Friday 8th February

Hi everyone

On Monday the children proved that there is no limit to their ability to learn computing skills. They composed music in Garageband, dropped it into iMovie and then added the painting that they had made using Sketchpad. The children then saved their work as MP4s and uploaded their files to Google Classroom. It’s hard to believe that our pupils are only 8 or 9 years old. Imagine what they will be able to do in 10 years time!

Even more encouragingly for our beautiful blue planet, the children have been sharpening their ability to articulate their wonderfully positive and caring attitudes towards the environment. Immense effort has been put into writing, redrafting and rehearsing their protest speeches. Our pupils have learned to share their passion more effectively by using the IRIS video system to review performance. They have noticed how fluency, volume and pace are critical elements of powerful public speaking.

The Maths No Problem theme for this week was simplifying fractions. Thandeka has found this topic to be simpler to learn than almost anyone because of her excellent knowledge of times table facts.

Our new class novel is ‘Why the Whales Came’ by Michael Morpurgo. We read chapter 1 and applied detective skills to work out the author’s intention, his viewpoint, and why he had chosen specific language and vocabulary.

Lexia Legends are Zain (as usual!), and Layth.  Sumdog Superstars are Tyreece and Aaron, and TT Rockstar is Leyana. We are particularly proud of Leyana. Her new status as TT busker is pretty much the exact same job that Mr Moore had 35 years ago.

Learner of the Week is Gledia. Her recent absence from Y4 has made us really appreciate how much she contributes to the well-being of our class. We missed her more than she probably knows.

Thank you to Aayah and Alliyah for helping to write today’s blog post.

Have a great weekend

Miss Mason    Mr Moore






Friday 7th December

Hi everyone

It’s been a week full of victories for Y4.

On Monday we proved that we were experts in electricity by adding a motor to a circuit and then turned it into a fan by adding a cardboard blade. Knowledge and learning was consolidated in a very cool way.

The battle against the druids and Iceni on Wednesday brought us glory, honour and, of course, victory. Despite being outnumbered, our 4th legion led by Ethan our centurion, fought with great bravery and discipline. The enemy was crushed and legends were born.

When we came to record the story of the battle, Asonat stood out by writing her recount with an impressive level of independence and clarity. Ethan and Rewan displayed more superb story telling skills when they wrote about the wise men’s visit to the baby Jesus. Precise punctuation, detail, description and emotion made their work stand out amongst many great pieces of writing.

The names of Alex, Beltina, Cohen, Ethan, Layth, Rewan and Zain were written into our Spelling Hall of Fame this week for their perfect scores of 10/10 in their spelling tests.

Somehow we’ve managed to fit in time to complete assessments for this term. The results of the grammar and reading tests are outstanding. It seems that our pupils are pretty good mathematicians too.

Today we discovered that we had beaten 16 classes to win the Leeds Sumdog competition and Layth was 7th out of 420 students. Kings of the kennel!

Learners of the Week are Ethan and Rewan for their attitudes and achievements. We can rely on them for effort, for engagement, for resilience and for taking the opportunity every day to make this an especially successful and memorable year.

Sumdog Superstars are Layth and Yunus for accuracy and learning time. Lexia Legends are Tyreece and Edward.

Next Wednesday we will be visiting the City Museum. Please let us know if you are able to accompany us.

On Friday afternoon we hope that parents, friends and families will be able to join us to help our class celebrate so very many triumphs.

Have a great weekend

Miss Mason and Mr Moore

Friday 22nd June

Hi everyone

Dylan Mottley Henry, a professional football player came to visit us today. He gave us some great coaching tips and got everybody involved in some fun training drills. I was really pleased that Dylan went out of his way to remind the children about how important it is to work hard at school. Clever in the classroom + brilliant with the ball + determination = unbeatable.

We had more fun than is probably allowed at school when we made our own posters from Edvard Munch’s painting The Scream. We placed our own heads in the picture and gave it a personalised caption. My favourite was ‘When Harley discovered there was no wi-fi at Brownie Camp’.

Our writing focus this week was to look at some of the reasons for and against keeping orcas in captivity. When the children write their arguments in full next week I’m sure that they will be passionately and powerfully persuasive.

We are revising Maths topics at the moment and I was very pleased with how much some children have managed to remember. Susan scored 44 out of 45 on a test of all Year 4 objectives, Singher got 43 and Ramtin was third with 41. There has been excellent progress from many others, especially Arman, Lubaya, Evie Rae, Naza and Abigail.

Learners of the Week are Andrea and Kyron. Andrea has been chosen very recently but her effort and progress is relentless. Summer holidays haven’t started yet and Andrea intends to keep working hard right until the last minute of the last day. I have chosen Kyron for having one of his fabulous weeks. Every week is good but this week he has been bubbling with enthusiasm, optimism and energy. His positive attitude has really helped to keep us all smiling during assessment week.

Have a great weekend

Mr Moore

Proposal to Increase Primary School Places within the Alwoodley area

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.

Meetings details:

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