Welcome to our Latest News page. Here you’ll find out about what’s been happening at All Saints’ throughout the week in Mrs Woodall’s weekly Blog and see photos of events that have taken place. You’ll also find out about which class won the attendance award this week.
Click on the links below to find out who has deserved a special mention this week and which class won the weekly attendance trophy.
Cinderella & Rockerfella
Decorating Christmas Jars
Anti-Bullying House Afternoon
Dragon Class Visit to Ezone
Dragon Class thoroughly enjoyed their day at Ezone. They learnt about materials, reversible and irreversible changes as part of their topic ‘Alchemy Island.’ One irreversible change they all particularly enjoyed was toasting bread on the campfire!
Discovery Day – Autumn 2
The children enjoyed a wide range of learning experiences and activites aimed at introducing our new topics. In Rainbow Class they melted chocolate and made cakes. Unicorn Class went on a local walk to learn about the history of Trysull. In Lion Class, the children entered ‘Dragon’s Den’ and had to make and package their own smoothies to win the challenge. In Dragon Class they built their own Alchemy Islands. Please look at the class pages for more information about this half term’s topics.
Year 3 Visit to Coalport
Our Year 3 Class had a fantastic time at Coalport in spite of the very wet weather. They went on a long walk, took part in a treasure hunt, made pizzas and a cake in a cup and dipped their own candles.
The children all slept well and were a real credit to the school. A special thank you to Mr Metcalfe and Mrs Thornton for spending a night away from their families.
Well done to the football team who won their matches in the small school’s football festival in Codsall. They have qualified for the next stage which will be played at St George’s Park on 22nd November. A great achievement.
Children in Rainbow Class have been learning about Diwali. They have made Rangoli patterns and Diva lamps.
Huge congratulations to the Y3 and Y4 cross country team who took part in the local school’s competition at Westfield Primary School. They all ran brilliantly and were a credit to the school. Well done.
National Fitness Day
The children enjoyed a day of keeping fit and learning about ways to stay healthy.
Today the children voted for their new house captains. The year 6 children had to write a manifesto and share it with the children in their house teams. The children held a secret ballot and the winners were announced during our special mentions awards assesmbly.
Congratulations to the following children who we’re sure will prove themselves to be worthy house captains this year.
St Catherine (yellow) Romy O’Toole
St Francis (green) Khemi Chatha
St Joseph (blue) Seb Fellows
St Thomas (red) Max Southall
Well done to all the year 6 children who took part.
Unicorn Class Visit to Ezone
The children in Unicorn Class had a wonderful day at Ezone as part of their topic the ‘Enchanted Woodland.’ They spent the day learning about the woodland habitat and thoroughloy enjoyed themselves.
Dragon Class Visit to the Severn Valley Railway
The children in Dragon Class were evacuated to Highley as part of their topic ‘A Child’s War.’ They spent a fascinating day learning about what it would have been like for children living during World War 2.
Discovery Day – September 2017
Our first discovery day of the year has been a great success. We waved the children in year 5 and 6 off this morning as they were evacuated to the countryside on the Severn Valley Railway. Meanwhile, in school, the Anglo Saxons have invaded year 3 and 4 class!
The children in Rainbow Class have been creating their own family portraits and selfies as part of their topic ‘Do you want to be friends?’ Unicorn Class have been on a walk this morning into the enchanted woodland and have brought back a whole host of materials to make art and crafts.
Visit the Class Pages to see more photographs.
Today the children worked with their house teams for the afternoon. Each house looked at a different Christian value and made a range of arts and crafts to go on our house display. The children also considered what being in a church school meant to them. The older children supported and worked with the younger children and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon.
Lord Wrottesley Award 2017
Huge congratulations to Indiana Robertson-Brooks for being awarded the Lord Wrottesley prize 2017. The award is given to a year 6 pupil for their outstanding contributions to All Saints’ School and is voted for by the children and the staff. Well done Indi on an outstanding time at All Saints’ School.
Year 6 Business Fair
During the summer term, the children in year 6 worked in groups of four or five to come up with a business venture of their own, which could be marketed to the rest of the school. They conducted market research in order to find out which products or activities would appeal most, thus making them the most profit. Once they had decided, they pitched their ideas to a local businessperson who provided each group with a small amount of money to start their business ventures. They all worked hard in preparing for the business fair, which was held in July 2017. One group made dream catchers; one made keyrings; one sold sweets and drinks and one group held a fidget-spinner competition.
Each class was able to visit the stalls to buy the products and every game made a huge profit. Well done to all the children in year 6. We wish you well as you move onto your new schools in September.
Huge congratulations to our Key Stage 2 children for their fantastic performances in the production of Hoodwinked. The acting and singing were superb and the audiences loved every minute of it. Well done to our year 5 and 6 actors, particularly Caelan, Toby, Bronte and Max who all stood up and sang solos. A fantastic achievement from all. Well done.
A huge thank you to everyone who came along and supported our sports day this week. I’m sure you’ll agree that it was a great success. The children were absolute stars and showed real perseverance and sportsmanship. Thank you to the year 6 boys who helped out during each race, collecting and distributing the equipment and supporting the younger children.
A special thank you to the parent helpers for your support in helping set up, run the refreshments stall and helping clear away at the end, particularly Louise Hart, Tracey Fletcher and Antony Cleaver.
New Reception Children’s Phonics Workshop & Lunch
Year 5 & 6 Residential to Laches Wood, Coven
We had a fantastic week at Laches Wood. The children were superstars and have enjoyed a week they’ll never forget. The activities we took part in included canoeing, climbing, bouldering, caving, archery, camp-fire, pond-dipping, seek and solve, gladiator challenge and free fall. On Tuesday we spent the day on Cannock Chase and saw deer, had a stone skimming competition and played secret squirrel! A wonderful week.
A big thank you to Miss Walker and Mrs Dudgon for giving up their week and being away from family.
Cross Country Finals
Well done to the children who participated in the cross country finals at Penkridge Middle School – Isabella Hart, Macy Gutteridge, Emily Wright, Daisy Banbery, Caelan Thomson, Toby Southall, Indiana Robertson-Brooks and Jamie Onions. They all ran well and were a credit to All Saints’. A special well done to the girls who qualified for the next round, in particularly Isabella who came 2nd overall – a fantastic achievement.
All Saints’ All Stars Charity Group
Well done to the All Saints’ All Stars who continue to raise funds for a range of charities. Over the last two years they have organised bake sales, pyjama days, book sales and sponsored events and have raised a staggering £978.00 so far this year.
Thank you to everyone for your kind donations and to the All Stars for their hard work.
Our cricket team played in the small school’s kwik cricket competition at Enville Cricket Club. They played brilliantly and won each of their games. They will now be representing the school again at the finals at Brewood Cricket Club on Wednesday 14th June. Thank you to Mr McShane and Mrs Dudgon.
Below are the results:
Game 1 – St Bernadette’s 222 All Saints’ 238
Game 2 – Corbett 222 All Saints’ 267
Game 3 – St John’s 220 All Saints’ 29
Huge congratulations to our football team who won the small school’s football competition earlier today. They won each of their games and got through to the finals in which they played against St Bernadettes. It was a nail-biting match and they faced tough compeition. But they didn’t give up, supported each other and were well derserving of their 1-0 win. Well done to Indiana, Caelan, Toby, Callum, Max, Seb, Calum, Dylan and our goalkeeper Jamie for an outstanding achievement. Well done to all the boys who have represented All Saints’ in the football league throughout the year. You have played brilliantly all year. A special thank you to Mr Cleaver for coaching, supporting and helping the team achieve so much this year. Well done.