This week we’ve started Spanish lessons. Can you tell? With great help from Enzo, we have been learning the Spanish names for parts of the body. All of Y4 were really enthusiastic and will no doubt make rapid progress thanks to Enzo’s expertise and incredible ability to translate and communicate through English, Spanish and Portuguese.
The countdown to Christmas began on Tuesday afternoon when Y4 visited Moortown Baptist Church. Our journey through awful weather was definitely worthwhile. As well as learning about the story of the birth of Jesus from the viewpoints of different characters in role, the children made some beautiful candleholders. Today, Mr Sherbourne, one of the organisers of the event, said that every member of the church team wanted us to know that the children from Allerton CE Primary set an example with behaviour that couldn’t be matched by any other school. We are very pleased but not at all surprised.
Today we finished painting our shields so at least we will have them to protect us when we go into battle next week but we must make sure that we bring in some extra warm clothing on Tuesday and Wednesday, as it could be very cold and muddy. Victory will come easily if we see the same determination that the legionaries put into their writing task this week. When we wrote instructions about how to make shields Aaron, Zain, Alana, Annie and many other of our troops made us immensely proud with their endeavour, achievement and attention to detail.
Harvey and Aaron were a super Science team on Monday when we investigated what would happen to a light bulb if we added an extra battery to the circuit. They made their circuit easily, carried out their test effectively and recorded their observations clearly. Leyana, Sienna, Alana and Beltina, who created circuits to make mini Christmas tree lights, also impressed us with their keenness to investigate and create.
Zain is top of the charts once again for Lexia units (37), closely followed by Alliyah (35). Layth is our Sumdog Superstar. He answered 831 questions correctly today in the Leeds Sumdog competition and we are at the top of the leaderboard tonight. #kingofthekennel
Learners of the Week
We have chosen Enzo to be one of our Learners of the Week, not only for being such a great teacher of Spanish, but also for his positive attitude and hard work in every lesson this week. The growth in his confidence and contentment make us very happy.
Annie is also a Learner of the Week. She probably knows that she could be chosen every week and so she’s shown that we can add ‘patient pupil’ to her long list of attributes. Annie puts effort into everything and makes the most of every moment at ACE. Her behaviour is always perfect, and she is always incredibly supportive towards her classmates and her teachers too!
Thank you to all those children who are showing that they want to do more than is needed, more than is asked and more than is expected. Alliyah, Aayah and Thandeka have been helping to plan the Collective Worship assembly on Monday which they will lead. Davina has been working on how she can encourage more girls to become interested in computer coding, and Alana and Faheem have helped to write this week’s blog.
Have a great weekend everyone
Miss Mason and Mr Moore