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.’

 

Live sessions this week- Y2

Hello Year 2,

I hope you are having a nice weekend. Tomorrow at 9.45am we are going to be having our first live session which will be Maths based. Please could you make sure you have a pencil, your maths book and a copy of these shapes cut out ready to use. We will be using Google Classroom for the live session. The session will last around 20 minutes.

Hope to see you there,

Miss Clarke x

 

Hello Year 2!

Hello everyone,

It was lovely to talk to some of you today and catch up about your Christmas. I hope your first couple of days of homelearning have been ok. I am really interested to see how you have got on so please do send pictures of your work to [email protected] 🙂

 

Parents: if you have any feedback about how the work has been set or any more information you felt you needed, please let me know!

 

Speak soon and take care

 

Miss Clarke x

 

 

Friday in Year 2

On Friday we are planning to have PJ day as well as watching Arthur Christmas in the afternoon. We thought it would be a nice idea for the children to bring in their favourite snack to eat during the movie e.g. sweets, chocolate, crisps, popcorn etc.

 

Thank you for all of your support this term and I hope you have a lovely Christmas!

 

Miss Clarke and Mrs Elkins x

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

Year 2 homework

Hi everyone,

I have sent/set 3 pieces of homework this weekend:

  1. Spellings
  2. SPAG.com assessment- please don’t worry if your child finds this tricky, it is an assessment for the end of Year 2
  3. Maths- just to reassure you the children have all been able to do this this week. They might need a little reminder but they can do it! Please don’t worry if you don’t manage to finish both sides, I know there are a lot of questions!

Hope you have a nice weekend.

 

Miss Clarke

Y2 SPAG homework

Hi all,

Hopefully today (Friday 6th November) your child will have come home with 2 pieces of homework. One of these includes a log in for the website SPAG.com. They have a username and password, and once they have logged on, you will see a button saying ‘begin test’. Please could allow your child an opportunity to do this over the weekend. I will be using this website every week now as it allows me to see how they have got on with the task.

The other piece of homework is a look, cover and spell sheet with the days of the week on. These sheets do not need to be brought back into school but they will be tested on these spellings next Friday.

If you have any questions, please email me: [email protected]

Hope you have a lovely weekend.

Miss Clarke

The Month of the Holy Rosary

As the month of October draws to a close we shared in a whole school prayer service, via Zoom, to pray the Rosary together.

We reflected on the Luminous Mysteries, meditating on these Mysteries of Light work to bring us a deeper understanding to the life of Jesus. They fill in the spaces for the lesser known areas of the childhood of Jesus and His suffering and death on the cross.

Five brilliant readers from Year Six treated us to the readings of scripture of these five mysteries and the other classes joined in with prayer and reflection.

It was a joy to see all the year groups from Reception through to Year Six sharing in such a special prayer.

Brightening up the forest school!

A huge thank you to Mrs Elkins who has helped the children in Year 2 create this beautiful mural on the fence in the forest school. The children have added their own mini beast to the fence which will hopefully be there for years to come. It has brightened up the forest school area and we can’t wait for the other year groups to see it!