Speed Sainting

Thank you to everyone who came along to support Year 6 in their Confirmation preparation this evening by attending our Speed Sainting evening. The children were fantastic, speaking to a number of different adults about their choice of saint.

Well done all!

Saint Patrick’s Day Reminder


Remember that our coffee morning is taking place on Friday 16th March, from 9:15am-11:15am. All parents and friends of the school are welcome! Entrance to the event will cost £3 per person, which includes unlimited tea and coffee and a selection of cakes on each table. Additional cakes will also be on offer to purchase, either to eat at the event or to take home for later. Raffle tickets and Irish coffees will also be available for sale on the morning.

On the day itself, all children can come to school dressed up in the Irish colours. In return, we ask that the children bring in cakes that can be sold at the coffee morning. Due to the fact that getting hundreds of cakes ready on the morning is extremely hectic, this year, children are requested to bring these in on the days leading up to the event if at all possible please.

This event relies whole-heartedly on the generosity of our school community and is vital in raising funds for the school, so your support for this is very much appreciated- thank you in advance!

British Science Week 2018

This week is British Science Week (9-18th March 2018)

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British Science Week, run by the British Science Association, is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths.

This year’s theme is ‘Exploration and Discovery’

Due to an extremely busy Spring term so far and a very short half term until we break up for Easter with lots of exciting things to still pack in tightly, we have made the decision to move our celebrations of British Science Week into the Summer term.

That’s not to say Science won’t be celebrated this week through our usual exciting Science lessons but we want to ensure we give it the credit it is due and truly give it an All Souls’ spin! Stay tuned to find out more information about what exciting visitors we have booked, competitions you can enter, activities that we have planned and, of course, an opportunity for us to dress up!

In the meantime, if you would like to find out more about British Science Week or find out about how you can get involved at home, please visit: https://www.britishscienceweek.org/

Year 6 Science

Year 6 began to write up the results from their investigation into microorganisms today. After carefully observing the changes to the different slices of bread over time, they have recorded their results in a table and written a description of how each piece of bread has changed.

Homework task:

As a homework task, Year 6 have been asked to research what caused these changes to the bread. Here are some factors to consider:

– The amount of air exposed to the bread

– What conditions do microorganisms like best to multiply?

– Why did some of the bread dry out so much?

– Would the results have been different with a different type of bread?

– What causes bread to go stale?

As it is important for us to learn from our investigations and try to improve them, they should also think about what we could do differently next time. 

Children should bring their research into school in order to write up their conclusion.


World Book Day 2018

In school today, we celebrated World Book Day. The aim of the day is to celebrate the joy and value of books and the art of reading.

Children, and many staff members, attended school dressed as book characters and it was very interesting to see the different costumes. Thank you, parents, for your efforts in getting costumes prepared/made. The money that pupils donated for the privilege of dressing up today will be used to purchase new books for our school library.


Some pupils chose to enter a competition which required them to produce a painting of a character or scene from a book of their choice. A great deal of time, thought and effort had gone into these and everyone at school thoroughly enjoyed looking at them. This year, each class, chose a winner and a runner-up from another year group and I know that the children did not find deciding on winners an easy task. All competition winners will have the opportunity to show their paintings to the rest of the school during tomorrow’s Superstar’s Assembly. All paintings have been kept and will be displayed around school.


As this year’s theme was ‘Share a Story’ the pupils in older year groups visited the children in lower year groups in order to share a story with a child from a different class. The younger children were very excited to be listening to another child read a story to them and it gave the older children the opportunity to show off their reading abilities. It was rewarding to see the children communicating and getting to know each other a little better. After both staff and pupils talked about the experience and certainly felt that this was something that they would like to do more often.


During English lessons Key Stage One and Key Stage Two children were asked to write a story independently which included the character that they had chosen to dress up as. Staff are looking forward to reading these stories and some will be displayed, in school, over the coming weeks.

Some interesting and appealing book token have been designed by the children and will be entered into the National World Book Day competition. One winner and one runner-up will be selected from three age categories. Winners (school or child) have the opportunity to win book tokens. Let’s hope that some of our children’s entered are successful!

Children also designed their own book covers and had quizzes in their classes.

This year, as with previous years, World Book Day at All Souls was a great success and I would like to thank all those involved – pupils, parents and staff. The joys and benefits of reading are enormous and we, at All Souls, hope to continue to encourage and enthuse all of our children with above of reading that will last well beyond World Book Day.

Year 6 World Book Day

It has been great to see everyone in Year 6 get involved in World Book Day today. There were some great costumes and the class loved reading a story to their Prayer Friends in Reception this morning – something that we hope to make a regular occurrence.

Year 6 – Confirmation Saint Work

As part of their preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation, Year 6 have now chosen their confirmation saint name. During this process, they have thoroughly researched the life of the chosen saint and have produced some wonderful pieces of work to help them communication what they have learned (see some examples below).

Please come along in support of their preparation to our ‘Speed Sainting’ evening, when you will get chance to see their work and hear all about it. This will take place after school on 14th March.