The Forbidden Corner

The Forbidden Corner

On Wednesday 12th July, Miss Judge and Miss Kelly took us to Forbidden Corner as an end of year trip. It was fun and exciting however a bit scary at times. I really enjoyed it and I’m sure everyone else in year 6 did too.

When we got close to arriving, we stopped off to get an ice-cream and I think the most popular one was definitely the chocolate fudge. After we had eaten, we jumped back onto the coach and resumed our journey to Forbidden Corner. Finally we arrived.

When we got there, we were split up into our groups, I was in Miss Whiteley’s group with my best friends : Charlotte and Eileen. Then, we got a sheet with the letters Forbidden Corner with circles underneath each letter. What we had to do was explore Forbidden Corner and while we were going along, look for brass circles and they had one of the letters in them. Then we had to get a pencil (or a coin – which is what we used) and scratch the brass circle onto the sheet. It was very exciting! Personally, my favourite part was the maze because it was very puzzling, however very fun.

Overall, I really enjoyed this trip and I would like to say thank you to Miss Judge and Miss Kelly for organizing this trip and for the ice – cream too!

By, Harneeka Duggal 6MJ

Year 6 Leavers’ Ceremony

On Wednesday Year 6 attended the annual Leavers’ Service at Leeds Minster. This year’s theme took the strapline for the new diocese: ‘Loving. Living. Learning’ which we had to represent in a triptych, which was then left at the Church for display. Ours looked very decorative and interesting. The Service was an oasis of calm in a busy time and left us with food for thought.

Robinwood Residential

Robinwood Residential

If somebody told you that you had to jump off a 40-foot-high tower, would you do it? Well, that’s what happened when we went to Robinwood Activity Centre!
The activities were obviously the best, as that was what we came for! They ranged from archery (pun intended) and caving to giant swing and the (freezing) stream walk! Most of they were very exciting, but some of them weren’t. For example, the trapeze was exciting, nerve-racking and also filled you with adrenaline. We had to use a climbing wall to reach the pinnacle of a 12 metre high tower and then JUMP OFF and grab a trapeze! Your possibly wondering: isn’t this dangerous? The answer is no. This is because they have harnesses which prevent you from falling if you miss the trapeze.

Furthermore , the Knight’s Quest (which we did on day 2) took thought and reasoning, but also was a competition because the team who got the most coins (obtained by completing challenges and riddles) at the end would win. Amazingly, the two other teams each had 24 coins; we had 25!

My other favourite activity was definitely the Giant Swing because of the rush of excitement and adrenaline. The rest of my team had to pull on a rope which made me rise higher into the air. Eventually, they stopped – I was 25 feet off the ground! Suspended high in the air, I pulled on a teddy bear: whoosh! I felt a huge jolt in my stomach and soared through the air. It was awesome!

Overall, this trip is the best so far in Year 6 and I would definitely go again.

Tayyeb 6MJ

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


Today we had a morning where we did maths and art in one lesson. Firstly, we got a sheet with many circles inside of each other split in sixths. We were told to draw lines connecting to the next circle to make a spiral. Then we started doing the same thing but on another sixth and in a different colour. Once we had done all six segments we ended up with a beautiful pattern.

Secondly, we drew a 16×16 square and marked down the middle of every side, then we connected the dots, making another square. Next we coloured in the bottom right triangle and marked the middle of the all the sides on the inside square and connected them. We carried on doing that and colouring in the right triangles until we couldn’t do it anymore. When we finished doing that we had one quarter done. All that was left was to do the bottom left, top left and top right triangles (in different colours)and we were finally done with our marvellous pattern.


General Election

Year 6 held their own elections today. Manifestos were written and debated with enthusiasm. There was even canvassing in the playground! Votes were recorded on ballot papers which were counted (2 spoiled ballot papers) and then the result delivered by Mrs Wake in her role as Returning Officer.

Well done Abdul for gaining the most votes for The Shnappy party – slogan – if you vote for the Schnappy Party, you will be a happy chappy!

The Deep!

Y6 Trip to The Deep

Yesterday we had a memorable trip to The Deep; memorable because of the many facts we learnt, exhibits we saw and emotions we felt. The tactile exhibits, some better than others were breath-taking, although some were intimidating.
Firstly we went to a river workshop which taught us numerous intriguing facts about rivers. One of which was that rivers pick up mud from their river banks and carry it along until it sinks down to the river floor. One of my friends said, “The facts we were told were interesting and I learnt a lot.”
In the Deep, The Ice Kingdom was my favourite exhibit as I love snow. There was a huge wall of ice that we slid our hands across, whilst making our way to the penguin enclosures. I was surprised when I saw a fact saying that some penguins live on the coast of South Africa , surprised because it is really hot in South Africa.
Smiles, laughs, squeals and shrieks were experienced on this memorable trip. Tayyeb, from Year 6, said it was a great fun, interesting, entertaining but informative trip.