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Football Shirts from Kitmas...

Our very own Mr Forsythe found out about Kitmas a charity set up by the comedian Mark Watson. The charity aims to brighten the Christmas of children in the UK by collecting and distributing football shirts to Kids who may not otherwise get the chance to wear one.  At Lane End Primary we have been lucky enough to be gifted 90 football tops of various sizes and football teams.  Children across school were offered the opportunity to put their names into a prize draw to take home their very own Football shirts! Here are some of the lucky winners…Go team!

Lane End Curriculum Talent Awards


Last week saw the first ever Lane End Curriculum Talent Awards.

This was something that had been planned to start in the summer term… but things got in the way!

All the class teachers were asked to think carefully and then nominate a pupil from their class that has demonstrated excellence in different curriculum subjects—and this term is was in the areas of Mathematics, Reading, Science and Art.

Teachers considered the Lane End skills and attributes that each of these subjects want to develop in our children.

They were to put forward pupils that show a real flair for the subject, are working hard with determination to build their knowledge, skills and understanding in that curriculum area, and work with passion and enthusiasm. They were to chose children that were a learning role model for others, and deserved the recognition for this.

Then the final nominations were in! Our original plan was to have a Curriculum Talent Award showcase assembly—where class teachers and curriculum lead teachers could talk about the achievements of their nominated children—with parents invited to share in the celebrations too. Then the overall winner for each subject would be revealed, and certificates and prizes awarded.

As we are unable to do this at the moment—we instead had a virtual Curriculum Talent Award assembly in school last Friday afternoon. Each class came together remotely, and the nominated pupils, with work and reasons for the choices were shared with all the children. 

The nominated pupils will be given their certificates and mini prizes this week—with the overall winner receiving a main prize and Curriculum Talent Award trophy for them to keep. We were very proud to share the achievements of these children last week, and I know the Lead Teachers found it very hard to choose a winner in each subject as all nominations demonstrated excellence. Well done children… and watch out for the next Curriculum Talent Awards next term too.

Click below to see the nominations....


A book for every Child

This week we were gifted 447 copies of the Emergency Penguin Story by the local Slung Low Theatre Group from Holbeck. They have adapted one of their plays into a book and gifted them to local schools. What a lovely surprise for all our children to take home!

Zaryaab and Rayyan's review of the EYFS Nativity Performance


We saw the Reception and Nursery dress rehearsal performance in the Hall - they were loud and clear and even though they were little they didn't give up. Zaryaab said "I really liked the part when the angels came and sang on stage especially when my sister was singing!" They danced smoothly and beautifully with their shiny, silver tinsel headbands twinkling under the lights. Rayyan said,  "I liked the songs, they were loud and clear and although the children were not in Key Stage One or Two, they still were not nervous and remembered their lines - especially Mary!" The innkeepers were loud and they had good actions - their song was good too. We could hear their lines, like "too late! We are full up!"

The song called 'Miracle in Town' at the end of the show was our favourite because it was loud and jolly and all of Reception and Nursery stood up together to sing it to us. 

Written by Zaryaab and Rayyan (Year 3a)


Match report as featured in South Leeds Life.


Lane End Primary FC V St Lukes Primary School (27TH November)

Location: The Lane End MUGA Attendance: Approx. 50

Final Score: 2 – 5


Match Report by the Lane End team:

“Wow what a contest! With difficult weather conditions Lane End Primary FC were very competitive in their first every game. The team spirit was amazing there was no moaning or grumbling about the rain and cold, just encouragement and support for teammates. St Luke’s brought a strong team over but we more than held our own and we are looking forward to a rematch after some practice. We should be very proud of this team for representing the school so well.”

Star Player: The Whole Team!

Highlight of the game: “It had to be the 2 goals we scored; one amazing strike by Tanelle and a last minute top corner screamer by Kobi”.

Player Comments: “I had skills, the match was perfect!” Thierry.

“It was good, we played well as a team and it was a little bit hard.” Tanelle.

“It was cold but so fun in the shivering wind.” Abdoel.

“It was fun and exciting and can’t wait to do it again” Laila-Grace.

Match Report

On Tuesday 25 November 2018 a team of children from Lane End played a football match against St Lukes.  The kick off was at 3:30. Some children started off the game, after five minute Mr Hawksworth started changing people around. Just then St Lukes scored a goal so Lane End had to step it up. When it was half time we came up with a plan. So after half time was done, Lane End came out and scored a goal. The game carried on with St Lukes scoring 5 goals and Lane End scoring 2 goals. It was fun after all.


Laila-Grace (Y4a)