A very special trip

We were delighted to celebrate our first mass of the year! We were able to share in our mass with Year 2 and Year 3 who were just as excited to be there as we were.

We can’t wait to celebrate more masses with our parish community.

Year 1+2 trip to Twycross Zoo

We are really looking forward to our trip to the zoo with the children tomorrow. Just a couple of reminders:

  1. We are due back at 3.15 and will release the children as usual from classrooms.
  2. Please send your child with a bottle of water as it is supposed to be a hot day!
  3. Ensure they have been covered with long-lasting sun cream and a hat.

Thank you for your support,

 

Miss Clarke & Miss Corkerry x

Year One Class Mass

What a wonderful way to begin our last half term together! Year One were very lucky to have their class mass this morning and my goodness were we excited! The children were an asset to the school and participated in the mass respectfully throughout.

Even though we were a little out of practise, the children tried their very best to join in and when they were not sure they gave it a go anyway. It was so lovely to gather together with a few members of our parish and Father Paul to celebrate mass and we cannot wait to come back soon!

With huge thanks to Father Paul, Deacon Paul and all the stewards who welcomed us back.

Look out on the calendar for the class masses to follow.

 

Year 1 and 2 picnic

On Thursday (10th June) we are going to Hearsall Common to have a picnic as a key phase. Please ensure your child has a packed lunch on this day or altenatively, the children can request a sandwich from school. We will be asking the children tomorrow about their choice.

 

Thank you for your cooperation!

 

Miss Clarke and Miss Corkerry

Ash Wednesday – We begin our Lenten Journey

Today marks the beginning of our Lenten journey. Next week, when we are back to learning, we will be having daily reflections about this special season which will be accessed through Google Classroom. Please find below a copy of the Lenten calendar from Walk with Me, do your best at home to live out some of these daily challenges.

Lent is a time of repentance, fasting and preparation for the coming of Easter. It is a time of reflection where we reflect on who we are and the people we aspire to be. Today and in the coming weeks, we aim to focus on our relationship with God, often through choosing to give up something or to volunteer and give of ourselves for others. As we think about these promises, let us think of making a true sacrifice as an individual or as a family to follow in the footsteps of Jesus.

This special time marks the beginning and the end. We came from love, we live in love, we return to love. May our Lenten journey as our All Souls’ family be a sharing of this love with all creation by opening our hearts to Him in trust. May our Lenten promise focus on creating in us quiet places where God can refresh and heal us, and we can come and rest awhile.

May we remember that ‘we are dust and to dust we shall return.’

 

A HUGE thank you!

A massive thank you for all of your kind donations for the local care homes. We were completely blown away by the sheer amount of treats from all of you, as were the care homes. All of the hampers were dropped off, with the letters and cards, on Friday and every single care home asked us to pass our thanks on. Due to your generosity, we have made someone’s Christmas a little brighter.

Thank you!

Donation Drive for local care homes

Our Christmas cards and letters have been written ready to send to 6 of our local care homes. We are hoping to put together a little hamper for each care home to give them a special gift and hopefully bring a smile to a face or two but we need your help to do that.

Whether it is a box of mince pies, packet of biscuits, some chocolate treats, shower gel or other toiletries, anything you can donate would be gratefully received to send to these care homes.

Please send any donations in with your children on Friday (11th December) so we can deliver them to the care homes in time for Christmas.

Many Thanks in advance for your support x

A special visitor in Year One

This morning we arrived to a very special letter and visitor in Year One. We found a letter sent from the North Pole with a bit of a crisis, some of the Christmas letters had been lost and Santa would like us to write some more and send them back with his special elf Noel.

He also sent some instructions on getting our classroom decorated especially our tree… In the afternoon, the children had free reign on decorating our class tree and we think they did a brilliant job. They worked together, untangled beads, helped each other hang the decorations and encouraged one another well. Have a look at our photos below.

Advent Day!

What a wonderful day to celebrate the beginning of Advent!

Year One started the morning by joining with the rest of the school for assembly and then went on an adventure to find evergreen, holly and different foliage for our wreath. We discussed using green as a sign of new life and evergreen to show Jesus’ love for us never ends. We went to visit the Prayer Garden at our Church and collected lots of items for our wreath. Thank you Father Paul.

We made the wreath together as a class and took one down to Mrs Cannon and Mrs Rae to make sure they all had a reminder of Advent down in the office space. We were also lucky enough to have our own class prayer service with Fr Paul! He came to us live in the classroom and shared the gospel focus for the first week of Advent with us as well as taught us a little more about the wreath. We really enjoyed having our priest visit our classroom (even if it was a little different).

A great start and focus on the true meaning of this special time of year.

Children in Need 2020

Today we celebrated Children in Need, we wore our costumes, bright colours, pjs and lovely clothes to fundraise some money for children in our national community who need a bit of support.

We found out why we give money and celebrate Children in Need and looked at some of the reasons why children might need a bit of extra help. We said some special prayers for these children and families that need God’s help and strength at the moment.

We spent the last part of our afternoon doing some Pudsey themed activities and it was a lovely end to a very busy week!

 

Thank you to all who donated and supported the day; the children all looked wonderful.