Year 6 Scientists

As scientists this half term, we have been learning all about ‘Evolution and Inheritance’.

To find out what we have learned, ask us some of the following questions:

  • Who is Charles Darwin?
  • What is evolution?
  • What does ‘survival of the fittest’ mean?
  • What do fossils tell us?
  • How are cacti adapted to suit their environment?
  • How are camels adapted to their environment?
  • What is inheritance?
  • What characteristics can be a result of inheritance or environment?

Today, we studied the types of characteristics our classmates may have inherited from their family members by trying to find their matching relative – it was great fun!


Restart a Heart Day

We were so fortunate today to welcome Angela and Justine into our school today.

Years 1 – 6 attended an assembly this morning which informed us about what number to call when there is a medical emergency, what type of accidents require phoning for an ambulance, what information we need to give to the people on the other end of the phone and also when not to phone for an ambulance.

Year 5 and 6 were able to take this further as they received CPR training. During this session, we learned the process we need to follow should we ever encounter such an incident. We then were able to practise some of our training on dummies.

We will continue to remind each other of how we can make a difference by helping to restart a heart.

Please see our latest newsletter for more details on how you can help us in our campaign.


Year 4 Science – ‘Eggsperiment’

Year 4 have been investigating which liquids do the most and least damage to our teeth. We began by placing hard boiled eggs into 5 different liquids (water, orange juice, cola, blackcurrant squash and an energy drink). The eggs were left for around a week and we set up a camera to record the results. Here is a time lapse video of the experiment and a photo showing the final results.


Netball League Match vs St Thomas More

Well done to the school netball team, who played their second match of the season tonight, at St Thomas More Primary.  It was a great game, with both teams doing themselves and their school’s proud – and played with an excellent temperament throughout.  In the end, All Souls came out winners, with the final score 6-2.  Was also lovely to catch up with Mrs Fennell, who has just taken charge of Netball at St Thomas More, having begun working there in September.

Big thanks to Matthew, Martha, Orlaith and Issy from Year 6 and Aila, Michael, Rebecca and Lily from Year 5 for their contributions to an overall great team performance.  Congratulations to Issy for being an excellent captain again, and for once again being voted player of the game by the opposition.

Our next match is against St Elizabeth’s in the Catholic Cup, shortly after half term.


This Week’s Superstars

In Year one it was Julia for working hard in maths and Jack Dean for making great progress in his reading.

In Year two it was Lawson for his great reading and Aden Groom for persuasive writing.

In Year four it was Nathan for good descriptive writing, and Laura for great independent work in maths.

In year five it was Freya Shaw for showing great kindness to others on their trip to Coventry Cathedral.

In year six it was Joshua Dawson and Shea for amazing maths!

Unfortunately there were no superstars this week in Year 3.

Written by Regina (Year 6)

Year 5 – Desktop Screen Background

Today Year 5 created their own desktop screen backgrounds using photo editing software. They first chose a background colour and used brushes which they loaded into software to create their design. You can look at and download the images for use on your desktops below.

Year 6 1st Vlog

This term Year 6 have been learning to use video editing software so that they can create their own VLOGs. This week they used all the skills they have been taught (green screen removal, picture in picture, cutting videos) and created their first video for the website. Martha and Orlaith are the stars of the video but it was created and edited by Charlie and Callum. Well done everyone.