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All Saints' CE VA Junior And Infant School

Let it Shine

All Saints' CE VA Junior And Infant School

Our Core Value this half term is Tolerance.

National Rail Competition

We were contacted by Richard Isaac, Regional Community and Sustainability Manager for Network Rail during Lockdown. He asked our Key Worker Children who were attending the provision to enter their competition in order to support their 'Stay Home. Stay Safe Campaign.'

Their aim was  to have children’s artwork displayed across their network to support their collective effort to prevent the spread of COVID – 19.

 As a thank you they offered the children who were attending that day and entered the competition, a day out on the Northern Network once the emergency is over and the trains are back to normal.

 The posters were used in mess rooms and in stations to cheer up the workers and volunteers.

 Richard says- 'A big thank you to and your staff from all at Northern, your support for communities across Halifax are greatly appreciated. Without the support of schools like All Saints we would not be able to run trains to support key workers in the battle against COVID – 19.'

GREAT NEWS- One of our entries won the competition too! Well done and thank you

 

 

LGBT Week

During LGBT week, we shared a variety of storybooks across school. These books highlight just how different and varied families can be whilst simultaneously identifying that it isn't a particular set of people that make a family - LOVE makes a family. 
In KS2, we explored this theme further through Stonewall materials and resources. We watched films that deepened the children's understanding of the issues prejudices can cause when families don't fit the 'traditional' image.
To end our fantastic week, we all gathered to participate in a Pride Walk. This allowed the children to share and show their flags and banners, as well as being an opportunity to reflect on the importance of the week. The school was a blaze with colour as we all dressed brightly. Please see below our school's 'Wall of Love'. Each class had an opportunity to add their thoughts and ideas.
Our KS2 children quoted:
"LGBT week is important because it's an opportunity to celebrate everybody's differences and the things that make them special."
"I think LGBT week is important because people should be able to love whoever they want to and feel accepted."
"LGBT week is important because we can learn about other people's families and that all you need is love to make a family."

Year Three have taken part in a Roman Day. They were visited by an authentic Roman, who shared with them a plethora of fascinating artefacts which they could handle and draw. The morning session allowed the children to bake bread, sculpt Roman pots and create their own magical mosaics. What a wonderful day indeed.

Covid19 and Data Protection

Whilst we are facing the current lockdown the majority of our staff are working from home. Please be assured that any personal information is being processed securely and in line with the privacy notice. Whilst working from home staff are only working on documents which contain personal information where necessary and are ensuring that they handle this data with the same care that they would when in school.

If personal data needs to be shared between members of staff or with third parties then this will be done either via a secure sharing system (such as SharePoint) or via secure school email.

If you have any concerns or queries regarding data protection or the processing of personal information during lockdown you can contact our Data Protection Officer, Debbie Pettiford (info@thedpadviceservice.co.uk).

Virtual Colour Run for Overgate Hospice.

As one of the charities the SHINE Team support we thought we would share with you their latest fundraising event. If you take part we would love to see your photos, please send them via your class email address. Let's create our own colourful rainbow!

SAT 11 JUL 2020 11:00 IN YOUR OWN HOME
Join us for our first ever Virtual Colour Run - Overgate provides the paint and you host the party!

This idea came to us when we had to make the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Colour Run due to COVID-19. We wanted to create an event that you could do in your garden, something fun for everyone to get involved with and raise positivity during these unsettling times.

We will send an event pack to your house which will contain everything you need for your Virtual Colour Run! It will be jam packed with ideas for challenges to take on in your garden, things to do after the Colour Party and the paint you will need to create a rainbow of colour at home!

Don’t worry if you can’t join us on Saturday 11th July, you can arrange it for anytime over the summer! Whatever date and time works best with you – don’t forget to share your photos with us using #OvergateColourRun

Entry Prices
Adults (Age 14 and over): £10
Children (Age 13 and under): £5
Family Ticket (2 adults, 2 children): £30

The price includes a bag of paint per person, event pack with everything you need for your Virtual Colour Run, medal and certificate.
For more information on our Virtual Colour Run please contact the Fundraising Team on 01422 387121 or email fundraising@overgatehospice.nhs.uk

Response to COVID-19 :


From Monday 23rd March, to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus, All Saints' is only opening for the care of identified vulnerable children and those of 'critical key workers'. The government has asked all parents to keep their children at home wherever possible, and schools are remaining open only for these specified children if they absolutely need to attend. School will be open during the Easter break except Good Friday and Easter Monday. If you need critical key worker childcare on these days please email admin@AllSaints.calderdale.sch.uk to reserve a place at our fellow cluster school Crosslane, Elland.

Parents have been informed about their eligibility and arrangements for critical key worker childcare via email already.

Any updates to the present situation will be made directly to parents through these School Jotter or Email.


Our teaching staff will  set activities for pupils in their classes who are staying at home through the learning platform, Seesaw.


Thank you to everyone who have shared kind words of support, there is a lot going on behind the scenes and we appreciate this recognition. Thank you to everyone within our school community during these challenging times; we will get through the current situation by remaining positive and working together.

Best wishes, keep safe and love from all at All Saints'
Mrs Watson

Information

Question? Query? 

In the first instance, please speak to our School Office, who will be happy to help. 

Please visit the class pages  for more information about the Creative Curriculum currently being taught! 

Proud to be All Saints'!

World Book Day

Don't forget to keep the reading going at home!

Click here for Book Bingo to play home

Lent Journey

This week year 2 and year 5 took part in An Amazing Journey into Lent and Holy Week.  The journeys looked at this special time of preparation and reflection for Christians.  The children worked in pairs or alone to take a whistle-stop tour through each of the special days in lent, tasting pancakes, learning about the last supper, thinking how Jesus was in pain, and looking at his special garden and much more.  Each task allowed children to reflect and pray if they wished.  Hand to Mouth work regularly with our school, enabling children to explore Christianity and reflect on their own spiritual journey. 

 

Ancient Egyptians

Our Year Four children visited Bolton Museum to consolidate their learning on Ancient Egypt. They took part in a workshop where they handled artefacts and created a human timeline. They even saw a real Mummy!

Daily Mile

We have started to complete the Daily Mile! Every child in school goes out each day in the fresh air to (run or jog at their own pace for 15 minutes). It is not competitive though some will compete and that is fine. Most children will average a mile in the 15 minutes, with some doing more and some doing less. It is not PE, sport or cross-country but physical activity in a social setting which is aimed at improving the children’s physical, social, emotional and mental health, and well-being. The children run in their ordinary school clothes. It can help children to focus and concentrate in the classroom and raise their attainment. And most importantly, the children really enjoy it.  

VICTORIANS!

As part of the Year 1 History topic 'Victorians' they experienced the life of a Victorian school child. Firstly, Miss Paige taught them about the 3 R's; Reading, Writing and Arithmetic. Then, they got to play with real Victorian toys! Finally, we practised our cursive handwriting by using a fountain pen. It was very hard!

Year Six have been developing their skills as archaeologists. They  have delved deep into the past to uncover many wonderful artefacts, which they then catalogued. It was essential that they worked collaboratively on their 'digs' to find the lost treasures. In the afternoon, they worked with clay to make their very own Greek pottery following authentic Greek patterns and designs. It was a really exciting day that has been the perfect culmination on all our learning about the Ancient Greeks. Thank you, Jeffrey - you were fantastic!

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Dissection

Year Six, have been using surgical precision and our inquisitive minds to deepen our understanding of the heart through dissection. We felt the muscle walls and discussed why the left side of the heart was thicker, we even managed to find the heartstrings. We promise - cross our hearts - that we enjoyed ourselves!

All Saints'CE VA
Junior And Infant School

 

 Dudwell Lane, Halifax, West Yorkshire HX3 0SD

 01422367140

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