Thank you to the Year 6 children who delivered a shared prayer service in Reception on Monday and also to the Chaplaincy team who started our last day of term with a lovdely reflection on how we can be kinder this Christmas.
To end this term’s theme of Heroes and Villains, Year 6 participated in a Coventry at War workshop at the Herbert Art Gallery.
We engaged in a little bit of roleplay to understand the roles that different people had during World War 2. Mr Youson got in trouble by Warden Ward for leaving his lights on during the blackout!
We also got to use a siren to hear how loud the signals would have been! It was fascinating to explore the rest of the Herbert Art Gallery, including their Anderson, Morrison and Public shelters and see some real artefacts from the war.
We also walked through town, saw the Cathedral ruins and went to the Transport Museum to visit the Blitz experience.
As always, their behaviour was impeccable and they made us very proud showing off all they have learnt this term.
Everyone is excited to find out what next term’s topic is when we return after the Christmas holidays.
As we enter into the Spring Term, Year 6 will be expected to complete more homework tasks in addition to their usual spelling and timestables practice in preparation for their statutory assessments which will take place in May.
One of these might be in the form of an online spelling, punctuation and grammar revision test. The children have completed a practice one of these today in pairs to practise logging on, completing and submitting the test.
Children will be told and a post will be put on the website when a new test has been set and when it is due in for. Each child needs to log on to www.spag.com with their individual username and password that they have been given today. If a child loses their login details, it is essential that they come and let me know before the test is due.Likewise, if anyone experiences technical difficulties, please let me know – there are laptops available for use in the Learning Hub.
Once logged on, children will be able to see the test that I have set them and complete this in their own time before the date due. They are able to review their answers before submitting them and once they are submitted see which ones they got incorrect – this can serve as a valuable revision tool.
– 10 Spellings from the Statutory Word List
develop, dictionary, disastrous, embarrass, environment, equipped, equipment, especially, exaggerate, excellent
– Timestables 4minute challenge
– SPaG Online Test B
Year 6 all enjoyed tucking into their shared Christmas lunch today! Merry Christmas everyone!
Another fabulous trip to Planet Ice was enjoyed by Year 5 and 6 today as they bravely took to the ice (some of them for their very first time!).
Whilst some children spent most of their time on their bottoms, others transformed into semi-professionals! Every child (and adult!) showed great perseverence and resilience. Their behaviour was fabulous and lots of fun was had. They should be very proud of themselves.
On Friday, as a treat for surviving such a busy term, Year 6 are invited to come into school in their pyjamas (Christmas theme welcomed but not essential!) for a nice chilled last day before the holidays.
Happy Festive Friday!
Enjoy your weekend 🙂
Well done to Year 6 who sang beautifully once again today for their friends, family and visitors at the Village Hotel.
It was so wonderful to receive such a lovely email from a member of the public who took the time to comment on how fabulous they were! 🙂
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What a wonderful way for Mrs Ellis to spend her last afternoon with All Souls’! Happy Retirement Mrs Ellis! X
To complete our curriculum theme ‘Heroes and Villains’, we are taking Year 6 on a day out into Coventry town centre. On Thursday 20th we will be visiting the Herbert Art Gallery to participate in a Coventry at War workshop before exploring the Cathedral ruins and popping into the Coventry Transport Museum to walk through their Blitz-themed area.
We will be leaving school at 9am to walk into town and aim to return to school by 3.15pm. Please ensure that children come into school with a waterproof coat in case the weather is against us. We also ask that all children bring with them their packed lunch in disposable packaging and a water bottle.
This trip is being subsidised by the school and therefore will come at no cost to yourselves.
If you would rather your child did not take part in this trip, please let me know so that alternative arrangements can be made.
Year 6 sang the afternoon away at Maudslay today entertaining friends and family with some Christmas carols! Thank you to all those who were able to join us.
We will also be going to The Village on Thursday afternoon to repeat the performance at 1.30pm if you wish to join us then!