We hope you all had a relaxing bank holiday- our VE Day Video was amazing and we couldn't be prouder of our school. Thanks to all those taking part. If you haven't seen it yet then you can find it through this link https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KCsQVjcRUfTdsEU0CIKcOZD4CWl6e0RC/view?usp=sharing
On Sunday, when the prime minister spoke, he referred to education and to EYFS, Year 1 and Year 6 children returning to school first. As yet, we have no concrete plans or a set date for this happening but I can assure you that we are working closely with our trust leader and with the other head teachers in the trust to begin to draft some plans. At the heart of these plans will be the safety of our children and staff. We will be in contact with you as decisions are made.
Please continue to let us know how things are going and if there is anything we can help with. By now you should have all received a link via email to our latest Parent Survey. We know that this year has already been a year of change with lots of new staff, new classrooms and a growing school. Your opinions do matter to us and we would like to encourage you to complete the questionnaire which asks questions about school, both before and since the partial closures. If you haven't received the email with the link, please click below. It will remain open until Friday 22nd May.
Finally, a big thank you Mrs Smith who produced our beautiful bunting outside of school and to those of you who have helped to create our gallery of pictures on the fence. It's not too late for you to do one. They can either post it through the school letter box and we'll put it up or you can put it up yourself. There are some plastic wallets and pegs there for you to use. We stand together as one!
Look To The Rainbow Project
We are doing an exciting singing project across All Saints, Ullesthorpe and Sharnford!
A special song has been created for children in schools by songwriter Becky Drake. Here is a video of the project and an example of what we will be trying to recreate...
If your child would like to be part of this we would like them to watch the video lesson I have created. During the video lesson I will teach you the song. Once your child has completed the video lesson they will need to download the song (link to materials is below or you can find it in your child's Google Classroom). They will need you to record them singing along to the song. The children must have earphones in during their performance when you record them so that we can only hear their voice and no track. Please only submit your child's video if you are happy for them to take part in this project which will be shared with members of the public, particularly on our school Facebook page.
We are really excited about this project and look forward to seeing your videos. Just upload them to your Google Classroom or email to firstname.lastname@example.org! Have fun!
Closing date is Monday 18th May for this.
We are looking for someone to join our Lunchtime Team
From September we are looking for a lunchtime supervisor to join our team at All Saints. Working hours would be 11:45-1pm, Monday to Friday.
We are looking for a positive person who enjoys working within a team. The successful candidate would be responsible for the supervision of children both outside and in the dinner hall. They would need to be on hand to support children in their games and social interactions, dealing with any issues which may arise in line with out Positive Behaviour Policy and our First Aid Policy. (Training would be given).
Most importantly, you would have to be fun and enjoy facilitating children's games!
If you are interested and would like to find out more, please email the office at email@example.com
We have noticed quite a dip this week in how much is being accessed online. We know things are really tough so please don't feel guilty or worry if you or the children have had a wobble with it all!
Just a reminder that the main reason we have chosen Google Classrooms is so that we can keep in touch with you all through the Weekly Reflection Log. Please could we ask that you ensure this is accessed where possible, even if it is just a couple of lines. We just like to know how you all are!
If you get stuck with Google Classrooms please email firstname.lastname@example.org and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Please don't hesitate to contact us if there is anything we can help with.
All Saint's Superstars
Lots of fabulous activities have been going on at home and at the hub this week.
These fabulous Elmers were made at the hub by some of our children- aren't they cute?
Look at all this lovely Forest Art!
Our Little Acorns have been busy too!
Arthur made a brilliant Supertato and Evil Pea for Supertato week!
Dylan recreated Baby Bear’s rocket fantastically for the Whatever Next story and replicated all of the props used by Baby Bear in the story!
James made a super junk model rocket as part of our "Whatever Next" week.
Millan made 3 different sized rockets to show his understanding of size, during our "Whatever Next" themed week!
This is a really sweet book for children about coronavirus that aims to give information without fear.
With everything that is going on at the moment; big changes to children’s routines and lots of stories on the news it can be a really scary time for children.
This book aims to open up the conversation about coronavirus and some of the things they might be hearing about it and provide truthful information in a reassuring and child friendly manner.
The link above will take you to a series of youtube videos which you could use as a daily phonics session. All lessons are introduced by celebrities, including children's TV presenters. The videos are live at certain times of the day but you can also watch them afterwards any time you want. Below is the timetable for each lesson.
Say thank you to our superhero key workers by taking part in The Kids Table Paper Dolls Project 🌈
Inspired by Julia Donaldson and Rebecca Cobbs' The Paper Dolls, you can download a template here to take part: https://buff.ly/3cfRhDN
Hang your dolls in the window to give key workers a smile as they pass by!
Nominate us to win £5000 of Book Tokens
We are trying to complete the build of our new library and update books in classrooms this year. If you get chance, please think about nominating us to win this prize and share with friends and family too!
At this unique and challenging time in the United Kingdom over 65 churches and movements, representing hundreds of others, have come together online to sing a blessing over our land. Standing together as one, their desire is that this song will fill you with hope and encourage you.
Our buildings may be closed but the church is very much alive!
Our very own Reverend Mick has also started his own youtube channel where you can see his recent Easter worship sessions.
Created with an image by Greg Nunes - "untitled image"