Children enjoyed meeting Zea the guide dog and Allan during assembly. Children were able to ask questions and find out all about guide dogs. They also got to meet Zea in their classrooms following the assembly. Allan was vey impressed by the children’s sensible behaviour and good questioning.
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World Book Day, which we celebrated across the whole week, was hugely successful at All Saints!
We packed our week with inspiration, competitions, workshops and creative lessons to help celebrate our love for books and reading.
This is the 20th year there’s been a World Book Day, and on 2nd March 2017 children from nursery to year 6 came together to appreciate reading – very excitedly and very happily!
The main aim of World Book Day was to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading. Therefore children took part in lots of book related competitions; we dressed up as our favourite characters (yes, even the staff!); we encouraged our families to come into school to read with us; we took part in a book swap; held workshops for our parents and even wrote an All Saints story!
Mental Health and Wellbeing Week
All Saints Primary School are supporting mental health and wellbeing week. We believe that the emotional well-being of our young people is just as important as their academic ability and by knowing how to manage their feelings and emotions will support them in getting the best out of their lives. We all know that from time to time we have to deal with difficult situations, disappointment and face problems and we at All Saints have always been committed to supporting our children, staff and families in this. We are proud of the partnership we have with families and the good relationships we have between staff and children. Managing emotions, knowing how to relax and feel good, having skills to self-regulate, building relationships and connecting with the world are all tools we should aim to have.
This week we are giving our children, families and staff the opportunity to ‘try out’ some of these activities and give some dedicated time to think about our well-being. Week beginning 6th-10th February is a chance to have ‘taster sessions’ in activities and locally available initiatives. There will be activities in school for the children to take part in to dedicate time to their emotional, health and physical well-being. Please get involved, support us and come along to the ‘market hall’ event on Thursday 9th February and other free sessions including relaxation, yoga, Smoothie Bike and Move with Peppa.
Thank you to everyone who participated in our E-Safety competition. We had so many wonderful entries which showcased pupils creativity, talent, confidence and above all knowledge and understanding of the importance E Safety. We can all learn and be reminded of the importance of being safe when we are online by reading, listening to and enjoying our pupils entries below. Well done E-Safety ambassadors!
E Safety website by Ganesh Bhavanasi
This years Art Festival was jam packed with talent from Years 1-6. Pupils and staff collaborated to showcase live dance, music, poetry, drama and artwork. Our audience showed their appreciated with continuous applause and laughter in all the right places. A great time was had by all involved! Here are just a few of the highlights!
The Art Exhibition showcased a broad range of skills, techniques and art forms from pottery, weaving and creative writing to oil pastel and photography.
Year 2 self portraits
‘The Thing’ By Year 1
Year 3- ‘Winston’ and Year 2 ‘Monet’ &’Miro’
‘Connect it’ Photography after school club
Creative Writing Treasure Chest
‘Cave man’ A variety of pottery, weaving and cave painting by Years 4,5&6
Smiles from Years 1-6 as they took to the stage for their performances.
Year 5 silent films inspired by Charlie Chaplin
All Saints School are top of the leader board. Thank you to everybody that took part.
On Friday 13th November, all the children in All Saints took part in fundraising for Children in Need. Coming dressed as a superhero or in non-uniform, donations were made to help support this fantastic event. During the afternoon, children from Years 1-6 also took part in a World Record Breaking attempt – the World’s largest lesson, with £1 being donated for every child taking part by the School Advisory Service.
Earlier this term, we also held a very successful coffee morning for Macmillan. We had lots of donations of cakes which the children…and adults really enjoyed! Lots of money was raised for charity through generous donations and purchases.
As you may all remember, last summer our children made poppies, using different
art forms, to commemorate the centenary of the First World War and last week we
were very lucky to have worked with such a talented artist from outside of our
school to create our art piece! ! Our original vision of having an outdoor
installation would have meant that our art of remembrance would have only been a
temporary structure due to the durability of the material. Therefore,
collectively, we decided on a cross that will be shared as an indoor art piece
within the local community as a tribute to our service men and women. How
fantastic does it look!
This summer you were set the challenge of taking a photo whilst reading….this could be anywhere and reading anything! It could be perched on a mountain, whilst splashing in the sea or on a swing in the park!
Mrs Richards has also submitted her reading entry. Where could she be?
We have our first pictures from the holidays, courtesy of Miss Tonks. Can you work out where she is?
A hundred years after the First World War stories are fading from memory.
Therefore, here at All Saints, we wanted to keep the memories alive.
Over the four year period of the centenary we have commemorated the anniversary
in many different forms, but this year we wanted to do this on a grander scale.
With this in mind a suggestion was to re-create the scenes that were witnessed
at the Tower of London between July to November 2014. We contacted a local
artist who helped put our vision into practice and over the summer term all of
our children created a poppy out of different materials.
We have sold a large percentage of the poppies to our families which has helped
support a service charity in the UK – The Royal British Legion. The Royal
British Legion is the nation’s largest Armed Force charity, providing care and
support to all members of the British Armed Forces past and present and their
families with whom we have established a strong partnership with over the years.
Look out for an installation in the school grounds that will become a permanent
art display and a reminder of a time that should not be forgotten.