Letters & News

//Letters & News

All school news and letters will appear on this page. You can also visit our Facebook page, our YouTube channel, visit our class blogs and follow our #IvesonEssentials on Twitter. Follow our Building Project: Iveson425 on Instagram.

Parents will receive all letters via WhatsApp. Please ensure that you have saved the number in your phonebook. Our WhatsApp number is 07729 897497. Please also visit our Parent Page.

January 2018

Free English Beginners English (ESOL) Courses

Please use this link to access information about free beginners English courses. Full details available here: ESOL

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Lunchtime Assistant
Grade A1 Hourly rate £8.25
7.5 hours per week / Permanent / Term Time
We are seeking to appoint a Lunchtime Assistant to supervise pupils in the dining room, playground and through the school during the lunchtime period, as well as other related duties. We are looking for enthusiastic, conscientious, talented and caring people, with a professional approach to their work, to join the staff team. For more information please contact Iveson Primary School. T 0113 2256868 – WhatsApp 07729 897497

CLICK HERE for more details.

Yr6 Academic Excellence

Year 4 Water Visit

Please use this link to read the Year 4 Water visit letter: Yr4 Water Trip

December 2017

Maths Project EEF

Academic Excellence Award

Academic Excellence Award

Yr6 Visit to Eden Camp

Please see attached a letter for Yr6 pupils.

Eden Camp Letter

Academic Excellence Award

November 2017

Academic Excellence Award


Leeds City Council is currently consulting on changes to school admission arrangements for the Admissions year 2019/2020. The documents are on their website (click here)

Please send any comments by email directly to the Admissions team by email education.annual.cycle@leeds.gov.uk no later than 5th January 2018.

Please title your email “admissions consultation 2019”.


Dear Parents/Carers, we are always looking at ways to improve reading across the school. As part of this continued development, we would like all parents to complete a short survey. This is an anonymous survey and we will have no way to link the answers submitted with individual pupils. However, it is important that we have as many replies as possible. Please help us to achieve a 100% reply rate. www.iveson-primary.co.uk/reading

School Photos

School Photos will take place on Monday 27th November.

Christmas Dinner 2017

Here is the latest Christmas Dinner letter with reply slip. These have now been distributed to the children and must be returned to the school office, or to your child’s teacher.

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Packed Lunch Advice

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Clarification: At this moment we are a Nut Free School as we have pupils with severe nut allergies. The advice in the letter is general advice and no nuts or nut products must be sent to our school. If the situation changes regarding nuts, parents will be informed. Many thanks.

Thank you!

Religion, Heritage & Culture Evening

Odd Socks Day

Friday 17th November is Odd Socks Day. Wear your brightly colours odd socks in support of Anti-Bullying Week.

School Newsletter Autumn 2

Click to download our newsletter: download here

MindMate Friendly

We are very proud to announce that Iveson Primary has been accredited as MindMate Friendly. This achievement recognises our continued commitment to ensuring good mental health throughout our school.


October 2017

Year 2 Rainbow Factory

Rainbow Factory letter – click to read all about this exciting learning opportunity for Year 2 pupils.

Spooky Disco

September 2017

No Pens Day

Children’s Lord Mayor

We are now into the final week of campaigning for the Children’s Lord Mayor and this year both Adel and Cookridge Holy Trinity have candidates in the final 12 and they need you votes!

Maisy Micklethwaite from Adel Primary School and Elissa Lyon from Cookridge Holy Trinity Primary School are both candidates. You can read their  manifestos, along with the other 10 shortlisted finalists, on the Breeze website: http://tinyurl.com/LeedsChildrensMayor.

Voting is open to young people in Leeds aged 18 or below so older/ younger siblings can vote too! Voting can be done electronically but you have to supply an e mail address or you can print out a ballot sheet and send them in or email in the results.

Voting closes on Friday the 18th.

Leeds Credit Union

Do you have a child in Year 3? You could be entitled to £10 free when you open an account. See all the information you need in the document below. If you require any additional information, please contact Mandy Scott at the school. We also have paper copies of the application forms and can help to complete them if required.

Leeds Credit Union – click for all the info

Year 1 Eureka Visit

Year 1 Eureka – click to see letter sent to parents

St Anne’s Adult Learning Timetable September 2017

Click here to access the timetable.


After School Education

Click here to sign up for After School Education activities and clubs.

August 2017

Secondary School Applications

All new year 6 children should receive a letter over the summer on how/when to apply for High School. To apply online you must complete the application form between 1 August and 31 October 2017.

You must submit an application even if you would like a place at your priority catchment school or your child has a sibling in school.

Use this link to submit your application. If you require any help with the process please just let us know.


July 2017

Year 6 Leavers Celebration Events

Year 6 Leavers – click to read details.

Year 5 (to be Year 6) Residential Visit

Year 5 (to be Year 6 by the time we go) residential visit to Herd Farm letter with details of payments and activities.

Herd Farm Letter

Iveson has gone paperless!

Eco-Iveson Paperless Letter

Make sure that you receive all letters direct to your phone via WhatsApp by updating your contact details with the school office. If you have a new number or wish to add and additional number, simply send us a WhatsApp message with all the details to 07729897497.

June 2017

Activity Competition

Selected Year 5 pupils have been invited to take part in an exciting competition.


Summer Camp – West Leeds Activity Centre

Click to download – information about the Summer Camp

Residential Visit – Year 5

Year 5 parents, please see attached a letter sent home today regarding a residential visit to take place in November.

Herd Farm Residential – click to read.

May 2017

End Summer 1 – Newsletter

Please take a look at our latest newsletter for the end of Summer Term 1

Click here to download

YouTube Channel Launch

Today we launched our official YouTube channel with a Flash Read.

CLICK HERE to view our channel.


Secret Garden Launch / Opening & Picnic for Children, Parents & Staff

Our launch day is Friday 16th June and parents can arrive from 11:45am. The official opening is at 12:00pm and the picnic will be to follow.

We look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible.

Please be aware that we need all sandwich orders in by Friday 26th May. If your child has a school meal usually and we do not get their choice they will be automatically ordered a cheese sandwich for the day, so to avoid any disappointment please return the slip.

Parents are also very much welcome even if you do not wish to join in the picnic.

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Parent Communication

We would like to start using WhatsApp to communicate with parents. Please see below a letter with full details.

Iveson WhatsApp – full details.

KS2 After School Sports Clubs

Please see the latest letter for KS2 after school sports activities. Permission slips must be returned in order for your child to attend.

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Roadworks Planned

Please see below an letter regarding roadworks in our local area.


Attendance and Lates Update

Please see attached the update from Mr Wilson and Miss Marshall on pupil attendance

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Parent Questionnaire Results!

Please take a look at our findings from the parent questionnaire. We greatly value your thoughts and time taken to complete.

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Vacancy – Lunchtimes

We are looking to recruit a lunchtime supervisory assistant to work at Iveson, Monday – Friday 12.00 midday until 1.30 pm. Please contact the school office or speak to Mandy Scott for further details.

Online Safety

Parents, for the latest information and advice from the NSPCC regarding keeping children safe online, please visit our Parent Page.

KS2 Theatre Week 15th – 19th May

All Key Stage 2 pupils will take part in Theatre Week. Click on the letter below for full details.

KS2 Theatre Week


NSPCC Parent Workshop

For any parents unable to attend the parent workshop delivered by the NSPCC, a copy of the presentation is now available on our Parent Page.

Walk & Bike to School Week!

Please take a look at our flyer that is going out tonight to all children and parents to promote the walk & bike to school week.

Click here to download

British Heart Foundation Donations

The School Council would like to say a huge thank you to all who donated to the British Heart Foundation, they have collected a total of 41 bags this morning. If you do have any more bags at home please do bring them in this week, we will have a second collection next week.

Thank you once again!

Italian Buffet Themed Menu Day!

Please see attached our Special Menu for Thursday 18th May. Letters will be sent out for children to place their orders. Please ensure you return the slip even if your child has school dinners at the moment, otherwise an order will be made for them. Also if your child usually has a packed lunched and you would like them to join in the Italian Buffet theme then please send payment with your return slip (If you do not qualify for FSM or your child is of universal meal age range)

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Click here to download the Italian Food Word search for children to complete

April 2017

500 Word Competition

We are very proud to announce that the Iveson 500 word competition has now been officially launched. Click on the letter below for full details. This competition is open to the entire Iveson Primary School community.

500 Words Competition – click for full details.

NSPCC Parent Workshop

NSPCC Parent Workshop : Online Safety.

All parents and invited to attend this Parent Workshop on Wednesday 3rd May at 2pm. The NSPCC will deliver a workshop specifically to parents with details and advice regarding keeping children safe online. All parents are encouraged to attend this free workshop.

Parent Page

Please visit our updated Parent Page as we have recently added an overview of social media sites currently popular with young people.

Iveson School Council & British Heart Foundation – Donations Wanted

The school council at Iveson Primary School have decided that one of the charities they would like to support is The British Heart Foundation.

Click here to download – the information about how they would like you to help them.

ESOL Classes at Iveson

Please take a look at our Free Pre-Entry ESOL Classes that are due to start at Iveson.

Click here to download


A message from the Sufficiency & Participation Team at Leeds City Council:

A consultation is now live asking the city to comment on site options for the proposed Roundhay Park Primary free school. A free school bid from the Roundhay Park Primary School Trust has been approved by the Secretary of State for Education to provide additional school places in the Roundhay area. There are four sites which have the greatest potential to host the school; however there are issues with each of them. One of these sites is on a part of Roundhay Park so Leeds City Council feels it is right that the whole city has a say on whether it should be further considered for this purpose. To help us achieve this we would be grateful if you could share this message with your school community this week via your school website. Here is a link to more information about the consultation, including details about how to submit comments by 28 April.

Tour de Yorkshire Special Menu Themed Day

Here is a reminder of Thursday 27th April special themed menu. Children have already made their orders before the end of last term if they were wanting to have one.

If your child usually has school meals and your form wasn’t returned please don’t panic as they will have automatically been ordered the Pizza (Vegetarian) option.

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Planting Day in the Secret Garden

Please join us on Wednesday 12th April 2017 at school between 10am and 2pm. All welcome.

Iveson Planting Day – click to find out more.

Easter Holidays

Please note that school will reopen on Tuesday 18th April 2017.

March 2017

Year 3/4 performance

Well done to all pupils involved in the Year 3/4 production of Jack and the Beanstalk.

2017 national curriculum tests for key stages 1 and 2: information for parents

CLICK HERE to access key information for parents.

This information is for parents with a child at primary school, in year 2 or 6.

The 2 videos give further details about specific arrangements for key stage 1 and key stage 2.

Pride of Iveson Awards March 2017!

Here are our Pride of Iveson category winners and overall winner. Well done to all the children on this achievement.

Translate this website

Parents, you can now translate this website into any other language. Simply select your desired language from the menu on the bottom on this page.

Car Parking

Please have a read of the latest letter regarding parking outside school at drop off and collection times.

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Milk Summer Term Letter

Please see attached our Summer Term milk letter. For your child to have milk after the Easter break we need this returning to the school office with payment or if you qualify for FSM, free school meals (Not to be confused with universal meals) we still need the slip to say you would like your child to have milk. Cut off date is Wednesday 29th March, any slips received after this will miss the milk order and your child will not receive milk until the next academic year.

Thanks in advance

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Thank You!

Thank you to all who came to our Book Fair. We raised a huge £504 for books for school. Thanks to all the staff for promoting this and to our families and children for supporting it.


Join us at our next bingo Night on Tuesday 25th April 2017 6.30pm – 8.30pm.

Multi-sensory Maths

Mrs Patterson, Year 1 teacher has recently had an article published. Click here to read.

Book Fair

Our school bookfair will be open in the school hall next week.
Opening times are Monday to Thursday 8.40am-9am & 3.15pm-4pm. Dont forget you can use your £1 world book day tokens on any book £2.99 or over! We look forward to seeing you there.

After School Sports Clubs Timetable

Please see our after school sports clubs timetable

Click here to download

February 2017

Free School Meal Parent Letter

Letter explaining universal meals, free school meals and pupil premium.

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Physical Chastisement Information

Please refer to the physical chastisement poster for further information and guidance.

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EHCP Workshop

Please click on the link to find out more about our EHCP Workshop that is to be held on Wednesday 1st March

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Packed Lunch Advice

Please take a look at the advice letter regarding packed lunches for your child, some tips and ways to encourage your child to have a healthy balanced diet.

Click here to download

Valentine’s Disco Fun!

Here are a few snap shots from the fun EYFS, KS1 & KS2 had at their Valentine’s Disco!

World Book Day School Dinner Letter

Please see our World Book Day Special Menu letter and options for the day.

Click here to download

January 2017

Warmth for Wellbeing

Please see attached flyer for parents regarding Warmth for Wellbeing Service

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New Vacancy with Catering Leeds

Catering Leeds is looking to recruit Kitchen Assistants in the local area.

The posts start at 10 hours a week, Monday to Friday, Term Time Only.

Experience is not essential as full training will be given.

For more details please contact Catering Leeds Recruitment on 0113 3782323

Let’s Get Together

Please come an join us for refreshments on 25th January, see document below for more details

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Money Raised for Charity

Attached is the certificate we received due to the high amount of photographs that were purchased from Braiswick Photography. They have contributed £38.00 which we will be sending to Cancer Research UK. Thank you for photo purchases to allow for us to have generated this amount for such a worthy cause.

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Mobile Phone Letter Year 5 & 6

Please click on the link to access our letter to parents regarding our mobile phone rules for our Year 5 & 6 pupils

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December 2016

Christmas Production

Here are some of the children who performed in the EYFS & KS1 Christmas Production last week. Well done to all who took part, children and staff. A lot of hard work and dedication goes into these performances and it most certainly paid off.

November 2016

Support Group Coffee Afternoon

Are you a carer or parent of a child with ASC?

Do you believe your child is showing signs of ASC?

Are you interested in a support group for Autistic Spectrum Condition?

Click here for more information


Den Making

Our Reception children have had a fantastic day building ‘Dens’ and working together. Currently sat inside their ‘Dens’ having story time.

New kitchen vacancy at Iveson

Please click on the link below to see the details of the new opportunity that has become available to work in our school kitchen

Please click here

Pride of Iveson Awards

A huge congratulations to our most recent Pride of Iveson Award winner, Abdulaziz Alkhathlan from Nursery. Well done!

Abdulaziz was our overall winner gaining the most votes out of all our nominees.


Some great snap shots of some of the fireworks from our extravaganza. The PTA raised £1,011 for the school from this event so a big thank to all who came to support us


Remembrance Day at Iveson

Please take a look at our beautiful Poppy display for Remembrance Day in our main entrance that the children have worked so hard to put together


Winning Ticket Numbers from the Firework Extravaganza

Please take a look at our winning raffle ticket numbers from the Firework Extravaganza on Wed 2nd November. Thank you to all who attended, it was a fabulous night

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Autumn Newsletter 10th Nov

Take a look at our most recent Newsletter from Miss Marshall

Click here to download


End of Term Newsletter

Autumn Newsletter 3

Please download our end of our first half term newsletter

Autumn Newsletter 1


Please take a look at our first School Newsletter of this Academic Year

October 2016

Harvest Table Day 5

Thank you very much to all who have brought in donations for our Harvest Table. What a difference from when we started on Monday, this will go towards supporting our local food banks.

Harvest Table Day 3

The Harvest Table on Wednesday, looking really good! Thank you again for all your donations so far. Still two more days to go!

Harvest Table


Here is our Harvest Table so far and it’s only Monday……. Thank you for your donations so far, we look forward to seeing how the table looks as the week progresses!

Iveson Spooky Disco

Thursday 20th October

We are holding a spooky themed disco for the children.





Tickets cost £2 per child and include entry and a drink. These are available from the school office up to Tuesday 18th October. There will be a tuck shop open at each of the discos if they wish to buy sweets.

During each of the discos there will be fun games, dance competitions and chances for the children to win prizes. We will also be looking for our most spooky fancy dress at each of the events too.


April 2016

Easter Superstars at Iveson Primary

On Thursday 25th March we celebrated Easter with a fantastic Easter Bonnet competition. All the school joined in making Easter Bonnets as part of a homework project over the half term. The day started with an Assembly where all the children wore their bonnets and discovered a bit more about this tradition.

They discovered it was customary to have new clothes at Easter to celebrate new beginnings and the onset of Spring. The idea of an Easter Bonnet Parade was made popular in New York when the ladies would dress up in their finery and parade around Central Park.

Each class had voted for the best two bonnets in their class so these children paraded their designs with the lucky winners receiving an Easter Egg each; each class then voted on the overall winner who received a box of Easter treats.

The children were all very proud of their creative efforts and so the whole school embarked on a parade around the local area to show off their super Easter designs.

Thanks to all our volunteers who joined us to make it a special event for all our children.