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Sports 2018

As always, All Saints will be running a large number of after-school sports clubs over the coming months.  In order to impart as much information as possible about start/finish dates and times we have posted a timetable entitled ‘Sports 2018’ on the All Saints Club page for your reference.  The same letter will also come home on Friday in the form of a hard copy for you to keep.


Holiday Hawks – Easter Half Term


Monday 26th –Thursday 29th March 2018
&
Tuesday 3rd April—Friday 6th 2018
as an extension of our Early Birds and Night Owls provision.

Times : 8.30-3.30pm
Cost:
Full Day £16.00
Half day sessions £8.50
8.30-12.00pm or 12.00-3.30pm

Activities to include Multi Sports
Cookery, Arts & Crafts plus much more….

Please contact Margie Kelly on 0151 233 4014 or call in the Children’s Centre.
Email: margieann.kelly@liverpool.gov.uk


Girls’ Football

The Girls Year 5/6 Football Team played in a tournament against other schools recently. We played at Walton Hall Park and we came second. Heidi was our team captain and she encouraged us to score. We played a few matches and won most of them. Some of the teams were challenging, but we were confident we could win.

Some of the girls were very fast and shot like grown-up professionals. Every girl on our team tried her best and was very resilient. Our coach was very supportive with our teamwork, encouraging us to think as a team.

We all enjoyed the matches and had a great time; we hope we can do it again!

Report written by Darcie and Heidi.


Vacancy at All Saints – Receptionist Post

We currently have a job vacancy in our main school office for a part time receptionist post. If you would like further details please view documents below.
School Receptionist Advert March 18

School Receptionist JD MARCH18

Support Staff Application form

Alternatively you can get an application pack from the school office.

Please note the closing date is Friday 23rd March 2018.


Community Partners: IntoUniversity

IntoUniversity

Over the next few weeks, I will try to give parents some further information about our many community partners, all working alongside the school to create learning opportunities for our pupils and families.

First up is IntoUniversity.

IntoUniversity North Liverpool started in October 2017. It is the charity’s first centre in Liverpool and is run in partnership with Liverpool FC Foundation and Liverpool University.

All Saints were fully involved in the planning and the set-up of this centre, with much of this work starting as far back as 2015. If fits in with our strong belief in community learning, promoting high aspiration and ambition. We are also delighted that it is highly inclusive, there to support all children irrespective of ability.

For Year 5 and 6 pupils, IntoUniversity gives pupils the chance to learn about the world of work; how courses assist your chances of certain careers and professions. Importantly, once the children have left All Saints, their involvement with IntoUniversity continues throughout their secondary education.

At a launch event in January, our pupils spoke about how this can help them and help their community. Ben, from Year 6, was especially articulate, talking about his experiences of Chemistry and Classics activities at the new centre.

The work of IntoUniversity fits perfectly into the vision and ethos of our school. Learning is a community activity, not something that only happens during school hours. We want parents to be involved fully in learning alongside their children and to support them with their development; we are all learners, irrespective of age.

So for parents of children who are in the first part of their careers at All Saints, we would encourage you to keep in touch with the work of IntoUniversity, follow them on social media perhaps, and your child may get the opportunity to benefit from its work.

IntoUniversity is located in the Anfield Business Centre at the top of Breck Road.

We are grateful to Liverpool University and Liverpool FC Foundation for their patronage of this great initiative for our pupils and community.

https://intouniversity.org/intouniversity-north-liverpool

@IntoUniversity

 


Tea & Tunes Concert – Tuesday 13th March 2018 (4.30 – 5.30pm)

Children from Year 5 and 6 who are members of the All Saints Apprentice Brass and Woodwind are to perform in our special ‘Tea and Tunes’ concert.

We invite all parents of children involved as well as any other families from Years 3-6.

This will take places on Tuesday 13th March from 4.30– 5.30pm. The children will have an opportunity to watch members from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra perform.

We look forward to seeing you support your child and enjoy refreshments as you watch the Spectacular.


Sierra Leone February 2018

All Saints Catholic Primary School  have been partners with FANO International Primary School in Sierra Leone for 8 years now. Sierra Leone, on the west coast of Africa,  one of the poorest countries on the planet, was still recovering from a bitter civil war when a devastating Ebola outbreak struck.  But what this country lacks in monetary resources it more than makes up for in its wonderful, warm people and beautiful natural surroundings (rain-forest sweeping down to pristine white beaches).

Through our link we have supported our partner school with building new classrooms, purchase of new resources and  ICT equipment to make communications easier. During the Ebola crisis our children did an outstanding job in raising funds that went directly to feeding families who had been quarantined and could not leave their homes to earn money.

In the past few years  teachers at FANO School have been particularly interested in developing new teaching techniques and learning from the latest practice available in the UK. With this in mind, the main focus of our visit this year was  to deliver some training on phonics and reading. So much interest was generated by this prior to our visit that the Department for Education in Sierra Leone asked us to deliver the training to a range of schools, not just FANO.

We arrived  with what can only be described as two classrooms packed into 5 suitcases, and in one-day set about creating a warm and welcoming learning environment in a model classroom.

Subsequently, on Tuesday 13th February 2018, four All Saints’ teachers undertook demonstration lessons with Sierra Leonean children, in their classrooms whilst 40 teachers observed!  A film maker had been hired to record the proceedings so that teachers unable to attend would have access to the training. To say it was brave was an understatement – our teachers did us proud.  The feedback from all the trainees was extremely positive. One Sierra Leonean teacher commented:

“I learned to give the children time to talk to each other, I will definitely try it in my class. I hope the UK teachers do more training next year.”

From our partners we learned a lot about how different religions can get along side by side. On Thursday we attended their Sports Day, which was amazing and included a “sowing and reaping” race. Mrs. Dunn has lots of  new ideas for our Sports day in June!  We are already planning our next journey and cannot wait to see our very good friends again.

The Main Entrance to FANO International School

Teacher Training

Modelling a reading lesson

Actively involving children in their learning

Greetings from FANO pupils


World Book Day – Thursday 1st March 2018

World Book Day is on Thursday 1st March 2018. Please see attached letter that provides further details about the day.

World Book Day 1.3.18


Sierra Leone

Early this morning 6 members of staff set off on their journey to visit our partners at FANO School in Waterloo, Sierra Leone. We wish them a safe journey and look forward to hearing about the work they will have done in helping to train the teachers there when we return after the half term break. We take for granted that our children will arrive in school everyday and receive high quality education with all resources readily available to support them in their learning. In FANO the children are proud to attend school and arrive looking smart in their uniform, eager to learn. Staff at the school work hard with very limited resources, even paper and pencils are in short supply! Our school has donated reading books this time and teachers are travelling with heavy bags full of books to help improve the levels of literacy at the school and in the local community. Many thanks for supporting our fund-raising efforts,  the money will be used directly to support FANO school. Previously you have helped to build new classrooms and provided financial support to buy much needed equipment for the children.

The latest updates will be posted on their return.

 


February Half-term

Due to this being only a short term, it seems that we have no sooner returned to school after Christmas than we are off again for half-term!

This year we have several events taking place at February half-term.  Anfield Children’s Centre are running ‘Holiday Hawks’ which is essentially an extension of our Early Birds and Night Owls clubs, while Anfield Sports and Community Centre is running a camp with a comprehensive programme of sports, arts and crafts.

Anfield Children’s Centre are also holding a ‘swap shop’ where parents may donate and select nearly new clothes for their children.

Please follow the links for more information about these events.

Holiday Hawks Feb 2018

swap shop

February poster 2018 Anfield Sports Centre