This morning, we started to get excited as a school about the impending arrival of 200 saplings from the Woodland Trust, which are due to be delivered during November.
We listened to the story of the ‘Man who planted trees’ and talked about the importance of trees and how we, as individuals, can make a difference to the world.
During November, we will be creating our own school woodland area on a section of the school field and the children, with the help of adults from the community, will have the opportunity to plant trees which we hope will be around for generations to come.
We are also excited to be working towards the ‘Green Tree Schools Award’ this year and have our sights set firmly on achieving platinum status!
Year 5 & 6 came together today in a joint celebration of mass.
The First Reading from a letter of St Paul to the Corinthians reminded us that we are individuals but we also form part of a much bigger family and each have our contributions to make.
“Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many”
( 1 Corinthians: 12:12-13)
Thank you to all of those who contributing further to our mass through offering readings, bidding prayers, the offertory and altar serving.
Thank you also to those parents, friends and family who were able to join us.
Thank you to all of the children who volunteered to take a more active role in our first whole school mass of the year by offering readings, bidding prayers, presenting the offertory and altar serving.
It was a lovely way of celebrating the beginning of our new academic year together as one.
Thank you to all of our familes who were able to attend this morning. We hope you enjoyed the beautiful singing as much as we did.
Thank you for such a wonderful year Year 5! It’s been a blast and you should all be so proud of how far you have come. Thank you parents for all your lovely cards and gifts today. Have a happy and safe summer break.
Here are some pictures of us enjoying our party!
I have got several pairs of black leggings left over from the play, all with no name in. If you think they are your child’s, please tell them to come and have a look at them in the Year 5 classroom. I will keep them until the end of term before donating them.
Year 4 and 5 had a ‘splashing time’ at Water World today! We were so proud to watch them beam with confidence as they played in the water, bravely tackle the many flumes and also behave extremely sensibly in such a busy environment!
Thank you to all of the children for a fabulous day! Thank you also to everyone who came along to make it a safe and enjoyable experience for all.
Mrs Hartwell & Miss Frearson.
Tomorrow is our trip to Waterworld!
Here are some final reminders for you. Please ensure that:
- Children are in school for 8:30am prompt so we can leave at 8:45am. The hall doors will be open from 8:15.
- Children are wearing their school PE kit.
- Children have their swimming kit (full body suit or swimming trunks) and a towel.
- Children bring a bottle of water bottle and a healthy snack.
- CHILDREN BRING A NON-REFUNDABLE £1 COIN FOR THE LOCKERS.
We are due to arrive back to school at 3:15pm but please, as always, keep an eye on the website for any updates regarding traffic.
Mrs Hartwell and Miss Frearson
As a reward for contributing to what has been a fantastic year, we have organised a trip for Years 4 and 5 to Water World in Staffordshire on Tuesday 17th July 2018. This is a great opportunity for both year groups to celebrate the progress they have made with their swimming either last year or this year and to have a ‘splashing time!’
The cost of this trip is £20; this includes their coach journey there and back, entrance into the water park and a hot lunch. All money should be paid via Sims Agora. PLEASE NOTE THAT SIMS AGORA WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE TO SUBMIT PAYMENT UNTIL MONDAY DUE TO TECHNICAL ISSUES. If you experience any problems with this system, please see the school office. We also ask that every child brings with them a non-refundable £1 coin for their locker. If you would like to send this in earlier in a named envelope, please feel welcome to do so.
We will be leaving school on the coach at 8.45am prompt so ask that children are in school by no later than 8.30am to be registered. Children will need to wear their school PE kit and bring with them a full body swimsuit or swimming trunks, a towel and a pair of goggles (if they wish). We also ask that they bring a healthy snack to eat before we swim and a bottle of water. Children are due to arrive back at school for 3.15pm but please, as always, keep an eye out on the website for any updates regarding traffic.
The food included in this price consists of a drink, fries and a burger, chicken nuggets, or something similar. Children will be able to make their choices on the day but please do note below if there are any tolerances or allergies that we need to be made aware of.
We kindly ask that you please return the consent form on the bottom of the letters handed out today to your child’s class teacher and make payment as soon as possible (no later than Friday 13th July) to secure their place.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
Thank you for your continued support.
Please ensure that Year 5 & 6 children are taken to Bablake school on Monday morning and collected from there between 3:30 and 3:45 pm. See below the full details of important information for next week.
Monday 9th July:
Meet at Bablake school for 8.45am. I will be there from 8:15am for any children who need to be dropped off earlier. They will need to be picked up from Bablake School between 3.30pm and 3.45pm. Children should bring a packed lunch in a disposable carrier bag and a bottle of water with them. If your child is entitled to a school packed lunch, please let their class teacher know.
Tuesday 10th July:
Meet at Bablake school for 8.45am. I will be there from 8:15am for any children who need to be dropped off earlier. They will need to be picked up from Bablake School between 3.30pm and 3.45pm. Children should bring a packed lunch in a disposable carrier bag and a bottle of water with them. If your child requires a school packed lunch, please let their class teacher know.
The performance starts at 7pm so they need to be back at Bablake School between 6-6.15pm. For those parents not staying to watch, your child needs to be collected at 9.30pm.
Wednesday 11th July:
Children should come to All Souls’ as normal in the morning.
The performance starts at 5pm (not 7pm as originally stated). Therefore, we ask that all children have a school dinner at lunchtime and bring a packed lunch with them to eat at Bablake before the performance. Children will stay at school at the end of the day, then walk to Bablake, accompanied by a group of school staff. Please ensure that your child is collected from Bablake no later than 7pm.
** If your child attends before school or after school club and you cannot arrange transport to suit these times as a result, please let me know.
- All children will require a packed lunch and plenty of drinks on Monday and Tuesday whilst at Bablake School.
- They are to arrive wearing their school PE kit on Monday and Tuesday.
- Please remind them to bring any bits of costume they need from home (footwear, socks, etc) with them in the day. They will be told what they need beforehand.
- Children can bring a book to read whilst waiting in the wings.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me via email firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively leave a message at school and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Thank you for your continued support.
Mr Marsh and Miss Frearson
For those of you who have bought tickets, or are planning to buy tickets for the Year 6 & 5 end of year play at Bablake, please note that the performance on Wednesday 11th July will begin at 5pm (not 7pm as it states on the tickets).
The performance on Tuesday 10th will go ahead as planned at 7pm.
This change has been made in light of the possibility that England could reach the semi-final of the world cup and be playing at the time that they performance was originally planned to take place. We would be very grateful if you could pass this message on to anyone who may have tickets for the show but does not receive letters/updates from school.
We apologies for any inconvenience this changes causes, please note that this is being done in the best interest of the children who deserve to perform the show, that they have worked hard to prepare, to a full theatre.
Thank you for your understanding.
Mr Marsh and Miss Frearson