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 16 June, 2017

This week we learned all about rivers and their physical features. We spoke about:

– Transportation
– Erosion
– River Manders
– River Mouths

Can you remember what these are?

We did not have a great week in our reading challenge, falling short of our weekly 800 mile target.We need to make sure we all record our reading. If we have lost our diaries, recording reading on paper is fine. Hopefully we can improve next week!

We have My Mini Maths and Topic to doing as well as our reading challenge,

See you next week!


Friday 9th June, 2017

We wrote our Newspaper Reports in neat this week and they look great. We had to imagine that we could go back in time and be a reporter in the Indus Valley. We had to include formal language, quotes and illustration reporting on why Indus people left the valley. These will be available to read at the end of the year in our IPEELL (English) book. Our choice of vocabulary is improving day by day and we are now independently using a thesaurus to improve our writing.

In Maths, we are steadily progressing through learning about decimals. Place value isreally important when understanding decimals, so recapping on this is always worthwhile. We no know place value in decimals up to ‘thousandths’. We are successfully converting decimals to percentages and fractions. Towards the end of the week we focused on adding decimals and discussed that this is very much like adding money. Again, place value is really important when adding decimals, ensuring tenths are being added to tenths, hundredths being added to hundredths etc.

Adding up the totals mentally from a shopping list is excellent practice for this, as many of us have already demonstrated in our ‘Year 5 Real Life Maths’ Home Learning book.

We discussed the general election and we wrote brilliant formal letters addressed to the prime minister, explaining what MP’s should do for children. We had some really good talks and super ideas.

Our new school value is Humility. We have been discussing in class how we can be proud of our achievements whilst still being humble, whilst considering others thoughts and feelings.

Spelling and Grammar home learning has been set, as well as Maths. Our methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division are improving each day, well done 5SK!

Have a great weekend,


Friday 26th May, 2017

We’ve had a packed final week of term in our class consisting of lots of learning, trips and excitement!

Wednesday, ‘The Deep’ trip:

Thursday, LS17 Leeds Beckett trip:

New Spellings:

1. doubt (silent letter b)
2. horrible (ible)
3. enviable (able)
4. castle (silent t)
5. incredible (ible)
6. frequent (ent)
7. intelligence (ence)
8. neither (ei)
9. assistance (ance)
10. delicious (cious)

Home Learning we can be doing:

– Reading Eggs
– Sumdog Challenge
– Lexia
– Topic Home Learning Grid (we have had some amazing pieces so far).

As the weather is gradually getting warmer, please make sure we bring a water bottle so they can stay hydrated throughout the day. Also, we will still bring a small jacket to school after half term just in case the weather changes!

Thanks for an great term, see you in June!


Friday 19th May, 2017

Newspapers have been a hit in our class this week. We looked at how they are different from other text types and paid attention to how they are written. We have just completed some work on newspaper headlines which you can see below:

Did you enjoy this lesson? Can you think of anymore headlines using similar techniques? Comment below!

Our class target has been to record more reading in our diaries. Some of us do this EVERY single week, well done! We are becoming excellent readers and enjoy getting stuck into a book in more or less all areas of the classroom!

Here are our new spellings:

Our scores from this week are in our diaries. Let’s keep up the good work practising.

We have also been set Maths home learning, topic and reading eggs.

We go to ‘The Deep’ on Wednesday which will be a wonderful class trip!

See you next week,


Friday 12th May, 2017

We have had another successful week studying fractions in Maths. We added fractions with the same denominators and even looked at those with different ones. We know how to convert these if the denominators are different.

Our non-chronological reports look incredible! They show all the remarkable facts we have learnt about the Indus Valley so far.

We have all now had a go at cooking Indian snacks. They were delicious! Scroll down to see some of the photos.

Our new spellings:

Our spelling scores are in our diaries.

Thank you to all of us who have brought in our ‘The Deep’ letters.

Have a great weekend,

Mr Kay

Thursday 4th May, 2017


We are making amazing progress with fractions, so far we have covered: Mixed Numbers, Improper Fractions and Equivalent Fractions… Can you answer the questions?

Improper Fractions and Mixed Numbers:

Equivalent Fractions:

Here are the new spellings:

Those of us who are camping, have an amazing time and get plenty of rest on Sunday ready for Monday back at school 🙂


Vegetable Pakoras With 5SK.

As part of this terms topic, 5SK have been making and tasting, vegetable pakoras. The first group made a baked healthy option and the second group followed a more traditional recipe. Both results were enjoyed by the majority of the class, however we decided the traditional fried ones were definitely best. We plan to keep experimenting as other groups from the class have their cookery sessions.