Chalk Stencils

Though the weather has been against us this week, Year 5 finally found a chance between rain showers to put our Banksy style stencils into action.

     

 

Testing these stencils has really helped the children to see what is and isn’t effective as we progress on to other mediums, such as paint.

Expect to see these same designs around the classroom in weeks to follow.

First Week Back

Year 5 have had a great first week back into school. We’ve enjoyed a day out competing at the Chance to Shine cricket tournament on Wednesday and all children represented All Souls’ excellently.

We have also begun studying this term’s artist: Banksy. Different fonts are being explored and children have enjoyed experimenting with stencils and their limitations.

 

Today we have brought in our new theme for the term, which is the Olympics. Children worked to create their own logo, mascot and medal designs for an All Souls’ Olympic Games portfolio. They have presented these to their classmates and in the next week we will be voting on which designs we want to take forward for an eventual Olympic Games.

Children also worked to present a story about a personal achievement. Following in the footsteps of the Ancient Greeks we thought about what we were proudest of and told the story in 3D around the surface of a plant-pot. 

Passover Meal

As part of our journey through Lent and looking forward into Holy Week, this week Year 5 took part in a tasting of a traditional Jewish Passover meal.

We looked into the symbolism and meaning of each food item before a taste test.

We all had our favourites (most chose matzah) and those we did not enjoy as much, but all children should be commended for trying new foods and discussing the topic in a mature and sensible way.

 

    

Easter Egg Raffle

All of these eggs (and more on the way) are waiting to be won!

20p a ticket £1.00 a strip. Children can buy these from today until Thursday 11th April. They can buy their tickets in their classrooms from their
Class Teacher.

Names will be written on the back and will be entered into the draw which will be drawn next Friday (12th April).

Good luck!

Mousike Ensemble

Well done to all the children who have practised incredibly hard over the past few weeks. Their efforts paid off in an amazing performance at our Science Odyssey themed Mousike Ensemble.

 

Thank you to all visiting schools and staff: St. John Fisher, Corpus Christi and Christ the King. It was an excellent chance to share talents and celebrate musically.

 

Home Study Celebration

The children are looking forward to welcoming family and friends along to school to view their projects. The projects have been completed at home and look wonderful- thank you to all parents who have supported this!

The projects will be on display in classrooms and the same as last term, Year 6 will guide family members round.

Tours will be every few minutes from 2.15pm. The last tour will commence at 2.45pm  to allow time to organise classes ready for hometime.

We look forward to seeing you all on Friday 🙂

British Science Week Celebrations

THANK YOU!

Thank you to all of the children who made fabulous amounts of effort to come into school dressed as mad or famous scientists today and helped us celebrate our love for SCIENCE!

During the last two weeks, we have all been busy being Scientists, researching the answers to questions we wanted to find out, creating posters to celebrate this year’s theme of ‘Journeys’ and also taking part in a whole school quiz!

In a special assembly this afternoon, we got to share what we had been up to with the whole school and award prizes for the quiz winners and poster winners!

Well done to everybody who took part! We really appreciate your efforts and are very thankful for your kind donations too – we raised over £150!

 

Year 6 sharing their research to create an answer to their big question!

Whole school quiz:

Each class sharing their research questions and answers:

The winners of the poster competition and quiz:

(awaiting photos)

Reception being WOWed by Science!

Year 4 made badges!

Year 6!