Latest News

Jul
08

Ofsted Inspection

We heard today that Ofsted will be inspecting our school tomorrow (Tuesday) and Wednesday. They are keen to hear the views of parents, so would like as many as possible to fill in the online survey. Their letter to parents is here and the leaflet for parents is
Posted by Jane Astrid Devane on 08/07/2013 14:27
Jun
08

Headingley Youth Music Festival and Summer Fair

Posted by Jane Astrid Devane on 08/06/2013 19:18
Mar
22

Car Boot & Table Top Sale

Unfortunately due to the weather forecast the car boot sale tomorrow has been cancelled.   It has been re-scheduled for 27th April. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
Posted by Susan Koyuncu on 22/03/2013 14:32
Feb
15

We are looking for a new deputy head

We are looking for a new deputy headteacher to join us in September. Full details of the post and how to apply are here http://jobs.leeds.gov.uk/JobDetails.aspx/8712/Deputy_Headteacher/?SSectors=-1&SLocations=-1&Ssimple=1115
Posted by Jane Astrid Devane on 15/02/2013 19:09
Jan
21

School intends to be open 22/1/13

Well done and thank you to all the staff and the families who have made it to school today (Monday 21st). We are open, all classes are running as normal with some extended playtimes and outdoor lessons.We are closing registration later than usual so that children will not receive late marks if they come in this morning. In this weather we encourag
Posted by Jane Astrid Devane on 21/01/2013 16:24
Jan
21

School is open

Well done and thank you to all the staff and the families who have made it to school today. We are open, all classes are running as normal with some extended playtimes and outdoor lessons.We are closing registration later than usual so that children will not receive late marks if they come in this morning.   In this weather we encoura
Posted by Jane Astrid Devane on 21/01/2013 11:12
Jan
14

School is remaining open

School intends to remain open unless there is a dramatic change. The children are safe in school and we aim to continue as normal. The grounds are safe and the children are warm inside school. If this snowy weather continues, please make sure children are dressed warmly and have coats, gloves, hats and suitable shoes or boots. They could also bring
Posted by Jane Astrid Devane on 14/01/2013 11:33
Oct
11

Open Morning

Our Open Morning is on Thursday 11th October between 9:15am and 11:30am. Prospective and current parents are welcome, along with anyone else who would like to see the school in action. Year 6 children will act as guides for your tour of school, so that you get a very honest picture of what our school is like. Refreshments will be served in the sch
Posted by Jane Astrid Devane on 11/10/2012 14:06
Jul
07

We are recruiting!

We have two posts available for enthusiastic teaching assistants. Further details here: http://jobs.leeds.gov.uk/JobDetails.aspx/7543/Learning_Support_Assistant__2_posts__/?page=5&SSectors=48&SSalary=-1&SLocations=-1
Posted by Jane Astrid Devane on 07/07/2012 10:12
Jun
24

Olympic Week gets great start

Our Olympic Week got off to a great start today as the slightly starstruck rugby team played in the half time match at Leeds Carnegie Stadium, ahead of the arrival of the Olympic torch. A team of pupils and parents won a relay race before the match and Leeds Rhinos won the match! Shire Oak families were along the route as the torch passed thr
Posted by Jane Astrid Devane on 24/06/2012 22:05
Jun
01

Back to school on the 11th

We have had a training day today and this coming week is the half term holiday for schools in Leeds. We will return to school on Monday 11th June. Have a good and safe holiday everyone.
Posted by Jane Astrid Devane on 01/06/2012 21:45
May
30

Y3 Residential

Year 3 are having a great time at their one night residential in Burley in Wharfedale. I left them this evening singing around the campfire that they had laid and lit themselves. All were in good spirits and had enjoyed both their tea and the activities that they had been doing outdoors.
Posted by Jane Astrid Devane on 30/05/2012 22:35
May
02

Polling Station

On Thursday 3rd May we welcome local voters to the polling station on our school site. The polling station will be in the Children's Centre, the dark turquoise modular building at the Lupton Halls end of our grounds. There is a footpath from the pedestrian gate on Wood Lane. Parking is available for disabled visitors in the school car park who should then
Posted by Jane Astrid Devane on 02/05/2012 23:10
Mar
11

Climate Week/ Green Day

This week coming is Climate Week. The children will be visited by polar scientists on Tuesday to learn more about the effects of climate change. On Wednesday we are encouraging everyone to walk to school (or park and stride) and members of the Eco Team will be carrying out a travel survey in the morning. Also on Wednesday the Community, Charity & Ente
Posted by Jane Astrid Devane on 11/03/2012 21:43
Mar
11

Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell to visit Shire Oak

Year 5 and 6 are delighted to welcome the distinguished astrophysicist to school on Friday. They have been learning all about the Solar System and exploration and it will be fantastic to have the chance to ask questions of someone at the forefront of discoveries about space.  
Posted by Alun Davies on 11/03/2012 21:21
Feb
07

Ferbru-hairy on Thursday

On Thursday we will be raising money for Sue Ryder Care by having a fun hair day. We will still be wearing school uniform, but with interesting hairstyles. The donations will go to help our neighbours the Wheatfields Hospice. For more information, see the newsletter last week or our posters around school.   Thank you.
Posted by Community, Citizenship, Charity & Enterprise Team on 07/02/2012 13:17
Nov
02

Eid Assembly

Friends and family are warmly invited to our assembly on Friday at 9am when we will be sharing learning we have been doing about Eid-ul-Adha. Do join us!
Posted by Jane Astrid Devane on 02/11/2011 22:39
Sep
23

First FOSOPS meeting

The Friends of Shire Oak Primary School held their first meeting of the year this week. There was a good turnout, with lots of new faces. We are planning to serve tea and coffee before school on Friday next week (30th September) and are also busy planning for the car boot sale on Saturday 15th October. Please ring Liz if you want a car pitch or an indoor
Posted by FOSOPS on 23/09/2011 14:31
Sep
23

News from Former Pupils

It has been delightful to hear from so many of last year's Year 6 pupils who have started at their High Schools this autumn. They look very smart in their new uniforms and we are pleased to hear that many of them are already impressing their teachers, enjoying their learning and earning credits. We hope they will continue to stay in touch with us.
Posted by Jane Astrid Devane on 23/09/2011 14:18
Jul
19

Sessions for new reception pupils

Transition sessions for new Shire Oak reception pupils and their parents and carers over the summer holidays. Come and play and meet some of your classmates. Shire Oak children's centre (in the grounds of the school) 1-3pm Wednesday 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th August 2011
Posted by Jane Astrid Devane on 19/07/2011 16:24
Jun
11

Ofsted Inspection

We will be visited by 3 inspectors on Tuesday and Wednesday. We have sent out the parents questionnaire by pupil post and by email, but if you do not have a copy please ask at the office on Monday. We are looking forward to sharing with them all the work we have been doing to improve our school.
Posted by Jane Astrid Devane on 11/06/2011 11:13
Apr
20

Congratulations to Y2 poets!

Well done to the poets in Y2 who are having their work published in a book this summer. We can't wait to get a copy for the library!
Posted by Jane Astrid Devane on 20/04/2011 23:01
Mar
11

Well done to our kitchen staff!

Well done to Mrs Ellis, Mrs Lyall and Mrs Chohan in the kitchen. An unannounced spot check from the catering agency has placed them in the top 9 school kitchens in Leeds and in the top 3 in our area. They were tested on hygiene, nutrition and service standards. Our school dinners are getting better and better!
Posted by Jane Astrid Devane on 11/03/2011 16:37
Jan
07

School is open

We have had a few phone calls about the snow. We are still open although we understand that each family will have to make their own decision about how best to get children home safely. The gritters have not yet been up to the hospice, although they are expected, and there have been a few accidents in the surrounding streets. The weather is forecas
Posted by Jane Astrid Devane on 07/01/2011 13:40
Dec
03

3/12/10 School is open!

School is open as usual. Children will need to wrap up warmly (it's -7 degrees Celsius at the moment!), bring spare clothes so they can enjoy playing out without worrying about sitting in wet clothes afterwards and take lots of care on the icy pavements.
Posted by Jane Astrid Devane on 03/12/2010 08:04
Dec
02

2/12/10 School is open!

Well done to all the children teachers and staff who have made it into school today. Children are working well and are spending some of the day in usual classes and some of the day working in mixed age groups on a variety of problems and tasks.
Posted by Jane Astrid Devane on 02/12/2010 10:04
Dec
01

Plan for 2nd December

The plan for tomorrow (Thursday) is to open school with the staff that can walk in. Children will work in House Teams to do activities like teaching the younger children board games, problem solving, singing and competitions. We will text parents and carers if we have to change this plan.
Posted by Jane Astrid Devane on 01/12/2010 15:57
Nov
30

30/11/10 School is open as usual

School is open as usual. Please encourage children to wrap up warmly and bring spare clothes so that they can enjoy playtimes without worrying about sitting in wet clothes afterwards. Take care on the paths to school and see you soon! Ms Devane
Posted by Jane Astrid Devane on 30/11/2010 07:57
Nov
29

School is open as usual

School is open as usual. We encourage families to go carefully on the paths to school, wrap children up warmly and send in spare clothes so that we can play and work outside during the day.
Posted by Jane Astrid Devane on 29/11/2010 10:41