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

Friday 30th June

I cannot believe another Friday has descended upon us and I am sat once again at my computer, reflecting on what a busy week we have had.

On Tuesday, we had our friends from Year 4 at Brodetsky join us for the afternoon. We shared what work we had done since the last time we had met and enjoyed working collaboratively on some artwork and participated in some short barrier games where we had to use our language of social interaction – conversing, discussion, interacting, and establishing roles to ensure that the task was competed. It was a really successful afternoon and we look forward to working with Brodstsky in the future.

This week, we started our literacy topic on playscripts. It has been such a lot of fun, and has really allowed us an opportunity to shine! We have some budding thespians in year 4 and I look forward to continuing our topic next week.

In maths this week we have been sinking our teeth into some fabulous decimal work. I have been speechless with how much we have covered in a few short days- working with tenths and hundredths and partitioning and adding some really tricky numbers!

In our topic lessons this week we had great fun participating in a Kahoot quiz using our Ipads, putting our gepgraphical knowledge to the test! Archie is our resident class champion and we are eager to take part in another quiz really soon, or even make some of our own!

This afternoon was our summer fair and our class enterprise was selling popcorn and a ‘guess how many sweets are in the jar’ game. We enjoyed costing, purchasing our stock, marketing and selling and can’t wait to find out how much our class raised.

This week, my learner of the week is Dalia. Dalia has been making such an effort recently in all her work, and I have been really impressed with the push she is having towards achieving her goals at the end of the year. Well done Dalia.

Have a wonderful weekend

Mrs Culshaw 🙂

Friday 23rd June

This week, we have been working hard and doing our very best to keep cool, which has been somewhat difficult with the glorious weather and incredible temperatures!

In maths this week we have been doing all things time; converting seconds to minutes, minutes to hours and then days, converting between analogue and 24 hour digital time, solving time word problems- the list goes on! I have been really impressed with J’Maarni and Leon’s skills at converting units of time and look forward to the exciting maths we have coming up over the next few weeks.

In literacy, we finished up with our empowering and emotive topic of Orca whale captivity. Following writing our powerful letters of persuasion last week to the CEO of Seaworld, this week we decided to make a film to post on our blog and school twitter to raise awareness. In addition to this, we also put ourselves in the position of these poor captive animals and wrote some rather thought provoking internal monologues. I was incredibly impressed by Eesha and Amber’s internal monologues, which had so much emotion in them. Well done ladies!

Our afternoon sessions this week have been filled with lots of fun and even more hard work; an e safety lesson with Mrs Taylor, working in groups to research and present information about different habitats in science, making beautiful leaf prints in positive and negative in art and a sports day practice thrown into the mix too! I think we are just about ready for a weekend to recuperate!

My learner of the week this week is Eesha. I have been really impressed with how much resilience she has put into her maths this week, as I know there have been parts of the week that she has found tricky, and her internal monologue was spectacular. Not only this, but her behaviour is impeccable and she is a positive role model to have in Key Stage 2. Well done and thankyou for your relentless hard work.

Have a lovely weekend- another action packed week ahead!

Mrs Culshaw 🙂

The sun shine at ACE

The sun has been shining this week and everyone has been happy and extremely hard-working! We have had an exciting couple of weeks, with the addition of a new member to our class- Risa! She has been a very welcomed addition to our class; and has arrived with a spectacular work ethic. She has fit right into life in 4CC and I am looking forward to spending the next few weeks altogether before our summer holidays.

We have been learning all about Orca whales for a few weeks now. We have researched lots of information about these majestic sea mammals before we made the sad discovery that they are being kept captive purely for human entertainment. We followed the heartbreaking story of a poor Orca named Lolita, who has captured when she was just 4 years old and taken to a Seaworld park in Miami, where she has spent the following 40 years of her life. We just couldn’t believe how small Lolita’s tank was and how badly she was cared for, so we decided to write letters of complaint to Seaworld. Over the course of the week we have planned, drafted, edited and redrafted our letters and I have been absolutely astounded by the level of writing that I have seen…I can really see how passionately we feel about keeping these animals captive. I cannot wait to send these letters off and see what response we receive.

In maths this week we have been working with fractions, and lots of them! We have been adding and subtracting, converting between mixed number and improper fractions and even simplifying some really tricky fractions. It hasn’t been easy for everybody, but there has been an excellent amount of determination and we have certainly ‘cracked it’- I can say with certainty that year 4 are fractions masters! In addition to our fractions, we have also been working hard on our times tables which has seen some excitement in our Olympic maths results- lots of children achieving their silver and gold medals and a few hard workers even pushing onto their European champion medal. A special mention must go to Sehansa- who amazed us all by achieving her European medal in a matter of days and cracking on with her decimal champion level. Incredible stuff!

This week we had our last session of the year up at Allerton High School with Mr Bruce, who is excitingly leaving for Tanzania very soon! We have thoroughly enjoyed all of our computing sessions with him and have learnt so much- we are very accomplished programmers in year 4CC!

My learner of the week without a shadow of doubt this week is James. James has shown such a fabulous and mature attitude to his learning over the past week. He has really stepped up to the mark and been working hard. The persuasive letter he wrote to Seaworld was amazing and I am really impressed with this positive shift in attitude. Well done James and keep it up!

Have a fantastic weekend and enjoy the sunshine- fingers crossed this paddling pool weather continues!

Mrs Culshaw 🙂

Plum Jam Tarts.

The last group in 4CC to make their treat for their celebration event joined me in the cafe to make plum jam tarts. Just like last weeks groups, they each made their own pastry and filled the tarts with plum jam made with last years fruit from our own tree at ACE. The delicious tarts were enjoyed by both children and parents!

Friday 28th April

What a fabulous week we’ve had! I cannot believe how hard we have worked and all of the amazing learning that has taken place. As a class, we would firstly like to thank Mrs Johnston for a truly enjoyable fortnight in the art studio. I can hand on heart say the children have all had a wonderful time and gained so much from the project.

As part of our writing aspect of the week, we wrote letters from the selfish giant to the children, apologising for his behaviour and for causing the children such upset by banishing them from his garden. I was incredibly impressed by Oscar, Amber and Joshua’s writing…infact, I was incredibly proud of everybody’s writing, and many praise postcards have been sent home tonight.

Our art focus this week was the works of Robert Kushner. We worked tirelessly to produce mixed media artworks inspired by his collections. Again, these were of a fantastic standard; Ria and Eeesha worked as a team to produce a wonderful artwork, as did J’Maarni and Elijah.

This afternoon was our parent celebration, which was a great event and a fabulous opportunity to show off all of the work we had been up to, in addition to performing our dance. I was one incredibly proud teacher (and may have even shed a slight tear at how proud I was during the dance performance). Thank you to all of the parents for attending and making it such a special event.

It would be absolutely impossible to choose a learner of the week this week, so I want to congratulate everyone for trying their very best and having such amazing attitudes towards their learning journey over the past fortnight.

Have a great bank holiday weekend.

Mrs Culshaw 🙂