During Holy Week we took part in an Easter bonnet parade to celebrate new life. We had a brilliant time making our bonnets and an even better time showing them off in our parade.
Everyone was full of enthusiasm, made a great effort and we all had a wonderful time together.
Well done and thank you to everyone who took part, to those who joined came to watch and support and a special thank you to our judges. A very difficult decision! Finally a big congratulations to our prize winners!
Years 5 & 6 really did live like Romans during this topic. Led by Mr McGarvey, pupils in years 5&6 cooked, ate, crafted and built just as the Romans did cooking up and tasting venison, rabbit stew and nettle soup and whittling spears, making fires and building shelters and of course catapults in case the time came to attack!
Pupils showed off their skills, talents and enthusiasm for their History and Outdoor learning and really got involved!
A great day had by all!
After this pupils attended a trip to Wall – A Roman site in Lichfield. Letocetum is an of ancient Roman bath site and was an important staging post for the military. Owned by the National Trust, there was also a museum which houses artefacts that have been excavated from the site over a long period of time. There were some truly incredible artefacts!
The staff who led us in activities for the day were brilliant, they answered all of our questions, were full of facts and we learned a lot from them!
It was lovely to hear from them when we got back to school.
‘The children were well behaved and they asked sensible questions or made relevant comments and were a credit to your school. It was lovely to hear that the children had much to say about the actual village of Wall and the Village Hall. It all adds to the experience.’ Julie ‘The friends of Letocetum’
Well done children and Thank you for a wonderful week!
Worship group led us in a special Mothers Day assembly where by we were encouraged to reflect and think about those special people in our lives who take care of us. We were reminded of each role they play in our lives with Worship group taking us through every step of the journey and showing us just how much they do for us.
With their mums in the audience receiving their very own badge of honour, it was a very special occasion.
Well done Worship group!
On the afternoon, we held Mothers day craft sessions. It was wonderful to see so many mums, aunties, sisters, grandparents – all those who look after us- enjoying quality time together being creative.
On Thursday 1st March, we came together to celebrate World Book Day. We all looked the part with our amazing outfits inspired by our favourite characters from our much loved books and bedtime stories. Teachers shared their favourite stories with us on the afternoon. We had a really great day!
The following week we were also very lucky to be visited by an Author of children’s books- Lawrence Prestige. He read his latest book to us in assembly and signed and sold his books in the hive after school. As you can see from the photographs. He was very popular!
All Saints loves reading!
On Friday 8th February Years 4,6 and 2 visited their local Gurwara. We were treated to a discussion about the Sikh religion and quizzed on our knowledge of facts. We did very well! High scores all round!
Sitting in the Gurdwara was really interesting as we were able to see things we had discussed in our classrooms like the pictures of the ten Gurus and the Holy Scripture – Guru Granth Sahib – being read.
We were then invited into the Langar where we sat together and were offered food.
We had a wonderful time together and look forward to our next visit.
On Thursday 15th we were treated to a performance by children who learn an instrument in school. Mrs Young led her Violinists, Mrs Lawrie led her Cellists and Mrs Sagoo led her Dhol Drummers ‘All Saints Dhol Saints’
What a talented bunch! Children played along with their teachers to demonstrate their skills and talent. Showing great confidence playing to a crowded hall including their classmates, teachers and parents. Children also played well together and were so in sync.
We are so proud of you all and we are looking forward to your next performance.
Thank you and well done!
On Wednesday 7th February we were treated to a performance by our very own After School Club, school rock band! The Band includes children from years 4-6 playing a variety of instruments from Acoustic Guitars to keyboard and electric drums. There are also singers who take to the microphone in solo and duet performances.
It was clear to the audience that the band have worked extremely hard and made fantastic progress in their after school club this term as their performance was outstanding. A real treat for everyone to see their class mates so confident, talented and working together as one unit.
Well done Rock Band! We look forward to your next performance.
Firstly can we say well done to all the children who achieved 100% attendance this term and were awarded their bronze badge for Autumn. You thoroughly deserved your 100% day to celebrate together.
Children enjoyed a magic show from Mr Custard who had everyone giggling, surprised and confused at times with his wonderful tricks. We even had some participants join him on stage for balloon modelling. Don’t they look wonderful in their new hats!
We also had fun getting creative with Christmas Crafts and tested our knowledge of Christmas with a team quiz. You certainly know your stuff!
To end the day we gathered together in the hall to watch a Christmas film with popcorn too!
Well done Everyone! Good Luck for Spring term!
Children in Phase 3 took part in ‘Problem Solving Day’ last week. As our children love Maths we prepared a day of exciting and challenging activities for them to take part in. In some tasks they worked as groups or pairs and showed great communication skills. Other tasks involved focus and concentration. Each class also took part in a workshop to put their problem solving skills to the test. The problem solving company” were very impressed with their listening skills, behaviour, ability to work as a team and above all their Perseverance when it came to tackling logic problems like the Tower of Hanoi or the Pentominoes puzzle.
Well done Phase 3!
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.