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.
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!
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 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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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
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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