Mad Science!

Years 1 – 6 were joined by Atomic Abby from Mad Science this morning. She showed us some really cool Science experiments and told us all about the Mad Science afterschool club we are going to be hosting.

The afterschool club will take place on a Wednesday (3.15 – 4.15pm) for 12 weeks (13/03 – 19/06).  It is £90 for the full 12 sessions which works out at £7.50 per session (payment plans are available) including a take-home goody!

More details and information about how to book your place online will be on the letter sent home today. You will have to be quick though – there are only 25 spaces available!

World Book Day Letter

Tuesday 26th February

 

World Book Day!

Dear Parents,

 

Thursday 7th 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 for the day (teaching staff will also be dressing up as a character from their favourite book!). 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 is for children to produce a representation of their favourite story on a rock (think Isla’s Stones or Allesley Rocks). The rocks need to be brought into school on World Book Day and will be displayed in the hall for all children to view. A winner will be chosen from each class, and they will receive a £5.00 book token.

From Wednesday 20th-26th 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.

We look forward to seeing the children in their creations!

 

Thank you for your continuing support,

S.McDevitt & L.Frearson

 

Non-uniform dates for your diary!

As we have a few celebrations coming up, we have invited children to come into school in non-uniform on the following dates:

Thursday 7th March – World Book Day – Dressed as their favourite character from a book (£1 donation to the School Building Fund)

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Friday 15th March – St Patrick’s Coffee Morning – Dressed in green

(please donate cakes to be sold during the coffee morning)

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Friday 22nd March  – British Science Week celebration – Dress as crazy/famous Scientists (£1 donation to the School Building Fund)

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Please remember, these are all optional but if you do wish to take part, there are some great ideas online that are inexpensive and easy to create.

British Science Week

We will be celebrating British Science Week from the 11th – 15th March 2019.

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The theme this year is ‘Journeys’ and it is a celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.

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 competition too!

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On Friday 22nd March, we are inviting children to come into school dressed as a famous of mad Scientist.

On this day, we will also be having a whole school quiz and assembly to announce the competition winners and find out what each class has been up to!

 

 

There will also be a Mad Science assembly on Tuesday 5th March for Y1 – Y6 to launch an exciting opportunity to join a Mad Science after school club. Letters outlining the details and cost of this will be sent out following the assembly.

Year 5’s Highwayman Poems

A suspicious lot…

This motley crew of hardened criminals have begun reading The Highwayman, a tragic poem written by Alfred Noyes. Image result for the highwayman cover

The Highwayman came riding -riding -riding

Up to the old inn door…

Year 5 will continue to use the text over the next few weeks – writing and performing some of their own versions of the Highwayman’s tale. Stay posted for updates!

Spring Forest School

This week, the spring forest school have had their first session and we had loads of fun and learned so many survival skills and activities.

We started the afternoon by playing a fun camouflage game. We had to hide in the grounds and the person who is on had to try and find them inside the area (the game was called 123 where are you).


Then we made little castles and houses for tiny animals, human-like fairies and mice. At the end we gave everyone else a tour of our little homes.

This week we had loads of fun and forest school can’t wait for their next session.

 

By Bridget, Jan and Tyler, Year 5.

Times Tables Rockstars!

As part of our Times Tables Rockstars trial (which seems to be going very well!), we decided to put Year 5 and Year 6 into a battle! It has been very close all week with each year group taking turns to be in the lead, but today Year 5 overtook Year 6 and managed to stay in the lead until the battle closed! It was a close call but a clear win for Year 5!

CONGRATULATIONS!

Well done to everyone who took part and a special well done to James (Claud Krekel) who earnt the most points as an indivual!

 I look forward to the next battle!

 

 

Year 5 Alaska Website

Year 5 started to create their very own Alaska website today. They are creating it using HTML (hypertext markup language) which is the text used to create websites. Below is an example of the code they wrote and a link to how it would look on a website. It is only the start of the website so look each week to see how they have progressed with it.

The Code:

<html>

<h1 align=center>A Holiday in Alaska</h1>
<div align=center>
<img src=”https://image.jimcdn.com/app/cms/image/transf/dimension=1000×10000:format=jpg/path/s7cdf5e7c269e6517/image/ic8f43b147eea12c9/version/1512684782/image.jpg”
</div>

</html>

view website here.

Harry Potter trip!

Our trip to Warner Brothers’ Studios is on Thursday and we are all very excited! A few last minute pointers:

All children are to wear their school tracksuit. A packed lunch is required for lunch time along with a drink. Children will be having their evening meal at the studios (please ensure that you have paid for this on Sims Agora). Maximum spending money on the day is £10, if you have pre-ordered a gift for more than this, that is fine (please ensure that gifts have been paid for on Sims Agora before the day).

We are expected back at 8.45pm- we will update the school website and Twitter account as we return. Please check on there for any changes to our arrival time.

Please read again the letter with all of the information about the trip for a recap- it’s attached below.

*If you know that your child suffers from travel sickness, please provide travel sickness tablets for the coach trip to and from Warner Brother Studios*

We are hoping that this will be a memorable experience for our children to finish off the hard work they have put in on Harry Potter.

Many thanks for your support.

 

Mrs McDevitt & Mr Rolison.

 

Letter