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World Book Day


On Wednesday 1st March we enjoyed celebrating World Book Day.  Children and staff came to school dressed as their favourite book character.  There were some amazing and very creative costumes!  Thank you to all parents and carers who made such an effort in helping the children look fabulous.





Ice-cream tasting


The whole school enjoyed a visit from Gallone's Ice-Cream who brought along a selection of wacky flavoured ice creams for us to try, all coloured yellow, to show us how much we eat with our eyes.  Some of the more unusual flavours were Thai green curry and grass!  The children also learned how ice-cream is made, the importance of a balanced diet and how ice-cream makes us happy, therefore positively affecting our mental well-being.





Young Voices Choir


At the Young Voices concert in January the Federation choir joined 6,500 children, in front of sell-out crowd of parents, to perform a show of diverse songs and actions with special guest stars. The show was conducted by David Lawrence, one of the UK's most versatile conductors.  The choir, led by Miss Mclean and Miss Painter, spent months rehearsing all the songs. Their behaviour and enthusiasm on the day was outstanding. It was thanks to the generosity of the Friends Associations that the children were able to take part in this event.








Christmas Lunch


Everyone enjoyed the festive feast!






Christmas Pantomime


All Saints' were wowed by the visiting pantomime. This adaptation of Aladdin allowed the children to sing and laugh along with plenty of 'he's behind you' and 'Oh no he didn't!'






Book Awards

Once again children at All Saints' have participated in the Warwickshire Junior Book Awards. They enjoyed reading the four shortlisted titles and voting for their favourites. On Tuesday 12th July they attended the award ceremony at the Spa Centre in Leamington Spa which was attended by the authors. The winning title was Stonebird by Mike Revell, a book which was really popular with our children. We now have autographed copies of all four books in the school library for everyone to enjoy. 






We Are School Games Champions


A team of year 4 pupils won the level 3 tri-golf School Games competition at the University of Warwick. They won their place at the competition on Friday 8th July on the back of their winning performance at the level 2 tournament held earlier in the summer.  The children competed against schools and teams from across Warwickshire and Solihull who, like them, had won their level 2 games previously to qualify. Playing as a team they chipped and putted exceptionally well to emerge victorious. A fabulous achievement, well done Team All Saints’.








On the same day two teams from the school took part in the level 3 archery competition at the School Games. Competing against schools from across Warwickshire and Solihull the children had a great day, having the opportunity to refine their archery skills and to work well as a team. The children all had a great day and did themselves proud. Another well done to Team All Saints’! 






Run For It


On Thursday 7th July a group of 25 children from all year groups walked to Edmondscote Track to participate in the Festival of Running, part of the Kids' Marathon Project by the charity Kids Run Free. Their participation in the event helped to add to their personal running goals, with 10 children reaching their full marathon - a great achievement. Everyone keep running, we are all looking forward to the start of the next academic year when the programme will all start again!









Let's Help Send My Friend to School

Children have once again taken part in the Send My Friend to School campaign. The focus this year has been on children across the world who are not able to go to school as they are refugees or have experienced natural disasters in their homelands. The children have all written persuasive letters to our MP and created paper 'rucksacks' with messages about what they think these children might need. On Friday 1st July the local MP Chris White came into school for a special assembly where he answered children's questions and received all of our letters. 




Athletics At Aylesford


On Wednesday 22nd June children from throughout the school participated in the Warwick District Athletics Competition held at Aylesford School. Many schools across the area took part and all the children had a great time representing All Saints’. Congratulations especially go to Grace in year 3, Faith in year 4 and Annabel and Harvey in Year 6 for qualifying in the throwing event for the Central Area Primary Schools Athletics Competition at which will take place Edmondscote Track on Thursday 30th June, along with Daniel in year 3 in the long jump and Jasmine in year 5 in the high jump.









Rugby Winners


On Friday 17th June 12 children from years 4, 5 and 6 took part in a tag rugby tournament organised at Leamington Rugby Club by the RFU. They played a total of four matches throughout the day against teams from schools across Central Warwickshire and had a thoroughly enjoyable day. We emerged victorious at the end as the overall winners; this result was due to points added up throughout the day, given by the tournament organisers and the referees, all to do with fair play and how the players conducted themselves both on and off the field. The entire team displayed great attitude and sportsmanship in all their matches; well done Team All Saints!





It's All About The Dads


We helped the school's fathers celebrate the annual day in honour of them with a special breakfast before school.






Mini Tennis


On Tuesday 14th June a team of tennis players from years 4 and 6 attended the Central Area Mini Tennis Red Tournament in the Tennis Centre at The University of Warwick. Mini Tennis Red is for young players and is played on small courts with short rackets and soft balls. It is just like the real game and gives younger players opportunities to have long rallies and play different types of shots. The All Saints' pupils played against children from schools across the central area. It was a really enjoyable afternoon of tennis and the children all received certificates for participating.





Federation Choir at the Royal Albert Hall


The federation choir had the most amazing day on 14th June - the opportunity to perform on stage at the Royal Albert Hall in London. After learning songs during choir sessions in school with Miss McLean and Miss Painter the children travelled to London and rehearsed as part of a choir of 2000 children from across England, participating in the Armonico Consort AC Academy. In the evening they performed to a very enthusiastic audience of families and friends who had also travelled across the country to attend. The photos show our children, who were actually performing throughout from the centre of the stage. What an amazing experience, one which was thoroughly enjoyed by all of our children and families and will be one which we'll remember forever! 







Run For It!


On 11th June 12 children from All Saints' formed a team to take part in the Festival of Sport at the Pump Room Gardens in Leamington Spa. Each child ran seven laps of the course to help the team complete a marathon. For their efforts they all received a medal and a goodie bag along with the satisfaction of getting ever closer to their personal goals of completing their own marathons!










Queen's 90th Birthday Celebrations


Children at All Saints' joined in with the celebrations being held across the country to mark the Queen's 90th birthday. In a special assembly they learned about the Queen's role as the head of the Church of England and the importance of her faith in helping her throughout her life. We all love the logo created by another church school to mark her birthday. The children also learned about all the celebrations being held nationally and we joined in by holding our own afternoon tea party. It was a fabulous afternoon - the weather was amazing and the children had lots of fun marking the occasion.








Athletic Prowess


Twenty eight children from years 3 and 4 took part at the Quad Kids Athletics Competition at Edmondscote Athletics track in Leamington on 19th May. They took part in four events including throwing the javelin, 400 metres, long jump and 60 metre sprint. They came a worthy 8th place out of 14 teams.








Tri-Golf Champions


On Wednesday 4th May 20 boys and girls from years 4 and 5 attended a Tri-Golf competition at Leamington Golf Club, competing against 3 other schools from the local area. Tri-Golf is a mini version of golf designed specifically for young children. Most of our competitors had never tried the sport before, but they all had a great afternoon. They played lots of different games, totalling up many points for our team. It was rewarding to see our year 4 team win the competition to advance through to the next round to be held at the University of Warwick later on in the summer term! Our year 5 team also did themselves proud coming in second place.









Blessed Garden of Reflection


Linda Wainscott, the Director of Education for the Diocese led a special assembly and blessing of our new Garden of Reflection in April. The ceremony was also attended by the Mayor of Warwick, school governors and trustees from the King Henry VIII Endowed Trust, who supported the development of the garden.











Science Matters


We were pleased to welcome two science roadshows to the school recently. BAE Systems came and performed experiments looking at the different features of light and sound. The second visit was from a range of animals, from cockroaches to chinchillas, when we were able to learn interesting facts and some of the children had a go at handling the animals.










Rowing to Success

Some year 6 boys and girls competed in an indoor rowing competition that took place at Campion School. They competed against other schools in the area, rowing on indoor rowing machines that were connected to a computer. They all raced individually before then competing as a team of girls and a team of boys in a relay. They all thoroughly enjoyed themselves with the boys team coming second.



Baked With Love


The Friends of All Saints' organised a special Valentine's Bake-off which took place on Friday 12th February. Children were invited to bake at home and all classes also created entries in school. As you can see from the photos the creative outcomes were incredible. The Mayor of Warwick was invited to judge the competition, with a tasting of the short-listed cakes completed in a special assembly watched by all of the children. At the end of the day the cakes were sold to raise funds. It was a great event, enjoyed by all.   














Cross Country


The cross country team can hold their heads up high after a brilliant performance at a recent meet.











Happy Chinese New Year


To celebrate Chinese New Year (which takes place on 8th February this year) all of the children enjoyed a special assembly. They were told a story by Master Dan and then saw it performed as a Lion Dance. Afterwards year 3 children took part in workshops where they learned how to perform some of the moves.








Kids' Marathon


This year All Saints’ children will have the opportunity to participate in the Kids’ Marathon Project, an innovative project from the charity Kids Run Free.

The concept is simple – pupils are given the opportunity to complete a full marathon (42.2km) over the duration of the school year by running laps of a measured course. The idea is that children have the chance to make a healthy choice by choosing to run and participate in extra physical activity to that provided during normal PE lessons. All pupils that participate in the Kids’ Marathon will receive a certificate stating the distance achieved at the end of the programme, and those that the complete the full marathon distance will also receive a medal.

This was launched in school on Monday 11th January with a special assembly. Afterwards every child in school participated in their first run, with the number of laps counted and going towards their aim of a full marathon. The children were all very excited to take part together and were really proud of their achievements.




Choir Makes Itself Heard



All Saints Voices and Emscote Voices took part in one of the largest school choir concerts in the world at the Genting Arena in Birmingham recently. The Federation choir had a wonderful time participating in the massive Young Voices concert, enjoying the arena experience singing with a full live band, backing singers and an internationally-acclaimed director.








We Shall Remember Them


A year 3 class led a special assembly on 11th November, themed Remembering and Rememberance, during which the whole school observed a two-minute silence at 11.00am to commemorate those who have lost their lives in war. Pupils were encouraged to attend school that day in the uniforms of their scouting and guiding organisations. The assembly was even more special as Sam in year 6 played the Last Post on his cornet. 






New Year, New Look


The new windows and courtyard look fantastic.





Working Together for the Greater Good


The Send My Friend to School campaign is this year asking young people to ‘step into the shoes of world leaders’ and tell their local MPs how they would deliver a better future for the world’s children. The pupils at All Saints’ have been learning about the barriers to education for millions of children in the developing world. It was fantastic to see how much they enjoyed stepping into the shoes of world leaders and trying to make a difference for children that don’t have the opportunities they have. They have 3D figures of themselves as world leaders and covered them with “If I were a world leader..” messages to tell politicians what needs to be done to obtain education for every single child worldwide. The children also wrote a persuasive letter to Chris White, MP asking him to take action. On 10th July, Chris White came into school to answer questions from the children about the campaign and he was presented with all of the letters to deliver to No 10 Downing Street.





Dad's Special Start to the Day


Pupils and their fathers had a great start to the day when we hosted a breakfast in celebration of Fathers' Day.







Throwing Our Doors Open


We were delighted to welcome some special visitors to the school for the official opening of our new building: the Bishop of Coventry; Linda Wainscott, the Director of Education for the DBE (Diocesan Board of Education); the Mayor of Warwick and some of our governors. The bishop led an assembly in the hall for all the children, explaining the meaning of the robes he wears and also talking about the importance of us being an ICON (International Cross of Nails) school. The mayor cut a ribbon to mark the official opening, and the bishop then blessed the school and all the children and staff. A special cake was cut by Linda Wainscott.


























































Book Worms


Once again children at All Saints' took part in the Warwickshire Junior Book Award. The children thoroughly enjoying reading the new books, voted for their favourites in June and attended the award ceremony in July. All four short-listed authors attended and talked to the children about their inspiration and answered questions about their books. The winning author was Ali Sparkes, who wrote Destination Earth. This had been the favourite choice of the All Saints' children. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the morning which included an opportunity to have books signed for the school library. 








Flipping Good Fun


The school had fun participating in Warwick's annual pancake race held in the town square.







Shaping Up Nicely


Everything is going to plan with the new building works; it is very exciting to see the extension taking shape.
















The Sounds Of Christmas


The Federation Choir was very busy over the festive season.







All The Fun Of The Fair


The school Christmas Fair was a lovely occasion for all the family.







Christmas Jumper Craziness


We had a lovely time on Save the Children Christmas Jumper day on 12th December raising £150. As the government pledged to match-fund all monies raised, this will provide almost £300 for worthwhile causes.





Samaritan's Purse Shoebox Appeal


At a federation church service All Saints' and Emscote Infant School celebrated their contribution to the Shoebox Appeal and reflected on those less fortunate than themselves.









Building Progress


The first concrete is poured for the foundations of the new classrooms.



Shape Of Things To Come


The start of the term saw the beginning of building work to extend and improve facilities at the school. Two classrooms, cloakrooms and group work areas are being built on to the back of the school, and a covered walkway is also being constructed to join the year 5 and 6 corridor with the currently separate unit. Work is expected to continue until May next year. You can view plans and photographs of the project on a display in the foyer, or click here for a plan drawing.


Here are some pictures of the work starting.








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