All Saints CE Primary School 2nd July 2021 newsletter

Fond Farewells and See You Soons!

As we began this academic year, we were not expecting it to take the direction it did! But once again, our school family has demonstrated real strength and a deep sense of community. I am proud of our school and everything that it stands for.

I would like to end the term by saying a huge thank you to the children who have demonstrated resilience throughout the year. We are very proud of each and every one of them. A huge thank you also goes to the staff. They are exhausted as they have worked tirelessly to offer the very best of everything to your children. What a fantastic school staff we have! I'd like to thank you too, as parents. You have supported the school in many ways and we are delighted to work with you. We hope you feel that you are partners with us in your child's education.

I wish you all a wonderful summer break.

Miss Prokipczuk

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Farewell Year 6

Some of our children are in their final days of their time at All Saints. On Tuesday the children took part in an emotional Leavers' Service. Reverend Mick opened with a prayer and gave his best wishes and advice before the children began sharing their hopes, dreams and thanks through prayers. Mrs Allen, Mrs Smith, Miss Prokipczuk and Mrs Palmer also said a few words. The children treated us to two songs which were sung beautifully. A recording of the service was taken on "zoom" and has been shared with year 6 parents.

We are incredibly proud of our year 6 children. They have persevered, grown and flourished in their time here, making good friends and showing us what a huge asset to All Saints they are. We will miss this year group very much. We are sad to have not been able to celebrate as fully as we would have liked due to restrictions but we are still adamant that we can enjoy our last few days together.

A poem for year 6, by Mrs P

Goodbye Miss Glenn

Our lovely Miss Glenn is off to pastures new at the end of this term. Soon Miss Glenn will also be married and so she is relocating to be closer to family as she begins this new adventure.

Miss Glenn is a fantastic teacher and friend to many here at All Saints. She is kind, considerate and ALWAYS calm. We think she might just be unflappable! The whole team will really miss her and everything she brings to All Saints.

We wish Miss Glenn all the best with her move and her upcoming nuptials! Please stay in touch!

Goodbye Mrs Wale

Mrs Wale has been working with us this year to help us recover after the pandemic. Mrs Wale has been running interventions to support children with missed learning and the impact of her work has been phenomenal, not only on children's knowledge, but more importantly, on their confidence.

Mrs Wale is off to a new primary school where she will return to classroom teaching. We will miss her support very much as well as her cheery, smiley demeanour! Thank you so much from everyone at All Saints for your hard work, and good luck with your new class!

Our non-uniform day for Euro 2020 raised a fabulous £156

Thank you to everyone who joined in!

Travelling Back in Time- Victorian Day for Key Stage 1

Key Stage 1 have missed out on their trips this year but were, luckily, able to enjoy a visit from two Victorian experts! Liz and Russ delivered interactive talks to Ash, Oak and Maple class - showing Victorian artefacts, clothing, school lessons, toys and answering questions about the Victorian era.

When they weren't participating in the talk, the children had some engaging activities to complete in the classroom including making a clay rowing boat after learning about Grace Darling! Mrs Dawkins even did a Drill PE lesson.

To really get into the Victorian spirit, the children and staff dressed in Victorian clothes all day- and we think they looked adorable!

Forest School

Forest School provides inspiring and long term opportunities for everyone. Providing a wide range of opportunities where children can enhance key learning beyond the classroom, in a safe environment, is a powerful way to help children develop in confidence, build independence and encourage resilient and positive learners.

Learning is developed in a holistic, sensory way. Allowing children the opportunity to take supported risks, while learning how to risk assess the environment around them, pushing their boundaries and developing themselves as a person. Forest School can provide some children with opportunities that they would never experience otherwise. It gives them a fantastic springboard to form a greater understanding of the world that we live in and helps them to appreciate and care for the natural environment.

Activities we have been doing

Over the last term, we have learnt so much about the natural environment and how to look after our world. We have been creating our own bug hotels to place around our school. The children have been creative using a range of natural materials to make dens for our little friends in the forest. As well as building large shelters for themselves using the ropes and tarpaulins. They had to make the shelters water proof, and to test them we had fun throwing a bucket of water over them (they were so well built that no one got wet!!)

Some children have been very creative and made their own swings using the ropes and planks of wood.

Every child has had a go at fire lighting using a flint and steel. We then used their fires to start our large camp fire. We talked about fire safety and why it is important to kneel in the respect position. We have cooked a range of yummy food on our open fire: ‘smores’, pizza wraps, toasting marshmallows and hot dogs.

The children have used a range of tools in the forest area:

  • loppers and secateurs to cut down nettles and over grown plants.
  • Hammers and nails to make a piece of artwork, which involved weaving wool around the nails.
  • Potato peelers to whittle sticks and then moving onto sheaf knives, making sure we are wearing a glove on our helping hand.

The children have been playing a range of games that involved both pair and team work- focusing on turn taking, sharing, and supporting each other, while building their own confidence and resilience.

The children have enjoyed climbing trees and travelling along the slack line; learning to task risks, building their confidence and risk assessing for themselves while they are climbing.

Next year we are very happy that Miss Carvell and Mr Troke will be continuing to provide Forest School. We hope to be able to give more and more children this wonderful experience.

Whole School Debate Day

Last Wednesday, here at All Saints we held a whole school debate day with the theme of 'Looking After Ourselves' from which each year group and every child presented and argued a debate question: for example, EYFS asked 'Is Chocolate good or bad?' and Year 6 debated the question, 'Do computers bring positive benefits to us?'

This was the first whole-school Debate Day for All Saints and it seems to have been a real success: children were able to develop their skills and confidence in public speaking, teamwork, presentation and putting together arguments. It was an enriching experience for the children, and we look forward to creating more opportunities at All Saints to support their oracy in the future.

Well done!

Mrs Allen

Literacy Lead

We bought a BUS!

As you all know, we are growing rapidly as a school. This means that we are in need of more intervention space for small groups and individual work. We do not want to build on any more of our land, but we do have a thin strip of land at the back of the Key Stage 2 playground which is empty. Mrs Palmer got to thinking about what we could build on such a long, thing space, then she had a bright idea! What is long and thin? A BUS!

So All Saints, with the kind help of the Goodacre Turner Fund, have just purchased a big blue double decker bus. The bus will be stripped out to turn it into an intervention space for small group work, reading, life skills etc.

The bus will be on the front playground until the building work is finished, then it will be moved to the back playground. It will be sited along the boundary with the cemetery to provide much needed privacy. After it has moved, we will begin work to build patio areas around it, gardens and fit it with solar panels to power lighting.

We are looking to make this a community project. Please click on the link below to be taken to a form where you can share any suggestions you may have including a name for our big blue bus. You can also indicate if you would be able to support us in any way with donations or skills! We will need some vinyl flooring and someone who could help fit it, bean bags and cushions, sets of resources to stay on the bus, a carpenter to help with some adaptations and gardeners/landscapers! Anyone with any knowledge of solar panels would also be very welcome!

When the bus has its grand opening, the person with the winning name suggestion will help with the ceremony!

The writing will be taken off the side!

Singing Superstars!

Year 3 in Rowan and Conifer have been learning songs and have been writing their own All Saints song!

We love their chorus which ends with, "When you're feeling down, All Saints will lift you up!"

It was great to hear them perform! Well done!

Due to the ongoing effects of the pandemic, many families have found it difficult financially.

You are not alone.

When? Each Wednesday from July 14th – August 18th

What? Come and collect a cooked lunch, along with a bag of goodies for a meal to cook at home.

Where? Pick-up locations – Evergreen Hall, Sharnford & All Saints Church Hall, Sapcote

This is a joint venture by the churches in Sapcote and Sharnford, with the pre-schools, primary schools and support from Hinckley Area Foodbank, for families and people in the community.

Please note your details will not be held after the summer holidays to protect your privacy. By providing timed collection slots, we hope to keep everyone’s visit personal.

Science Questionnaire

We are really interested to find out how parents in the All Saints community see Science as a subject. If you click the button below, you can help us understand more by answering the questions on an online form. The questionnaire is anonymous, and your opinions can be of great help for us to understand how we can make Science learning better for our community.

Thank you.

Mr Wyness

Science Lead.

Have you lost some Guinea Pigs?

There have been some sightings of Guinea Pigs running around our Forest School area... do you know anyone who has lost some? We haven't managed to catch them as yet! Please get in touch if you can help.


We have been working hard over the last few months to look at residential trip opportunities for children in Key Stage 2. The trips are so valuable and are often one of the highlights of a child's time in primary school.

Going forwards, we are delighted to be able to continue to offer all children two opportunities to go on residential trips. The first will be in Year 4 when they will go on a two night trip to Beaumanor Hall. The second will be in Year 6 when the children will go to Mount Cook Adventure Centre, on a four night, Monday to Friday residential. Both of these trips will take place in the Spring term.

We will be writing to parents of children going into Years 4 and 6 with more information in the coming weeks.


The Arts Team are launching a new competition to find our artist of the term. The theme this time is Summer! Please give your entries to your teachers to pass to Miss Carvell, Miss Ellingworth or Miss Oram.

School Uniform from Hole In The Wall

Our new PE uniform is also now available. In the Autumn term we will continue to ask children to attend school already wearing their PE kit. This has saved no end of time this last year and is one of the things from Covid that we would like to keep! We certainly won't miss lost socks!

We would like children to take as much pride in their PE uniform as they do in their everyday school uniform.

Hole in the Wall in Hinckley have now set up a website so that parents can order uniform on line. The website is



Wake and Shake has been fabulous this term- what a way to start the week!

Thank you Mrs Dawkins.

We have had a good turn out each week, and even some year 6s joining in with the final Macarena! Wake and Shake will resume on Monday 6th September for Key Stage 1!

Athletics Club

Our key stage 2 children have been enjoying Athletics club this term and have made super progress whilst having fun! They're so fast we can't even get a picture that isn't blurred!

Clubs next Term

We are excited to announce that we will be working with didi sports and Future School Fitness next academic year.

The programmes are run by Vicky Macqueen, former England rugby international and Ex PE teacher, who runs didi sports, and Dean Clafferty, Ex PE teacher who runs Future Schools Fitness, all in the local area! The programmes ensure all children have fun, gain confidence, and improve their physical fitness and skill in a safe and engaging environment.

Sessions run in half term blocks so the first 6 week block will start week beginning Monday 6th September and finishing Week ending October 15th 2021

Monday – Years 3 and 4 - Multi sports

Tuesday – Years 1 and 2 - didi rugby

Wednesday – Years 5 and 6 – Multi sports

Cost is £4 a session, so total will be £24 for the first half term.

After October half term, when our Little Acorns have settled in, there will also be Didi Rugby for EYFS on a Thursday after school.

More information and the link to book has been emailed out to you.

School Games Resources

The School Games have released 'Active Recovery' resources. The resources aim to help children and young people to boost their health and wellbeing by promoting being active before, during and after the school day. Please see the link below consisting of a list of activities, provided by physical activity and sports organisations. https://www.yourschoolgames.com/active-recovery/

Building Work Updates

The building work continues into the summer with the new Year 1 classroom and group room being completed, before moving on to our hall extension. Hopefully when we are no longer worrying about bubbles, we will be able to fit the whole school into the hall!

Thank you for your continued support with pick ups and drop offs as we get through this time. It will all be worth it!

WOW- so many birthdays to celebrate over the summer!

Happy Birthday this time goes to...

Robert, Isadora, William, Thomas, Harper-Lea, Lucian, Tillie, Logan, Alice, Ruben and Aida in Little Acorns

Beatrice, Kourtney, Olly, Margot, Lily, Corra, Bethany, Nathan, Madison, James and Arthur in Year 1

Louie, Dougie, Louie, Zoe, Maya, Serennah and Lucia in Year 2

Jeevan, Jack, Johnny, Lillie-Mae, Paddy and Martha in Year 3

Jayden, Leah, Luca, Isaac, Bella, Anna and India in Year 4

Emily, Mitchell, Abbie, India and Lilly in Year 5

Keeva, Joshua and Rylan in Year 6

Health and Wellbeing

PTA Scarecrow Festival

Conkers & Kidspace

Get into Teaching!

Useful Dates

Don't forget to have your say about our term times at: https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/have-your-say/current-consultations/have-your-say-on-school-term-time-dates?fbclid=IwAR1stAsU7zgeFNJcBo9m3EAu7hUNAkWzEmyQ8oAxIqQ8QBuTzkmRvY4qRO4

School closes for Summer Break -Friday 9th July

Wednesday 25th August- Year 1-6 Return for Autumn Term (EYFS have a part time-induction)

Thursday 16th September 2021

We will be holding a "Meet The Teacher" event on 16.9.2021. By this time, we are hoping to be able to invite you into school to meet our staff and see short presentations on what to expect in the coming year. More information to follow.


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