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Our School  »  News & Events  »  Archive 2014/ 15

Boccia and Curling sporting event

5 children took part in the Leeds School Sports partnership disability event. They competed against 6 others schools and were fantastic.They were awarded first place after winning both Boccia and Curling - Well done!

Bramhope Cycle training

A selection of Year 3 and Year 5 children spent the afternoon at Bramhope Primary School. As a king gesture, for their invitation to attend our 'Grand Depart@Ireland Wood' last year, Bramhope asked us to join them for a training session with Phil Bateman. The children were taught about safety aspects, took part in obstacle riding and entered a time trial at the end. A great afternoon.

Dragons' Den at Ireland Wood

For two weeks in March, groups of Y6 children have been designing and blue-printing their new gadget idea (inspired by reading Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz.) Today was the day! Faced by our home-grown dragons, Mr 'Tiger' Connelly, Mrs 'Persuasive' Spruce and Mrs 'Generous' Sowerby, all groups made their pitch. They were all brilliant!

Science/STEM Day 2015

On Wednesday, we spent the day exploring Water and the issues it presents around the world.

Red Nose Day 2015

Thank you for all the donations on Friday- we managed to raise a total of £614.50!!!
A big WELL DONE to Matilda and Maurice who raised an additional £48 by holding their own door-to-door bake sale over the weekend!

Red Nose Day 2015

A fantastic day of fund-raising fun!!

World Book Day 2015

What a fantastic day! Great reading activities throughout the day and some AMAZING costumes.

Safer Internet Day 2015

Well done to all the finalists of our poster competition. These are our E-Safety experts: KS1 - Lola M, Cait B, Abigail B; KS2 - Fatimah K, Katie B, Rebecca L, Hadis A, Louisa A. Congratulations to our winners Millie K (KS1) and Ebony P (KS2) who recieve a £5 voucher to spend online.

Autumn Term Reading Incentive 
Film and ​Popcorn party

Children were rewarded with a classic film and popcorn party to celebrate 
their achievement with home reading.
Over half the school attending the party. 
Leeds in Bloom photography competition

Adam, Y5, took a fantastic shot titled 'Seagulls' on a visit to Roundhay Park last year. His photograph was entered into the Leeds in Bloom competition and it won! It features in the calendar as the April photo. Along with his friend, Charlie, Adam attended an awards ceremony to collect his certificate and prize.

Alistair Griffin at Ireland Wood
Alistair Griffin at Ireland Wood

This is a film of the Calendar News broadcast. Not the best quality but it's not been available on the i-player as yet!!

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Maths Media Day

For a whole day in November, groups of Y4 children got together from IWPS, Cookridge, Iveson and Adel to record helpful videos for maths calculations. When they weren't recording their own movies, they were busy doing a vriety of problem solving activities. What super mathletes they all were!

Takeover Week 2014

This week pupils are given the chance to shadow adults jobs and be involved in decision-making. The children benefit from the opportunity to experience the world of work and make their voices heard, while adults and organisations gain a fresh perspective on what they do.

Tom Palmer Event

On Tuesday 11th November Tom Palmer came to talk to our Y6 pupils about his new book- 'Over the Line'. The book is based on WW1 so linked well to the Y6 Topic. We also invited Y6 pupils from Holy Name and Iveson. As always, Tom was very inspirational.

This was the winning cake from the PTA bake off. Well done to the Whittaker Family!

We had a really fabulous day and raised £455- WOW!!

Well done Everyone

Children in Need 2014
Pupils and staff came to school dress in Super Hero fancy dress on Friday 14th November and donated 50p to Children in Need.
We also held a
PTA Get Baking Competition.
Staff vs Y6 Football July 2014

On the very last day, the brave Y6s tried so hard to beat their teachers at was a game of two halves....the final score was 2-1 (to the staff!). They think it's all is now!

Le Tour De Yorkshire! 3rd July 2014

We had a fantastic afternoon for the official opening of our inclusive cycle track. A big thank you to all involved especially Mrs Holmes and Miss Lansdowne, who made it all possible. Thank you to all our special guests: Nick Clegg, Greg Mulholland, David Stone, and Keith Senior!

International Day - World Cup 2014!

We spent the day 'getting international', by making flags, hats and masks, to celebrate the start of Brazil World Cup 2014. We ended the day with a fabulous World Cup Parade!

STEM Day June 2014

Three ambassadors came to let us find more out about the world of civil engineering. We had the opportunity to build with lego, make a huge tetrahedron and consider what engineers would do in the light of a disaster, like a hurricane or tsunami.

Congratulations Mathletes!

We, at IWPS, are very proud of our high achievers. Congratulations to all those children who have now received their Gold Awards. YOU could be next! A special mention to Natasha (Y4) and Harry Bratley (Y3) who have the highest scores on Mathletics in the whole school and received Platinum awards. Rithwick in Reception has also received a prestigious Super Mathlete award for his tremendous efforts. Well done to all our Mathletes!

Space Dome Visit
The whole school enjoyed a visit to the Space Dome today which took up residence in our North Hall.
KS1 were introduced to a group of stars called the 'Big Bear' whilst Lower KS2 took a magical journey to the stars that can be seen throughout the year. They heard stories from the myths and legends of Ancient Greece from each of the four seasons.

Upper KS2 were given the added bonus of exploring the Earth and beyond - with questions such as 'What causes day and night?' and 'How long does it take the Earth to orbit the Sun?'

Truly a great experience for all!

A big thank you to Mrs Spruce for organising today's event.
Science and Engineering Week

This week we Saving the Earth! All classes are going science mad - we are investigating/experimenting/researching/writing/exploding and enhancing our science skills.

World Record Attempt

IWPS, along with other schools across the country, took part in an attempt to have the largest number of people 'Signing and Singing', February 5. We signed and sang to True Colours, made famous by Cyndi Lauper, among others!

Sign2Sing World Record Attempt

On Wednesday 5th February the school took part in the World Record Atempt of The World's Biggest Sign and Sing Event. We sang and signed to True Colours. The children (and staff) did an excellent job. Thank you for your donations.

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World Book Day 2014

Today we celebrated World Book Day 2014 and here are some of the wild and wacky costumes displayed by our pupils and staff!

Fairtrade banana farmer visits Ireland Wood during Fairtrade fortnight!

Rawdon Littlemoor, Holy Name and Bramhope Primary School joined us to welcome a very special visitor. Aimeth from Columbia travelled over to Yorkshire to spread the word about buying Fairtrade bananas. It was so interesting to learn all about her job and how Fairtrade has made such a big difference to her and her community.
International School Council meet the Lord Mayor of Leeds!

Visit the 'Community International links' page to find out more
and see all the pictures
Roald Dahl Day 2013 was a fantastic day! Many of our staff and children dressed as Roald Dahl characters and the children enjoyed their Dahlicious lunch and webcast!
Macmillan Bun Sale- Friday 27th September

A huge thank you for all of the yummy cake donations. The children enjoyed the morning bun sale and it was lovely to see so many parents join us for the Coffee and Cake Afternoon. We raised £301!!!


Lynne Chapman Comes to Ireland Wood!!

The children in KS1 were delighted to welcome Lynne Chapman into school as she is the author and illustrator of one of their favourite books..... Giddy Goat!!
The children helped Lynne create some fabulous new characters and enjoyed showing off some of their own work inspired by her books. Lynne even found time to sign all the books that the children had purchased!
Find out more about Lynne Chapman at

On Wednesday 1st May Liz Pichon, Author of the Tom Gates series, came to Ireland Wood.  She gave a very inspirational talk to Upper Key Stage 2 pupils about her work as an Author and Illustrator.  The children really enjoyed the workshop and were very keen to have their Tom Gates books signed by Liz.

Athletics Triumph!

Congratulations to the athletics team who took part in the Airedale and Wharfedale Athletics tournament. You all competed well and brought home several medals!


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