They thought they had done their final assembly a few weeks ago but this morning Year 6 took to the stage again to sing “There’s no place I’d rather be”, a song that seems to be echoing around Allerton CE Primary at the moment! Wearing denim and odd footwear (a fund raising project for a cancer charity) they looked like they wanted to be together.
The girls then did an amazing dance routine involving somersaults, headstands and other incredible manoeuvres.
Merrily we rolled into a steel pan demonstration from some of the boys, a resounding success!
Vanessa shared with us that life is all about caring and sharing, not being cool.
Emily then gave a fantastic solo dance which was very well received. This was followed by half the class sharing a dance with us to the song “Say what you want to say”.
We then saw a video showing our leavers over their time at our school. It’s amazing how much they have grown up and developed over the years and although the pictures may have embarrassed a few children they showed how much they have enjoyed their time here and the amazing opportunities they have had.
Mrs Hull, who has been at the school since it was formed 7 years ago, said her farewell to us by talking to us about one of her favourite things – chocolate! She is going to be hugely missed and we wish her well in her retirement eating her Curly Wurlys!
We also had an extremely special guest who had flown for 24 hours from Malawi to say farewell to Mrs Hull – Miss Cave!
Miss Linsley and Mrs Hull have both worked for Leeds City Council for 25 years and so they were presented with wonderful framed picture acknowledging their service.
Year 6 had a brilliant trip to Forbidden Corner on Thursday 10th July in the Summer sun. We explored the mazes, towers and underground tunnels and got thoroughly soaked in the process!
A great day out made even better by stopping for an ice cream on the way.
Key Stage 2 had a fantastic Sports Day in the sunshine. There was some very impressive running from some talented runners of the future! The parents’ race was good too.
When year 6 did gardening we had to plant lots of different apple trees and poppies. It was a lot of fun and effort but it was totally worth it, as it turned out amazing. We did it in the car park and made a little bit of a mess but cleaned it up straight after. Some of us spotted some disgusting slugs, worms, massive spiders, a frog and more. Everyone enjoyed it but was very tired after as we worked a lot and the sun was out which was no help.
Year 5 and 6 had a fantastic visit to Robinwood this week. Emily, Maisie, Adam and so many more were such stars and tried everything.
Which was your favourite activity?
Can you remember why D’Nell and Rachel J represented our class planting poppies this week?
On Monday we had a brilliant visit to Leeds University and, together with other schools, took part in some exciting interactive science.
Which was the favourite activity? I was interested in the “fat suit” that we could wear and feel how much strain your body is under if you are overweight and trying to do lots of exercise!
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!
There has been some fantastic learning going on about Fairtrade!
We began Fairtrade Fortnight with a Fairtrade assembly led by our school council.
Then on Monday 3rd our whole school enjoyed a Fairtrade breakfast of Fairtrade juice and a Fairtrade banana.
Some children in years 5 and 6 cooked a Fairtrade banana curry.
Find the recipe on the year 5/6 blog.
Pegah has translated and tells us a traditional Iranian story that was told to her by her mother.