Eco Saints

Eco-Saints LogoAt Totley All Saints, we’re proud of the work that we do to make our children more aware of ecological issues. We ar also very proud that we were successful in our Green Flag award in October 2016!

The Eco- Saints for this year have all been voted in & include: Zachary Farrow & Charlotte Davies (Y1), Isaac Everitt & Orla Bennett (Y2), Jessica & Isaac Rai (Y3), Dylan Flint and Sophie Chapman-Parmar (Y4), Megan Hill & Guy Eckersley (Y5) plus Daniel Clements & Jessica Smith (Y6).

Their big job has been to continue implementing the Green Flag action plan & they meet with Mrs Brown (Y4) every two weeks on Thursdays.

The aims of the Eco-Saints are to:

  • Ensure that the whole school is aware of the Eco-Schools programme;
  • Take the lead in carrying out the Environmental Review;
  • Ensure that everyone in the school community is represented in the decision-making process;
  • Provide a link between pupils, teachers, senior management team, governors and the whole school community;
  • Take the lead in delivering the Eco-Schools Action Plan.

We have an Eco Code devised by the children of the school which is our commitment to improving our environmental performance.

Eco Schools consists of 9 topic areas: energy, water, biodiversity, school grounds, healthy living, transport, litter, waste, and Global Citizenship. At TASS, we have chosen 3 areas to concentrate on; litter, school grounds and global citizenship. Energy is a compulsory topic. We must show that we are trying to cut the amount of electricity we use.

We aim to raise the profile of eco matters across school by introducing termly assemblies, clean & weed class rotas, making clear links to class teaching and having an exciting whole school project in the school grounds that everyone can contribute towards – we hope to produce our own outdoor collage using recycled bottle tops -so if you have any, please send them our way!

Green Day:

Our Eco-Saints also get busy when organising their annual Green Day event held in the summer term!  This is where all of our children  are divided into Eco-teams & take part in various activities designed by the Eco-Saints themselves. These include: up-cycling with margarine tub boats & paper crafts, wildlife conservation with bird feeders & insect houses, improving the school grounds with natural art, weeding & litter gathering, keeping fit with  aerobics, healthy baking & loads more. Here are just a few photos of this year’s activities:

 

School Governor Interviews:

These are photographs of when our school governors came in to interview the Eco-Saints to find our what they have been up to:

gardening-clubGardening at TASS

At Totley All Saints, we have a Gardening Club every week with Mrs Brown on Wednesdays after school.  We were very glad to receive a full set of Moshi-Monsters gardening tools and seeds from the national charity, The Conservation Volunteers. The aim of the charity is for children to learn about gardening and where the fresh food that they consume comes from. The items donated by TCV included: seeds, gloves, and long and short handled tools.  To find out more about TCV please visit:  www.tcv.org.uk/helping.

 

Latest Events

  1. 23OctChurch Service at All Saints
  2. 23OctParents' Evening (1 of 2 but not FS2)
  3. 25OctParents' Evenings 1 of 2 for FS2 only
  4. 26OctParents' Evening (2 of 2 for all classes)
  5. 10NovRemembrance Day assembly


Quotes

  • I really like TASS & it's the best school I've ever been to. Everyone is really kind & have helped me to settle in. In my last school we had lots of bullying but at TASS bullying is extinct!!
    —New Y6 Child
  • My daughter absolutely loves school & is delighted to be an Eco-Saint! We are very happy with her progress & think that the Merit teams & points are really effective!
    —Y2 Parents
  • Absolutely fantastic parents' evening! Really pleased with *** progress & how her teacher has brought her on. She's made so much progress in such a short time! Thanks so much!!
    —Y6 Parent
  • I can't thank the teachers enough for the support they have given *** in his first term. He has settled in so well & his teacher has already recognised his strengths & weaknesses. The school has such a positive attitude. We're really pleased that we chose TASS!
    —Y6 Parent
  • Really pleased with *** progress & ongoing development. She is happy at school & doesn't like to miss anything! We feel she has settled in really well considering her health issues. We would like to thanks everyone who helps her to manage her condition!!
    —FS2 (Reception) Parent
  • I feel that the work in Y6 is challenging & exciting for our son. He always comes home buzzing & can't wait to get on with his homework. I'm grateful to the school for everything that they've done for him!
    —Y6 Parent
  • We feel that the teachers, the head teacher & all the school staff have our children's bet interest at heart at all times. We appreciate everything that they do for our children!
    —Y1 & Y4 Parent
  • My child enjoys her school experience. She finds her learning environment supportive & fun. The teachers are warm & create an atmosphere where the children flourish. I have found my child's current teacher extremely approachable, visible & very positive!
    —Y2 Parent
  • My child has made a great start to school. I feel really well informed & am impressed with the standards of teaching!
    —Y3 Parent
  • I felt very confident that all three teachers really knew our children & were genuinely interested in them & what their individual needs were!
    —Y3,Y2 & Y1 Parent
  • (Class teacher) is outstanding! She knows our daughter extremely well & has kept us well informed on her progress! She is very supportive in every respect & really approachable!
    —Y5 Parent Comment
  • TASS is a kind & caring school that cares about us ourselves - not just our education - even though that's what school's about. We always have fun & I never go home wishing 'I wish I'd been at another school'!
    —Y6 Child – End of Year Comment
  • I felt very confident that all three teachers really knew our children & were genuinely interested in them.
    —Y3, 2 & 1 Parent
  • It’s been slightly difficult with us coming from another school. There was no way the teacher could have been told everything, but within just a couple of weeks we felt that she had gained an excellent understanding of our child. We couldn’t be happier with the support our child has been given during her first term at TASS! Thank you!
    —Y2 Parent
  • Excellent teaching! I can’t believe how much she has come on in Reading & Writing!
    —Y1 Parent
  • It’s lovely to be greeted by the teacher each morning & to be able to pass on messages when necessary!
    —FS2 Parent



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