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Welcome to the class blog of 6H at Allerton CE Primary School in Leeds. Here, under the watchful eye of Ms Hall we will blog to the world about what we are learning.

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A special visitor…

Today we were incredibly lucky to have our very own personal zoom call with Emma Carroll the author of ‘Letters from the Lighthouse’ our class novel for this term.

Emma was incredibly interesting and enthusiastic, she told us all about her writing process for Letters from the Lighthouse as well as her inspiration for the story, characters and settings.

Here’s a video of Emma reading an extract from the book which we chose!

We also got to meet Emma’s dog – Olive, have a tour of her writing room and ask her lots of questions!

What a busy few weeks!

It’s been a bit of a blur here at school during the last two weeks with parent’s evenings and lots going on!

Mrs Bentley and Miss Whiteley will shortly be starting morning booster groups for some children in some kind of return to normality in Year 6!

The chrome books are nearly ready to go home with children so we need you to get the parental agreements back ASAP.

Please remember to keep reading with your children at home on a daily basis. This is just as important in KS2 as it was in Reception!

We are looking forwards to another busy week next week with Emma Carroll zooming in to speak to us on Monday, dance sessions with Miss Lynch, Anti-bullying week and No-Pens Wednesday on Wednesday.

Watch this space for all of our updates and news 🙂

Miss H, Mr Kay and Mr Ash

A heated debate

Today we have been fiercely debating in 6KH… the conquerors emerged as Jayden, Layal, Zakrya and Jasleen. The subject of choice: The lighthouse should be erased (for), we should preserve the lighthouse (against).

A virtual visit from the National Archives.

In a time of cancelled trips and lost plans we were lucky enough to manage a virtual visit from the National Archives in Year 6 this week!

We discussed the purpose of the National Archives, the collection that they hold and explored some WW2 propaganda.
It was really tricky to analyse some of the documents and sources that we looked at and the children did a fantastic job of asking enquiring questions and spotting things about the sources.

We found out some really interesting facts including that the National Archives has a second building inside a salt mine in Cheshire near Manchester. I wonder what it would be like to work there!

Forest Schools in Year 6

Today we received a fantastic delivery of waterproof clothing for UKS2. 6KH thought that WE should be the first to try them out!

We played a great field game and then created some Blitz-inspired abstract art on our giant pieces of paper! What a great afternoon!

Don’t we look smart in our new waterproofs!

National Poetry Day – 6H

We had a great afternoon in Year 6 performing the classic poem ‘Dog in the Playground’ by Alan Alhberg.

We took advice from the legend Michael Rosen:

Here are a couple of our performances we knocked up this afternoon:

Wah Yuan the tearaway dog causes trouble in 6KH

We also enjoyed watching this video from Sheen Mount Primary School performing another of Alan’s poems! I reckon they spent a lot of time practising this one!