Heights of Abraham – Year 3

Year 3 had a very busy day at the Heights of Abraham. We ventured to Matlock, Derby today. A big thank you to Mr. Cooke, Mrs. Rae, and Mr. Youson for driving. We took a cable car up to the top, with spectacular views. Lots of the children and adults had to overcome a fear of heights and be brave (101 pledge – Overcome a fear- check).

Once at the top, Year 3 had the opportunity to look and hear about different types of rock. We were extremely lucky and they gave us a crystal to take back to school.


Next, we made our way to the fossil factory. In the Fossil Factory Exhibition, we learnt about life millions of years ago and came face to face with a dinosaur fossil.

Then, we went down into The Great Masson Cavern. We heard about the cavern’s 300 million-year-old history and saw the cavern in the glow of a single candle to the whole chamber being flooded with light.

We all had a very exciting day and will sleep well tonight. Year 3 represented All Souls’ fantastically and serval members of the public commented on their behaviour and manners.


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.’


Happy New Year, Year 3 !

Happy New Year,  Year 3!


I hope you have all had a lovely Christmas and have enjoyed your time off. Wish we were together but I can’t wait to hear about all you have been up to very soon. Please work hard for everyone at home and I will speak to you all very soon.


Work has been added to your Google Classroom if you need anything I am just an email away.

[email protected]


Look forward to seeing all your hard work.

Miss Hayden 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

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.

We Took our Grammar Lesson Outside!

We have been learning about the importance of punctuation in our sentences. We had to orienteer to find words and then we had to be detectives to see what sentence Miss Hayden was trying to hide. We found the biggest clues to be capital letters for the start of the sentence and proper nouns. The full stop showed where the sentence ended.








We practised our problem-solving and teamwork skills.