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 fromย June 2017

Leeds Grand Mosque

This week we were lucky enough to venture off andย visit Leeds Grand Mosque. We had such a fabulous time and found out so many new and fascinating things about Islam, we heard the call to prayer, saw how muslims pray and learnt all about how similar it is to Christianity and Judaism. We looked at the Quran in different languages and heard about the history of how it was written. it really was such a lovely morning. All the children were a credit to our school and their behaviors was noticed by all adults around. We can’t wait to go again!


Thank you to all the parents and grandparents to gave up their time to join us for our visit. We hope you enjoyed it just as much as we did!


miss Bell x ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

Hidden sugars in drinks…

Today we looked at some of our favourite drinks, we began to think about why they are so tasty and decided that the sugar made them so lovely to drink. We then talked about the effects of first we predicted which drink we thought contained the most amount of sugar and ordered them …


we we were then given the sugar in bags for each drink and in groups, we used the weights and measuring scales to work out how much sugar there actually is. We researched that a child should have only 24g of sugar in a day so we’re very shocked to find that most of the drinks contained way more than this!!!


what an interesting lessons! We finished by thinking about what we could do with the information to improve our health. Some of us have decided to make the bottle of coke last a week or instead of drinking the full bottle, share it with a sibling.


Thank you for so much fun!


Miss Bell ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

Class read… Fantastic Mr Fox

We are enjoying our class novel SO MUCH that we decided to use it as inspiration for our writing today. We looked ย at the paragraph from the chapter the terrible shovels and found evidence that tells us how the foxes were feeling. We were great detectives and found lots of evidence that we used to think about what it must mean, well done ๐Ÿ‘2SB


Miss Bell x

Writing playscripts

This week we’ve been looking at writing playscripts. We’ve used the traditional stories of jack and Jill and jack and the beanstalk to explore the speech used between the characters. We then wrote up a scene from jack and the beanstalk including all efeatures of a playscript:

– cast list

– setting description and scene details

– name of scene

– character in margin

– :

– stage directions in brackets ( )


Ethan’s talk on Independence Day

Ethan swapped chairs for the teaching chair this morning and spoke to us all about the history of Independnece day! Thank you Ethan! ๐Ÿ˜€

Our observational drawings of Saltaire Bandstand

Super Nature Sleuths

Our Super Nature Sleuths have been exploring some of the trees in our school grounds where Arron found an incredible number of caterpillars. They are in seven of the trees and they have woven huge nets to protect themselves. The trees look absolutely amazing with all the white netting hanging from the trunk and branches.

We think that the caterpillars may be the larvae of the Ermine Moth but we will have to wait until they emerge to find out. More Nature Sleuthing needed!

Year 2 Non negotiables…

Please do take some time to look at the year 2 non negotiables… these are what we must know confidently and independently by the end of the year. I wonder which ones you will practise over the holidays!

Good Luck year 2!

Keep me updated with how you get on!


Happy Holidays!

Miss Bell xxโ˜บโ˜บ


Year 2

Reading challenge…

Here are some passages for you to read at home with an adult. You might even want to use some of our guided reading games to help you improve your pace and fluency …

๐Ÿ‘ jump in

๐Ÿ‘ mirror read

๐Ÿ‘ echo sentence

๐Ÿ‘ echo paragraph

Ask an adult to time you and see how many words you can read in a minute. Can you beat your score?

Let me know how you get on using the comment box below!!

Good luck!

From Miss Bell x


60 words a minute challenge…
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End of year two challenge of 90’words a minute …

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Now challenge yourself to 100 words a minute! How exciting!



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