End of Term

School is closed for the Christmas holiday. We re-open on Tuesday 4th January 2022 at the usual time of 8:45am.

Friday 10th December is Christmas Jumper Day. Children and staff are asked to wear their best Christmas Jumpers and make a donation to Save the Children UK.

On Thursday 2nd December all of Year 2 will be going to The Ledston Estate in Leeds. as part of our science topic around ‘Habitats’. The children will get to take part in lots of fun and exciting activities as part of the visit which include:

  • A woodland walk
  • making a clay animal
  • investigating birds in the winter
  • planting a conker in a paper pot they have made themselves and making an origami star.
  • making a Christmas Tree Advent Calendar
  • making a Robin Christmas Card

The craft activities the children will take part in will use materials found by the children within the woodland area.
We will be leaving school just before 9am therefore children need to arrive at school on time by 8:40am so that we have time to register classes and sort out groupings. We aim to be back at school by 3:20pm.

To celebrate Children in Need, we are asking children to wear their pyjamas to school. We are asking for a donation of £1.

Monday 15th to Friday 19th November is anti-bullying week. To mark this occasion, we are asking children and staff to wear odd socks on Monday 15th, The wackier the better!
Children can also come in non-uniform. We are not asking for any donations for this event.
This year the theme is “One Kind Word”. Kindness is more important today than it has ever been. The isolation of the last year has underlined how little acts of consideration can break down barriers and brighten the lives of the people around us.

School closes for half term. We will re-open at the usual time on Monday 1st November 2021

All children from Reception to Year 6 are invited to a ‘Spooky Storytime’ after school on Monday 1st November 2021. There is a small charge of £1.00, which you can pay via your Parent Pay account, the deadline for this is the 27th October. We will provide some gruesome snacks and a ghastly drink while they listen to the teacher’s favourite stories.

If your child is attending this event they may come into school on Monday 1st November in their spooky costumes.  Your child will need picking up from school at 4:10pm from their usual classroom door. Please sign the permission on Parent Pay to confirm your child will be staying for this event.

The school photographer will be in school on Thursday 14th of October. Please can you ensure that you send your child in a clean full school uniform on the day. If your child has PE on this day then they will do it in their uniform not PE kit.

Children will be given a name card that has the details on how order the pictures online to take home with them. Photographs available online to view within 12 – 24 hours of being taken. Pictures can be delivered to school for free as long as the order is placed online by 24th October 2021.  If parents/carers need help ordering please call the customer care line on 01295 250812 option 1.

Siblings Photos:

There will be an opportunity afterschool for siblings to have their picture taken together. We have 5 minute appointment slots between 3.15pm and 4.00pm – if you would like to book into these slots then please email the office mmps@priestley.academy with the names of the children and their classes and we will book you an appointment.

As part of our science work in Year 4 we are going to visit the Ledston Estate in Leeds for an exciting woodland session.
Each class will be visiting the estate on a different day please see the dates below:
Adams Class will be going on Monday 13th September 2021
Newton Class will be going on Tuesday 14th September 2021
Armstrong Class will be going on Thursday 16th September 2021

On the day of the trip please ensure your child comes in school uniform and appropriate coat/hat for the weather. Also, that they wear either trainers or wellies and bring a packed lunch. If they are free school meals we will provide a packed lunch for them.

We will be leaving school at 9.15am and returning for 3.15pm.

As part of our science work in Year 4 we are going to visit the Ledston Estate in Leeds for an exciting woodland session.
Each class will be visiting the estate on a different day please see the dates below:
Adams Class will be going on Monday 13th September 2021
Newton Class will be going on Tuesday 14th September 2021
Armstrong Class will be going on Thursday 16th September 2021

On the day of the trip please ensure your child comes in school uniform and appropriate coat/hat for the weather. Also, that they wear either trainers or wellies and bring a packed lunch. If they are free school meals we will provide a packed lunch for them.

We will be leaving school at 9.15am and returning for 3.15pm.