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Welcome to the class blog of 6A at Allerton CE Primary School in Leeds. Here, under the watchful eye of Mr Ash we will blog to the world about what we are learning.

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Titeuf avec l’Institut Francais

This afternoon Year 6 attended a Cine Lumiere screening of 4 episodes of the famous Swiss comic series Titeuf followed by a bi-lingual workshop learning how to create comics in the style of Titeuf.

We found the episodes really funny and loved having a go at creating our own characters in this style!

Lockdown Art

We created some pieces using tissue paper to create a background. We then added images of ourselves and words that summed up our lockdown experience. There was some great messages from each of the children’s work.

Year 6 Leavers’ Hoodies

Year 6 Leavers’ Hoodies

Year 6 Leavers’ Hoodies are now available to order. Please complete the form below with your parent/carer so that we know if you would/would not like to order one.

Last year hoodies were £20 and this year we have managed to secrure them for £14.75 each. They will have the school logo embroided on the front left hand side and “Leavers 21” on the back in white with the children’s names in the numbers.

Children can choose from red, blue, green, yellow or black.

Please complete the form and go to ParentPay to pay for your hoodie by 12 pm on Monday 16th March 2021, so we can order these and the children can start wearing them from the beginning of the Summer Term. If you have any issues with paying by this date please email office@allertonceprimary.com and let us know.

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A visit from UK Parliament

Following our drivers of activism and democracy, yesterday we had a virtual visit from the education team at UK Parliament.

Introduction to the House of Commons.

The children looked at the different parts of the building and learnt about some of the history of the Houses of Parliament. Then we looked at how our democracy works in the UK as well as the different components of the Houses of Parliament and how a law is written.

The importance of debate.

We were able to participate using the chat and the children asked lots of great questions and made some excellent suggestions about campaigns that they would raise or the purpose of different laws.

Home Learning

During our World Book Day celebrations, we created poems about a book we have enjoyed. Rewan wrote a fantastic piece which focused on a desert and linked to our class novel ‘Holes.’

Beauty in the desert

From a sunset glow,

Drives the sands to shifting,

Sends the wind to blow,

Then the rays of twilight

Slant across the land

And bring the chill of nightfall

To the blazing sands.

Beltina produced a brilliant piece of art that she was eager to share with myself and the class. Using her art equipment from home she composed a spectacular piece that made excellent use of colour.

Secondary School Places

Families do not need to take any action on offer day, as they have until 15 March to submit waiting list requests and 29 March to submit appeal requests.

If families are not happy with the school they have been offered they can ask to be added to the waiting list for any Leeds school (including schools they haven’t previously asked for)  and can appeal against the refusal of a place at a preferenced school. Waiting list forms and appeal forms are available at www.leeds.gov.uk/offerday.

Can you please recommend to any family who are considering refusing their offer that they

·         contact the allocated school before turning down the offer

·         are aware that if they turn down a place, it will be allocated to another child and we cannot guarantee a place will become available at a closer school to home – they could be left without a Year 7 place.

·         understand accepting an offer doesn’t impact the chances of being offered a place from the waiting list or increase the chances of success at an appeal hearing

·         any family who refuses an offer must contact the offered school direct and will be asked to confirm where they will be educating their child in September

Application forms for any children who have not submitted an application for Year 7 can be found on our website www.leeds.gov.uk/offerday

Want to learn some more French at home?

Do you want to get better at French at home? Do you like someone silly who does funny voices? Do you like learning about French cultural events? Have you ever wanted to play Bingo or spot the missing item?

If the answer to any of these questions is YES then you should join Mr Innes for his French lessons on Youtube.

A Visit from Tom Palmer

This afternoon Year 6 were delighted to have a Q&A session with the Leeds ‘born & bred’ author Tom Palmer.

Tom spoke to us about the inspiration for many of his historical novels as well as his undying love of football (and Leeds United!)
Year 6 asked him many excellent questions about how he had become a writer, his favourite books and other football-related questions!

Hopefully some of our young people were inspired by today’s session and could see themselves becoming Writers one day!