Rosebank Primary School

"We are all friends and together we succeed"


13th February 2019

Dear Parents/Carers, 

This week’s news:

Lantern Festival

The Lantern Festival is occurring tomorrow (Thursday)– after school. Please can all donations of food be brought to school that day for us all to share later that evening at All Hallows church. The Lantern Festival will commence in the school hall at 3:30pm – please can all children wishing to partake be accompanied by an adult. With lanterns in hand, children will visit Leeds Grand mosque, the Hindu temple and All Hallow’s church. There will be performances by Mrs Jawanda’s Bollywood dancers and a breakdancing group at the church, before we all share food from the local community. Raffle tickets are still available in the school office for a ‘Lantern Hamper’ - £1 a strip - with all proceeds going towards the school playground fund. We hope to see as many people there as possible.

 Jumble Sale – Thank You

A huge thank you to the parents group for supporting the school and organising another fantastic event at Rosebank Primary School. These are always well planned and have a great atmosphere, and the jumble sale was no exception so thank you, once again – and to Mrs Jawanda for coming to school in her free time!

 Poetry Week

All week at Rosebank Primary children are working with published poet Conrad Burdekin in bespoke workshops so please ask your child about their experience and what they have learned from working with an author.

 Admission’s Policy

The Governing Board at Rosebank Primary is carrying out consultation on adopting an admissions policy that      mirrors the Leeds City Council Admission Policy. The policy is available to read on the homepage of our school  website and we welcome your views by emailing Miss Pedley at:


  • Friday 15th February Rosebank Primary School will be closing for a staff training day.
  • You can now sign up for clubs for next half term.
  • Tuesday 26th February 9:00-9:30am, a phonics meeting is taking place for Reception parents in the hall: how to help your child with phonics.

Best wishes,

Mr Richard Howitt, Headteacher

Dates for the Diary:

 Thursday 14th February - Last day of Spring Term 1

Friday 15th February - Trust Training Day (children not in school)

Monday 25th February - First Day of Spring Term 2

Tuesday 26th February at 9am - 9.30am Phonics meeting for Reception Parents

Wednesday 27th February - KS1 trip to Abbey House Museum

Thursday 28th February - Year 4 Skipping Festival at Leeds Trinity University

Monday 4th , 5th, 6th & 8th March at 9am - 9.30am Reception Parents welcome to observe Phonics

Wednesday 6th March - Inspirational Speaker Assembly - Head of NHS Pay & Pensions

Thursday 7th March - World Book Day

This Week’s Discussion Point

This week you can support your child by engaging them in conversation on the topic of… problem solving - in and out of school.

Please will you discuss, if you are stuck on a tricky problem in school, what can you do? And likewise, if you were stumped on a problem out of school, what would you try?