On Wednesday we went to the annual Leavers’ Service at Leeds Minster. It was lovely to have some time out to sit in church and think about our lives and moving onto High School – the next stage of our lives.
This year’s theme was ‘Yesterday, Today, Forever’ recalling that God is unchanging and is with us at all times and stages in our lives, whether we recognise it or not.
The Bible uses the imagery of light to remind people of God’s presence, love and care. It is also a symbol of hope in times of uncertainty or difficulty.
Through the Leavers’ Services we explored:
YESTERDAY: Children’s life and growth through primary school, especially the people who have been influential, memories that will be cherished, achievements and character formation that have made a difference in their lives and that have enabled them to grow into the people they are and will become.
TODAY: Recognising the anticipation / sadness / fears / hopes as the children prepare to move on to high school.
FOREVER: Looking to the future with confidence, faith and hope. What will we take with us? What gives us confidence? What are those things that really matter and will be ‘lasting’?
The service gave us time for reflection – the we then had some time in the gardens looking at the words on the grave stones – the dates and stories whilst we waited for the replacement bus that had broken down!
Yesterday, ten pupils from 6MJ and 6SK went to the Big Bang Science Fair in Doncaster. However, we were not the only school going to the fair, we were joined by Brodetsky, Alwoodley and Allerton High.
When we arrived in Doncaster , I was surprised that there were so many science projects. I was so excited that I wanted to try them all. The first project that we made was an aeroplane. We worked in groups of three and four. Our first step was to design the plane. Next we had to get a piece of foam board and cut out our design. After, we constructed our plane design, putting all the pieces together. Finally, we tested our plane and let it fly.
Later that day the sun was scorching even more, so the teachers decided that we would all have something from the ice cream van. We all sat in the shade, racing our cars that we made in another project.
Sadly, a few hours later it was time to leave.
The Great Science Share
On Tuesday (18th June) a select few children had the chance to display the amazing science that we have learnt and show it to other teachers and children from other primary schools.
It was almost like everyone stopped and stared when we entered their hall. As I glanced around, I could see all these fantastic displays of science experiments, each on different. We took it in turns to explain our display and if I’m honest, my favourite part of the day was seeing all of the faces light up when they came to our table!
I believe that if there is a Science Fair next year, our school would gladly tag along.
Today 6MJ had a visit from the DogsTrust.
With the help of Winnie the Pug, the children were told about the work of the DogsTrust and how to adopt a dog. We also learnt about how to be safe around dogs which included being able to interpret their behaviour and how to behave ourselves in order to stay safe.
Everybody learnt something new and we were all very taken with Winnie.
Well done to 6MJ entries to Allerton’s Got Talent! Everyone was very impressed with the singing and the dancing on display today. There were also some excellent entries from other classes in School.
Well done every body! I am so proud of all Year 6 for their hard work, effort and above all cheerful attitude this week. They all took their SATs tests in a very calm and business like way – an excellent example to the rest of the school.
We still of course continue to work hard now to prepare for High School and Year 7.
On completion of the SATs the children have been working on their writing, art, French and computing skills. Well done Ayush in 6SK for an excellent maths game that was so quick and challenging that it got me a little flustered when I had to play it!
A few weeks ago some of the children completed a challenging Maths test administered by the UK Maths Trust – it really was quite difficult. Congratulations to all who participated and in particular to Alex O who has qualified for the next round against others in the country. Oscar and Benjamin achieved silver and Isobel D a bronze. Zain and Jasmine also did well.
Attendance has of course been excellent this week – which shows that it is possible every week – so please can that continue next week and onwards.
A reminder please that children are expected to wear black shoes to school, as this is part of our school uniform.
Could you please remind the children that they are not allowed to bring in their own footballs to play with at break and lunchtime – we have activities and equipment provided in school.
Homework – the children deserve a weekend off homework – however there is always reading to do and also any tasks that the children choose to complete in their voluntary homework books – write a description of the Royal carriage or design a wedding dress!?…
The hoodies have arrived and I will be sorting and distributing these next week. The children are then allowed to wear these for the remainder of the school year if they chose to.
Please continue with Robinwood payments, as the trip is coming ever closer.
Also not to forget the Pizza afternoon that Mr Moore has kindly offered for Year 6 on Tuesday afternoon – thanks also to Mrs Bentley and Mrs Walker for that.
Triathlon – Zain, Alex O and Isobel D – remember your kit for the Triathlon on Monday.
On Wednesday the class have the exciting opportunity of working on some drama with the Blah’s. This is in preparation for starting the rehearsals of our end of term production – watch this space for more information!
Some children have brought home letters asking for permission for them to help with the Reception new parents evening for Mrs Willis. Please sign and return. The evening is on Thursday 24th May and the children will be required from 6.15 p.m until 8.00 p.m
Lastly, it was lovely to see everyone looking relaxed in their own clothes today, have a good weekend – enjoy the wedding (if you are interested!)
Well done Year 6 for your hard work and cheerfulness this week. You all deserve to do really well!
Thank you to everyone who prepared us a lovely breakfast in our wonderful café.