Mad Science

Reminder: our ‘Mad Science’ club starts tomorrow!

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Children to go to the Year 4 classroom at 3.15pm and be collected from the office at 4.15pm

Class Termly Newsletters

You should be receiving a copy of your child’s class termly newsletter via email today.  You can also read these via the links on the right hand side of the main school website as well as the links below.

Nursery

Reception

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3 – to follow once Miss McDonagh returns

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

KS1 gymnastics competition

Mrs Elkins was really proud of the children chosen to represent All Souls in the gymnastics competition. Well done everyone, a great effort 🙂

School Handyman & Key Holder Vacancy

School Handyman & Key Holder

27.5 hours per week

Term time only (39 weeks) plus 5 teacher training days

Grade 4 – £19,171 to £22,462 pro rata (actual salary approx.. £12,000 – £14,00 pa)

The Governors of All Souls’ Catholic Primary School seek to employ a part time handyman and key holder.

All Souls’ Catholic Primary School is a popular and successful Primary school located in the Chapelfields area of Coventry. We are proud of our well behaved and hardworking children and are fortunate to have supportive families, staff and Governors. Our new School Handyman will need to embrace this supportive ethos and take pride in their work and the school surroundings.

We are looking for someone who is extremely trustworthy, organised and able to plan their time effectively. Experience in carrying out basic building maintenance such as painting, plumbing, carpentry etc is desirable.  The role would suit a semi-retired retired individual seeking part time work, however, applications are welcomed from anyone with the relevant skills and experience.

Your daily duties will involve:

  • Opening and closing the school building/site and setting the alarm
  • General maintenance for buildings and surrounding area – handyman skills are a must
  • Event set up and take down (i.e., setting up the stage, putting out chairs, erecting marquees)
  • Working with the School Business Manager to ensure the safety and security of the site

Training will be provided where required.

Working pattern:

Monday to Friday            6:30am to 9am (open up at 6:30am)        4pm to 6pm (lock up at 6pm)

Additional 5 hours per week for maintenance tasks         Overtime when required

A degree of flexibility in relation to the working pattern outside of the opening and lock up times may be possible.

The position is part time (27.5 hours), term time (39 weeks) plus 5 teacher training days although the flexibility to work overtime during the school holiday period will be needed.

In order to apply, please contact the School Business Manager – Linsey Rae – linsey.rae@allsoulsschool.co.uk /  02476 675836 to request an application pack. You are very welcome to visit the school; please book an appointment when you enquire.

CLOSING DATE: 7th February 2020

INTERVIEWS DATES TO BE CONFIRMED

TO START AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

 

Which beak?

As part of our Evolution and Inheritance unit, Year 6 spent the afternoon as ‘birds’ exploring which ‘beak’ was the most suited to the ‘food’ available on its ‘island’.This helped us to understand how Charles Darwin’s visit to the Galapagos Islands and study of the finches that inhabited them, supported his theory of natural selection.

 

Back to their roots

Ms Quinn was so shocked that some children in Year 5 had never had a chance to create a potato stamp that we had to include it as part of our series of Art lessons on printing.

The children are continuing to develop their sense of pattern as we explore the works of William Morris.

Spelling Bee!

On Friday, we held our first ever All Souls’ Spelling Bee in which children competed in house groups to try and win Autumn term’s Spelling Bee certificate – the winning house group will be announced in Monday’s assembly!

We were completed amazed by some of the words that children confidently spelled back to us; we’re already super excited for the next one (so get practising!).

Confirmation Projects

Thank you to every child who put so much thought into their recent home study task. This was an extra special one as children were asked to research a Saint whose name they would like to choose to adopt as part of their preparation for receiving the Sacrament of  Confirmation.

We will be holidng our annual Speed Sainting event soon where you will get the opportunity to come and find out about the Saints that children have chosen. But, for now, here is a sneaky little peak at who they’ve chosen!

Interviews!

As part of their RE unit. ‘Christmas’, Year 6 were set the challenge of listening to and comparing the views of others. Armed with a very important question, they were sent to different areas of the school to ask lots of different adults for their opinion:

‘Why is Christmas an important celebration in the life of the Church?’

They collected lots of interesting answers before coming back together and discussing which responses they most agreed and least agree with and creating their own response to the question.

 

Fruit from around the world

This week the Reception children walked down to Morrisons to look at the different kinds of fruit they sell.  We chose some fruit that we had not tasted before to bring back to school to try. We took it to the checkout and the manager said that they would treat us and pay.  This was very good of them and we are going to write a letter to say thank you.  We tried the fruit back at school and then made a graph of our favourite.  Blueberries were the most popular and the figs and olives the least popular. The fruit came from all around the world and the children were interested in finding out where they were and what they were like.  Next week we are going to look at the different countries using the internet.  We had a great time and this one visit provided a literacy lesson, mathematics lesson, understanding the world lesson and a physical lesson!

Below are a few photographs of the visit and the tasting.