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.


Year 1 Week 2, Creation, colour and digits.

Well done to all the children in Year 1. They have worked very hard and are continuing to develop their listening skills and independence.

Congratulations to Natasza and Thomas our two very deserving Superstars this week.


We have been mastering new Year 1 skills.

Identifying digits in numbers. Setting out work in our maths books.

Writing out the date and lesson objectives in our work books.

Becoming familiar with the school marking symbols. Ask your child to explain, would they like their work to be graded A or E?

In RE the children have been learning about Creation and have painted some wonderful pictures ready for display in the school hall.

In art  we have begun our topic Colour and Paint, creating colour wheels with primary colours.

Year 1 are a happy bunch of 30 individual personalities and we are having fun getting to know each other.

Your child has been given a homework book and termly newsletter. Please encourage your child to complete their homework and return to school on Wednesday.

Finally a huge welcome back to Sienna, who has had an excellent first week back at All Souls.

Thank you for your continued support.

Please see me at the end of the school day id you have any worries, questions and concerns.

Mrs K McGovern


Busy Time In Year 1

Well done to all the children in Year 1, they have made a great start to the new year.

On Tuesday they all arrived looking smart and smiling if not a little wet.

We have been very busy:

busy hands, practicing fine motor skills, hand writing and developing hand and arm strength through exercise.

busy feet, learning a new dance to help count in 10’s.

busy minds, ordering numbers, problem solving in maths using more and less, reading and recalling information from stories.

Finally well done to Eden and Jack our class superstars this week.

The week ended with a lovely prayer service, to celebrate Our Lady’s birthday.

Please ensure your child has a named PE kit in school next week.

Mrs Atwal and I are looking forward to getting to know the children, working together and the year ahead.

On Tuesday 12th September at 9.15am it is the first whole school mass of the year. It would be lovely and encouraging if you could join us.

Thank you

Mrs McGovern & Mrs Atwal

Summer Festival and Parish Garden Party

Our annual Summer Festival and Parish Garden Party takes place this Sunday 2nd July. There will be the usual 9.30am Sunday mass, followed by a celebratory 11.15am mass which will include some children leading parts of it. This mass will be followed by a get together in the Presbytery Garden of All Souls’ Church where you are all invited to come along, play some games, bring food and drinks to share a picnic and enjoy the parish gala celebrations together.

As we have mentioned in the newsletters over the last couple of weeks, we would love to see as many children as possible at the 11.15am service to support us with various parts of the mass. We ask that children in the choir congregate together to join their voices as one and boost this joyous occasion. They will also perform a hymn unaccompanied.

On Friday 30th June, we are inviting children to come into school wearing non uniform and in return bring in a bottle that will go towards the free bar at the garden party.

Nursery/Reception – cans/bottles of Budweiser

Year 1 – cans of carling

Year 2 – cans of John Smiths (bitter)

Year 3 – cans of cider

Year 4 – bottles of white wine

Year 5 – bottles of rose wine

Year 6 – bottles of red wine

Please help us support our parish community in this celebration. We hope to see as many of our families there as possible. A letter has come home with children today; please complete and return the attached reply slip.

Thank you for your continued support.

Walk to Bablake – The Amazing Adventures of Superstan!

The children in Reception and Years 1, 2, 3 and 4 have been invited to watch the dress rehearsal of the play ‘The Amazing Adventures of Superstan’ – performed by Year 5 & 6. The children will be walking to Bablake School on Tuesday 11th July. We will be leaving school at 9.15am and returning in time for lunch. Please could you ensure that your child is wearing appropriate clothing according to the type of day i.e. wet weather coats, or in the unlikely event of sunshine, sun hats and sun-cream!

If your child needs an inhaler or medication, please make sure they bring it with them.

Please complete the form attached and return back to school as soon as possible.

Thank you,

Mrs Hartwell

Collage in Year 1

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Year 1 busy making collages from ‘found items’.  Some lovely ideas using a mixture of natural and man made items. Year 1 have been learning about the work of Andrew Goldsworthy and used  some of his work for inspiration.

Well done Year 1 another busy and hardworking week.

A gentle reminder, please sign your child’s reading record when you have listened to them read.

Thank you for your continued support

Mrs K MCGovern

Busy, Busy in Year 1

Well three weeks have flown by! The children have been working incredibly hard.

Here are a few of the things that have been happening in Year 1.


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In geography the children have been learning how to use an atlas.

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In mathematics, the children have created their own number lines to help their understanding of counting in 5’s.


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In RE each child has designed and painted their own Easter Candle. Their finished work will be on display in the school hall.       summer 10


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Science growing plants, and keeping a ‘bean diary’. Thank you to Mrs Atwal for her patience and knowledge. Potatoes and strawberries to be planted next. Keep an eye on our wild flower garden under the classroom window!

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Learning left and right. The children have been learning the ‘left, right salsa’ to help them.

Each child made their own left and right wristbands.

Thank you for your continued support.

Mrs K McGovern

Year 1 and 2 Teeball

Today Year 1 and 2 were learning to play TeeBall (a beginners version of rounders) in their P.E lessons. They were learning to catch, throw and hit the ball. Year 2 managed to move onto playing a quick game too. Next week they will be learning to hit the ball more accurately.

Year 1 Holy Week

The Easter holidays are here and the children truly deserve a rest.

This has been a very busy term. The children have grown in maturity and independence.

They have worked very hard and are deserving of the progress they have made, well done.

During the final week of term there was a focus on the events of Holy Week.

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On Monday the children acted out the triumphant journey into Jerusalem waving palms and shouting Hosanna.

On Tuesday the children created expressive artwork. Collages representing Anger in the Temple.

On Wednesday the children enjoyed a truly wonderful production of the Easter Story by Years 3 and 4.

During whole school mass on Thursday, the children watched as Fr Michael ‘washed the feet of the disciples’.

On Friday the children shared ‘The Last Supper’.  Well done to the children for engaging so respectfully in all events, for reading and sharing their thoughts and prayers.


On Friday the children participated in an Easter Egg Hunt, and managed to find all the hidden eggs.

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There is no homework over the Easter holidays. Please continue to listen to your child read and encourage them to practice their 10 and 2 times tables.

Finally thank you for your continue support. Mrs Atwal and I wish you all a happy and holy Easter holiday, enjoy the break  and see you on the 24th.

Mrs K McGovern

Year 1 Mud Run

The Easter break has begun and the children of Year 1 are certainly ready for a break.

Thank you for all your support over a busy term, World Book Day, St Patrick’s Coffee morning and the Mud Run.

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The children had a brilliant time, literally throwing themselves into completing the course. It was lovely to watch the children helping each other and ‘just going for it’. The support and encouragement offered by their class peers from the side line added to the excitement.