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Welcome to class 6SK at Allerton CE Primary School in Leeds. Here, under the careful guidance of Mr Kay, you will have the opportunity to blog to the Big Wide World.

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Happy Blogging!

Not all heroes wear capes…

I just wanted to say a big thank you to our Chromebook monitors. I’ve never had a class with such good monitors. They are all plugged in and looked after. As a result, our Chromebooks are always charged and working (most of the time anyway).

 

We salute you Chromebook monitors!

Christmas Songs to Learn

Christmas songs to learn for our Carol Concert with Year 1 on Friday 13th December:

Little donkey – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVQPmtjHzh4&list=PLFSGaSusHt8ATnFVPB0WsbOpi5WngvSF6&index=17&t=0s

Away in a manger – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnwO_0DrpCk&list=PLI-is5tEGAnSAlFFQ3fEWvQistH_KDPRV&index=7

Silent night – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEH7_2c644Q&list=PLI-is5tEGAnSAlFFQ3fEWvQistH_KDPRV&index=5&t=0s

Go go go go gold – https://www.youtuhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTUH_rO-hkobe.com/watch?v=OTUH_rO-hko

O Christmas Tree – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQLdqnICsS8&list=PLI-is5tEGAnSAlFFQ3fEWvQistH_KDPRV&index=14 

We wish you a merry Christmas – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-OF7KGyDis&list=PLI-is5tEGAnSAlFFQ3fEWvQistH_KDPRV

VE Day at Allerton CE Primary

Wow… what a day it was!

We started the day with a WW2 quiz to recall some of our fantastic knowledge from this half term. Tensions were high in 6KH as teams went neck-to-neck to place on the podium! Meanwhile, in 6SK eggs were being used to test model air-raid shelters…

Miss Lynch then kindly came and helped us with our dancing in the studio.

We spent our morning investigating some different sources in order to extract information about WW2 and its impact on our own community.

We read some primary sources from the BBC where people told their own stories of WW2 and then examined a map of West Yorkshire to retrieve information on where and when bombs fell and the type of bombs. We could clearly see that the Luftwaffe had been targeting the cities although we did find quite a few rogue bombs in fields too! We learnt that Armley and Beeston were the worst-affected areas of the city.

This afternoon we watched an episode of the amazing BBC ‘Spywatch’ looking into the story of some evacuees. Although retro, this was still a big hit with us all!

Following this we played a few celebratory games – ‘Pin the hat on Churchill’ and ‘Guess the WW2 tableau’.

We were lucky enough to have Mrs Amblin’s amazing jazz band in to play music for us to listen to, dance to, sing along with and learn from. We explored the use of a washboard as an instrument as well as the different kind of pianos that people used to play! We watched some tap dancing, learnt the Charleston and we even got some parents dancing too. 😀

 

We tasted some yummy carrot cookies that the children had made and also had a look at their art from the half term.

Thanks to all the parents who came along to our day and joined in with the festivities.

Next Week…

VE Day Reminder, Wednesday 4th December @14:30 (2:30)  – Parents are invited to join us to learn a little swing dance, enjoy some Vera Lynn, hear our speeches, taste some rationing-time cookies and hear about our work from this half term.

Children are invited to wear 1940s-type clothing on Wednesday – here is some inspiration below:

Also a reminder that at 15:15 on Wednesday we have our Hope Farm Residential Meeting. This is a fantastic opportunity to ask any questions that you have and find out a little more about the centre. We will be joined by somebody from the centre.