*Goodbye, thank you and good luck Year 6!*

It was great to see Year 6 gather together for one last time before they part ways and head off on their next adventure to their secondary schools.The ‘garden party’ was a great success with lots of food, fun and laughter! A huge thank you to Mrs Rae for organising and making it happen!

Well done to all of the children who won awards for their contribution to All Souls’ over the years:

I so wish this year had ended differently, with all the usual things Year 6 has to offer but what it did do was show me in a completely different way what amazing individuals you all are. I honestly could not be any more proud you all and I am so excited to see where your futures take you.

Thank you all so much for the cards, kind words and generous gifts; they were all greatly appreciated and cheered me up immensely! Continue being the best versions of yourselves, Year 6 and please do not become strangers.

Mrs H 🙂

Leavers’ Poem

Farewell Year 6!

We were so pleased to be able to welcome back Year 6 today! They enjoyed some inflatable fun and loved having the chance to have a final catch up as a class of 30!

We were joined by two very special guests; Mrs Hartwell (virtually) and Mr Youson!

We also took the opportunity to give out some awards – congratulations to all of the winners!

We are so sad that your final year at All Souls’ didn’t quite go to plan and hope that today was a reminder of how much we love you all. You will be so missed by everyone!

Go well, go safely ❤️

 

Summer Activities

Please find below links to activities that have been set by the children’s new teachers for them to complete over the Summer break.  They are organised into year group folders – based upon the year group that children will be in when they return in September.

Some staff are putting the finishing touches to their packs – but all materials will be available before the beginning of the Summer break.

Thank you.

 

Re-opening in September 2020

Following the announcement that all children will return to school in September 2020, we are now busy making preparations for re-opening. Please bear with us as this is a very complicated process that must be risk assured to ensure the safety of our staff and children. We hope to write to you before the end of the Summer term with full details Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Staffing and Transition for 2020-21

Dear Parents,

We are now pleased to be able to confirm the allocation of teachers to year groups for the next academic year.  Due to the current circumstances, this has been much more difficult than it would usually be and we thank you for your patience and understanding.  As we fully digest all of the information and guidance related to the full re-opening of school in September, we will be able to confirm teaching assistant allocation – hopefully by the end of next week.

Year Group – Teacher
Nursery – Mrs Schofield
Reception – Mrs Jilks
Year 1 – Miss Corkerry
Year 2 – Miss Clarke
Year 3 – Miss Hayden
Year 4 – Mr Rolison
Year 5 – Miss Piercy
Year 6 – Mrs Hartwell

We are delighted to have appointed Miss Aimee Piercy into the position of a full-time class teacher, following her successful year of training with us.  We were also delighted to appoint Miss Madison Hayden as a class teacher, following the departure of Miss McDonagh.

Each teacher has written a letter to the children they will be receiving in September.   These letters are available to download below.  Please take the time to download and share this letter with your child:

Children entering Nursery in Sept 2020
Children entering Reception in Sept 2020
Children entering Year 1 in Sept 2020
Children entering Year 2 in Sept 2020
Children entering Year 3 in Sept 2020
Children entering Year 4 in Sept 2020
Children entering Year 5 in Sept 2020
Children entering Year 6 in Sept 2020

In addition, for children entering Years 1-6, we will be holding transition sessions, via Zoom, next week.  The schedule for these is below and the individual meeting details will be emailed out to you early next week.  For Years 1-3, the sessions will be done in groups.  The email link that you receive will indicate the group/session your child should attend.

Year Group in Sept 2020 – Zoom day/time
Year 1 – Wednesday 8th July (Gr1, 10:45-11:30am; Gr2, 11:30-12:15pm; Gr3, 12:15-1:00pm)
Year 2 – Thursday 9th July (Gr1, 10:00-10:45am; Gr2, 10:45-11:30am; Gr3, 11:30-12:15pm)
Year 3 – Friday 10th July (Gr1, 10:00-10:45am; Gr2, 11:00-11:45am)
Year 4 – Wednesday 8th July, 1-2pm
Year 5 – Thursday 9th July, 1-2pm
Year 6 – Friday 10th July, 1-2pm

Finally, at the end of next week, each teacher will be making available a small pack of activities for the children to complete during the Summer holidays.  These will be posted here on the school website.

Whilst the school will be closed to children during the Summer break, we are acutely aware of how difficult the past few months have been (and continue to be) for some families.  Should you need to make contact, myself and Mrs Quinn are still available via email (andrew.cooke@allsoulsschool.co.uk / caroline.quinn@allsoulsschool.co.uk) throughout the summer – although please do bear in mind that it may take us a little longer than usual to pick these up and reply to you.

 

National School Sports Week Begins!

The annual National School Sport Week campaign takes place in the last week of June every year to celebrate the important role of Physical Education and school sport in enhancing young people’s wellbeing.

This year, the Youth Sport Trust has teamed up with Sky Sports to run a national campaign which will aim to unite the country – families, schools, sport and businesses – in a celebration of the power of sport to bring people together, even during isolation.

The UK-wide campaign will challenge people to take on their families, friends and neighbours in virtual sporting challenges – helping them to connect in an unprecedented period of school closures and social distancing.

The active challenges all have an emphasis on togetherness, inclusivity and wellbeing. They will be things you can do at home, and where you can engage in straightforward virtual competition with friends, neighbours and family outside your home.

You can register to take part in National School Sport Week by visiting the Youth Sport Trust website: https://www.youthsporttrust.org

There are five different aspects of sport to challenge yourselves throughout the week. You can find them here:

Remember to take photos and videos to upload to Twitter! You can use the hashtag #NSSWtogether. Have fun!

 

We’ve retained our GOLD School Games Mark Award level.

The Youth Sport Trust have released a certificate to recognise schools for their ongoing commitment and achievement in the School Games Programme during the Autumn & Spring Terms.

Schools that will receive this certificate are those that have:

  • Attended School Games events between Autumn and Spring term
  • Engaged with their School Games Organiser
  • Shown commitment to engaging as many pupils as possible in the different levels encouraged by The School Games

Sport and keeping active is a huge part of All Souls’ and we are committed to continuing to offer a varied and inclusive PE curriculum and extra curricular activities.

An artist in the making!

Wow! Look at Alannah’s beautiful picture! She took part in an online painting session of Poppies. Her painting is now in a video to commemorate Dame Vera Lynch! You should be so proud of your stunning work! Well done!