Ash Wednesday

Today, we begin our Lenten journey together as a family.

Lent is a time of repentance, fasting and preparation for the coming of Easter. It is a time of reflection where we reflect on who we are and the people we aspire to be. Today and in the coming weeks, we aim to focus on our relationship with God, often through choosing to give up something or to volunteer and give of ourselves for others. As we think about these promises, let us think of making a true sacrifice as an individual or as a family to follow in the footsteps of Jesus.

This special time marks the beginning and the end. We came from love, we live in love, we return to love. May our Lenten journey as our All Souls’ family be a sharing of this love with all creation by opening our hearts to Him in trust. May our Lenten promise focus on creating in us quiet places where God can refresh and heal us, and we can come and rest awhile.

May God bless all of us during this most special season. Many Thanks to all those who attended mass this morning and a huge well done to our wonderful Year Six readers

World Book Day

Thursday 5th 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 or in their pyamas for the day (teaching staff will also be dressing up!). 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 will take place in children’s classrooms. A winner for each phase will be picked and awarded with a prize!

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From Wednesday 18th – 25th 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.

This year, we would like to get up and running an ‘All Souls’ Book Swap’, a new way for children to find a great book to read, to recycle books they’ve finished with and to encourage reading for pleasure. More details of this will follow soon but to help us get it up and running,we would appreciate any book donations (age 3 – 11years).

Thank you for your continuing support.

Mrs J Hartwell

British Science Week

We will be celebrating British Science Week from the 9th – 13th March 2020.

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British Science Week is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths. The theme this year is ‘Our Diverse Planet’.

To celebrate, 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 whole school carousel of investigations and maybe even some animals to meet

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On Friday 13th March, we are inviting children to come into school dressed as a famous or crazy Scientist for a £1donation to go towards our Science curriculum.

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

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The Birdman

We had the BEST Wednesday this week as we were lucky enough to receive a visit from Alan, Cybil, Billy, Alaska & Sparky. We absolutely loved meeting them all and learned so much information, not only about the birds but also how we can help to look out for our planet.

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Our amazing artwork!

In Year 2 we have been learning about why the lotus flower is important in Buddhism. Then we had a go at drawing them. I was absolutely amazed with all the children’s attempts. Well done everyone! We definitely have some artists in the making.

Valentine’s Disco

We had so much fun at our Valentine’s Disco singing, dancing and eating the night away!

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A huige thank you to Mr Maloney, who provided us with the DJ set, AIP for the yummy chips and all of the PTA and staff members who helped to make it a great success!

CAFOD Assembly

Today, we were lucky enough to receive a visit from Chris, who works with CAFOD; she came to deliver an assembly about what we can do this year during Lent to help and support the charity. Our Chaplaincy team have already started putting some ideas into place.

Learning about Baptism

On Friday we walked to church to listen to Barbara tell us about the process of Baptism. We had volunteers be parents and god parents and learnt more about the different symbols. We will be writing about what we learnt in our RE books this week.