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.
Here is our newsletter for this week: March 16th 2018
On Sunday, the choir sang in church for Mothering Sunday, which was a real treat! It was great to have one of our Governors, Tim, to sing with us.
F2 have been using playdough to make the things they are thankful for, as part of our weekly class worship. Some children made happy faces to show their thankfulness for being happy, and some made bracelets for their mums to show they are thankful for them. They used these to help them pray and reflect.
On Thursday, Year 4 visited Holy Trinity church in Sloane Square. They had been learning about the Trinity in RE last term, and so they were able to look for and explore symbols of the Trinity in this church. The Rector of Holy Trinity church gave the children a wonderful tour (including being able to go up into the pulpit) and helped them to find all the different symbols around the church. The children also learnt about the Eucharist (Holy Communion), and saw the special silver patten and chalice used at the church. One child said ‘this is wonderful, I feel holy just being here.’ Miss Norman used to work at Holy Trinity, so there is a special link between our schools. On the way, we even saw horses from Buckingham Palace!
We started the week learning about Mother Teresa of Calcutta in assembly, and what she thought was the most important human need.
Year 4 have been learning about India, and in particular, all about Hinduism. They have had two special visitors who taught them that there are over 330 million gods in Hinduism, and over a billion people follow the religion! They also learnt what life is like in India.
Year 1 have been learning about Indonesia, and really enjoyed hearing from their visitor:
Year 2 have been learning about Bangladesh and about Islam as the main religion in Bangladesh. They made roti bread, flags and waterlilies from clay (Bangladesh’s national flower) and had some very special visitors:
Year 6 learnt about China and Confucianism. Some of the Chinese children helped their classmates to practise writing Chinese characters and were visited by some of our parents, sharing their culture and practices with the class.
Year 3 learnt about Thailand, and Buddhism as practised in Thailand and had a special visitor talk about the culture of the country.
We had a really fantastic afternoon, with KS2 performing their Nativity show. With familiar sounding tunes, rock bands telling the Christmas story and a wealth of witty one-liners, it was a truly unforgettable experience! Well done KS2.
Today, Years 1 and 2 performed their Nativity Play: Whoops-a-Daisy Angel. They did a lovely job of singing, dancing and acting out the story. Well done!
This afternoon, Early Years delighted us with their Nativity play: The Sleepy Shepherd. They sang so beautifully and acted out all the parts really well to tell the Christmas story. Huge thanks to the staff for all their hard work putting the show together.
We also took a collection for ‘Save the Children’ at the end.
Here is this week’s newsletter: December 15th 2017