A huge thank you and well done to the boys who sent their work to me this week! Joseph has written me a letter about his half term, learnt about Pentecost, completed his spellings and maths work and created a fact file on Mary Seacole.
JJ has answered his reading questions, written a newspaper report about a wishing well, learnt about communities and finished some maths work!
Nicholas has completed some maths work, sent me a picture of his plant which is growing (well done!!) and sorted some materials. This is only some of the things he sent me- Well done!
Lovely to hear from you all again.
It was lovely to hear from JJ and Bartosz this week. I was really impressed with JJ’s story which is below. The phrase ‘stopped in horror’, his use of short sentences for effect and the ending all blew me away. Well done!
I really liked Bartosz’s list of how the Holy Spirit helps different people at school too. Well done boys, keep it up!
Year 2…it is finally our go! Emails have been sent out this evening with details about joining our zoom sessions tomorrow. There are 3 groups, so make sure you’re up and ready for it! Please make sure you have something to share like a picture, a piece of work or maybe a growing plant!
I can’t wait to see you all!
It was so lovely to speak to the Year 2s this week and thank you for the work you have sent me!
Here are JJ’s efforts…
Joseph has been very creative…
And Fabian has been working hard too!
I am hoping to speak to you via Zoom again this week too! More details coming soon! 🙂
It was lovely to hear from so many of you last week, including; Evie, JJ, Nicholas, Terrelle, Bartosz, Joshua and Ollie.
Here is some of the work they sent!
A few parents have been asking about reading and additional books. Unfortunately sending more books home isn’t something we are able to do at the moment however there is a comprehensive site called Reading Eggs that you can access from home.
The site is normally charged however they have a 30 day free trial for parents that will hopefully be able to assist with reading at home. All that is required is an email address for access and it will then ask you to set up a profile for your child/children.
Once you have activated your account your child will need to do the placement test (on their profile) this will show the level they need to begin at. For each level there are different activities, lessons and books that the children can read online. There are word recognition activities, reading comprehension and lessons they can complete.
The children work through the level with a map and when they get to the end of the activities and books there is then the chance to move onto the next level.
With the books you can choose between a ‘read to me’ function where the book is read aloud to them or the child reads the book out loud themselves. For those that are just beginning to read or struggle with some vocabulary it may give them a bit of confidence to have the book read to them first and then for them to try it themselves.
It is a good resource to use and as it is free to access for a short while it may be worth setting up an account if you feel your child is not reading enough or could benefit from more reading activities and practise. It is for all ages from 3 up to 13 years.
Thank you so much for the work you sent in this week Year 2. I love seeing it all!
Ollie and Martha had a cinema viewing, watching The Greatest Showman (I love that film!)
Zachary sent me some work…I was especially impressed with his diary entry of Jesus’ resurrection.
Evie enjoyed doing place value maths work this week!
And Bartosz has been so busy completing all of his work, and his presentation is as ever, absolutely beautiful.
Well done everyone!
Easter is the greatest and the most important feast in the Church. Today is a day of joy and celebration for Lent is over and we welcome Easter with happy and humble hearts. It marks the birth of our eternal hope. Jesus gave up His life for us, and from the grave He was raised to life again on the third day. New life rises from the ashes of death.
Today we are celebrating Christ’s victory over all burdens, the gift of eternal life for all who believe in Jesus. Every day, we are now given the chance to rise from the ashes of sin and guilt and can be refreshed and renewed. Remembering that Jesus still loves us and will continue to give us the strength we need.
The main and most important message of Easter is that nothing can harm us – not pain, sin, rejection, betrayal or death – because through believing in Christ we believe that he conquered all these, and we too, can conquer them if we continue to put our faith and trust in Him.
Lord, help me to remember your sacrifice and Resurrection. Help me to let you transform every cross, hardship, worry and burden in my life into joy. Lord, may your joy fill my life and be my strength in all things. Jesus, I trust in you. Amen
May God keep you and your families in his hands throughout this Eastertide. Wishing you a happy and safe Easter, love all the staff at All Souls’ xx
The very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and strewed them on the road.
The crowds preceding him and those following kept crying out and saying:
“Hosanna to the Son of David;
blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord;hosanna in the highest.”
Today is the beginning of Holy Week, the most special week in the Church’s calendar. We remember and follow the way of the cross, the journey Jesus took in his final days here on Earth. As we move through this week together it is important to remember the sacrifice that Jesus made for us and reflect on what we can do to make sure we are valuing this sacrifice.
The story of Palm Sunday tells of how
people removed their cloaks and spread them out in front of Jesus as he entered Jerusalem on a donkey. From humble beginnings, born in a manger in Bethlehem to a King recognised by the people.
Everyday we wear our cloaks to face the world sometimes our cloaks hide who we actually are, the things that we say or the actions that we take. As we come to worship may we lay down our cloaks and disguises, at the feet of the One who sees us we really are, Jesus. May we offer our thanks and praises to Him with open hearts, truthful words and joyful thoughts.
Take some time today on your own or as a family to reflect on this and see if you can live stream a mass either locally or internationally to celebrate this day with our Catholic community.
Sending thoughts and prayers to you all.
Due to the trip to the Belgrade unfortunately being cancelled, I thought it would be nice to have a film afternoon on Friday watching Paddington, which is this term’s focus in English. The film is rated PG therefore I need permission from you that your child can watch it. Please could you let me know via email, in person or a note in your child’s reading diary.
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Thank you for your ongoing support