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All Saints CE Primary School 6th November 2020 Newsletter

A Message From Mrs Palmer

Autumn has well and truly set in now! Whilst Mr Troke is getting fed up of sweeping up leaves, we are loving the autumn colours that are scattering across the school site. It is getting a bit chilly outside now, but please rest assured that our heating is on and despite having windows open for ventilation, the classrooms are remaining at a consistent, comfortable temperature. I do think the children are enjoying having snuggly blankets though!

As we are heading into the festive season, keep your eyes peeled for some exciting things. We will be doing our very best to ensure that the children and yourselves enjoy the season in as many ways as possible- if we have to do a virtual nativity, then so be it!

As ever, thank you for all of your support and feedback. Stay Safe!

Don't forget to follow us and stay in touch via our Facebook page

Pine Class Lead Collective Worship

Our first Virtual Class Lead Collective Worship took place this week. On Tuesday, Pine Class talked to us all about stewardship, anti-bullying and friendship.

They spoke beautifully, included drama, dance, song and some excellent poetry.

They really were fantastic! Thank you Pine class for leading our collective worship- it was so lovely for us to be able to carry on with this tradition. A huge thank you also to Miss Oram for organising and editing it all, so that we could enjoy it virtually!

Forest School

Even though we have had some bad weather, Forest School has continued! They have created a fabulous canopy to work under so that they can still enjoy the area, even when it is pouring with rain! These photos were taken while it was torrential and you can see that they are still having a great time. The children are enjoying learning lots of new skills including cooking- this last week they have made pizza wraps and smores- yummy!

Key Stage 1

Look at all these fabulous photos from Key Stage 1. They are all working their socks off! We have some super autumnal art and writing, some diva lamps from where the children have learned about Diwali and some stained glass window art. We also have lots of shiny new reading books which match perfectly with the children's levels of phonic understanding.

Little Acorns

It is so much fun visiting the Little Acorns! Here is a little glimpse of what they have been up to.

Some beautiful self portraits

At the moment they are using lots of autumnal objects to help with their learning- here they have been building cvc (consonant, vowel, consonant) words using conkers and objects for inspiration.

The children can use the puppets and animals to say the sounds they recognise from the log slices.

Check out this autumn artwork!

WOW Alice- your work is amazing! What super writing!

Look at the gorgeous story stones and spoons that Miss Carte's dad has painted for us! This must be where Miss Carte's talents come from!

Some super, bright firework displays that the children created completely independently. Some brilliant fine motor and cutting skills used here!

Key Stage 2

Here is a little snapshot of what Key Stage 2 have been up to recently.

Year 3/4 have been looking at the the prehistoric era . They have been thinking of questions which they would like to ask and creating some amazing art work.

Year 5/6 have begun work on Macbeth! We have been creating story maps and boards to really get to know the story. We have tried to unpick the Shakespearean language and this week have moved on to writing our own modern versions of the play.

Hello Yellow!

On Friday 9th October we came together to support Hello Yellow, which is a charity that focuses on young people's mental health. The children looked so bright and cheerful and helped us to raise £195.41! This is a super amount of money to go towards helping young people.

Visit https://youngminds.org.uk/about-us/who-we-are/ to find out more about this incredible charity.

Website

Don't forget to check out our new website www.allsaintssapcote.com

If you could set the website as your home page, this would help us move up the Google Charts so that people can find us more easily.

Lots has been updated including our photos and information on our curriculum and class pages.

Parents Evening

Parents' Evening will take place on November 10th and 12th from 4p.m - 7p.m. Hopefully you have all received the email helping you to book your appointments via Arbor. (Some of you may have been invited to have a Pupil Passport meeting instead.) Due to current restrictions, we will be having these conversations over the phone or virtually. We thank you for your understanding this year and hope to be back to normal by the spring!

WOW- so many birthdays to celebrate before the next newsletter!

Happy Birthday this time goes to...

Sage, Margot and Noah in Little Acorns

Noah and Taylor in Year 2

Willow and Ethan in Year 3

Bethany, Kabe and Maxwell in Year 4

Tianna, Jimmy, Aidan, Josh and Chloe in Year 5

Connor, Carys and Theo in Year 6

We hope you have a lovely day!

Harvest

WOW! The tables were literally groaning under the weight of our Harvest Collection! The collection came to a whopping 118.6kg and had a value of £207.55. This will really help local families in need. Thank you all so much for your generosity.

https://hinckleyarea.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-food/

Google Classroom and Homework

We have been so impressed by the engagement on Google Classroom for our homework activities. We know this is a big change to how homework was set last year, but in light of the pandemic it has worked really well for us to avoid any extra materials going back and forth between home and school. It also helps us prepare for if we had to close for any reason. We would then move to online learning and live lessons. Thank you to everyone who is engaging with the homework activities- as always we are happy to help wherever possible and appreciate feedback.

Speech And Language Q & A

Join the EPIC Speech and Language Therapy Services team for access to a FREE online Questions & Answers webinar, where you will have the opportunity to ask any questions you might have about your child's speech, language and/or communication.

Tuesday 8th December 2020

https://bookwhen.com/affinitytsa/e/ev-sh2e-20201208153000

Health and Wellbeing

LSLSSP have come up with some newsletters inserts for parents/ carers for each month of the academic year. The newsletters are designed to give parents a basic understanding of health and well-being. They include links to websites for more detailed information and helplines/further support.

This month's newsletter looks at anxiety.

Conkers

Our before and after school club, provided by Conkers is running. Conkers have put lots in place to ensure children remain safely in "bubbles". More information is below.

Teacher Training with us through TELA

Useful Dates

Parents Evenings- Tuesday 10th and Thursday 12th November

Children In Need - Bring £1 and dress as a Superhero or in non-uniform, perhaps with spotty/yellow accessories

Christmas lunch - Wednesday 16th December (menu will be email out in due course)

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