Planting in Year 1

 

 

Children have planted beans as part of their science topic, Plants.

Each child will take responsibility for looking after their plant, ensuring it has everything it needs to grow. They will keep a diary of how their plant is doing and hopefully we will have lots of lovely beans by the end of the summer term.

What a way to start our day!

Well done to all of the members of Dance Club who helped to kick start our Wednesday morning with some fabulous performances. They performed a variety of dance routines with oodles of confidence and huge smiles, really entertaining us all!

Many thanks to Mrs Cooke for all of her hard work and thank you to all friends and family who were able to come along and show the children some support!

 

Saint Patrick’s Day Reminder

 

Remember that our coffee morning is taking place on Friday 16th March, from 9:15am-11:15am. All parents and friends of the school are welcome! Entrance to the event will cost £3 per person, which includes unlimited tea and coffee and a selection of cakes on each table. Additional cakes will also be on offer to purchase, either to eat at the event or to take home for later. Raffle tickets and Irish coffees will also be available for sale on the morning.

On the day itself, all children can come to school dressed up in the Irish colours. In return, we ask that the children bring in cakes that can be sold at the coffee morning. Due to the fact that getting hundreds of cakes ready on the morning is extremely hectic, this year, children are requested to bring these in on the days leading up to the event if at all possible please.

This event relies whole-heartedly on the generosity of our school community and is vital in raising funds for the school, so your support for this is very much appreciated- thank you in advance!

British Science Week 2018

This week is British Science Week (9-18th March 2018)

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British Science Week, run by the British Science Association, is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths.

This year’s theme is ‘Exploration and Discovery’

Due to an extremely busy Spring term so far and a very short half term until we break up for Easter with lots of exciting things to still pack in tightly, we have made the decision to move our celebrations of British Science Week into the Summer term.

That’s not to say Science won’t be celebrated this week through our usual exciting Science lessons but we want to ensure we give it the credit it is due and truly give it an All Souls’ spin! Stay tuned to find out more information about what exciting visitors we have booked, competitions you can enter, activities that we have planned and, of course, an opportunity for us to dress up!

In the meantime, if you would like to find out more about British Science Week or find out about how you can get involved at home, please visit: https://www.britishscienceweek.org/

World Book Day 2018

In school today, we celebrated World Book Day. The aim of the day is to celebrate the joy and value of books and the art of reading.

Children, and many staff members, attended school dressed as book characters and it was very interesting to see the different costumes. Thank you, parents, for your efforts in getting costumes prepared/made. The money that pupils donated for the privilege of dressing up today will be used to purchase new books for our school library.

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Some pupils chose to enter a competition which required them to produce a painting of a character or scene from a book of their choice. A great deal of time, thought and effort had gone into these and everyone at school thoroughly enjoyed looking at them. This year, each class, chose a winner and a runner-up from another year group and I know that the children did not find deciding on winners an easy task. All competition winners will have the opportunity to show their paintings to the rest of the school during tomorrow’s Superstar’s Assembly. All paintings have been kept and will be displayed around school.

 

As this year’s theme was ‘Share a Story’ the pupils in older year groups visited the children in lower year groups in order to share a story with a child from a different class. The younger children were very excited to be listening to another child read a story to them and it gave the older children the opportunity to show off their reading abilities. It was rewarding to see the children communicating and getting to know each other a little better. After both staff and pupils talked about the experience and certainly felt that this was something that they would like to do more often.

 

During English lessons Key Stage One and Key Stage Two children were asked to write a story independently which included the character that they had chosen to dress up as. Staff are looking forward to reading these stories and some will be displayed, in school, over the coming weeks.

Some interesting and appealing book token have been designed by the children and will be entered into the National World Book Day competition. One winner and one runner-up will be selected from three age categories. Winners (school or child) have the opportunity to win book tokens. Let’s hope that some of our children’s entered are successful!

Children also designed their own book covers and had quizzes in their classes.

This year, as with previous years, World Book Day at All Souls was a great success and I would like to thank all those involved – pupils, parents and staff. The joys and benefits of reading are enormous and we, at All Souls, hope to continue to encourage and enthuse all of our children with above of reading that will last well beyond World Book Day.

World Book Day Reminder

Please remember that World Book Day is on Thursday, 1st March, 2018 and that the children can come to school dressed as a book character of their choice. For this privilege, children are asked to donate one pound. All of the money raised will be used towards helping to purchase new books for our school library. Also, the children can enter an in-house competition to paint a picture of a character or a scene from a book. These paintings can be brought into school from today.

Children in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 need to ensure that they have chosen a short, suitable, age-appropriate book to read to a child in another year group. This book can be brought in from home or borrowed from the school library or a classroom library. Children in Year 5 will read to children in Nursery and children in Year 6 will read to children in Reception. Year 4 children will read to Year 1 children and Year 3 children will read to Year 2.

We are looking forward to seeing the children in their different costumes on Thursday.

Thank you for your continued support.

Saint Patrick’s Coffee Morning!

 

We would like to warmly invite all parents (of all year groups) to our St. Patrick’s Day Coffee morning which is taking place on Friday 16th March, from 9:15am-11:15am. The morning will be a chance to celebrate the day by getting together over a coffee and a cake and being entertained by music, the school choir and our very own Irish dancers. As is now tradition, you will be served your tea and coffee by our budding baristas in Year 5 and Giles Evans will be compering and singing for us!

Entrance to the event will cost £3 per person, which includes unlimited tea and coffee and a selection of cakes on each table. Additional cakes will also be on offer to purchase, either to eat at the event or to take home for later. Raffle tickets and Irish coffees will also be available for sale on the morning.

To make this morning a success, we are asking for your help in donating prizes for the raffle. If you have any unwanted gifts at home or are able to donate anything at all (chocolates, bottles etc.), please bring them into me at school at the earliest opportunity. If you have any contacts with local businesses who may be willing to help provide prizes, contacting them on our behalf would be much appreciated.

On the day itself, all children can come to school dressed up in the Irish colours. In return, we ask that the children bring in cakes that can be sold at the coffee morning. Due to the fact that getting hundreds of cakes ready on the morning is extremely hectic, this year, children are requested to bring these in on the days leading up to the event if at all possible please.

This event relies whole-heartedly on the generosity of our school community and is vital in raising funds for the school, so your support for this is very much appreciated- thank you in advance!

Miss Frearson

 

Year 1 R.A.B. Time

Each morning the day begins with R.A.B. Time (reading and basic skills). The children engage in a daily challenge/activity to help basic skills. It’s a great start to our day and the children have become very independent in following the time table and beginning their challenge.

 

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Mr McGovern