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

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.

A Month of Minibeasts

This term Year 2 have been exploring habitats and the places where animals live. We have been able to search our prayer garden in a hunt for minibeasts, which was very successful.

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We have also welcomed two minibeasts of our own into the classroom. Two indian stick insects (named Rosie and Woody) will be cared for by the children with a healthy supply of rose bush leaves.

SATs information for parents

The Department for Education has published new materials for parents of children in Years 2 and 6 who will be taking end of Key Stage assessments this year (SATs). The information comes in the form of a booklet, which can be accessed here, and two video clips, which can be viewed here. The purpose of the materials is to inform you about the tests that your child will be taking as well as how the results from these assessments will be reported to you.

If you have any questions about these or other assessment related questions, don’t hesitate to come and see me.


Mr Cooke

KS1 Agility Challenge

13 children from KS1 competed in the School Games Agility Challenge earlier today against 5 other schools. They had to complete 6 events throughout the morning using different athletic skills like running, throwing and jumping. All of them tried their best and were a credit to the school. We await the results to find out if they have made it through to the next round as another 15 schools are taking part over the next few days.

I apologise for some of the blurry pictures, the children were moving far too fast for the camera to keep them in focus.

Mad Science


Last week, Mad Science hosted an assembly to the whole school to advertise their exciting after school club. Children were given letters to take home and we received 11 eager reply slips. However, for this club to run, there needs to be 15 children. Therefore, unfortunately, if we do not have 15 scientists signed up by Friday 10th February, we will have to cancel the club and all monies paid will be refunded. If you would like a new letter then please ask your child to collect one from me. If you have already paid, we will keep you updated.


Mrs Hartwell