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.


Guitar Assembly

Well done to all the guitarists who took part in the assembly this morning. It was great to see you all showcasing your talent to the rest of the school as well as our visitors. We’d like to all say a big thank you to Mark for all of his hard work throughout the year.


Year Three Sleepover

Please find below a copy of the sleepover letter that will be coming home with your child tomorrow. Sorry for the late notice. We were ensuring we had the correct number of staff to help out.

All Souls’ Catholic Primary School
Abercorn Road
Year 3 Summer Sleepover – 13.07.2017

Dear Parent/Guardian,
As an end of year treat for the Year Three class we are holding a summer sleepover here at school on Thursday 13th July 2017. The children will come to school as normal on the Thursday and have an ordinary day of lessons. Then once all the other children have left there will be an evening of fun and relaxation. We will play games outside, make different crafts and watch a film in the evening. Dinner will be provided in the form of homemade pizzas (which we will make together) and there will be snacks and drinks available throughout the evening. There will also be different cereals available in the morning before school.

You are welcome to come and see the children first thing on the Friday morning if you wish, to drop off a packed lunch or just to say hello to them. They will then be in school for the rest of the day on Friday before going home as normal at 3.15pm on the Friday afternoon. It will be their first experience of a school residential trip and be a wonderful way to finish our year together, as well as preparing them for longer trips such as Alton Castle (Year Five) and Dol-Y-Moch (Year Six).

There is no cost for this night and refreshments will be provided. We do ask that they bring a change of clothes for the evening activities, pillow, a sleeping bag, toiletries (toothbrush and toothpaste), any night time cuddly things or blankets and pyjamas to sleep in. All we need is your consent below to allow them to stay.
If you have any queries regarding the trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

I give permission for my child to participate in the Summer Sleepover on Thursday 13th July 2017

I do not give permission for my child to participate in the Summer Sleepover on Thursday 13th July 2017

Child’s Name _______________________________________ Parent signature ______________________________________

Kind regards,
Miss Corkerry

Year Three go wild at the zoo!

The children had a wonderful day at Dudley Zoo today, they got to meet different animals from the Rainforest face to face and learn all about why these animals live on the different layers of the Rainforest.

We then took off to explore the different animals, got up close and personal with lemurs, some of us took inspiration from them and scaled the climbing areas.

We got back safe and sound, some of us sleepy from all the monkeying around.

Rainforest assembly

A huge well done to the children for their wonderful rainforest assembly. They all learnt their lines so well and despite a few last minute nerves, performed beautifully.
Thank you to all of the parents, families and friends that came along. It was great to see you all and the children were delighted with their audience.

To follow the rainforest theme, letters have been sent out for the trip to Dudley zoo for the rainforest workshops and exploration of the zoo on Friday 7th July. Payment through Sims agora please. Many thanks!!

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

Transition Afternoon No.2 for Year 3 (soon to be Year 4!)

We had another fabulous afternoon getting to know eachother!

They really enjoyed showing off their Maths skills as they created a poster with some sums to give answers to clues about who they were for us to figure out.

The children completed some fantastic artwork too that we can’t wait to get up in our new classroom.

We are all really excited for our third and final transition meeting on Wednesday5th July where we will be playing a variety of team-building games and writing our own autobiographies. The children should have come home with a question sheet so that they can find out some information to help them with this. They can bring it in with them on the day or hand it in before if they so wish.

Mrs Hartwell

Year 3 (soon to be Year 4!) Transition Afternoon

This afternoon we had our first opportunity to get to know eachother and the children were as excited to meet me as I was to meet them! They were also pleased to know that Miss Fox will be joining us too! Year 4 will be a big change for us all but one that we are all really looking forward to!

We started the afternoon by greeting eachother in different languages before they got the opportunity to interview me. The children earnt lots of house points for asking some fabulous questions!

After sharing with them my love for reading, I then put their origami skills to the test to make their very own monster bookmark! The results were amazing and they couldn’t wait to take them home to show them off!


Finally, we finished the afternoon by playing some outdoor games like the traditional Duck Duck Goose …

And we learnt some new ones too! We are all excited to continue learning lots more games over the next few weeks as we continue our focus in friendship!

Thank you Year 3 for a super afternoon! 😁

Mrs Hartwell and Miss Fox

Year Three to Brandon Marsh

The children experienced a day learning all about bees, pollination and trees for their first day back. The children learnt all about how pollination works, the hard job bees have as well as now knowing how to determine the age of trees. They behaved wonderfully and shone with all of their plant knowledge; very proud of them and their attitude to learning!