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Welcome to the class blog of 6KH 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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Here we are!

Hello all!

See attached a picture of our lovely class! These will be going up in the cloakroom area of the new building as son as we move in (next week!)

I am also attaching below a casting call that we received from Opera North – if anyone is interested then please contact them directly!

Musical Theatre Casting Call

Street Scene

(Boys aged 9-13)

Opera North are looking for musical boys to take roles and ensemble parts in Opera North’s new production of Kurt Weill’s Street Scene, directed by Matthew Eberhardt and conducted by Jim Holmes.

Rehearsals will take place in Leeds from Monday 18 November 2019. Please note that time off school will be required during the rehearsal period.

The production opens in Leeds and there are performances at 7.00pm as follows:

18, 25 January; 12, 20, 28 February (Grand Theatre, Leeds);

3, 6 March (Theatre Royal, Newcastle);

13 March (The Lowry, Salford Quays);

17, 20 March (Theatre Royal, Nottingham)

The young people need to be able to commit to the entire performance schedule.

The production:

On a stiflingly hot summer’s day in New York, a family is pushed to breaking point. Frank is angry at a world that’s changing too fast, his daughter Rose longs for a better life away from the squalor of the city, and his unhappy wife Anna struggles with a terrible secret that could tear them all apart… As the heat builds, the tension erupts into violence and their lives are changed forever.

Weill’s richly varied score blends the European operatic tradition with the music of golden-age Broadway. Soaring arias and duets rub shoulders with jazz and the jitterbug, and Puccini shakes hands with Gershwin.

With numbers such as ‘Lonely House’ and ‘Moon-faced, Starry-eyed’, it’s little wonder that Street Scene was awarded Best Original Score at the very first Tony Awards in 1947.

More information can be found at: https://www.operanorth.co.uk/whats-on/street-scene/

The roles:

We will be casting for the following roles:

WILLIE MAURRANT (boy, 11-13 approx) Key role, dialogue & solo verse in Catch Me if You Can. Brash, confident, bit of a tearaway.

CHARLIE HILDEBRAND (boy, 11-13 approx) Dialogue, solo verse in Catch Me if You Can & duet line in Wrapped with a Ribbon. Charlie is charged with looking after his younger sister Mary.

JOE CONNOLLY (boy, 13 approx) Dialogue and solo vocal line. Should feel like the oldest, tallest, strongest member of the gang!

Boys’ Ensemble (plus understudies of roles)

4 boys (9-13)

One of the children plays violin, so we’re particularly keen to see singing children who can play violin to Grade 5 standard (or above).

The audition process:

We will be holding auditions over the next couple of weeks, with the first date set as Thursday 19th September.  Any audition requirements will be sent out in the confirmation email.

Applications: To register interest in auditioning, please fill in the following online form: Street Scene Auditions<https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=zGH8ExU_4EW5ATjzq4vQRiL6oOJZCadPsRp0-emMDY5UN1VYVDgyRTY2UFYyU0xIWklLOVdPTlJCVi4u> which needs returning asap. Please note that spaces are limited, so applications will be reviewed before audition places are offered.

A fantastic day at the Otley Chevin

Hello all!

We had a great day at the Otley Chevin yesterday, despite a dubious forecast the weather was perfect for a ramble through the woods.

We were able to identify many of the features we have been learning about in class from the geology dating back to the Carboniferous period, to identifying mini-beasts using our swatches.

The children were able to put their knowledge of classification keys into good practise using this skill to identify some of the trees at the Chevin.

We visited the exact location which inspired James Bywood’s Otley Chevin prints and had a go at one of our own using a limited colour palette to create shade and perspective.

The children really engaged with the learning and we had a fantastic day in the great outdoors.

See below for some photographs of our day!

The first blog of the new year

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Miss Hall has finally got to grips with the new 6KH blog! Mr Kay was just reminding me earlier that every day is a school day when he showed me how to change the text to bold with ctrl b; I feel like this blog will be a similar learning experience…!

What a fantastic first couple of weeks we have had in 6KH. I have absolutely loved getting to know you all and have enjoyed our many varied chats about: siblings, dancing, food, pigeons, cats, dogs, knock-off rucksacks, trainer preferences, Roundhay park memories and Leeds visitor tips! I look forward to many more chats over the next year. 

I’m attaching this week’s blog task below… think back to our arithmetic this week and it will certainly help you with it!

Maths Arithmetic:

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The noun task relates to the homework you completed this week. 

Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling: Nouns

Apologies for any confusion regarding homework hand-in this week. We will be setting more tomorrow and children will have until the following Friday to complete this. 
PE kits are needed for every Friday afternoon and the children will be having their PE lesson with Mr Kay and then a French lesson with myself. 
Thanks for reading and I look forward to your comments!
Miss H 🙂