World Book Day – February 2020

26th February 2020

It’s that time of year again! We asked the children if they wanted to dress up or not this year and it was a resounding ‘YES!’…queue teachers all now rummaging through cupboards for what on earth to wear. However, we haven’t set a theme so as long as the costume is something to do with a book then that’s fine with us. We know that costumes are expensive so let’s all get creative with what we have at home instead! (Now where’s that old pair of curtains got to…?)

We’re hosting a ‘Sharing Stories’ breakfast for families to join their children for breakfast on 5th March and get reading together in the hall. We look forward to seeing you all there.

And that’s not all: we also have local author Fran Grant with us so it’s going to be a pretty busy day.

Check book bags tonight for all the information you need.

New School Menu after half term – February 2020

11th February 2020

We’ve got a new School Menu when we get back from half term. The regular favourites are on there as well as our popular weekly roast (the teachers are pretty partial to this one too!) and we’ve got some new treats like samosas and falafels to get stuck into. We’re looking forward to trying it out!

See our School Meals page for more details.

Updated Privacy Notice – February 2020

7th February 2020

We have updated our Privacy Policy. This outlines what pupil information we are required by law to keep, how we record it and who, if anyone, it is shared with, when and why. Please visit our Policies page for more information.

Admissions Policy Consultation – January 2020

13th January 2020

We have recently re-written our Admissions Policy. By law, we are now obliged to publish it to allow any comments from our local community. Please visit our Policies page to read the amended document. Should you have any comments, please send them to info@khalsascienceacademy.org.uk.

Ofsted Visit – December 2019

6th January 2020

We’re very proud to now be an Ofsted rated ‘Good‘ School. Our thanks go out to everyone who has supported the School and joined in the hard work to move us to this next phase of our development.

The full report can be read on the Ofsted page, but here are a few highlight quotes:

  • Pupils are very supportive of their peers.
  • Leaders have a clear vision for the school’s curriculum. They believe all pupils have a talent.
  • Attendance has improved… It is currently above the national average.
  • Children in the early years settle quickly into school. Warm and trusting relationships are quickly formed.
  • Pupils feel well supported by their teachers… ‘Teachers are right by our side.

Remembrance Day Parade

12th November 2019

We were lucky enough to take part in the Leeds Remembrance Day Parade again this year. The children were able to meet both the Mayor and Children’s Mayor as well as laying a wreath with the Sikh community.

Parent Survey Results

21st October 2019

Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete our recent Parent Survey. Your thoughts play a crucial part in pushing continual improvement at KSA Primary. You can view the full results by pressing the button below.

Here are some highlights:

A fabulous school with fantastic staff and easy to adapt environment. By seeing happiness on my kids face. I am super happy with this school.

My son is really happy, he enjoys every day at school. I’m very happy to see my son enjoy and learn every day. The staff and teachers are helpful. Thanks!!

New Nursery for 2020

21st October 2019

We’re pleased to announce that work is underway to create a Nursery on site which we hope to open at Easter 2020. If you are interested in your child attending (age 3 upwards), please do get in touch with the School Office on 0113 887 3680 or by emailing info@khalsascienceacademy.org.uk

Book your place for Open Day – Wednesday 23rd October 

30th September 2019

It’s time to start thinking about choosing Reception places for September 2020! Join us on Wednesday 23rd October 2019 for a tour of the School and to ask questions about life at KSA Primary.

Sessions will be running at:

  • 9.30am to 10.30am
  • 11.00am to 12.00pm
  • 5.30pm to 6.30pm

If you would like to attend, please call the School Office on 0113 887 3680 or email info@khalsascienceacademy.org.uk to book your place. Alternatively, if you are not able to make any of those slots, get in contact and we’ll be pleased to arrange something else for you.

Times Table Rockstars

17th September 2019

As Mathletics has always proved super popular with the children, we’ve now introduced Times Table Rockstars. A similar online site which, as the name suggests, helps children to improve their knowledge of their times tables. Have a look at the really engaging and user friendly website to find out more.

www.ttrockstars.com

Uniform Sale

16th September 2019

FOKSA will be in school on Friday from 3.30pm selling school uniform items at £1 a piece. If you have any good quality, new or used school uniform items that you would like to donate please hand them to the School Office before Thursday.

School rules!

9th September 2019

This year we’ve introduced some new School Rules:

  • Be ready
  • Be respectful
  • Be safe

In class, we’ve been working with the children to discuss what each of the rules means to them. Be warned, there are actions to accompany the rules so that the children can remember them!

Key Stage 1 beat national average for 3rd year in a row!

5th September 2019

We’re very proud to be able to say that our 2018/2019 Year 2 class beat the national average* in their SATs at the end of last year. Plus, it’s the third year running that our children have scored higher than the national scores so we’re very proud of all their hard work to achieve great results. Well done everyone! Shall we aim for four years in a row?

*2018 national average scores used as comparison as 2019 scores not yet published

2018/2019 Archive:

Winners! Dodgeball regional champions

8th February 2019

Last night, two groups from Year 5 took part in PE Partners’ Dodgeball Championship, and…we won! Plus, as we’re all enjoying Dodgeball so much in School, we’re going to have a club too. More news to follow on that so watch this space!

Date for your diary – Thursday 18th April 2019 – Open Day

28th January 2019

For those of you who unluckily don’t get your choice of School in April, we thought it would help to put on an additional Open Day to give you all the opportunity to visit our lovely School. For more information or to book a place call us on 0113 887 3680 or email info@khalsascienceacademy.org.uk. We look forward to hearing from you!

Apps…they’re Easy Peasy!

25th January 2019

This week we’ve started using the Easy Peasy App with Reception. Parents came in to hear all about this fantastic tool for keeping the kids busy and entertained at home. It has lots of activities and games to play – now you’ve got rainy days covered!

What if Social Media had existed a long time ago?

25th January 2019

Are you following us on Facebook and Twitter? If not, why not? We’ll be posting regular news and updates on there so please do come and join the conversation.

Year Four recently took over our Twitter channel with their thoughts on what Social Media would look like in Ancient Egypt. Let us know what you think! And come find us @KSA_Leeds