be able to
make a payment online or via payPoint. WE CANNOT ACCEPT ANY CASH PAYMENTS.
All tickets need to be purchased before Friday 7th December 2018. If you do not purchase
a ticket unfortunately your child will not be able to visit Santa
National Railway Museum
Plum class visited the National Railway Museum as part of their topic. They took a
workshop and listened to the story about how Henry Booth, George Stephenson and
Robert Stephenson won £500 when they invented the Rocket.
Year 6 have visited Kirkstall Abbey as part of their topic 'At the Abbey'. They took part in a
Tudor Workshop and explored the Abbey
The Vikings have arrived
Year 5 enjoyed a Viking Workshop as part of their topic work.
The teachers and TA's have gone all out this half term with their door displays for Topic!
Some of the fantastic creations made by each year group from pumpkins grown on our
Our Year 2 children were excited this week when the Fire Brigade came to visit. The
children told them all about their Topic on The Great Fire of London and they talked
about the differences between putting a fire out now compared to1666
Build a Bear
Meet Storm and Sunny, our new class bears in Reception.
Thank you to everyone who was able to come to our Open Morning. We had the best
turn out so far! The children loved showing what they have been learning in school.
So Many Books!!!
Our School Council visited Leeds School Library Service today to choose books for the
whole school. It was a hard job as there was so many fantastic books to choose from.
Our Year 6 children spent the weekend at Kingswood on their annual residential. From
climbing the tower, to Nightline and abseiling, to den building, the children had the
time of their lives!
Meet our new School Council
Head Boy: Haruna Sonko
Head Girl: Leah Megan Sargent
Deputy Head Boy: Jamie Crowther
Deputy Head Girl: Sienna Henry
Year 5: Jack Parker
Year 5: Amy Bowes
Year 5: Sonnie Naylor
Year 5: Keira Chambers
Year 4: Charlie Tunstall
Year 4: Kiera Harris
Year 4: Jack Clay
Year 4: Skye Golden
Year 3: Carson Ellis
Year 3: Lacey Webster
Year 3: Michael Birago
Year 3: Angel Cunningham
Year 2: Blake Morrall
Year 2: Coopa Ellis-Adams
Year 2: Harry Pickersgill
Year 2: Brooke Morrall
Year 1: David Moon
Year 1: Elsie Linnecor
Year 1: Oscar Naylor
Year 1: Nancy Archdale
We are going Water Friendly
Hunslet Carr Primary School is going Water Friendly from this week
Before the summer holidays the teachers and the governors at school made the
decision that from this September children in school should drink cold, fresh water to
keep them hydrated throughout the day.
We thought this would be a great idea because when Year 5 and 6 took a healthy
lifestyle survey last June it showed we need to do more.
Children from Hunslet Carr
Children in the rest of Leeds
Drink at least 1 sugary drink a day
Drink 1 fizzy or energy drink a day
Brush their teeth twice a day
We also know that the time of the day when children are most likely to not follow the school rules is about an hour after lunch when the children’s bodies and brains find it hard to cope with the sugar leaving their system.
How will we help your children to make healthier choices…
From today, the children in the hall drinking water are being rewarded with house points or Good to be Green behaviour points to encourage healthy choices. We are also providing water on the table for all children at lunch, including the children who bring a packed lunch.
We hope you will support us in helping your children make healthy lifestyle choices.
How does drinking water link to health?
- Drinking adequate amounts of water regularly throughout the day can protect health and contribute to well-being
- Drinking adequate amounts of water can help prevent a range of short and long-term health problems from headaches, bladder, kidney and bowel problems to cancer
- Water has none of the health problems associated with drinks containing sugar, additives, sweeteners, acids or caffeine
How does drinking water improve learning?
- Keeping well hydrated throughout the day can help to boost learning capacity
- When we are thirsty, mental performance deteriorates by 10%
- Drinking water has also been linked to improved behaviour and concentration in the classroom.
Why is water the best choice?
- Sugar sweetened drinks can cause tooth decay
- Fruit juice should can be a healthy choice but only when consumed with a meal and no more than 150ml per day
- Too much sugar in the diet can contribute towards weight gain
- Sugar free and diet drinks can still promote a sweet taste preference and some can be acidic, which causes tooth enamel to weaken
- By implementing a water only policy for all pupils across the whole day, this will promote
- equality and consistency across the school
- Finally, drinking water will provide financial benefits for parents who will no longer need
- to purchase drinks to include in lunch boxes.
Last Coals to Leeds
Good luck to Christine Rayner and Vikkie Bryant who have been nominated for the Inspiring Women Changemakers awards. Please click the links below to read their stories
Happy summer holidays to all of our staff, governors and families. Relax, have fun and stay safe.
We will see you all in september.
If you are stuck for something to do over the summer holidays, click the links below for some ideas.
And so we say goodbye to our Year 6 pupils, who move on to their next adventure to high school. We hope they have some fantastic memories from their time at Hunslet Carr and wish them well in the next stage of their lives.
We also say a fond farewell to some of our staff who are moving on. Mrs Schofield, Miss Coleman, Mr Litter-Moore, Mrs Bell, Miss Chadwick, Mrs Rush, Mr Wailes and Mrs Lonergan.
When we were young
We would like to wish a happy retirement to Mr Abbot, who has worked at Hunslet Carr for 22 years!
Our Year 6 pupils attended their prom tonight and did us proud. They all looked fabulous in their prom suits and dresses. They danced and laughed the night away. In our eyes they are all prom kings and queens.
Election Day 2018
A huge well done to Leah Megan Sargent and Haruna Sonko, our new Head Boy and Girl for 2017/18.
Our Election Day Assembly was an exciting affair with a very special vistior. To read more and see more
photos from the day, visit our School Council Page.
Wear your colours day
Here at school, we are busy getting into a sporty mood with our sports days and the World Cup.
One person who is really looking ahead to a sporting challenge is Callum Rushworth in Year 5. Already
a multiple World Champion, he has been picked to represent England at the World Mixed Martial Arts
Championships later this year.
To help Callum with his expenses, we are asking all the children and staff to wear their favourite
sports kit on Tuesday 10th July and to make a small donation of 50p. We will also be selling buns at
playtime for 20p.
With our help Callum could retain his World title and prove Impossible really is Nothing!
High Expectations, Caring, Positive Attitudes and Successful (hopefully Callum can
Sports Day 2018
Our School Sports Day was another huge success this year. Thank you to everyone who were able to attend and cheer on the children who showed true sporting spirit.
A big well done to all of the winners of our Sporting Spirit awards.
Well done to Hazel Class who were overall winners in Lower KS2, Oak Class who were overall winners in Upper KS2 and Yellow Team who took away the School Sports Day trophy for 2018.
Faith and Culture Day
We celebrated Faith and Culture Day with some very special visitors. Iain Cunningham from West Grange Church came to talk to the children about Christianity. The children heard about the Bible and the life of Jesus. Year 3 made collages about Noah and discussed the 10 commandments and Year 4 researched religious symbols and investigated British Values.
Helen Michael from Sinai Synagogue visited Reception, Yr1 and Yr2. The children learnt about the Sabbath and why it is so important to Jewish families. They even got to taste the special Challah Bread
Yr1 continued their day by learning about other important festivals and celebrations, like Eid.
Yr2 designed their own covers for the Challah Bread using the Jewish symbols Helen had told them about.
Jodie ran a Bollywood dance workshop for Reception, Yr1, Yr2 and Yr3. Everyone enjoyed putting the dances together with the exciting music.
Adam ran a Gamelin workshop for Reception, Yr4, Yr5 and Yr6. It was very noisy but great fun. The children got to experience a completely different form of music
Nabilah Karim from Leeds Grand Mosque visited Yr5 and Yr6 earlier in the week, where Yr5 investigated geometric patterns and designed their own prayer mats. Yr6 investigated religious symbols and their meanings. Later on they used Venn diagrams to show the similarities and differences between a variety of faiths. They were glad to see so many similarities, especially regarding respect, tolerance, sharing and being kind to others.