Forest School Friday

Well our first forest school session just so happened to be on one of hottest days of the year but we were so grateful for the cool shade.

We explored the rules of forest school and then set to building homes for animals that we would find around our school environment.

The children worked brilliantly together and we cooled off with ice lollies at the end. We can’t wait for next week!

 

Fun at the Farm

What a wonderful day at Hatton Farm! We were blessed with beautiful weather and took advantage by spending most of the day exploring in the sunshine.

We handled guinea pigs, got friendly with the goats, took risks in the soft play, went on a tractor safari , met some scaly friends and played the day away with our friends.

We loved being able to spend time together out of school and even the coach was exciting. We can’t wait for our next adventure.

 

A huge thank you!

 

A huge thank you to all who donated in either chocolate treats or money for Year One’s chocolate tombola on Friday.

They raised a fantastic £96 for Dementia services within our city and we are proud of them all for their help setting up and reminding others about the tombola.

We have made contact with our local branch of Dementia UK and are hoping to send the money to them so they can put it to use right away for service users within our city.

Thanks again!

Chocolate Tombola – Postponed

10.06.22 

 

Our last fundraiser as a class raised £47.50 for the Macmillan Nurses so thank you to all who kindly donated!

 

Thank you to those of you who have already donated to our chocolate tombola.

This was due to take place after school today (27.05.22), the new date will now be Friday 10th June 2022.

It is hoped that we will then have had the chance to advertise this more to all year groups and have collected some more donations so we can make our final fundraiser of the year the best one yet.

Walk against Hunger sponsorship

A huge thank you to those who have already donated so generously to our walk against hunger campaign that we completed during the days of Lent. Just a reminder that these donations will be sent next week so please send in what you can.

The children walked over 200km around our playground over the 4 weeks of Lent and spent time reflecting on their own relationship with God as well as gaining a sense of empathy for those in our global community who must walk over 5km a day just to get food and water. Some classes took the challenge to the next level and walked barefoot! A beautiful testament to the lives of others.

Thank you in advance for supporting your children who undertook this wonderful challenge in aid of CAFOD.

Alleluia! Alleluia! He is Risen!

Easter is the greatest and the most important feast in the Church. Today is a day of joy and celebration for Lent is over and we welcome Easter with happy and humble hearts. It marks the birth of our eternal hope. Jesus gave up His life for us, and from the grave He was raised to life again on the third day. New life rises from the ashes of death.

Today we are celebrating Christ’s victory over all burdens, the gift of eternal life for all who believe in Jesus. Every day, we are now given the chance to rise from the ashes of sin and guilt and can be refreshed and renewed. Remembering that Jesus still loves us and will continue to give us the strength we need.

The main and most important message of Easter is that nothing can harm us – not pain, sin, rejection, betrayal or death – because through believing in Christ we believe that he conquered all these, and we too, can conquer them if we continue to put our faith and trust in Him.

Lord, help me to remember your sacrifice and Resurrection. Help me to let you transform every cross, hardship, worry and burden in my life into joy. Lord, may your joy fill my life and be my strength in all things. Jesus, I trust in you. Amen

May God keep you and your families in his hands throughout this Eastertide. Wishing you a happy and safe Easter, love all the staff at All Souls’ xx

What has happened outside Year One?!

Year One were shocked and excited to find something very mysterious had happened in our grass area outside the classroom!

The children became detectives and investigated what was going on and made predictions as to what they think happened in our school. We moved around our school environment to check if we could find anymore clues.

The children made fantastic predictions from dragons to dinosaurs, foxes to polar bears they thought of many different options as to what has happened and hopefully we will discover more this week!

SPaG Quiz (Years 1 – 6)

On Friday 1st April, children in Years 1-6 will compete in house groups to win our SPaG quiz, hosted by the Junior Leadership Team.

SPaG – Flanderwell Primary School

All children are invited to come into school wearing coloured clothing and/or accessories to represent their house group. They should have come home today wearing a reminder sticker of their house group and colour.

Thank you for your support.

British Science Week Celebrations!

This Wednesday, we have all enjoyed a day full of Science in celebration of British Science Week. This year’s theme has been “Growth”.

Each class has had a chance to try out a range of scientific activities around the school.

In the Year 3 classroom (and outside) children have created and tested penguin nests to protect eggs from wind, rain and predators and allow them to grow into the next generation.

Some nests were more successful than others:

 

In Year 5, children mixed a specific set of ingredients to create slime and observe how it grows when it stretches.

In Year 4, children observed how different animals grow and adapt in response to their surroundings. We drew our careful observations and classified the animals based on their specific features.

In Year 6, minds were boggled as lines and objects appeared to grow all by themselves as children discovered different optical illusions.
Which line do you think is the longest?

(They’re all the same size!)

 

In Year 2, children tested out chemical reactions and measured how much balloons grew as a result of created gas. Which gas is made when bicarbonate of soda and vinegar are mixed?

Year 1 have been studying our neighbouring planet – Mars. Children have thought about how an animal may grow if it was living with Mars-like conditions of gravity, oxygen and weather.

Children also worked to create structures of how humans might develop and grow bases on Mars.

Finally, a big thank you to parents and children for some fantastic scientist costumes on display!

Journey of the Cross

We made Lenten crosses as a symbol that we will follow the journey of the cross this Lent and beyond. We collected sticks from our school environment and chose colours that were important to us to use as string. As we tied around our cross to pull the two bits together, we thought about what we need to ask of God this Lent and how we can follow in Jesus’ footsteps.

Fr Paul very kindly welcomed us to our Sunday family mass to bless these crosses so we could keep them in our houses throughout Lent and beyond as a reminder of what Jesus sacrificed for us and the promises we make each day to try and be like him.