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!
Good evening everyone!
Another bright and early start (maybe too early for us teachers!!) to the morning. We woke up ready for our final full day, starting off with a yummy breakfast of cereal, toast and scrambled eggs, which set us up for our final rotation of activities.
Miss McFarlane and Miss Badger’s group had orienteering. At the start of the session, the children were excited to develop their skills to read a map and to understand a compass. Towards the end of the session, both teachers were amazed at how the children worked together as a team and they were able to find each point using their orienteering skills.
Miss Paparozzi’s group took off on the mini bus to walk to the top of Wenlock Edge. We had lots of fun jumping in the muddy puddles and finding fossils. We learnt all about the different hill ranges around the area and origins of different places around the development of the woodland area.
Mr McGarvey’s group had bush craft within the woods. They started the session very excited to learn their survival skills. The children’s order of survival items differed once more- water overtook chocolate with this group! They finished off the morning with building their dens. Unfortunately, Mr McGarvey’s group got very, very wet!
To finish our week, we asked the children their opinions of the residential and although this is just a snippet, each and every child has absolutely loved it!! They have risen to different challenges, worked together amazingly and they have had lots of new and exciting experiences.
All Saints children think that Edgmond Hall is…..
Liam Yr 2
“Really fun! Orienteering and the blindfold challenge was the best! I think this place is a nice place for trips.”
Benecia Yr 3
“Amazing because you get to do loads of fun things.” ” The funniest part was when I was feeding the animals.” “I would come back so I could have more adventures!”
Lexie Yr 2
“Cool!” “We did lots of fun things, like blindfolding games, free time and EVERYTHING!” “The best things are the obstacles because I actually like playing here!”
Haad Yr 3
“Good and awesome because you can do fun things and feed the animals.” “Playing in the field with my friends is the best part!”
Olivia-Leigh Yr 2
“I like when we got to go orienteering, when we used the maps to find the pictures.” “I would come back, and learn new things and meet new people again!”
Daisy- Mae Yr2
“I’ve enjoyed it, it’s fun!” “I’ve enjoyed playing outside”
Gyan yr 3
“I have enjoyed it, there is so much to do and I like that everyone is involved. If I had to rate it out of 10, it would get a 10!”
“I have enjoyed everything!! We get to do lots of activities that I don’t normally do and it has given me more chance to spend time with my friends.”
“I have loved the food! I also like that we spend lots of time outside and I can be with my friends.”
“I love that we have spent so much time outside. I have enjoyed all of the activities and challenges that we have had to do.”
As you can see, we have had the best week but we are also really looking forward to coming back tomorrow to see all of our friends and families.
Bye for now! We will see you tomorrow afternoon!
Having arrived feeling excited, we were given a tour around the grounds before it was time to unpack, remember where things go and the challenge for the day, make beds!! Children all completed this challenge using team work as well as persevering! This also gave them time to start building new friendships within their bedrooms.
Next, time to get messy! Children had some free time where they got to venture out onto the playing fields and found the biggest and the only mud puddle on the grounds! After running around, it was time for dinner: pizza, beans and salad and fruit for pudding! Of course, we all had empty plates!
Once their tables were tidy and table points had been counted, it was time for team building activities. They got put into their table groups with an adult at each group they had to move around to different activities. Each activity came with its challenges. Each group had to learn how to work within a team and how to communicate with each other in order to successfully complete each task.
Children really worked up an appetite and it was a good job as it was then dinner time! We had fish fingers, chips and peas, polished off with chocolate cake and chocolate sauce! Torches and wellies at the ready, Our evening activity was a night walk around the grounds and through the Edgmond forests. This really tired us all out, so when we arrived back at the center it was time for a hot chocolate before putting on our pajamas and heading to bed! Children slept well and are feeling refreshed, ready for today’s adventures!
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!