Advent Day!

Year One were very excited to take part in our Advent Day on Friday. They came into the classroom to discover that all of the cloths that were once green were now purple ready for advent. We looked at the advent wreath and then had a go at making out own (with the help of the very talented Mrs Fox).

The children created a beautiful wreath for our classroom and knew why we have a circle wreath to show God’s never-ending love for us. We then created our own advent wreaths in our books to help us count down the weeks until Christmas.

Some very exciting weeks lie ahead, and it was lovely to reflect on the true meaning of this most special season.

Year 4 at Lunt Roman Fort

Year 4 are at Lunt Roman Fort today (Friday 26th November). Please ensure children are dressed in their outdoor PE kit and have suitable clothing to keep dry and warm. Waterproof coats, hats, gloves and wellies or walking boots are all recommended.

Please also make sure children have a lunch ready in a disposable bag.

We look forward to an excellent day and will be back in time for normal collection.


Mr Rolison

A busy week for Year One!

WOW! What an exciting week we had together in Year One. We played in the autumn leaves outside and what beautiful smiles it brought to our class.

We used our ingredient list that we had made as part of our English instructional writing to create a shopping list and took to the aisles of Morrisons to find the ingredients we needed to make our chocolate cupcakes. The children behaved exceptionally well and many members of the public came to comment on how wonderful and polite they were. As a treat for our behaviour, we got some delicious doughnuts to enjoy when we got back to school.

We ended the week by getting dotty for Pudsey and supporting children in need. Our final task to celebrate our writing was to actually make the cupcakes and what an amazing job they did! Okay… we may have ended up with more flour on our carpets (sorry Mr Barrett) than in our bowls but through working in our house groups we managed to bake some beautiful chocolate cupcakes following our instructions.

This week the children have a trip out to the cinema to see Paw Patrol the Movie as part of the Into film festival. We will provide the children with a snack and drink. We will leave after the children have eaten their lunch and hope to be back by 3.15 but 3.30 at the latest.

As part of our D&T project we are asking that the children bring in one empty plastic bottle with them by Thursday, it can be any size or shape. If you have more than one please free to send extras in too, these will be gratefully received and used

Busy two weeks in Reception!

Over the last two weeks the reception children have been working really hard and have learnt so much.  We have been looking at different faiths and how they celebrate.   We found out about a Hindu festival and a Jewish festival.  We made diva lamps for Diwali and Hanukkiah candle holders.  We found out about Guy Fawkes and why we have fireworks and also why we have Remembrance Day and poppies.  We made a lovely poppy display to help us remember.  This week we have been looking at road safety and thinking about how we can help others.  We had a sponsored bike ride and cake sale to raise money for Brake.   Here are some photographs of our activities.


Christmas Choir Performances

Excitingly, the All Souls choir have been asked to perform at 3 gigs this Christmas! The performances will take place during lunch time and will be on the following days:

Friday 3rd December at the Maudsley Pub @ 12pm

Wednesday 8th December at All Souls Church for Dementia Activity Days @12.15pm

Thursday 9th December at Earlsdon Park Village @ 12.15pm


Could you please return the slip sent home today to the office or myself as soon as possible if you permit your child to take part in these sessions. Limited learning time will be lost, the children will have their lunch just before leaving so please ensure they have a packed lunch with them on this day.

Many thanks

Miss Clarke


Please note I have opened the choir up to the Year 2 children for these events too.

Our visit to Earlsdon Retirement Village

We had a lovely afternoon spending time with the residents at Earlsdon Retirement Village today. We played games, read with them and asked them questions that we came up with as a class. They really enjoyed it too!

Some children then went and planted in their greenhouse! We will go back in the summer to see how they have grown!

Finally we wowed them with our amazing singing voices! We sang a mixture of songs and the children did brilliantly! Miss Clarke was so proud.

DYM Notices

ONE WEEK to go!

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With just one week left until the much anticipated trip to DYM, I thought it would be a good idea to send out a few key notices/reminders:

– The coach is due to leave our school on Wednesday at 1.45; you may wave children off from the school drive way should you wish
– Children must wear their full All Souls tracksuit for the journey
– Children will be supplied with a snack and drink during our stop at the service station where they will have a chance to stretch their legs and pop to the toilet – please be assured this will be supervised by members of staff. However, they may bring a SMALL packet of mints to suck on throughout the journey to reduce travel sickness.
– Children are allowed to bring a SMALL carry on in which they could take on the coach with something in to keep them occupied (e.g. playing cards, notepad, book, etc.)
– All sickness tablets should be in a plastic bag clearly labelled with the child’s name. I do recommend children have these as roads leading to the house are very winding and often result in a wave of motion sickness (even to children who have never experienced this before!). Children should have no other medication in their possession that we do not know about.
– I will update our social media accounts to let you know we have safely arrived as soon as possible. Please be aware though, that the signal is limited and ensuring the children are safe and settled will be our first priority so always remember that no news means good news!
– Please double check the clothing list – the more spares the merrier (particularly spare footwear!) although the children should be aware that they will have to transport their own cases to their rooms so equally need to pack sensibly!
– Children do not need to bring any form of bedding with them as it is all provided by DYM although they will be expected to make their own beds. This is always interesting to watch!
– Children may bring with them a (small-sized!) comforter such as a teddy to help them feel more at home
– Children will find out who they are sharing a room with and their activity groups upon arrival at DYM
– Children are not allowed to take any food or electrical items with them in their case to DYM – these are DYM’s rules, not ours, and they are very strict with this for health and safety reasons. Any items found will be confiscated.
– If the children earn their stars, there will be a tuck shop open in the evening to give children the chance to buy treats and on the last night they will have the opportunity to purchase their gifts too.
– Finally, we return to school on Sunday at 1.15pm. Please be aware that if we are delayed for any reason, I will update you through our social media accounts.
I hope that answers any last minute questions you might have and that you are all as excited as we are! If you have any questions, please feel free to email me or pop in and see me at the end of the school day.
This really is a fantastic opportunity for children where they really learn a lot about themselves, conquer fears, enhance their friendships and create memories that they always look back on fondly. I can’t wait! 😃
Mrs Hartwell

Service of Remembrance

The children in Year 6 were privileged to attend the Schools Service of Remembrance at War Memorial Park today to commemorate our fallen soldiers and celebrate the park’s 100th birthday. 

Niamh, Leo, Peach and Lottie read aloud poems they had written and Nathan laid down our class wreath beneath the cenotaph. They all did themselves and our school so proud.

Year 5 and 6 Cinema Trip

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Years 5 and 6 are in for a treat this Friday afternoon!

We are off to the cinema to watch The Addam’s Family 2 as part of this year’s Into Film festival. We will be walking to and from the Skydome Odeon. Children should be in their school uniform and bring their coats, hars, scarves and gloves (just in case!).

Children may bring with them their water bottle and 1 treat (up to a share bag size). This can be crisps, popcorn, sweets or chocolate.

There is no cost for this trip 🙂

Year 6’s Commitment Mass

Thank you to all the children and families who attended our family mass this Sunday. During this mass, the children in Year 6 who are preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation offered up their prayers of commitment in which they promised to take more responsibility for their journey of faith.

Thank you to all of the readers, who read so clearly and reverently. Some children already started fulfilling their promises of supporting the parish by introducing themselves as members of the Chaplaincy team, greeting parishioners and helping with the serving of tea and coffee in the parish room.

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