Here are some of our favourite memories of our school life

Zoe McLackland, aged 11, says:

When I first started at Moldgreen I was in year 5. My first teacher was Mr Millington.

We were sent to Mr Barker's for the first lesson. We had maths. It was scary because I was always in the bottom groups at my old school.

Since I have started at Moldgreen I have understood maths and started to get higher marks in different tests all because of Mr Millington and Mr Barker explaining.

A good memory I have is when a drama company called CragRats called at school. I got the part of the prince in Cinderella.

It was the best welcome I ever had into a school!


Oliver Clegg, aged 11, says:

I remember when I did my second CragRats pantomime. CragRats is a production company that took us for a lesson every Monday after school.

I volunteered to play a woman in the play (which I sorely regret!). I had to wear a tight pink dress with fake breasts and a big blonde wig. When I did the play for the whole school and for the parents it was fine, but when I did the performance again for Christmas I made a mistake at the end when a boy came on stage without his wig.

I couldn't stop laughing and I missed my line. I laughed so much and the audience laughed at me.

I thought I had spoilt the play (but I hadn't!).


Leah Christina Thomas, aged 8, says:

When I was in nursery and I could not read is my best memory. I got so cross with myself.

Mrs Holmes took me in the quiet corner and got a book from the shelf. The book was called 123.

Mrs Holmes opened the book and asked me to spell the words out.

It was easy! Now I don't get so cross when I can't read a word - I just spell it out.


Danielle Scott, aged 6, says:

I loved it when Mrs Kime sings and dances. One day I loved it when Mrs Kime sprayed perfume. I liked the PE games. Mrs Kime is a Princess.

I will remember Mrs Kimeforever.

I don't like the toilets. I picked up a nasty spider.


Hayley Scott, aged 8, says:

I remember when it was Red Nose Day. When we got into assembly it was like a sea of red children.

Mrs Murphy said there would be a surprise. Suddenly Mr Millington and Mr Thornton came in and sat on a chair. Mrs Kime and Mr Barker shaved their hair off.

Mrs Kime left some of Mr Millington's hair on so everyone laughed. So he didn't notice she shaved it off quick.

When we got in the classroom we had a bun each. At home time I had jam on my mouth. I felt so happy.


Amy Simpson, aged 11, says:

One of my special memories at Moldgreen School was when I was chosen for the Huddersfield Schools swimming gala at Huddersfield Sports Centre.

We had to wait by the pool until it was our turn. It felt like I was waiting forever.

I was in freestyle where I was doing front crawl. I was shaking and I felt nervous, then the gun shot in the air. I dived in and I was going faster than ever.

I was out of breath at the end but it was worth it. I came fourth out of six, which wasn't great, but I was happy.

The week after at school all the girls in the team got a certificate and I felt just as happy as when I was in the gala.


Asra Basic, 8, says:

I remember when I was in year 1 (I was 6 years old.) I was in Miss Webb's class. We were doing PE. I was chosen to climb the climbing frame. I was scared because I had never climbed one, everyone was watching me. I climbed all the way to the top. When I had to go back down I was still frightened. I went down very slowly so I wouldn't fall. When I got to the bottom everyone started clapping and that made me feel better.


School life has been an `ace' experience - By Shilpa Patel, aged 10

MOLDGREEN School is ace, one of the best schools in Kirklees.

We do ace things and our work isn't boring. We do ace things and have ace teachers too.

We learn fantastic things. The kids at Moldgreen School are all good friends and are really cool.

My biggest memory at Moldgreen School has to be taking part in the Golden Jubilee concert at the Stadium.

Moldgreen School sat at the front. Mrs Dodd and Alison Bray organised it and made our day really nice.

Mrs Dodd, my friend and I were holding a Moldgreen School banner up so everyone knew where we were and who we were.

I have enjoyed being in Miss Smithson's class. She is an ace teacher. She is really classy and wears really cool stuff.

We learnt about the Aztecs in history.

I haven't really got a best moment at Moldgreen School, because it has all been really good all through my seven years at the school.


Singing their praises

SOME of the children have worked with a local musician and songwriter Hugh Nankivell on a project entitled `Moldgreen Dreams'.

The children have written and performedsongs and poems at a community concert.

One of the songs written by Year 1 children (six -year-olds) was called `Waking In The Morning'.

Key Stage 2 children wrote songs and particularly enjoyed performing a rap song they wrote.

One song was about our old building and shows their excitement and sadness at the next year's planned demolition of the building.

We are hoping to add more verse and sing it at our last assembly. Here's a taste:

The school is still crumbling, It's gonna fall

But still the sunlight streams in the hall

The school is standing, it won't be soon

We say goodbye to our old classrooms.


`The Unit' makes excellent progress - By Shirley Wyatt

AS teacher in charge of the Resourced Provision for children with autism, I have seen many changes since I started in 1990.

`The Unit', as it is affectionately known, used to cater for children whose needs spanned the whole of the autistic spectrum, from non-verbal children with extremely challenging behaviours, to very able children with severe communication difficulties.

However since the range of provision for children with autism has increased in Kirklees, we have been able to narrow our entry criteria, so that all of the children in `The Unit', can benefit as much as possible from the high level of inclusion available to them.

Often visitors have difficulty in spotting children from `The Unit', as they integrate into the mainstream activities of the school so well.

A recent example was on our Fruit Day, when the children took part in all activities alongside their mainstream peers.

I feel privileged to work with our special children, and am constantly amazed by the tolerance and understanding shown by the other children in school, as well as the support from all of the staff.


THE ethos of the school is `High standards in a caring environment'. We strive very hard to provide the best education we can whilst at the same time giving the children confidence and pride in their achievements.