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All Saints CE Primary School 13th May 2020 Newsletter

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.

https://forms.gle/SVkmoNLFW2U2wsCw9

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

Hello everyone!

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...

https://youtu.be/GAVCHH6ZO2s

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 rainbow@asasps.org! Have fun!

Closing date is Monday 18th May for this.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1IeW2nIRoVlFdoPDJiYi5cN3B4g9fc8R_?usp=sharing

Mrs Hirons

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 admin@allsaints.leics.sch.uk

Google Classrooms

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 helpmrsp@asasps.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.

Thanks,

Mrs Palmer

A poem for year 6

Class of 2020

This is the week that SATs would have started,

The classroom set up and the tables parted,

The vocab on the board, the displays all covered,

Your workbooks away, out of sight in the cupboard,

Instead you are home, you are doing your bit,

Protecting your families from getting sick,

It’s important right now, we’re in lockdown you see,

Being a part of world history,

You’ve all worked so hard, you should be so proud,

You’ve practised your SPAG and times tables out loud,

You’ve learnt your algebra to the Nth degree,

And now the tests, they will no longer be,

Some may be sad that they can’t take the tests,

“Hip hip hooray,” I’ve no doubt said the rest,

Whilst the tests are on hold and you stay home this term,

Remember that tests can’t measure everything you learn,

And we don’t need SATs results to tell us,

How hard you have worked, it’s easy to see,

You're awesome Year 6, let us shout it out loud,

You’ve made all your teachers so very proud,

So, please continue to learn, fill that brain up full,

And remember, we think you’re all wonderful!

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!

By Iris
By Khan
By India
By Esme
By Alfie

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!

Home Ideas

https://nursedottybooks.com/dave-the-dog-is-worried-about-coronavirus-2/

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.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw/channels?view_as=public

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!

Could you recreate a famous piece of art? This week my children and I are making a gallery for our Guinea Pigs to enjoy, just like the top picture! If any of you have a go at this too then I would love to see! Mrs P

https://drive.google.com/file/d/18EVgE6lD5p68_p3d4LFFnvWxJDSMNWZ7/view?usp=sharing

This is a lovely booklet from the NHS for kids which thinks about handling our emotions, staying healthy and connected, and saying goodbye to our worries.

https://www.starline.org.uk/

StarLine is a national home learning parent helpline established in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Led by a partnership of education and parenting organisations, the helpline provides parents and carers the opportunity to ask questions about home learning from qualified teachers with substantial experience and expertise.

Schools are working hard to provide ongoing education to children across the country during lockdown. We know that parents have an exceptionally difficult task trying to support their children’s learning and juggling many other commitments. StarLine makes sure that additional advice, guidance and reassurance is available to families six days a week as they continue to work and learn in the home environment.

Happy Birthday from all at All Saints for this week goes to ...

Harriet in Year 1

Bae and Felix in Year 2

Maddison in Year 3

Harry in Year 6

We hope you have a lovely day!

Nominate us to win £5000 of Book Tokens

https://www.nationalbooktokens.com/schools

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!

Collective Worship

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUtll3mNj5U&feature=youtu.be

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!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8vYxkbJSynSFt1N3kapLnQ?app=desktop

Our very own Reverend Mick has also started his own youtube channel where you can see his recent Easter worship sessions.

If you have been thinking about teacher training....

Credits:

Created with an image by Greg Nunes - "untitled image"