Children and staff prepared in many ways for the coming of Jesus this Christmas.
We began on the first week of Advent with a whole school Service. The Reading hut on the junior playground was transformed into a pop-up prayer space. It was made into the Bethlehem stable, with prayers and reflections in.
Everyone who was able to, contributed to our Advent Giving Project by donating food and toiletries to the local Foodbank. Children also welcomed Jesus, Mary and Joseph into their homes to give them warmth and shelter for the night, through our Posada Project.
The choir visited our neighbours in the Nursing home to sing and spread joy. They were treated to some chocolate goodies for their kindness.
After we all celebrated Christmas at home with our own families, we returned to school to celebrate the Epiphany, to close the season.
Children in Miss O’Neill’s class led the school in a very informative assembly all about St Andrew. As part of our commitment to mark all the patron Saints of the UK, everyone dressed in blue and came together to learn all about the life of St Andrew, the patron Saint of Scotland.
There was even a fun quiz at the end to test how much the pupils, staff and families had learned. Well done Year 3/4, you were great!
Children in Year 4 led a fabulous Children In Need Assembly, for all pupils, staff and families. It was a lot of fun but it also helped everyone reflect on what children actually need and have a right to. The children all read so beautifully gave us all a lot to think about.
Children in Miss Williams’ class led the school in a beautiful Remembrance Day Assembly. All pupils, staff and families came together to listen to the children in Y5W help them reflect on the sacrifices made by those who fought in both World Wars, understand what life was like for those brave men and women and pray for future peace.
The children in Y6Mc led the school in a wonderful assembly, which focussed on the environment and climate change. They shared with pupils, staff and families some key messages about the little change we can all make that can have a big impact to save God’s beautiful world. Well done children.
This year, each class took part in a Remembrance service in their own classrooms. The children and staff read from scripture, and led their classes in prayer, and reflection. As we can’t spread sign of peace with one another, at the moment, the children and staff also shared hearts of love with each other. Lest we forget.
Year 1/2J helped us celebrate St David’s Day in style. They led us in a beautiful assembly for the whole school and families. They taught us all about who St David was, and how he is important to us in Britain, as the Patron Saint of Wales. The children danced a traditional Welsh folk dance and even spoke Welsh by reciting a rhyme called Jac y do. It was a lot of fun!
Mrs Davey and children across Key Stage Two led us in a beautiful Ash Wednesday Service, which marks the beginning of Lent. We sang hymns, listened to Scripture from Matthew’s Gospel, and prayed. some children led us in actions to one of our hymns too. Furthermore, Our communal prayers included one that was beautifully written by Sian from Year 4. We reflected as a school community on our journey ahead, thinking about all the different ways we could pray, fast and give during Lent.
Our brand new Scripture club have worked very hard this year to give our school a focus during Advent. Together, they used the hut on the KS2 playground to create a beautiful stable; the birth place of our Lord Jesus. Well done children, you have certainly given beautiful place for us to reflect and pray.
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