Year 3 – Commitment Mass

 

Year 3 children who are preparing to receive their First Holy Communion are invited to our family mass on Sunday 5th December 2021 to make their commitments.

This is a very special mass, in which children of Year 3 will take on more responsibility within and outside of the mass, and offer up their prayers of commitment to our Lord.

We would love as many parents and families there to join us.

 

Seeing Spots

Hello Everyone,

The children looked great today in their spots/P.J’s/outfits and we have to say a big, big thankyou for your kind and generous donations – Nursery raised over £40, so well done! This week we also made spotty Pudsey headbands and we made spotty smarty cakes for our snack time today. To fit in with our theme on patterns our focus books this week have been ‘Elmer the Elephant’ and ‘Aliens Love Underpant’, so the children have had a go at designing their own Elmers and underpants.

This week we have also been thinking about people who care for us and look after us at home and in school. The children went down to the office and kitchen to talk to Mrs Cannon and the kitchen staff to find out the jobs they do and how they look after us. Mrs Rae and Mr Gale (our site manager) also popped into Nursery to talk to the children.

Our phoneme for next week is ‘p’ so anything the children find at home beginning with this letter sound could be sent into Nursery for our sound table. Because the weather this week has been relatively mild we have made the most of using the big playground which the children have loved. As you may know, we are due a cold snap next week so please make sure the children bring in hats, scarves and gloves ( I think hot chocolate may be on the menu for snack time!). Next Friday is Advent day in school and we will be making an Advent wreath with the children for our prayer table – any donations of evergreens/holly you may have in your garden would be greatly appreciated.Have a good weekend everyone and stay warm!

The Nursery Team

 

Year 2 trip to the Transport Museum

Year 2 had a good day on Friday at the Transport Museum.

First we did some activities where we compared bikes throughout time, looked at the structure of a bike and what makes it safe, had a go on a scooter with rubber wheels and with wooden wheels and then did a science experiment where we found out that rubber stops quicker than metal which is why they are good on tyres!

Then we walked around the museum and had a look at the different cars, bikes, buses and taxis!

Then we had some chilled time drawing some bikes!

Author Visit

Thank you to Lawrence Prestidge for visiting our school to hold and Q&A event for Years 5 and 6 today. We really enjoyed finding out more about why he became an author as well as his favourite books and authors. The best bit was listening to him read a snippet of his newest book, ‘Terror at the Sweet Shop’ before he signed the books that some of us had bought!

Pledge 101: Singing in the rain

Year 6 embraced the rain today and released their beautiful singing voices and dance moves to tick one of their 101 things from the All Souls’ Pledge off!

 

Year 2 updates

This week in Year 2 we have two exciting things happening!

On Wednesday 19th May, we are going to be designing and making our own boats from egg cartons and plastic bottles. Please could you send these items in on or before Wednesday.

 

Also, on Friday 21st May, we will be going on the school minibus to Allesley Park’s Walled Garden (weather dependent) and planting some potatoes. Please send your child into school in their school tracksuit on this day.

Thank you in advance!

 

Miss Clarke

The Masked Reader – Day One

This week, as part of our World Book Day celebrations, we will be running a ‘Masked Reader’ competition. Each day, a video will be posted of a different member of staff reading an extract from a children’s book. However, the staff member will have disguised his/her face and voice. Each day, it is your task to use the clues given to you to work out who is behind the disguise. Children in Years 1-6 will need to post their answer on Google Classroom and children in Reception can email Mrs Jilks their answer. The names of the children who correctly identify the member of staff each day will be put into a prize draw at the start of next week.

Tomorrow you will find out who is behind today’s disguise.

Here is today’s video:

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Clues:

1) This person likes to wear black clothing.

2) This person has been a member of staff at All Souls for several years now.

3) This person is married.

Spring is coming!

A beautiful rainbow

Playing with streamers in the wind

Drawing with chalks

How can we make these feathers move?

What would you wear on a sunny day?

 Making sun catchers to hang up at the window

Hello Everyone,

Well we have certainly been making the most of the mild and sunny weather in Nursery this week, so we have been having lots of fun outdoors. This week we have been thinking about different weather – some of the activies we have been doing are making sun catchers, dancing with streamers in the wind and trying to make feathers move without touching them, using paper and different kinds of fans. Next week we will be starting our topic on growing and planting and on Thursday it is World Book Day, so don’t forget the children can dress up as a favourite book character or wear their pyjamas. On Wednesday we will also be decorating hard boiled eggs as book characters. Our phoneme for next week is ‘O’. Have a good week everyone and enjoy the sunshine.

The Nursery Team

 

World Book Day 2021

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World Book Day, which takes place on Thursday, 4th March, 2021, celebrates the joy and value of books and the art of reading. The worldwide events of the day are particularly aimed at children. Whether your child is at home or at school, he/she can still mark the day.The theme again this year is ‘Share a Story.’ Parents and carers are encouraged to share a story book with their child/ren.

World Book Day is running a SHOW YOUR SHARES competition this year that, with your consent, your child might want to participate in. A story share could be: reading at home with your family, reading your favourite book, reading in an unusual location, sharing a story with your pet, reading a book whilst dressed as your favourite character, and more. For the next four weeks, World Book Day will award prizes for the best story shares with a different theme each week. The prize is a £100 National Book Token a £100 National Book Token per family, per week with the best pictures featured in the World Book Day online gallery. You have to upload a photograph or video of your story share onto the following page https://www.worldbookday.com/show-your-shares/ Please keep an eye on the school website for details for each week’s theme. This week’s theme is ‘Books That Make You LOL’. Upload a photograph or a video of you reading a book that makes you laugh, or of you sharing a story in a silly way or you reading dressed as your favourite funny book character.

This year each child will be issued with a single-use digital version of a £1 World Book Day token. The token can be accessed by clicking on the following link: https://www.worldbookday.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/booktoken_PrimaryUK.pdf This token can be either printed at home or shown to sellers on a phone or on a tablet screen. This can either be exchanged for one of the special £1 World Book Day books, or it can be used towards the cost of any book or audiobook priced at £2.99 or more. The token can be redeemed at most major supermarkets and bookshops. To find your nearest supermarket or bookshop visit: https://booksellers.org.uk/wbd Vouchers are valid from 18th February, 2021, up until 28th March, 2021. However, due to the fact that bookshops are currently closed, the tokens will be honoured beyond 28th March, 2021, while stocks last.

On World Book Day, if your child currently attends school as the child of a Key Worker, he/she may attend school dressed as his/her favourite book character or in his/her pyjamas. If your child is at home, he/she can still dress up. Each class teacher will schedule one of their weekly ‘catch-ups’ via Zoom on this day so that the children at home have the opportunity to show their costumes or pyjamas to others. As the theme is ‘Share a story’, class teachers in Years 1-6 will pre-record a video of them reading a book out loud. However, the story that the children in these year groups listen to won’t be read by their class teacher but by another teacher. Reception will have their weekly story time on World Book Day with Mrs Jilks.

Also, on Wednesday, 3rd March, 2021, during a device-free afternoon, children across the school will be asked to transform a hard-boiled egg into an image of their favourite book character. I am informing you in advance as you may wish to purchase some resources during your weekly shop.

The joys and benefits of reading are enormous and we, in school, hope to continue to encourage and enthuse your child with a love for reading that will last well beyond World Book Day, 2021.

Thank you for your support.