All Saints C.E. Primary School

Ingestre Hall Day Four and Last Day: Dancing in a Disco and Leaving.

Hello everyone,

We had a super busy Thursday and Friday. Finally, we were able to present our masterpieces to the rest of the children at Ingestre. It was brilliant to see so many proud faces beaming as they showed the rest of the children what they had achieved throughout the week. During our free time on the same day, we explored the grounds a little more (check the pictures for a few snaps of this).

Everybody really enjoyed our last dinner together, then we headed upstairs to pack our bags and get ready to disco! We all danced to a mixture of songs, from Taylor Swift to Michael Jackson. We then headed up to bed, exhausted after so much boogieing.

Once we woke up for our final morning at Ingestre, we stripped the beds and made our way downstairs (with suitcases) for a delightful breakfast. After that, we reflected on our time at Ingestre in the Red Room, completing our diaries and our Arts Award! Sadly, it was then time to depart. After a slight delay with our coach, we waved a grateful goodbye to all the staff at Ingestre and were on our way home.

It is wonderful to say that all the children and staff have had a brilliant time on our week away. We appreciate the support from all parents and carers, and would like to thank the staff of Ingestre once again.

Thank you everyone! Hope you all have fun hearing all the stories from our week away.

Miss Pol, Miss Snaddon, Miss Badger and Mr McGarvey.

Day 3- Art, Cinema and Icecream

We woke up bright and early after a fabulous night sleep (even with the church bell practice). After a fantastic breakfast we were set to start our day of adding more content to our artistic pieces.

In dance we managed to add more flare and finesse to our developing choreography. Throughout music we expanded our lyrics and made the songs have more clarity in the melody. Within art, we started to add detail to make their creations start to come together. Whilst in drama, we add more of our own thoughts/ideas to expand our theatrical performance.

All our creations are coming along amazingly! With every extra workshop we learn new skills and how to be more confident in ourselves!

Lunch was superb, curry and rice with a poppadum so many of us tried it and love it!

Everyone at home get ready for our curry orders! All so excited for pudding jelly and ice cream, which was delicious.

The last workshop was to interview the tutors about their creative backgrounds and finished off with a pick tea which hit the spot! J

What an unbelievable evening! Teachers treated us to a 3D cinema experience watching Despicable Me 2. It was a great way to finished off the day with singing and dancing along to YMCA minion style!

Children can’t wait to see you tomorrow.

Day Two: Getting Creative, Reflective and Proud.

Good morning everybody,

Yesterday was eventful! All of the groups participated in a full day of learning, ending with a working progress showcase, where we got to see snippets of our creations. Each group presented the methods they had been using to create their pieces. We are all working on the theme of ‘Time Travel’, but with each group adding their own twist on the topic. As our teachers were walking around, they were amazed by the overwhelming progress we’ve already made.

In the evening, we reflected on our day’s learning by writing in our Arts Diaries, then we wrote home to you! Keep an eye on the letterbox! We all settled down to bed, but were rudely interrupted by some unexpected Church Bell practise! Don’t worry though, all of us fell asleep soon after the practise had stopped.

Here are some of our thoughts so far:

Dylan, Year 6 – ‘I’ve liked working with different people from different year groups.’

Pavan, Year 4 – ‘I have built up my confidence.’

Taran, Year 4 – ‘I’m proud that I didn’t cry today when I was writing my letter home. I was brave.’

Kian, Year 5 – ‘It’s fun. It’s fun in Art learning different things.’

Hargun, Year 6 – ‘Music is great, it’s brilliant being taught by a real musician.’

We hope you enjoy looking at our work! Stay tuned for another post this evening or tomorrow morning. All of the children once again send their love; they can’t wait to share all of their adventures with you.

Ingestre Hall Day One: Arrival!

Good afternoon all,

Firstly, thank you all for waiting for our first post. We had a busy, brilliant day, full of activity. Once we had arrived, we had a talk in the Great Hall and all of the staff at Ingestre introduced themselves. We then went up to our dormitories, found our rooms, unpacked and got our belongings organised. After, we had a guided tour around Ingestre, learning about the rich history this fantastic building has to offer. In the pictures, you’ll be able to see some of the rooms, such as the Great Hall, Yellow Room, beautiful grounds and some of the classrooms. In between all of these activities, we squeezed in a bit of free time outside with a scrumptious lunch afterwards!

We had our first session in our different groups yesterday, which we loved taking part in. Not only this, we have also been given Art Diaries to record our daily thoughts into, to help us work towards achieving our Arts Award. In the evening, after having dinner, we had more free time whilst groups visited the Art Installment based around World War I. We were immersed in the world of wartime history through the artist’s talented display and use of artefacts. 

As our evening drew to a close, we began to get showered and changed, ready for bed. We all snuggled down into our beds and had a restful nights sleep. 

Look for our next post either this evening or tomorrow morning. All the children send their smiles and love!

 

Zea the Guide Dog

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.

For more photographs, go to our ‘Recent Events’ page on our Parents tab.

World Book Day

 

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!

        

        

 

 

 

 

Move with Peppa

 

 

 

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.

 

 

E Safety Competition

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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!

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E Safety website by Ganesh Bhavanasi

 

 

Arts Festival Success!

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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.

 

 

Smiles from Years 1-6 as they took to the stage for their performances.

 

 

 

 

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Ten Pieces Festival

 

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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!