This term’s value is Service:
We are introducing the School service awards. If you know of anyone in school who has performed a selfless service that has made a big difference to you, or others, please let the school councillors know.
Coats of Arms
Our wonderful House Captains have judged their Coats of Arms competition, chosen some winners then amalgamated the winning designs to make a coat of arms for each house. Click on the links below to see the final results:
Following feedback from the children to have more drama in worship, this morning’s Year 6 worship was a huge success!
Here are some of the Worship tables and RE displays around School at the moment. It is lovely to see children from all year groups so engaged in our half-termly value of Humility. Why not ask your child how they have shown humility recently – they should have plenty of ideas.
We had a fabulous week during multi-faith week. The children visited different places of worship and were taught by people from a range of faiths: Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and, of course, Christianity. Many cross-faith questions were asked and answered and it was a rich learning experience for children and adults alike.
Inspired by our nativity performances this week, one of our many talented artists, Oscar from Class 11, has created his own version of the wise men travelling to Bethlehem.
Well done to all the KS2 children who led worship in KS1. The children spent ages planning this and it was great to see Y5 children getting involved for the first time. Well done.
Y5/6 children leading KS1 worship:
Eight of our Y5/6 children led worship this week in KS1. The children were engaging and knowledgeable and the KS1 children were enthralled by the theme of trust in God and each other.
Many thanks to our friends from NISCU, Debbie and Rachel, who ran sessions in every KS2 class today. Classes 6,7,8 learnt about David and the Psalms, whilst classes 9,10,11 enjoyed activities based around the Big Bible.
Many of our Y6 children took their first communion in school on Thursday, having been confirmed at Holy Trinity Church on Sunday. It was lovely to see so many members of the local community join us for this special day.
NISCU worship visit:
It was great to welcome Debbie and Rachel from NISCU to lead our Wednesday worship this week. Our children joined in to learn about humility, gentleness and patience, linked to our current value, creativity. Rachel will spend more time in School after half-term, enhancing our excellent RE provision.
Holy Trinity celebration:
Now that the extensive work on Holy Trinity Church has finished, some of our children joined the Church community to celebrate the full opening of the Church on Saturday. The children sang a range of hymns beautifully and took part in many collaborative activities.
Mr Bateman’s worship:
It was great to welcome Mr Bateman into school to lead our creativity worship today. Being an ex-English teacher, Mr Bateman linked creativity to the wonder of words, and how God has given us the ability to be creative with language. Mr Bateman is a School Governor and a Church Warden at Holy Trinity Church and we thank him for his inspiring worship.
In May, we held a Holy Trinity Day to celebrate Pentecost. Children took part in a range of activities, supported by members of our Holy Trinity Church community. It was great to see the children growing together spiritually, working with children of all ages.
Our Y6 house captains did a great job leading our Easter service in Church. They told the Easter story, using bible readings to ensure children continue to hear and understand the gospel. We sang three lovely hymns and it was great to be in Church at this important time for Christians.