Mixing and matching

With the support of Ms Quinn through this afternoon, Year 4 have worked on their colour theory by mixing very exact amounts of the primary colours to make many different shades.

 

Check out our colour wheels, I think they look excellent!

Year 4’s Water Cycle

We got outside in the glorious weather today to make massive chalk diagrams of the water cycle. Can you see each step of evaporation, condensation, precipitation and collection?

Year 4 Water Fight

Tomorrow (Monday 19th) afternoon, Year 4 children will be taking part in a water fight on our school field to beat the summer sun.

Children can bring a small towel to help dry off, but will not require a change of clothes. Children do not need to bring any water pistols with them to school – these will be provided.

 

See you tomorrow (and start thinking of tactics!).

 

Mr Rolison

A busy week back!

What a week we’ve had!

 

From alpaca walking, meerkat wrangling and goat petting on Wednesday

to invertebrate hunts on Thursday, followed by a dinosaur invasion on Friday!

This certainly has been a busy return to school. Year 4 showed great behaviour throughout and positive attitudes when supporting friends who weren’t too sure of the animals they encountered. Well done!

 

 

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

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.

What can you do with a stick?

Using the power of their imaginations, Year 4 created a whole range of stick-related-activities within the Forest School this week. 

 

We had: -a bow and arrow

-a very handsome mustache

-a pull up bar

-a pick-axe

-a tug of war

and even our very own stick delivery service!

Year 4’s back at school!

Welcome back to the new Year 4 class!

It’s been brilliant to see all of Year 4 returning cheerful and ready to get stuck in to the school year!

On return to school, we were quick to make use of the rare September sun – with plenty of time spent outdoors in the first week. We even managed to get some ice lollies shared out!

Our first foray into the forest school for the year was to find and bury an acorn. We’ll check up on these soon-to-be plants through the year and see if any pesky squirrels managed to find our buried treasure.

On beginning our new R.E. topic of Creation, Year 4 held a prayer service celebrating the creation we find everyday around us within our own school grounds.

Further updates will be coming each week, so keep your eyes posted on the blog for news!