Thank you to Year 3 for a wonderful Valentine’s assembly. The children were brilliant, performing songs, some drama, presenting the facts. With lovely prayers and hymns. Finished with a flurry of confetti and a message to love on another. Well done Year 3, Miss Corkerry & Miss Fox.
We began our Lenten Journey with Ash Wednesday mass. The children behaved beautifully. Thank you to the children from Year 6 and Year 4 for reading so well and carrying the offertory.
Tank you to all the parents and family members who attended. Sharing mass together is very special.
Mrs K McGovern
World Book Day takes place on Thursday, 1st March, 2018. At school today, your child has been given a £1 World Book Day token. If, for any reason, your child hasn’t received a token, please ask him/her to see Mrs Hands.
On March 1st, your child may attend school dressed as his/her favourite book character. For this privilege the children will be asked to donate one pound and the money raised will be used towards helping to purchase new books for our school library.
Following the success of last year’s turning a potato into a book character competition, there will be the opportunity for each child to enter another in-house competition. This year, children are being asked to paint, on an A4 or A3 piece of paper, a picture of their favourite character or scene from a book. All of the paintings, which need to have the child’s name and year group printed on the back, can be brought into school from Monday, 26th February. On World Book Day, the paintings will be taken into the school hall and one winner will be chosen from each class. Every class will be given time to look at the paintings in the hall and they will then be displayed in school. It is important that the paintings are produced by the children and that they reflect their age and ability. Some other activities will be on offer during the day. In their English lessons, children will be asked to write a story of their own which includes the character that they have chosen to dress up as. They will also be asked to design a book mark, and children in certain year groups will swap classes briefly in order to share a story with a child from a different class.
Thank you for your support.
After spending the week becoming internet safety experts, Year 5 have created posters to share their “Top Tips for Staying Safe Online”.
Here they are proudly showing off their advice:
The children then voted for the most informative poster. Well done to Lily and Ocean who received the most votes! We now know who to come to if we have any questions about staing safe online! Here are the winning posters:
Above: Ocean’s poster
Below: Lily’s poster
Well done to this weeks Super Stars
Darren- for great writing and Leo for knowing lot’s about money
Thomas- for great effort with his reading and spelling.
Natasza- for showing kindness to others
Eva -for increasing in confidence to ask for help when needed and sharing her ideas with everybody.
Julia-for showing perfect behaviour and trying her best at the KS 1 Agility Competition-getting some great scores
Esme-for fighting her fears and reading a part for our class assembly next week
Eliska-for a beautiful loud clear reading voice. She is improving every day
Roisin -for dedicating her time every every Friday morning before school to feeding and caring for the chickens
Gracie-Mae – for increased enthusiasm and confidence in maths, which has enabled her to make great progress in fractions!
Lola – for fantastic writing about Hogwarts
Dominika and Ellie for some beautiful RE work and great contributions to our e-safety discussions
Today in Year 2 we have considered our favourite uses of the internet. Children discussed what a ‘digital footprint’ was and how people may find out about the things you like.
We have created our own footprint and decorated them by adding known and trusted sites we use.
Despite the sleet, bitter cold and rain, the girls cross country teams put in a great performance this morning. A total of 35 schools took part to run around Bablake playing fields, across a very muddy course. Our teams may not have finished within the first 3 but they all did us proud. We had runners coming in 46 and 48 out of a 157 runners. Thank you to all the parents for your encouragement and cheering.
Year 4 are learning all about the continents in their geography unit. They have learnt a catchy tune to help them remember the names of each of the seven continents before setting to research one of their choice. Ask them what they found out…
We have had another busy couple of weeks in Nursery. The children loved making bird seed cakes for the birds so they have food in the Winter – we hope you have put them up in the garden – it would be great if you could take some photos for our learning journals. Carrying on with our theme of Winter and cold weather the children have been investigators today and we have some real budding Scientists in our Nursery! We had to find out how we could rescue the teddies out of the ice without smashing it and they came up with some great solutions – perhaps you could ask them where we put the bowls of ice to make them melt and where the best place to put them was. The children have also been having great fun in our Nursery Theatre, dressing up, singing and making music – X – Factor beware! Today we started our Nursery library – please read the letter we have sent home with their library book. We hope you enjoy sharing the book with your child – they were very excited about choosing a book and bringing it home. Thank you for sending in Baptism photos, candles and special Baptism clothes and items. On Monday we are taking the children over to All Souls church to look at the font and meet Father Michael to further their learning. Have a great weekend!
The Nursery Team.
How shall we melt the ice and rescue the Teddies?
We love choosing books from our new library!
Will the ice melt on the radiator?
Will the ice melt outside?
This looks like a good book!
Tai loves diggers!
Well done to our Superstars this week!
Shaye – for great understanding of our word of the day
Hudson – for great rhyming work
Alicia – for making Azal feel welcome and helping her to settle in at All Souls.
Azal – for having a great start at All Souls – joining in, chatting and smiling.
Julia – for making great progress with learning her 2 and 10 times tables and using them in lessons.
Lily-Rose – for showing a great attitude to gymnastics and giving her routine her best.
Cerys – for trying really hard to complete the expected amount of work in all subjects.
Daniel T– for amazing progress in his handwriting over the past two weeks.
Emily-May – for a huge improvement in her handwriting – not just in her handwriting book, but also her others too!
Erin E – for a huge improvement in her handwriting – not just in her handwriting book, but also her others too!
Bethany & Roderick – for showing such determination and resilience at ice skating! It paid off and you gained in confidence as skaters!
Harvey – for a big improvement in his handwriting, some great contributions in class and for overcoming his uncertainties while ice skating.
Lemuel – for a big improvement in his behaviour and a super start to 2018.