All Saints C.E. Primary School

Day 2- The Adventure starts!

A nice bouncing start to the day! Children were up feeling refreshed after a good night’s sleep and we began the day enjoying the fresh air and morning sunshine before a hearty breakfast of cereal and toast! It was then time to go off into groups and begin the day’s adventures!

Miss P’s group began their morning with feeding the goats before learning the skill of orienteering. We worked in small groups to read a map and locate different areas, as well as learning to use each point on a compass. Miss was so impressed with our team work and great attitude towards learning something new!


Much to our amazement, the afternoon had a surprise in store! A visit from the Mayor of Sandwell! He came to visit the center and was greeted with our wonderful All Saints children. He was very impressed with how eager and enthusiastic the children were that he even joined us for lunch!

Miss McFarlane and Miss Badger were off to the woods to begin their bush craft and topic of survival. Children used their bodies to create an airplane and made it crash land! Each child was given an object to sort in order of importance from most to least. A chocolate bar was voted the necessity (obviously)! After completing this, they had to take shelter and make their own waterproof den! Even us teachers got involved!… “We are still drying off”.

Mr McGarvey and his group took off for a long walk to Wenlock Edge for the whole morning. Children had lots of fun jumping in puddles, throwing snowballs and climbing the biggest hill we’d ever seen before completing a 5 mile walk.


After our lunch of delicious sandwiches and sausage/cheese rolls, we continued on with our activities. Some of us made fires and even got to toast marshmallows over an open fire, whilst others were involved in different activities involving sowing seeds and a blindfolded trail through the woods. We have just enjoyed our tea of sausages (and veggie) with mash and vegetables with jelly and ice cream for pudding. We have had a fantastic second day and we are definitely ready for a good night sleep, ready to see what tomorrow brings!

Night night for now, we will be back tomorrow! 

Edgmond Hall Day 1- Arrival

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!


Trip to the Gurdwara

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.


What a performance!

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!


Rock Band Success!

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.




100% Day Autumn Term

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!



Problem Solving Day

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!





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.