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All Saints CE Primary School 6th May 2020 Newsletter

As we go into another strange week, we just want to say thank you for all of your feedback and communication. In the last week we have spoken on the telephone to lots of you and it has left us with a mixture of happiness and sadness. It has been so lovely to hear the voices and chat to some of the children, but it did also hit home for a lot of us, just how much we are missing you all.

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.

https://forms.gle/SVkmoNLFW2U2wsCw9

Finally, a big thank you to the Frith family who are so clever and creative! They took the time to cheer up the big tree outside school for all to enjoy!

Mrs Palmer

E safety at home

As lots of the home learning is online, we thought now, more than ever, it was important to remember online safety. #OnlineSafetyAtHome has today been launched by the CEOP Education Team. They are producing a fortnightly email with new home activity packs for us to share with you. Each pack contains a simple 15-minute activity which you can do at home using the Thinkuknow resources. Please click on the link below which relates to your child's age or year group.

Activities for ages 4 - 5 https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/globalassets/thinkuknow/documents/thinkuknow/parents/pdf/thinkuknow-4-5s-home-activity-sheet-1.pdf

Activities for ages 5 - 7 https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/globalassets/thinkuknow/documents/thinkuknow/parents/pdf/thinkuknow-5-7s-home-activity-sheet-1.pdf

Activities for ages 8 - 10 https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/globalassets/thinkuknow/documents/thinkuknow/parents/pdf/thinkuknow-8-10s-home-activity-sheet-1.pdf

VE DAY Video

Just a reminder following my email and Facebook post...next Friday is the 75th Anniversary of VE Day. Due to the huge success of our last video... we would like to do another one- this time with you involved! If you would like to take part, please send a video or picture of yourselves celebrating to veday@asasps.org by the end of today, WEDNESDAY 6TH MAY. You could even wear red, white and blue!

By emailing us your pictures/videos you are agreeing to us sharing your images publicly.

AMAZING WORK TO CELEBRATE

An Icy Plunge- A Short Story by Riley Y6

The young pup peered down into the icy water with a growing feeling of trepidation. Only a few days old, she had learnt so much already from watching her mother, but this challenge was her greatest so far.

How would it feel to be submerged? What would she find lurking underneath the surface?

Questions filled her mind like a torrent of icy water, but bravely she inched closer to the edge…

She stumbled in, as the deafening roar of a Polar bear shook the ice. As she plunged into the chilled water she saw the light slowly disappear. Quickly her eyes adjusted to the dim, distorted ocean as it enveloped the small seal pup. Instinctively her flippers began to flap and her tail flipped as she propelled herself forward through the murky depths of the abyss. It was only then that she realised she was not alone as something brushed past her, warm and soft. Feeling apprehensive and beginning to tire she started to panic and her flippers flailed frantically as she scrambled upwards towards the light, however her attempts were futile as she found herself sinking deeper, not yet strong enough to fight the current. She had thought all hope was lost when something shifting in the shadows caught her eye. It grabbed her by the scruff of her neck, firm but gentle, and they erupted through the top of the water. She was placed on the cold, hard surface. Once in the sun she could tell who had saved her; it was the warming face of her mother, safe and snuggled up against her mum’s damp belly she immediatley fell asleep, drifting into a happy slumber. Feeling protected again, until her next adventure...

Some amazing perspective work in year 6!

By James
by Kaila
by Kelsey
by Luca

A brilliant range of work in year 1!

George has been doing some brilliant phonics work!
Joshua in year 1 has done an amazing book review of Paddington at the Zoo. What beautiful handwriting!
George in year 1 has also been doing some brilliant shape work in maths!

Isabel in year 1 has been showing lots of Christian Values by helping out at home. Well done Isabel!

Amazing Natural Art

Year 3/4 have been looking at making art using natural materials this week. Look at some of their masterpieces!

By Isaac
by Milo
by Esme- one of our fabulous ex-pupils :)
By Aidan
By Leah
By Luca
By Joshua C
By Joshua C

Google Classrooms

Lots of amazing stuff is popping up on Google Classrooms! We are all so proud of the activities you have been having a go at.

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 have had a lot of "requests" to edit documents. I am working my way through them as best I can but please note that you do not need to "submit" documents such as the Weekly Reflection Log. This means the document stays "open" and you can continue to edit it. Your class teacher can see any changes you make as they happen, even if it isn't submitted. If you are struggling to edit a document such as the Weekly Reflection Log, then try "unsubmitting" it.

If you get stuck with Google Classrooms please email helpmrsp@asasps.org and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Thanks,

Mrs Palmer

Join Hands!

We are really missing being together, so as a way of making us all smile, you are invited to join hands with us!

Draw a picture of yourself with your arms outstretched and attach it to our school fence when you are next out for your exercise.

Try and make your drawing weatherproof so that it lasts- we will leave a bucket of polypockets outside to help with this, along with some string.

Hopefully we can make a big line of us all holding hands!

Home Ideas

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VrZtBN7h2_klWqiN6LTTMSucD7Pk1g21/view?usp=sharing

If, like Mrs Palmer, your children are Minecraft mad then these worksheets could be the ticket to some easy English activities! They are suitable from year 3 upwards. Mrs Palmer's children LOVED them and she managed to complete some work while they had a go!

https://parsleymimblewood.wordpress.com/

This is a lovely free e-book, written by a teacher to help the children in her class understand lock down.

Parsley Mimblewood is a home-schooled kid who sees herself as something of an expert on “How to NOT go to School”. The story follows her daily whimsical adventures along with her 11 animals and 7 imaginary friends. Each chapter explores an issue that might be weighing on children’s minds at the moment such as missing friends, dealing with emotions and feeling cooped up.

https://www.calameo.com/read/000777721945cfe5bb9cc?authid=Xu9pcOzU3TQx

This is a beautiful picture book that is free to download. It is perfect for younger children and focuses on giving support to children who are worrying and struggling with all of these sudden changes. It reassures them that this time will pass.

https://mathcurious.com/

This website has some fun maths problems for all ages.

https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/9-12/book-hopes/

Completely free for all children and families, the extraordinary collection of short stories, poems, essays and pictures has contributions from more than 110 children’s writers and illustrators, including Lauren Child, Anthony Horowitz, Greg James and Chris Smith, Michael Morpurgo, Liz Pichon, Axel Scheffler, Francesca Simon and Jacqueline Wilson.

The collection, published by Bloomsbury, is dedicated to the doctors, nurses, carers, porters, cleaners and everyone currently working in hospitals.

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 ...

Charlie in Year 1

Russ and Maddison in Year 3

Joshua and Imogen in Year 4

Pennie in Year 5

We hope you have a lovely day!

Messages from Staff

Hello all,

I hope you are all well and doing lots of fun activities at home with your families. I'm sure you are doing lots of home learning as well! Keep up the great reading too.

I really miss you all, hopefully it won't be long before we are all together again in our class!

Take care and stay safe.

Mrs Oussia

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Hello everyone,

I really miss seeing you all and hope that it won't be too long before we are all together again. I'm keeping busy by doing lots of baking, I'd forgotten how nice homemade cake is! My family and I have been going on lots of walks to get our fresh air and daily exercise (and to walk off the cakes!) One day we even walked through Sapcote, Sharnford and Aston Flamville - I was very tired afterwards! I've even had a go at being a hairdresser by cutting my son and husband's hair (they did ask me to!) Seeing all the lovely things that Little Acorns have been doing on Google Classroom has made me feel very proud - keep up the good work!

Looking forward to seeing all of your smiley faces soon, stay safe.

Mrs Smith x

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Hi everyone,

I hope you are all well. I miss you all so much and hopefully soon we will all be together again. I have been going out on daily walks and enjoying the lovely countryside we have on our doorstep. I have also been challenging myself with online maths learning and other useful courses.

I look forward to seeing you all when this is over.

Stay Safe! Mrs Revell🙂

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....