Year 3 and 4’s Mother’s Day Lunch

Thank you to all of the mums, aunties and nans who came and celebrated Mother’s Day with their children today. It was a lovely atmosphere in the hall and the children really enjoyed sharing their lunch with you.

COVID-19 UPDATE : A message from Mrs Quinn

A MESSAGE FROM MRS QUINN, HEADTEACHER:

Please can I assure you that there have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at All Souls’. We have a number of children currently absent due to sore throats, raised temperatures and coughs.

We are grateful to those families who have informed us of these symptoms and taken the decision to isolate their child. As per the current Government guidance, whole families are now being told to self isolate should any one member display symptoms.

Up to date advice can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

We will not be providing work packs for those children absent at this time (unless in exceptional circumstances). Please encourage your child to:

  • Read – their reading book or other books at home
  • Write – keep a diary, write a review on a book they’ve read, write a story
  • Practice their spellings and times tables
  • Stay active – gentle indoor exercises
  • Say their prayers – they could try writing their own
  • Art – get creative with the resources you have at home

I take the health of our staff, children and their families very seriously and thank you for your cooperation and support during these difficult times.

Day 5 of British Science Week 2020

Our fifth and final day of British Science Week 2020 was just as brilliant as the rest of the week!

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To end our Science-filled week, children were invited to come into school dressed as Mad Scientists – everyone looked fantastic!

We also had a slithering visitor as Synthia the snake came to say hello!

 

Thank you to Mrs Rolison and Suntrap Centre for sharing their amazing animals with us this week – a highlight for most children (and staff!) for sure!

 

We ended the day with a beautiful prayer service led by Miss Corkerry, reminding us of how much Science has made our lives better. We learned more about the life of Marie Curie, her contribution to Science and the the works of her charity before being encouraged to put our own God-given talents to good use.

A huge thank you to all children, parents and staff who helped to make British Science Week 2020 our best one yet! As always, your support is greatly appreciated.

Day 3 of British Science Week 2020

This afternoon, Year 1 and 2 created snow fluff using a mixture of shaving cream and corn starch before seeing her could fly their rocket ‘mice’ the furthest:

Year 3 and 4 discovered which nappy is the most absorbant and therefore the best to buy and investigated whether the weight of an egg affects the speed it travels:

Year 5 and 6 have been busy dunking biscuits and meeting some new less-than-furry friends:

Reception have been exploring the colours of a rainbows using skittles and investigating where chocolate melts the quickest:

 

Nursery have been making raisins dance in lemon and Gummy Bears grow bigger:

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This week, throughout the afternoons, each class will be visiting different teachers and their classrooms to explore their chosen ‘Big Question’.

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This afternoon, Year 1 and 2 joined in with the fun as they found out which nappy is the most absorbant and therefore the best to buy and investigated whether the weight of an egg affects the speed it travels:

Year 3 and 4 created snow fluff using a mixture of shaving cream and corn starch before seeing her could fly their rocket ‘mice’ the furthest:

Reception checked back on their flowers from yesterday and to their surprise, two out of the three flowers they had added food colouring to were starting to change colours! They also set up a new investigation into which drink is the most damaging for our teeth by adding chalk (acting as our teeth!) to different popular drinks…

Nursery were experimenting what happens when they mix food colouring, milk and washing up liquid – ask them what they found out!

We are super excited for the rest of the week!

British Science Week 2020 Day 1/5

What a fabulous start to British Science Week 2020!

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We started our morning with a whole school assembly to remind everyone how diverse our planet is as that is the theme of our week!

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This week, throughout the afternoons, each class will be visiting different teachers and their classrooms to explore their chosen ‘Big Question’.

 

So far, Year 3 and 4 have been busy testing which biscuit is the best for dunking and exploring the habitats of a variety of animals:

Year 5 and 6 have been finding out which nappy is the most absorbant and therefore the best to buy and investigating whether the weight of an egg affects the speed it travels:

Reception have also been busy setting up an experiment using food colouring to find out how flowers survive once they’ve been cut:

We are super excited for the rest of the week!

World Book Day class competition winners!

Well done to all of the children for the super effort that they put into their work for the class World Book Day competition yesterday.  Mrs Hartwell had such fun reading and looking through all of their work last night and awarded winners and runners up with certificates, chocolate and books this morning.

Here are the winning entries from each class for you to enjoy.

Congratulations to all our Runner Ups:

Super Congratulations to our Winners – I hope you all enjouy your new books!

World Book Day 2020

WOW! Thank you so much to everyone who helped make World Book Day 2020 a complete success!

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The theme this year was ‘Share a Story’ and my gosh did we do that!

It was so lovely to see the children come into assembly this morning dressed as their favourite book character or in their bedtime pyjamas!

Here’s what each year group looked like today – see if you can spot who is really who!

Nursery

Reception

 

Year One

Year Two

Year Three

Year Four

Year Five

Year Six

I’m sure you’ll agree that they all loooked FABULOUS!

Even the grown ups dressed up!

We had a very different type of assembly today as not only did we learn more about the World Book Day charity and what we could do to support them, we also embraced the theme as each teacher took it in turns to share a snippet of their favourite book!

By 10am, we had shared over 20 stories!

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Each class then headed into our All Souls’ Book Swap Library to exchange their book swap token for a new book to take home and share. The children were so excited to see so many different books to choose from!

We even have a staff book swap up and running in our staff room!

Members of the Year 5/6 Book Club will be opening up our Book Swap Library on the last Thursday of every month to keep our book swapping going. Our next date for children to come and exhange their books will be Thursday March 27th. Once again, thank you all so much for your donations!

Competition Time!

Last but not least, it was competition time as each year group competed against another to win their World Book Day task. Winners will be announced in SuperStars tomorrow!

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