Outdoor Prayer Space
We have moved our outdoor prayer space so that it is now round the side of the theatre. This is so that this can be a calm place to go for reflection and prayer.
Following Open the Book collective worship this week, Isabella said “We learnt about when John baptised Jesus and others. Open the Book always bring the Bible stories alive and I love singing the songs.”
Our new Christian Value that we are exploring this term is ‘Compassion’.
Summer says “This means being really kind and thinking of others before yourself.” We will explore different aspects of this.
Each class has a spiritual journal. In these the children write how the Christian values have impacted on their lives.
All are welcome to have a look at the one that is on the Collective Worship display.
On Thursday 14th February, we had an assembly presented by Mark from the Charity ‘Christian Aid.’ We want to learn more about global Christianity so he was able to share this with us.
Mark shared that in the Gospels in the Bible, the second most important thing Jesus talked about was giving help and freedom to the poor. Mark explained that Christian Aid believe that Jesus wants everyone to help those less fortunate than ourselves.
They aim to: stop poverty, help people and challenge things that hurt the poor. ‘Christian aid’ do this by creating projects that provide clean water by filtering and pumping water to villages. They help people after a crisis like an earthquake or hurricane to rebuild their houses. They also challenge people in power e.g. to use solar and wind power.
The reason they do this is to keep people safe and help them to survive. They want to follow Jesus’ example and believe that they should follow the Gospels and help the poor. This way the values of Christianity can spread around the globe.
Open the Book
The children enjoyed Open the Book this week! The children saw a rendition of “Daniel in the Lion’s Den” and Zach in Year 5 said “my favourite part was when God sent angels to protect him.”
Following on from our Vision afternoon, we have put quotes from the children and photos up as part of our updated Christian Values tree. You are welcome to come and have a look!
The RE Council are working with Miss Purcell to create a prayer space in the library where children can go in for quiet reflection, writing prayers and having some calm time. If you have any spare fabric or cushions to add to this space, it would be much appreciated.
Next week, we will be looking forward to our Christingle Service.
While making their Christingles, the children will be learning about what each part of it means.
The service will be on Wednesday 19th December in the Church from 2pm.
We hope to see you there!
Karen Bye Visit
Karen Bye from the Diocese visited our school this week. As a result of her visit, she said “the RE Council are good advocates for the school and are able to articulate the School’s vision and the Christian distinctiveness of the school and how it impacts on their lives. The children are keen to be more involved with worship and enjoy the ‘Open the Book’ session.”