On Friday 14th October All Saints classes took turns to sing a Harvest themed song. We sang other songs as well in including “Imagine” which is about God’s wonderful creation and “Never Give Up” which encourages us to stand up for justice and hope. Year 6 children had written prayers and Mrs Sutherland thanked parents for providing food items which the church will donate to the Foodbank.
Warwickshire Junior Book Award 2023 – Award Ceremony
We love taking part in this reading challenge each year; 12 children in Y5 read the four short-listed books then vote for their favourite. This year, the award ceremony was held in the Benn Hall in Rugby and all four of the short-listed authors were able to attend. Our children really enjoyed the ceremony, hearing from the authors about their creative writing process. The winning book this year was ‘The Unmorrow Curse’ by Jasmine Richards; this was also the favourite of our children. Other children in school can look forward to reading these books, which have now been added to our library.
Friends of Bo assembly
While our visitors from Bo in Sierra Leone were visiting, Mrs Garrett and the children in our Friends of Bo club led an assembly to update the whole school about the linked projects being completed. Ms Elizabeth Allie, who works in our link school – New Gerihun Road Upper – was also part of the assembly. She sang the National anthem of Sierra Leone and explained that people salute while singing it, then we sang some other songs together. It was a very special assembly!
Father’s Day breakfast
We held our annual Father’s Day breakfast on Friday 16th June. As always, it was a great success, and lovely to see so many dads with their children.
On the day before the Coronation, we held a picnic on our field with all of the children from Emscote Infants and the parents from both schools. The children came dressed in red, white and blue for the day; they carried out various related activities during the morning and at the end of the picnic, they sang a song which had been composed for the occasion. We were also very lucky that the weather held out for the picnic as heavy rain had been forecast. As always, it was very special being able to bring our school community together.
Houses of Parliament Trip
On Thursday 29th September, our school council had the amazing opportunity of visiting the Houses of Parliament in London.
The children (and grown-ups) were fantastic on the trip, and for most children it was their first visit to London. We were guided around both chambers and everyone took part in a debate to create a new law – To Ban Homework. Our guide said our children were the youngest that he had seen visit, and they were a pleasure to tour around.
My highlights were Kitty’s debating skills, Thomas’s sheer quantity of curious questions, Florence and Molly championing the cause of KEEPING homework when others wanted it to be banned, Zoe looking after Matilda on the bus, and children fist bumping the long arm of the law outside Parliament. And that is not to mention the courage it took for all the children to go without their normal teacher and having no routines at all!
I should also report that only a few children believed me that when we looked the Thames they could see France! I will try harder next time.The children asked great questions, had impeccable behaviour and were a credit to the school. I was very proud of them all. A fabulous day was had by all.
Holocaust Memorial Day event, Church Street, Warwick
In a local tradition that stretches over the last twenty years Holocaust Memorial Day on 27th January was marked at the Warwick War Memorial in Church Street with a special open air service of prayers and poetry readings. Children and teachers from five local schools joined together with members of the wider public and civic dignitaries from the Town, District and County Councils led by the Mayor of Warwick. In doing this Warwick joins towns, cities and schools all over the world in spending some moments remembering the victims and horror of genocides and holocausts over the last century. The prayers were led by Father Patrick Mileham. The pieces that were read were very moving reminding us all of the terrible things that can happen when understanding and tolerance are replaced by persecution and victimisation.
Pupils from All Saints and Coten End primary schools joined students from Aylesford, Myton, Warwick and Kings High schools to read and listen to poems and readings about the holocaust in WW2 and subsequent genocides. Back in the schools over the last week there have been special assemblies and projects.
The Mayor of Warwick, Cllr Richard Edgington, laid a wreath of white flowers. Then the moving ceremony concluded with the two minutes’ silence, the Memorial Prayer for the Victims of the Shoah, and the Blessing.
Every Thursday Mrs Will runs a Lego club after school. The club is managed by a company called kids with bricks. www.kidswithbricks.com . They have a competition every week to win builder of the day and have their build put on the website. This half term the theme has been all about Vikings!! Log on and vote for us and we might win some prizes…
Heart Beat Award
Well done to our kitchen staff who have been awarded the Heart Beat Award for providing healthy food choices and maintaining very good standards of food hygiene within school by Warwickshire County Council.
Educaterers have also been awarded LACA Catering Business of the year for 2019
Day of the African Child
On Thursday 13th June All Saints' was delighted to be the host school for the annual Day of the African Child. It was a magnificent success despite the rain!
This special event enabled all our children to take part in six African themed workshops throughout the day.
After lunch all 550 pupils and staff marched round our field, with their school banners, in a parade to celebrate our school links with Bo in Sierra Leone.
Our Bo teacher guests were John Sandi, Lucy Amara, Kula Fangawa and Francis Jusu.
Mrs Garrett, our International Coordinator, who also works with 'One World Link' was very grateful for the amazing teamwork from the All Saints' staff who all made the exciting day go smoothly.
Bishop John of Warwick was amongst many special guests towards the end of the day. They were invited to place a plant in our Ecobrick Planter, a culmination of work amongst many schools doing the Zero Waste project.
Save the Children Cyclone Idai Appeal - April 2019
Cyclone Idai, which swept through Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, has left children and families extremely vulnerable. As hours and days go by, the number of children affected continues to rise and they urgently need our help.
Due to the urgency of this appeal, the Federation of All Saints’ C of E Junior and Emscote Infant School in Warwick have set up a Just Giving Fundraising Page to make it as simple as possible for members of the community to donate. The pupils of All Saints’ Junior also decided to hold a Walk, Run or Skip for Cyclone Idai event in school to raise awareness and show their support.
If you would like to contribute to this cause, please visit the Just Giving page and give what you can:
This page will be live until Wednesday 17th April.
Summer Schools Art Exhibition 2018
St Mary’s Church Warwick
Recognition Award Press Release – March 2019
Staff and pupils representing All Saints' CE Junior School in Warwick were honoured to be invited to the Local Authority's 'Excellence in Education’ awards ceremony to recognise the improvements judged by Ofsted in 2017-18. Year 6 pupils, Scarlett and Danny, wrote and delivered a heartfelt speech in which they explained why they thought their school was great.
Debi Cossins, Executive Headteacher of Emscote & All Saints' Federation, and Sandra Sutherland, Associate Headteacher of All Saints', expressed their delight that the Ofsted inspection recognised that the Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare at All Saints' is Outstanding. They were very proud of Scarlett and Danny, who represented the staff and pupils of the school so well.
World Book Day
We had an amazing selection of costumes this year and the children enjoyed some special book themed activities throughout the day.
Warwickshire Music Hub Assembly
On Tuesday 12th February, the children at All Saints Junior were lucky to have Mr. Dibb from Warwickshire Music Hub lead our assembly. We had great fun learning some songs and actions and combining the two along with singing 3 songs in a round: ‘We’re going to Sing’, ‘When the Saints’ and ‘Swing Low’