We have developed our understanding of bullying with two assemblies and classroom learning. Children in Year 6 particularly enjoyed creating 'bantometers', whilst Year 1 enjoyed the help of superheroes to learn about bullying.
All children and staff enjoyed the pop-up French Cafe!
Year 3 were taken over by mummies during their learning about Egypt in their History lesson!
For our last day of Autumn 1 half-term, everyone was invited to dress up. Some children dressed as superheroes, linked to our HERO learning muscles, and some dressed up in Halloween costumes. All children and staff had lots of fun!
Year 2 recently enjoyed a trip to the local park to test their working Rosa Park's buses, that they created as part of their learning during Black History month.
Team GB Athlete Jenny Wallwork came to visit on Thursday 12th October. All children participated in a multi-activity session and really enjoyed having the opportunity to ask Jenny questions. The children particularly enjoyed seeing Jenny in action with her badminton racket! Not only did they learn so much about badminton, they applied the same ethos to other sports that they enjoy and shared their aspirations for their own future after hearing of both Jenny's successes and failures that eventually contributed to her overall successes. The children were surprised to hear that China & Denmark were her biggest challenges in relation to competitiveness and took away the positive from this, that competition should be healthy. The Yorkshire Evening Post are sharing the story, which the children are also excited about!
We raised awareness of World Mental Health Day by wearing our school jumpers inside out. Not only did we link this to our work on the film Inside Out, it helped us to understand there are different ways to communicate that we may not be okay, without using words. We watched the film Inside Out and explored feelings and emotions and then linking them to our actions that reflect them, as well as support available to manage them.
This year we are working hard at Quarry Mount to become more active. As it was National Fitness Day, we all took part in some fitness activities and our Sports Leaders recorded our scores. We are going to do the same activities later in the year to see if our fitness levels have improved!
Last week, we held our School Council Election. All children were informed of the election process and it was compared to the UK's Government election process. All children were very respectful and took the voting process seriously. Our School Councillor's are: Year 1: Arsama & Malachi Year 2: Lamar & Kadell Year 3: Dahlia & Iman Year 4: Jude & Ray Year 5: Mona & Adam Year 6: Khalsoom & Million
On Friday 14th July, Blenheim Primary School hosted the annual Lantern Learning Trust football tournament for Year 5 and 6 children. Five schools (Blenheim, Rosebank, Brudenell, Little London and Quarry Mount) each entered two teams. The competition started with group stages and progressed into knockout games until the final. An undefeated Quarry Mount faced Blenheim in the final. After a thrilling end-to-end game finished 0-0 with some fantastic saves made by both goalkeepers, the result was decided by penalties. Two brilliant saves from Oakley led to victory for Quarry Mount! All of the children had a brilliant time, showed great sportsmanship and enjoyed singing all the way back to school in the rain. Well done to all of the children who took part and a big well done to our winners: Oakley, Harrison, Alexia, Zayn, Luqman, Harrison, Ashaz and Wadan.
The wet weather did not stop us participating in Sports Day and the sun eventually came out! All children enjoyed the different sporting activities and they were all great team players. Our Year 6 Sports Leaders did a great job of supporting other year groups with the activities.
The whole community came together on Thursday 22nd June 2023 as we hosted International Evening. Not only did our parents & carers generously donate food linked to a variety of cultures, we were supported by Gateway Church, Woodhouse Community Centre & Leeds City Academy. Our pupils were able to showcase some of their work on their class stalls and we had a performance from our choir as well as a Bollywood dancing performance from some of our Year 5 students! Members of our community arrived in in cultural dress and shared stories of their childhood experiences.
Well done to our choir and recorder club who both performed in assembly this week. You all wowed the other classes and Mrs Pettman and Mr Dunderdale said the performances were fabulous! If you would like to see the choir and recorder club perform, make sure you come to our International Evening next half term!
Chestra, an instrumental duo, visited Quarry Mount in April and gave some wonderful performances for EYFS, KS1 and KS2. We heard them play lots of different musical genres and we even learned about the different sections of an orchestra! We explored the music through movement and we joined in playing percussion. Some of the children even got the chance to play the harp!
At the end of Spring 2, Nael's name was picked out of a draw for 100% attendance and he won an Amazon Alexa! Yoshio's name was picked out of a draw for most improved attendance and he won a Smiths Toy Superstore voucher! At the end of Summer 1, Abigail's name was picked out of a draw for 100% attendance and she won a family crazy golf ticket! Asia's name was picked out of a draw for most improved attendance and she won a Smiths Toy Superstore voucher!
We had so much fun celebrating World Book Day this year! All year groups put so much effort into their costumes and we spent all day talking about our favourite books and stories. We mixed some classes and did peer reading together which was so fun as the children got to spend time with their friends in other year groups. Lots of the children took part in a potato decorating competition. You'll find out soon who won!