Busy bees in Year 4!

This week has been packed with lots of exciting lessons, hard work, interesting questions and a lot of giggles!

 

It began with our first ukulele lesson, in which Mr Evans introduced us to this interesting little instrument. Some of us already knew what they were as we’d heard our brothers and sisters practising. Once we’d learnt the different parts of the ukulele, we finally got to hold one and strum it. We !earnt a couple of silly sings and soon got the hang of the beat. We can’t wait for next Monday!

Please note children are more than welcome to bring their own ukulele into school with them but there is no obligation to buy one as we are currently supplying them.

In English, we continued our journey through Flotsam as we uncovered the wordless story for ourselves and really brought the pictures to life.

 

We then orally retold the sorry in groups.

In Maths, we have been comparing and ordering pretty big numbers and counting forwards and backwards in multiples of 6s, 7s, 8s and 9s – it’s been quite challenging but we’ve loved some of the competitive games!

In Science, we began our topic in the human body by exploring the different parts of the digestive system. We all had great fun shouting some of the body parts out and tried out very best to create out very own labelled image in groups outside in the playground.

 

We have also been learning about the Vikings in history such as who they were, where they came from and what they did. We had so many questions and loved creating our posters!

In RE, we have been learning about Creation and how God created us in the image of Him. We were so eloquent in our discussions which led to some leaves being added to our tree. This also become the focus of our prayer as we thought more deeply about how we individually were similar to God.

Please note it is our first family mass thus Sunday. It would be great to see as many of you there as possible!

Well done to Gosia and Harry who were this week’s Superstars – it was a toughy!

Have a lovely weekend! ūüôā

SolarFest

Year 6 had a great day out at The University of Warwick today. We attended SolarFest, a day all about the research that the university does into the sun and solar energy. Highlights included using solar telescopes and visiting the planetarium!

The class represented the school brilliantly and received several compliments for the way they conducted themselves. Well done Year 6! Here are some photos of what we got up to.

Superstars – Friday 22nd September 2017

Well done to this week’s Superstars. ¬†Myself and Mrs Quinn are very sad to have been unable to take the assembly today.

Year 6

Jake – for an excellent start to Year 6, producing some great work in maths and English.

Dominika – for her consistently excellent attitude towards all lessons and for producing some super pieces of work.

Year 5
Lily – for working hard – particularly in Maths!
Pierce – for fantastic spoken contributions to lessons

Year 4

Gosia Рfor having a more positive attitude to work and giving things a try!

Harry Рfor stepping up to the increased expectations of Year 4.

Year 3
Frank Рfor being an incredible help and support in tidying our classroom.  He even gives up his own break!
Esme – for completely changing her attitude to learning

Year 2
Noah – for always showing enthusiasm when sharing and explaining his ideas
Roman – for becoming more confident and volunteering more

Year 1
Alicia – for lovely writing using adjectives!
Jacob – for great behaviour and working hard

Reception
Lilah – for being kind and helpful all week
Lukas – for working hard all week

Mrs Jilks commented that all of Reception have been Superstars and have settled so well!

Year 6 were out on a trip to Warwick University and missed Superstars assembly

Mad Science

Thursdays are always a million times better with a Mad Science assembly and, as always, the children LOVED it! The hall was buzzing with excitement as we were wowed by some fab Science experiments!

We are pleased to offer the opportunity for Mad Science after-school club to return to All Souls’ on a Wednesday as it has been such a success in the past! Please see the letter which children should have brought home today which details more information, timings and costs.

 

Ultimate Frisbee

Year 5 and 6 played Ultimate Frisbee today! They first experimented throwing the Frisbee in as many different ways as they could think of. After showing some of their creative ways of throwing the Frisbee they moved on to learning how to throw using the backhand technique – getting the correct hands, arms and stance. At the end of the lesson they used their new skill to play a modified version of Ultimate Frisbee. Next week they will be practicing their backhand again before learning how to throw using the forehand.

Year 6 Confirmation – Silence and Chips. Saturday 16th Sept

Well done to all the Year 6 children who took the first steps towards their Confirmation this evening. We reflected silently in prayer for 30 minutes before having a delicious fish and chip supper and discussing the important journey that lies ahead.

Thank you to all the parents who came along to support tonight. It is hugely appreciated and we look forward to seeing you at the next event on 11th November.

Settling in…

Year 4 have had a busy first full week back at school!

This week, we began looking at Flotsam – but only the front cover! This gave the children a little tease of what might be inside and got their creativity and predictive juices flowing. We can’t wait to uncover the story that lays inside next week!

In Maths, we have been looking at the place value of digits within numbers and used celebrities earnings to help us read and write really big numbers! We got practical with our numbers as we played lots of games to really embed these essential foundations and of course, have some fun too!

We ended the week with a brilliant first lesson of orienteering. The children showed off how well they remembered all Mr Youson had taught them last year, worked really well in their teams and had A LOT of fun!

Well done to the winning team!

Well done to Liam Lewis Jones and Shaldondie who were this week’s Superstars! Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Hartwell

Superstars – Friday 15th September 2017

Well done to this week’s superstars:

Year 1:
Thomas – for a great effort with his work this week
Natasza – For working hard, doing her best and with a smile!

Year 2
Olivier – for settling into Year 2 with a fabulous attitude to learning
Ffion – for taking great care with her spelling, both in tests and her written work

Year 3
Sharice – for a wonderful piece of homework completed with thought and creativity
Lawson – for having a great attitude to his reading and trying really hard

Year 4
Shalondie – for coming into school every day this week with a positive attitude and a beautiful smile
Liam LJ – for working really hard with his place value in maths

Year 5
Muno & Jude – for concentrating really well

Year 6
Alex – for some wornderful writing
Freya – for her caring and supportive approach towards everything at All Souls

Well done also to Bethlehem who had the highest house points total this week and to Year 5 for 100% attendance last week!

Extra-curricular clubs – Autumn Term 2017-18

A letter with details of this term’s clubs should be coming home with your child today and can be downloaded below.

Please note that our processes around payment for clubs are changing this year and are details in the letter.

Unless stated, clubs will all commence next week, therefore slips need to be returned before the end of the week.

Kind regards,

Mr Cooke

After School Clubs Autumn 17-18