On Friday 25th January, some of the Faith Council attended a special thanksgiving service at St Paul’s Cathedral, organised by the LDBS. The service was attended by schools from the Diocese of London, who came together to give thanks for the work that schools do. We were really excited to hear from Bishop Sarah, the Bishop of London, who answered some of the children’s questions. It was a wonderful afternoon.
On Monday, we held our annual carol service at St Mary’s church. The children sang beautifully and were accompanied by some members of the St Mary’s church band – thank you for lending us your talent! It was a really lovely afternoon.
On Sunday 9th December, the choir performed at St Mary’s Church Christingle service. They did a fantastic job and represented the school beautifully. Well done to all of you, and also to Mr Watkins for his hard work.
This term, we have been thinking about being kind to ourselves and to other people. Year 2 wrote some wonderful poems:
Poem 1 Poem 2 Poem 3
On Wednesday 31st October, Kirstine and Charlotte from St Mary’s church ran a Prayer Space Day for the children. Each class took part in different activities which allowed them to reflect on their thoughts and feelings about different issues such as homelessness in London, natural disasters and peace. They also explored their own gifts and gave some really thoughtful responses.
In assembly today, we talked about why it is so important for children to be in school every day. Here are some facts about this term:
We were delighted that so many children hit our school target of 96% or higher attendance!
What made us most excited was the fact that 100 children had 100% attendance! This is brilliant and now we are aiming to beat that figure for next term!
Yesterday, we held our first outdoor Prayer Space Day led by St Mary’s Church. Using our Collective Worship theme of Jonah, there were different stations enabling the children to explore the themes of the story. There was even a whale’s mouth to go into!
Children thought about: who helps them to make choices, what they do when things are difficult, what they want to aim for, and forgiveness for the things we are sorry for.
We are very grateful to Kirstine and Charlotte from St Mary’s for running this wonderful day for us.