Due to the field being waterlogged and the forecast for more rain over the next few days we have made the unfortunate decision to cancel sports day on Friday 1st July. It seems very unlikely that we will be able to reschedule this for later in the term, we did however hold a Euro 2016 Day for all the children in KS1 and KS2 on Monday.
Wow! Year 4, 5 and 6 had THE best morning today thanks to Mr Evans and his fabulous rock band who literally wowed the socks off us with their rock performance. Everyone, and we mean EVERYONE (Mr Marsh, Miss Quinn, Mrs Elkins and Mrs Hartwell included), on their feet, clapping their hands, rocking their heads and singing along. We wish every morning could be like today.
Here’s a few of the special moments we managed to capture.
Everyone had a wonderful day taking part in our own Euro 2016 Football Tournament. Children from year 1,2 and 3 played in the morning tournament with Spain taking the title and Year 4,5 and 6 children played in the afternoon this time Republic of Ireland were the winners. We done everyone who took part or helped during the day.
The following letter should be coming home will all children today regarding the strike action proposed by the NUT for next Tuesday.
Tuesday 28th June 2016
RE: Industrial action planned for 5th July
You may be aware that the NUT, the largest teaching union in England and Wales, has balloted its members and scheduled industrial action, in the form of a strike for Tuesday 5th July 2016 (next Tuesday). On this occasion, All Souls will be unaffected by the scheduled strike action and so will be open as usual on the 5th.
Mr A Cooke
Today, tickets for Year 6 and 5’s end of year production, Ali Baba and the Bongo Bandits, will go on sale! Letters will be sent home with both year groups today but they will be opened up to the lower year groups next week so grab them while you can!
There will be two performances: Tuesday 12th July and Wednesday 13th July at 7pm.
£5 per adult / £2.50 per child
(Please return all reply slips ad monies to me)
Rehearsals are in full swing and we are super excited to show you all!
As a reward for contributing to what has been a fantastic year, we have organised a trip for Year 6 to Ackers Adventure in Birmingham on Friday 8rd July 2016. This is another exciting opportunity to make a few more memories as a class before the end of their time at All Souls. To try and suit all children, and bearing in mind the adventures we watched the children embrace in Dol-y-Moch, we have chosen three, one-and-a-half hour long, sessions for the children to take part in. Children will learn how to ski; work together to make their way across high ropes, tunnels and other exciting obstacles; and harness up to take the Leap of Faith.
The cost of this trip is £27; however we understand that school trips and events are costly at this time of year. Therefore, as it is their last trip here at All Souls’, we are contributing £10 to the cost of each child making the total amount payable £17 per child. To further keep costs low, we have decided to make two trips in the minibus which the school will cover the cost of. This does mean that half of the children will need to arrive at school for 8am and be picked up at 3.45pm; the other half will come to school at the usual time of 8.30am and be picked up at 5pm. We will try our best to fit this around your needs however, as we need an equal amount of children on each minibus journey, this may be difficult. Therefore, we kindly request you tick as many options as you are able to accommodate on the reply slip below.
Children will need to wear their school tracksuit and appropriate footwear. It is essential they also bring a pair of gloves as these are an absolute necessary to be able to take part in two of the challenges. Children are also asked to bring their packed lunch in a carrier bag.
Finally, I apologise for the late notice; as I am sure you are aware, it has been a busy few weeks in Year 6. I kindly ask you to complete the reply slip provided and include the full amount as soon as possible.
Thank you for your continued support.
Today we had the pleasure of witnessing the next stage of some of our Year 6 children’s faith journey as they were Confirmed by Bishop William Kenney.
The children looked extremely smart and presented themselves beautifully. I was very impressed with their reverence and active participation as they led us through the Mass and received the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
Sincere thanks to all of those who came to support Year 6 today and thank you to all of the choir who sounded wonderful.
I hope you all had a lovely day.
Today is the special day that Year 6 receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.
I wish you all a lovely day celebrating this next step in their journey of faith and look forward to sharing the occasion with you all.
On Tuesday afternoon children from years 3 – 6 took part in the Catholic Schools Athletics Competition at Warwick University. It was a fantastic afternoon and everyone that took part had a great time. We managed to get a couple of medals on the day, Ryan from Y6 who won the 800m comfortably and then finished in 2nd place in the 100m. We also had quite a few finalists in the both the relay and sprint events however they unfortunately did not finish in the top 3 to gain a medal.
At the end of the competition the Donnal Kenny Trophy was awarded. This goes to the school who gain the most points throughout the year from all the Catholic sporting events. This year All Souls did exceptionally well and finished in third place just behind Holy Family and the winners Christ the King.
Well done to all the children that took part in one of the many competitions this year, third place is a great achievement.
Thursday finally saw the much anticipated final of the Small Schools Cup against Whoberley Hall. The boys were up for the final and didn’t want to end a successful season on a low and this showed as they produced a superb performance. After a lot of early pressure we were awarded a penalty for handball which was nicely put away by Jack to give us an early lead. Jack soon added another after the keeper spilled the ball, it kindly fell in front of an open net for him to make it 2-0. After more All Souls pressure on the Whoberley goal Tom crossed a high ball into the area which the goal keeper, who actually had a terrific game, dropped into his own net. 3-0 at half time and a well deserved lead. After the break we made lots of changes with many of the players playing in unfamiliar positions, this led to a much more even game although we still had plenty of chances to extend our lead the Whoberley goal keeper made some wonderful saves. Well done boys you deserved your victory and a great end to a fantastic season!
Year 3/4 played in the tennis finals today at The Excel Centre. They all played wonderful and tried their hardest winning three of their 12 games and finishing in 4th position.
Today, Year 5 had a debate about whether the UK should leave or remain in the EU. We seem to have some budding politicians in the class and the children were very enthusisatic and vocal with their opinions!
We then held our own referendum and Year 5 used their ballot papers to vote on the matter. Year 5 voted to remain in the EU. I wonder if the rest of the UK will think the same..?.
Here we are with our ballot papers!