The children woke up excited to take part in the wonderful activities planned for them today. They ate their breakfast, got ready and assembled with big smiles on their faces. Today we completed a 3 part rota of activities, which was started on Tuesday. The activities were: tree climbing & abseiling, bush craft and low ropes & crate stack. With the help of the brilliant instructors, all children have taken part in each activity with a wonderfully positive attitude. They have all commented on how well the children are showing our school’s values of love, honesty, respect and perseverance.
Following a delicious dinner of chicken pie and apple sponge we went down to the bush craft area and had a fire with hot chocolate. This gave us time to reflect on the week and share our experience, feeling and goals. A chance to relax and reflect together with a cup of hot chocolate and cake.
Now all showered and tucked up in bed looking forward to the morning activities and returning home to see you all.
Night night all, see you tomorrow.
Mr McGarvey, Miss Badger, Miss Paparozzi, Miss Pol and All Children.
Good evening everyone,
Today has been both exhilarating and tiring. After waking up, having breakfast and getting on with our jobs, we prepared ourselves for the big walk. We collected our belongings and made sure we were wrapped up warmly, then reviewed our basic navigation skills then set off in groups. Throughout the walk, we stopped at checkpoints that we could find on the map, this helped us understand where we needed to go next. It was lovely to sit down in the sunshine at Cooper’s Mill whilst eating our food. We played some team games before setting off again, this time using GPS to navigate our way back. Overall, we’ve walked a colossal 10km from the morning through to the late afternoon.
Once we had returned from our walk and had a scrumptious dinner of jacket potatoes, beans and pizza, we headed outside for a game of hide and seek. All of the children enjoyed this tremendously! This evening, everybody has visited the shop and bought different gifts; everything from a pencil to a stretchy frog in some cases!
Currently, the children are snuggled into beds for an early night after their busy day.
Tomorrow, children will be taking part in abseiling, tree climbing, crate stacks and bushcraft. We hope you’ll visit for the our last evening post!
Mr McGarvey, Miss Badger, Miss Paparozzi and Miss Pol.
Good evening everyone,
Children woke up bright and early (too early if you ask the teachers), ready for their next adventure. After a large helping of cereal and toast, the children were ready to start their day. Tummies filled, each group was given a job, ranging from sorting the recycling to collecting sticks for bush craft sessions. After the jobs were completed, to a high standard of course, we worked all together as a group and learned about the Solar System and how light gives us life and all about the food chain. After our taught session, we were then able to put this new knowledge to the test in a few games about the food chain.
Before we knew it, it was then lunch time! A delicious roll and veg sticks and dips- we tried something new and it was scrummy! We then split off into our groups ready to face a new challenge. Some of us took part in some bush tucker challenges, including making shelters and fires, another group faced some fears of heights, through abseiling! We climbed from the bottom of an artificial climbing wall, right up to the top! Finally, the last group took part in crate stacking- even the teachers got involved and made the tallest crate stack!
We really worked up an appetite so it was a good job it was dinner time! After two helpings of spaghetti bolognese and chocolate cake and custard we had enough energy for our final activity of orienteering around the center.
We have had a fantastic second day and we are now all tucked up in bed!
We can’t wait to find out what is in store for day three!
Night night everyone!
Miss Pol, Miss Paparozzi, Miss Badger and Mr McGarvey
It has been a whirlwind of a first day here at Frank Chapman. We have unpacked, made beds, took part in lots of team building activities and had long walk through the expansive forest here. It’s been great to see everybody smiling and getting involved in all of the fun games, despite the bout of heavy rain! Waterproofs were definitely needed! All groups had to work together to complete challenges, such as climbing through a spider’s web, carrying a ball suspended on a chain and collecting up balls into buckets as quickly as possible. We then finished the morning by trying to complete the egg drop challenge. This meant trying to create protection around our given eggs so that they wouldn’t crack. For lunch we had sandwiches, fruit and some wonderful cake!
After our delicious dinner of fish and chips, we went for a walk through the forest, ending up at the Magic Tree. We were able to make a wish here by pushing the tree as hard as we could. It has been such a busy day and everybody is nodding off to sleep! Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post!
Have a look at the pictures underneath, you can click them to see them in greater detail.
Miss Pol, Mr McGarvey, Miss Badger and Miss Paparozzi
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
Pupils in Years 4,5 & 6 took part in this years BBC Ten Pieces Festival at the West Bromwich Town Hall along with other local primary schools. It was a collaborative effort with pupils working together to create a performance which included body percussion, Dhol drumming and dance to ‘Connect it’ composed by Anna Meredith.
Pupils blew the audience away with their confidence, talent and creativity. A great performance enjoyed by everyone!