Mysterious happenings in Year One

A very mysterious morning in Year One. The children arrived this morning to a crime scene. They quickly got to work trying to find clues to discover who had caused such a mess! They worked together to try and explain this odd scene but with no witnesses or CCTV evidence the mystery continues.

I wonder what tomorrow will bring…

Book Fair!



Our Book Fair is beginning this week in the school hall, Wednesday 20th March- Wednesday 27th March.

The times it will be open in the school hall will be as follows:

Wednesday 20th: 3.15-3.45

Thursday 21st:     3.15-3.45

Friday 22nd:         3.15-3.45

Monday 25th:       8.20-8.45 & 3.15-3.45

Tuesday 26th:      3.15-3.45

Wednesday 27th: 8.20-8.45

Please do come along and support this venture. There will be books on sale from £2.99 and each child will receive a £1.00 World Book Day token to put towards the cost. School will receive commission from sales to purchase books fro class libraries.

Many thanks in advance.

British Science Week 2019

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This week is British Science Week.

British Science Week is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths. The theme this year is JOURNEYS.

To celebrate, we have lots of exciting things coming up over the next two weeks, such as creating our own class question and going on a journey to find out the answer to it, creating posters to enter the annual BSA competition, taking part in a whole school quiz and of course a little bit of fancy dress to end it all on Friday 22nd March!

Please keep checking the blog to find out what we get up to!


A wonderful week in Year One

An exhausting but exciting week in Year One this week! We started by continuing our work on measure. We began looking at weigh and mass and comparing these different weights. We were shocked to find out that sometimes just because the quantity of an object is more doesn’t mean that it weighs more.

It was Shrove Tuesday this week and to celebrate we had pancakes with an array of different toppings. Despite being disturbed by the fire alarm (Thanks to Mrs Jilks) the children enjoyed the pancakes and began to talk about what we were going to go without during Lent.

On Wednesday we had our Ash Wednesday mass and the children were fantastic! It was a bit longer than our normal mass but we got ashes placed on our head. We had a very special prayer service where we locked away the special word and decided who our special intentions would be during Lent.

We celebrated World Book Day on Thursday and the children all looked wonderful in their costumes. The children had the chance to go and share a book with different teachers and mixed classes where they completed different tasks. The children also completed a huge collaborative colouring project for WBD that we are hoping to put display once we’ve found the right space for it.

Today we spent the morning making cakes using the skills we had learnt in maths this week. The children had different ingredients in bags and they had to weigh the correct amount that the ingredients told them. The children were great and could even use a measuring jug to get to 450ml. We had our fingers crossed that we had got the measurements right so we could eat the yummy cakes in the afternoon.

A great week! If any outstanding Mummy and me pictures could be in by next Friday that would be great.
Have a lovely weekend!

Wingardium Leviosa!

Today’s Harry Potter session was so much fun! The children loved making their own wands and listening to a chapter from the first book in the series: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

Mad Science!

Years 1 – 6 were joined by Atomic Abby from Mad Science this morning. She showed us some really cool Science experiments and told us all about the Mad Science afterschool club we are going to be hosting.

The afterschool club will take place on a Wednesday (3.15 – 4.15pm) for 12 weeks (13/03 – 19/06).  It is £90 for the full 12 sessions which works out at £7.50 per session (payment plans are available) including a take-home goody!

More details and information about how to book your place online will be on the letter sent home today. You will have to be quick though – there are only 25 spaces available!

World Book Day Letter

Tuesday 26th February


World Book Day!

Dear Parents,


Thursday 7th March is World Book Day; a day to help to foster a love of reading in our children. To celebrate this day at All Souls’, we have decided to have a dress up and activity day. Children are invited to dress up as a book character for the day (teaching staff will also be dressing up as a character from their favourite book!). During the course of the day, children will take part in a variety of activities both in their classrooms and across school.

Our annual competition this year is for children to produce a representation of their favourite story on a rock (think Isla’s Stones or Allesley Rocks). The rocks need to be brought into school on World Book Day and will be displayed in the hall for all children to view. A winner will be chosen from each class, and they will receive a £5.00 book token.

From Wednesday 20th-26th March we are holding a Scholastic Book Fair, in the school hall, where children and their families can browse and purchase books from £2.99. Children will also have been given a £1.00 Book Token to spend. Once we have made £300 worth of sales, school can access at least 25% of the amount to spend on books for our class reading areas. We hope that you will support this venture.

We look forward to seeing the children in their creations!


Thank you for your continuing support,

S.McDevitt & L.Frearson


Non-uniform dates for your diary!

As we have a few celebrations coming up, we have invited children to come into school in non-uniform on the following dates:

Thursday 7th March – World Book Day – Dressed as their favourite character from a book (£1 donation to the School Building Fund)

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Friday 15th March – St Patrick’s Coffee Morning – Dressed in green

(please donate cakes to be sold during the coffee morning)

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Friday 22nd March  – British Science Week celebration – Dress as crazy/famous Scientists (£1 donation to the School Building Fund)

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Please remember, these are all optional but if you do wish to take part, there are some great ideas online that are inexpensive and easy to create.

British Science Week

We will be celebrating British Science Week from the 11th – 15th March 2019.

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The theme this year is ‘Journeys’ and it is a celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.

Throughout the week, we will be doing lots of exploration around the theme of journeys and the Science all around us which will involve a competition too!

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On Friday 22nd March, we are inviting children to come into school dressed as a famous of mad Scientist.

On this day, we will also be having a whole school quiz and assembly to announce the competition winners and find out what each class has been up to!



There will also be a Mad Science assembly on Tuesday 5th March for Y1 – Y6 to launch an exciting opportunity to join a Mad Science after school club. Letters outlining the details and cost of this will be sent out following the assembly.