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!).
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!
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.
Year One really enjoyed their first lesson with their new PE teacher Sam. They learnt some new ball skills which will hopefully help with their basketball technique. They continued to work on their targets of listening and following instructions accurately and had lots of fun along the way.
Frank, Izzy and Rebecca planned and led a beautiful prayer service to the rest of Year 6 and their prayer friends in Reception on the theme of ‘Gifts’.
After reading the story of the ‘Three Wise Men’, children then shared with each other what gifts they had to offer before recording them on angels and sending them up to God.
It was lovely to visit the library yesterday. We have been looking at fairy tales in English and wanted to read different ones. The children were reading to each other which was fantastic to see! Hopefully we can go back soon!
In Year 6, we are going to make some space in our busy lives to include regular Lectio Divinas in our classroom. As it is the Year of the Word, we are trying to help develop the children’s understanding of The Word of God. In Catholicism, Lectio Divina (Latin for “Divine Reading”) is a traditional monastic practice of scriptural reading, meditation and prayer intended to promote communion with God and to increase the knowledge of God’s word.
What do you think this quote means?
A chance to savour and reflect on God’s words quietly, slowly and intently: it gives you the space to respond to what you feel God is saying and helps you build a vital bridge between your encounters with God and everyday life with its joy and challenges.
Year 6 have been getting their heads around fractions this week and have actually found it quite fun! We have been looking at finding the HCFs, LCMs. simiplufying and finding equivalences before trying to complete lots of challenges and puzzles!
Next week, we are going to start converting proper fractions to improper fractions and get to grips with adding, subtracting, multiplying an dividing them!
On Friday, we met Test Tube Tasha from Mad Science who WOWed us all with some really cool Science experiments!
We are looking to hold a Mad Science afterschool club here at All Souls’. Children should have brought letters home with them on Friday, outlining the details of the club which would take place Wednesdays 3.15 – 4.15pm. Places are limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis so please fill out the online booking form or return completed forms to Mrs Hartwell as soon as possible.