All school news and letters will appear on this page. You can also visit our Facebook page, class blogs and follow our #IvesonEssentials on Twitter. Follow our Building Project on Instagram.
Parents will receive all letters via WhatsApp. Please ensure that you have saved the number in your phone book. Our WhatsApp number is 07729 897497. Please also visit our Parent Page. We publish our attendance data here and Parent Feedback here.
We celebrate Iveson Excellence here.
I am aware that January can be a particularly difficult time for families. The Christmas period and school holidays can put an additional strain on finances. I would like to remind you that I am able to provide Food Bank vouchers, to help tide you over if this helps. Please contact Mandy Scott in confidence, for further details. 07746011373 or email@example.com.
Please use this link to make an appointment on either Tuesday 19th March or Thursday 21st March.
Bookings open at 4pm on Friday 15th February.
After School Education Programme
Iveson After School Education Programme will return in the Spring Term. Full details are available here: http://iveson-primary.co.uk/parents/extra-curricular
Please note that all activities have limited places and parents must use the online form to sign-up. A WhatsApp message will be sent to parents to conform places. Please take note of the days/dates as all activities run for 5 weeks.
Thursday 13th December is our School Christmas Dinner Day. If your child doesn’t already have a school dinner on this day (Thursdays) and you would like them to please send payment into the school office no later then Wed 28th November. On this day there will also be vegetarian and halal options. But there will only be the Christmas themed menu. Nursery, Year 3 & 4 £2.20 and Year 5 & 6 £2.25. If your child is in Reception / Year 1 / Year 2 you may just respond to this message letting us know you would like them changing from a packed lunch to a school dinner on this day, all other children will need payment in a named and sealed envelope. Any orders after this date will not be accepted and a packed lunch must be provided as normal. This is imperative due to the kitchen refurbishment and lunches not being cooked on site. Thank you for your continued support.
Anti Bullying Week
In support of Anti Bullying Week all pupils and staff are invited to wear Odd Socks at some point during this week (12th – 16th Nov) to show support: ‘All different, all equal’.
Throughout the week, we will also be reflecting on this year’s campaign ‘Choose respect’ which has a particular focus on Cyber-bullying: Stop. Speak. Support.
BBC Children in Need
In Support of BBC Children in Need, pupils and staff are invited to wear SPOTS on Friday 16th November in return for a suggested donation of £1. Please note that if you are not supporting this event by wearing spots, school uniform must be worn. Thank you for your support.
Autumn 2 Newsletters
Stay & Play
This is a reminder that we are a nut free school. Pupils must not bring any types of nuts or sesame seeds to school at any time. Please check food labels carefully as you prepare your child’s lunch boxes. If the packaging states that a product may contain nuts then it must not be sent to school.
We have a number of pupils across all areas of the school with severe allergies to nuts and the only way to ensure their continued safety in school is to ensure that there are no nuts in the building at any time.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
For further reading, please use this link: https://www.food.gov.uk/business-guidance/allergen-labelling
Reception and Year 1 Story Sack Sessions will start W/C 1st October. More information to follow.
Residential is fast approaching and we are getting very excited. On Tuesday 2nd October, we would like to invite all parents/carers to attend a presentation on the Y6 residential. We are fortunate that Tony (Herd Farm manager) will be here too. This will be a good opportunity to find out about the activities involved and also ask any questions. It will take place in the Y6 classroom at 2.30pm. The children will also be present to get them excited and reassured too. We hope everyone can attend, however if you can’t and have any concerns, please contact the school. Miss Armitage.
Dear Parents/Carers, school photos will take place for all pupils on Friday 28th September. Each pupil will have an individual photo taken and details of how to purchase these will be sent out to parents. If you would like your child to have a photo taken with their sibling in a different year group, please let us know (either by WhatsApp or by speaking to the school office) before Thursday afternoon.
Autumn 1 Newsletters
After School Provision
Dear Parents/Carers, please note that on both Wednesday 19th September and Wednesday 26th September there will be no after school provision available as all staff will be completing statutory safeguarding training. This involves the full staff team and so the following provisions will not be available on these two days:
The Nest After School Club – closed Wed 19th & 26th Sept
After School Education programme – closed Wed 19th & 26th Sept
All other after school clubs – closed Wed 19th & 26th Sept
Thank you for your understanding and continued support.
Yr5 & Yr6 Able Maths Day
Full details within this letter: Yr5 Yr6 Able Maths Day
Please note that a small number of pupils have been invited to participate in this event. WhatsApp messages have been sent.
Premier League Primary Stars
Well done to all the Premier League Primary Stars winners: full details here: Premier League Primary Stars
We celebrate all Iveson Excellence here: http://iveson-primary.co.uk/parents/iveson-excellence/
Science Festival Invitation
A small number of pupils in Year 5 have been invited to a Science Festival following a competition in school, read more here: Science Festival Invitation (all pupils invited have received a WhatsApp message).
Iveson Primary is an expanding school. Are you interested in developing your career? Do you have experience of supporting children with additional needs? For full details and an application form, please use this link: click here
In addition, we have a vacancy over lunchtimes. To find out more, please contact the school office.
Please use this link to read all about the attendance reward trip: Attendance Reward Letter
Please note that this is an invite only event and is awarded for an exceptional attendance percentage throughout the year.
Summer 2 Newsletters
Please use the following link to access Class Blogs for all year groups:
Please use the links below to read Summer Newsletters from each year group:
The Picnic 2018
Nursery Closure & EYFS1 Moving to EYFS2
Click here to download Nursery Child (EYFS1) transition to Reception (EYFS2)
Click here to download details of when Nursery will be closing for Summer and re-opening next academic year.
If your child is in Nursery and is not of age to move into Reception in September 2018 please be aware of the closure date.
Join the team
For more details, please contact the School Office.
Outdoor Learning Week
It is Outdoor Learning Week (Monday 21st – Friday 25th May). All Iveson pupils will be engaged in a full programme of learning taking place within the school grounds. During the week, pupils will need to have spare clothes ready to change into depending on the activity planned. All pupils are to come to school in full uniform and bring with them a bag with spare (old) clothes and their PE kit. Please also remember a raincoat if it looks cloudy and a hat/sun-cream if the sun is out. We plan to be outside whatever the weather. The bag of spare clothes can stay in school all week.
Outdoor Learning Week
As we are now in the KS1 testing period, parents of pupils in Year 2 might be interested in accessing an information leaflet or short video, produced by the Standards and Testing Agency (STA). Both provide information about the purpose of the tests, how parents can best support their children and how results will be reported.
Parents, we need your help. Due to an upcoming change in the law (GDPR) we have asked all parents to submit new photo permissions for each child using this form: www.iveson-primary.co.uk/photos This will take less than one minute to complete. 📷👍🏼 Thank you for your continued support.
After School Education
We are seeking to appoint enthusiastic, creative and exemplary classroom teachers to join our hardworking and effective team. As a growing school, these are new posts with opportunities in both Key Stage One and Key Stage Two.
For full details and related application documents please CLICK HERE
Year 3 & 4 Performance
Tuesday 27th March at 9:30am
Wednesday 28th March at 2:30pm
More details to follow in an invitation.
Sport Relief 2018
On Friday 23rd March, pupils may come to school in sports clothes representing their favourite sporting team. We will also be holding various mini-challenges throughout the day. Full details in this letter: Sport Relief
Public Consultation Event
You are invited to drop in at any time between 3.00pm and 7.00pm on Tuesday 27 March 2018 at Iveson Primary School, Iveson Rise, Leeds LS16 6LW. Leeds City Council will be submitting a full planning application for the expansion of Iveson Primary School. Details of the proposals will be on display at this meeting (in the school hall). Full details available using this link: Expansion Plans
Thursday 8th March
UPDATE SCHOOL CLOSED – Unfortunately, we have been forced to close school today due to the severe weather conditions. We are unable to get enough staff to school safely. If your child is already at school, we have some staff there but those children will now need to be collected. Please accept out apologies for the short notice and thank you for your understanding.
Thursday 8th March
SCHOOL OPEN – 9:30 START. Due to the sudden dangerous weather conditions, we need to delay the start of the school day to 9:30 today to allow for staff and pupils to safely arrive at school. We are sorry for the short notice; this one took us by surprise. The safety of our staff and pupils is our primary concern. Thank you for your understanding. BREAKFAST CLUB CANCELLED.
Friday 2nd March – SCHOOL OPEN – LATER START
Please note that due to the road conditions, school will open from 9:30am today. Please take extra care and avoid using Iveson Rise. There will be no breakfast club today.
World Book Day
As a result of the closure today, we plan to reschedule World Book Day for Monday 5th March. Please use the details in this link but change the day to Monday. Any additional updates will be communicated by WhatsApp and via our Letters & News Page.
Thursday 1st March – SCHOOL CLOSED
Please note that due to severe weather and risk to children and staff making the journey, school will be closed today.
Wed 28th Feb: Dear parents, school will be open as normal today. Please take extra care when travelling to school due to snow and ice. Please send your child with warm clothes and spare shoes.
Please note following the amber weather warning, we will monitor the situation overnight and inform you by 7:30am if there are any changes to the normal running of the school day. We will send this information by WhatsApp, Website News Page and Local Radio Stations. Thank you.
Year 5 Oliver Production
Please use this link to read the letter. This is an exciting opportunity for all Year 5 pupils.
The Oliver Production Year 5 trip is on Tuesday 6th March 2018. Please arrive at the earlier time of 8.30 am. This is a free trip however does require parental consent (given via the link on the trip letter).
Yesterday, we had our first home game. We played against a team who are unbeaten in the league (better than Man City). In the first half, we fought hard even scoring a goal although this was disallowed. The first half ended 0-0 which was a fantastic achievement. Unfortunately, our opponent scored early in the second half which was disheartening (maybe we could do with half time oranges next time). The match ended 0-3 while this wasn’t the result we would have hoped for the boys did Iveson proud in their first ever home game. Miss Walker & Mr Rasul.
M&S Lighting Fund
We would like to extend an additional thank you to both Mark Fiddament and Len Brown for donating towards our M&S Lighting Fund. Your contributions will help to ensure that our pupils have access to state of the art lighting.
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.
Maths Project EEF
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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.
Packed Lunch Advice
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.
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.
Yr6 @ Herd Farm
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.
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
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.
Iveson has gone paperless!
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.
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.
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.
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.
British Heart Foundation Donations
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)
Click here to download the Italian Food Word search for children to complete
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.
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.
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.
Please note that school will reopen on Tuesday 18th April 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Our Reception children have had a fantastic day building ‘Dens’ and working together. Currently sat inside their ‘Dens’ having story time.
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.
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
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!
Iveson Spooky Disco
Thursday 20th October
We are holding a spooky themed disco for the children.
EYFS & KS1
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.
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.