The Federation of All Saints and St. Margaret's Catholic Voluntary Academy

The Federation of All Saints and
St Margaret’s Catholic Primary Schools

News

Our latest school news

13th November, 2018

Thank you for all those who completed the parent questionnaires at our recent parents evening. The results of the survey are shown in the below document, together with some comments made by parents and some answers to queries raised.

Parent questionnaire October 2018

Don’t forget our Mass at St. Margaret’s on Friday and we are once again running a stall at Gamesley Christmas market on the 29th November, 2018 we hope to see as many parents as possible at these events.

 

5th November, 2018

Welcome back, we hope you had a lovely break.  Just a few things to update you on –

We are currently having a new boiler fitted at All Saints so there workmen on the premises during the day.  The heating is currently off but we have heaters in all classrooms so that the children are warm, we hope the work will be completed by the end of the week.

As you may have seen we have a new structure in each  of the playgrounds.  These are interactive, and can be used by the children to complete quizzes, dances and different sporting activities amongst other things. It will also enable us to put messages on for parents. The staff will need to have training on it, but in the meantime we can put some generic items on, we hope you find it useful.

Our first open days are on this week, St. Margaret’s on the 6th November and All Saints on the 7th.

22nd October, 2018

Open Days –

Parents evenings take place this week.

A quick reminder that the deadline for applying for places for secondary school is the 31st October, 2018.

A further advert has gone out for Midday Supervisor at All Saints.

Parents evenings take place this week.

Inset day on Friday.

27th September, 2018

We are looking to employ a Midday Supervisor at All Saints. Please find details below if anyone is interested.

Advert MS ALS

11th September, 2018

Please see the results of the parent questionnaire that some of you kindly completed in March.

Parent questionaire

 

 

 

Key dates for your diary:

 

Mass times

Saturday 5.00pm– St. Margaret’s

Saturday 6.00pm– All Saints

Sunday 9.30am– St Mary’s

Sunday 11.00am– All Saints

 

 

We will remember them

Thank you to the children, staff and parents who attended the service of remembrance this morning at the Cenotaph. The children represented the Federation in laying the wreath.

And stretch

Our new interactive screen is a massive hit with the children as they arrived this morning, as you can see they got involved in the exercises shown, what a great start to a day, healthy body and healthy mind.

Well played boys!!

Our football team played two games tonight, both ended 0-0, but Mr Steane said it was the best that he had seen them play, well done boys.

Stone Age at Tatton Park

We went to Tatton Park yesterday to learn more about the Stone Age, which is our topic this term. We arrived in lovely sunshine and had a walk down to the farm area.

 

We learnt about the tools that we would have used in the Stone age, that are now things like knives and hoe’s, and we all had a go at polishing a piece of flint.  The staff were very impressed with our knowledge of the Stone Age when they asked us questions.

We then walked past the deer and pigs up to the woodland.

We split into two groups and one group went and had a look at how people in the Stone age made fire using a fire bow, we all had a go and Mrs Deering made fire and lit the hay and the other group went gathering for food, then looked at the instruments we would have used to dig and plant seeds, such as antlers and shoulder bones, and we then had a go at grinding seeds to make flour.

We then had lunch and after we had a go at the activity we didn’t do in the morning.

After this we went and fed the chickens and went to see the pigs in the piggery.  Then it was time to head home from a wonderful experience.

 

 

Maths and Art workshop

Key Stage 2 children took part in a Maths and Art cross curricular workshop yesterday. The workshops focus on the link between maths and art and cover spatial awareness, ratios, proportions, fractions, symmetry among other things. The workshop also looks at resilience, effort and language.  The children had a lovely day and the results were fantastic,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glossop jog

Many thanks to the parents, staff and children who turned out to take part in or watch the Glossop jog. Money raised is going towards Macmillan.

New entrance display

The children have recently been asked to look at the school mission statement and make a short version of it.  The children came up with – In Jesus’ way we learn, live and pray – we think this is brilliant, well done.

Following on from this we have made a new display in our entrance which looks lovely. Next week we will complete the one at St. Margaret’s.