Our Class Saint is Saint Pope John Paul II.
Saint Pope John Paul II is the Patron Saint of World Youth Day and his special feast day is October 22nd.
To celebrate this special feast day, Year 6 are invited to come into school in non-school uniform wearing the colours blue, yellow or red to symbolise his coat of arms.
During this day, we will complete various activities to find out more about our class Saint and learn about what makes him so special.
Because he was Polish, we are asking children to bring in a Polish item of food (sweet or savoury, home-baked or shop-bought) so that we can share in some tasty treats as part of our celebrations!
Year 6 embraced the rain today and released their beautiful singing voices and dance moves to tick one of their 101 things from the All Souls’ Pledge off!
We loved using the place value counters to create, calculate and prove it!
We also enjoyed using dice and the game Yahtzee to put our skills into practice and compete against our partners!
What a fabulous first week in Year 6!
The children have loved being reunited with their friends and getting to know their (lovely!) teachers. They have all been very keen to get stuck into their new roles and all the responsibilities that come with being the oldest pupils in the school – even the minor things like sitting on the benches in assemblies and eating their lunch al fresco most days!
We are all super excited for the year ahead!
This year, due to COVID-19 restrictions, it has not been possible for us to allow children to walk to and/or from school unaccompanied. We do, however, recognise that, as part of the transition process to life at secondary school, it is important that children develop the confidence and independence to make their way to and from school. We have therefore made the decision, for the remainder of the academic year, to allow children who are in Year 6 to do this.
Any Year 6 parents who wish for their children to walk to and/or from school unaccompanied should follow the link below, read the information and then complete the declaration. Without this being completed we will, unfortunately, not be able to release your child at the end of the day, unless an adult is present.
Please also note that, at present, it is only Year 6 children that we will be allowing to walk to/and or from school unaccompanied.
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.’
We have been getting into the festive spirit this week in Year 6, wearing our Christmas jumpers, eating Christmas dinner and enjoying a visit from our friend, Olaf!
We also enjoyed taking part in the Christmas Chocolate Raffle – thank you to all those who bought tickets!
We hope you enjoy your Christmas cards as much as we enjoyed making them!
Have a lovely Christmas and a very happy new year. Stay safe! With love from all of Year 6 x
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.
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