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Monday, 7th November 2016

VOLUNTEER: Stepping up to help out others

Helping children at a Bradford primary school improve their reading skills, is what has led to Lesley Matthews being nominated.

She has been visiting Atlas Community Primary School on a twice weekly basis for more than eight years as a volunteer reader. Not only does Mrs Matthews support vulnerable children at the school who have fallen behind with their reading, she also offers whole class reading sessions. Mrs Matthews has been nominated by Caroline Carr, the head teacher, who says: “Mrs Matthews is a dedicated and kind volunteer who works very hard to engage the children in her group. She is a real gem and we are so grateful.”

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Tuesday, 4th October 2016

Harvest Collection

A huge thank you to all the children and staff who have donated to our Harvest collection. Thousands of people in Bradford go to bed hungry each night and our collection will go some way to support these people. The food bank was extremely grateful for our donation and below is a certificate thanking us for our support.



Thank you Certificate

Thursday, 15th September 2016

World Record Breakers!

On Thursday 15th September, all the children in Key Stage 2 traveled down to the City Park, in the centre of Bradford. They went down to try to become world record holders. The world record that they were trying to break was the Guinness World Record Attempt for the longest chain of people making a heart-shaped hand gesture. And they succeeded! All the children are world record holders! Thank you to all the parents who gave permission for your child to attend the event and for your continued support with the range of activities that we try to do in school. There is also an extra special thank you to say to the children as the weather was ridiculously, unseasonably hot. Every child that took part will receive a world record breakers medal and they are going to be given out by a Guinness World Record official in a special celebration assembly. The children will also get chance to see the actual certificate too. Again, congratulations children and to all staff that took part: they wouldn’t have been able to do it without you!

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Wednesday, 18th May 2016

Shine Big Sing

On Wednesday night, schools across the Shine partnership came together for an evening of song and dance. 200 children from the Manningham, Heaton and Frizinghall areas came together to sing at Valley Parade, Bradford City Football Stadium. The choirs came from 9 different schools: Atlas, Heaton, Heaton St. Barnabus, Frizinghall, Margaret Mcmillan, Westbourne, Lilycroft, Dixons Manningham and Green Lane. The choirs had been rehearsing for weeks and had perfected a range of different songs so that there would be something for everyone. The day of the concert was the first time that all the choirs had chance to sing together! But they sounded fantastic! They sang: We’re all in this together from High School Musical, Lean on Me by Bill Withers, Counting Stars by One Republic, This Little Light of Mine by the Seekers and The World’s Greatest by R Kelly. As part of an encore we even got all the parents and carers up onto the stage for a final performance of ‘Counting Stars.’ For the first time ever, the Atlas Dance Club performed a routine to ‘Party Rockers’. It was the first time the dance club have performed in front of a live audience and they did a professional job. Everyone commented how impressed they were. All the children had a terrific time and received a commemorative t-shirt and medal for taking part.


Friday, 13th May 2016

Ofsted 2016

We were visited by Ofsted on 20th April 2016 click here to read the report.

Tuesday, 1st March 2016

Live Chicken Camera 2016

We now have a camera watching the chicken eggs.

If you are in School Click Here to view the Live Chicken Camera.

If you are outside of School Cick Here to view the Live Chicken Camera

When asked to enter a username and password type guest for both.

Wednesday, 24th February 2016

Atlas Debating Team

On Wednesday 24th February Atlas school hosted a debate. We invited two competing teams from Dixon’s Manningham and Green Lane. We held the trophy from last terms competition so we were very eager to see who would take it from us! To start with, we had to find people who agreed with a certain question. The examples were like – who prefers cats to dogs or who thinks school hours should be longer. We had to talk to children from the other schools and we got to find out their names too. After we had done that, we started the actual debate. The topic we debated was, ‘Should Televisions be allowed in children’s bedrooms’. Atlas, as the hosts, had to judge the debate and choose the team that would win and explain why. Dixon’s had to argue that it was a good thing to have televisions in bedrooms and Green Lane argued that it was a bad thing. As a team we decided that the winners were Green Lane! This was because they used the language for debate, they all spoke with clear voices and had good ideas. They were also able to follow on from other arguments. We look forward to the next debate which is going to be held at Dixon’s Manningham and we will be up against the current winners Green Lane. By Iqra Year 4

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Friday, 22nd January 2016

RE Day 2016

Today at Atlas, we had a special day to learn about other religions. Miss Kelly taught some of Year 4,5 and 6 about Buddhism. In Buddhism, they worship Buddha although they don’t believe that Buddha is a God. Buddha was a wise man who live over 4,500 years ago. Mr Ruddick taught some children about Hinduism. They created a shadow puppet show based on the Divalli story.

Miss Fisher’s group learnt about Paganism, a religion that was around before Christianity. They worship nature and celebrate the solstice.

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Thursday, 17th December 2015

Children of the World

A Christmas message from the children at Atlas Community Primary School to children all around the world.

Tuesday, 17th November 2015

Home from home

Yesterday the whole school visited cineworld to see the film Home.
We really enjoyed the film and Nasim has written a brief synopsis below.
After a hive-minded alien race called the Boov conquer the Earth, they relocate the planet’s human population — all except for a little girl named Tip (Rihanna), who’s managed to hide from the aliens. When Tip meets a fugitive Boov called Oh (Jim Parsons), there’s mutual distrust. However, Oh is not like his comrades; he craves friendship and fun. As their distrust fades, the pair set out together to find Tip’s mother, but, unbeknown to them, the Gorg — enemies of the Boov — are en route.


The film helped us think about fitting in and the importance of friendship. It will help us with our work on anti-bullying week later in the term.