Proposal to increase primary school places within the Alwoodley area
Leeds City Council is consulting on a proposal to expand Allerton Church of England Primary School from a capacity of 420 to 630 pupils by permanently increasing the admission limit in reception from 60 to 90 pupils from September 2018. The consultation period commences on Monday 26 June 2017 and closes on Friday 21 July 2017 at 4pm. During this time we will be having some drop-in sessions at the school for parents, carers and residents to learn more about the proposal and ask any questions they may have. The format of the drop-in sessions is informal, with officers from the Sufficiency and Participation (school place planning), Built Environment and Highways teams in attendance to discuss any queries you may have about the proposals. You may attend any of the drop-in sessions between the start and finish times.
Drop-in session dates and times:
Monday 26 June 5pm-7pm
Monday 3 July 8.30am-9.30am
Thursday 13 July 2.45pm-4pm
To find out more about the proposal and how you can have your say, please pick up a copy of the consultation document from the school office, download it from here or visit the following websites from June 2017
We were lucky to be invited to Leeds Civic Hall for the 10 year celebration of Leeds becoming a Fairtrade City.
We inspected the cake competition entries with the Lord Mayor and had a photo opportunity with M.P. Hilary Benn.
But best of all Erin won the competition to design a birthday card for our cities celebrations. Here she is being congratulated by M.P. Fabian Hamilton.
Oh, and I nearly forgot, we had to eat lots of Fairtrade cake. Well it would have been rude to say no when people had put in all that effort! Thank you for a fantastic afternoon!
While snow was falling outside on the day of the Spring Equinox year 5 and 6 took our assembly in a warm, snug hall.
Our intrepid news reporters first told us about a science visit to Allerton High where they made fire from water! This was done by splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen which can be used to power rockets.
A report on writing and acting about different genres followed including adventure and fantasy genres
A news item followed on a year 5 fund raising movie night showing “Goodnight Mr Tom”. A review of a play about the story was then read giving a rating of 9/10 for the play.
Year 6 have been fund raising by running a romantic Valentines day disco selling food, candy, drink and raffle tickets.
Next we had some poems about Daedalus and Icarus brilliantly read by their authors.
For some strange reason some pupils kept walking across the stage. It turns out that they were acting out the walk to the North East Leeds CLC at Allerton Grange where they made some podcasts, some of which are on the class blog.
In music year 5 and 6 have been working on writing music about the planets and we were given a performances of two versions of Life on Mars.
Professor Adam showed us how in maths they have been looking at how to times and divide fractions. This was a bit mind stretching!
We closed with a prayer read by Iman.
I really enjoyed the visit from Leeds United, talking to us about respect.
I was also very impressed with the way year 6 responded to it, as was the man leading the lesson who said that he had never worked with such a thoughtful class! Well done Year 6
This fortnight we are reminding ourselves to switch things off if we are not using them. That doesn’t mean that you can switch off in class!
Why do we need to do this?
What sort of things do we need to switch off?
Year 6 were very proud of the fund raising efforts of some of its members this week. Indi, Leah and Amber worked hard painting nails and selling very stylish handmade jewellery. Scarlet and Georgina worked hard painting faces. Some children also baked biscuits to sell on the playground.
An example of their bracelets:-
We are not sure of the final total raised yet. Some pupils are keen to continue fund raising next week.
I am very proud that year 6 are so thoughtful and considerate of the needs of others.