Jeremiah 29v11 “For I know the plans I have for you’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future”
Learning takes place through lots of different ways. Today the whole school welcomed a travelling Theatre Company who entertained, danced, sang and performed. With an exciting Bible theme linking to our work in Religious Education, it was a fun way to remind us of these important times and celebration of God’s work.
Dan, Tom, Elspeth and Suzie stayed on after their Saltmine Theatre performance to work with all of KS2 on drama, mime and movement. It was wonderful to see our pupils enjoying themselves whilst also performing and having fun.
The first Thursday of every month is an exciting time. Class 3 and class 4 pupils meet and greet Mr. Catton who allows us to choose a new book to borrow and enjoy reading over the month. Books are such great fun but what makes these books extra special is their emphasis on Christian Values.
Taking time to remember those who have fought for our freedom and for those who continue to fight for justice today. Pupils have been writing in class and leading our worship. This is a special time together as a school family.
Psalm 145 v 4 ‘One generation commends your works to another, they tell of your mighty acts’ We prayed for those who gave their lives and those who have been injured in war.
It is great to come together this September for Collective Worship. Special school family time which helps us explore our school values. This term our theme is Friendship. Today we talked about how friendships can break, but if we make time to listen to one another, sharpen our thoughts and work through the problem we will be stronger and better in the end; we can even go on to help others. ‘There is a friend who sticks closer than a brother’ Proverbs 18 v 24
Today we were delighted to welcome our Christian Schools Worker, Jane who met with us for collective worship. Jane helped us to understand more about Jesus and the value of trust. It was great fun meeting Oscar too, who shared the story of Jesus in the boat and a great storm.
Thank you to all who joined us for our charity lunch - soup, bread, cheese, tea, coffee and cake galore.
We raised £200 for the local food bank and many people also brought food to donate. Thank you all for doing you but to make a difference.
The New Testament says:
Then he said to his disciples, 'The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few' (Matthew 9:37).
We are glad to say that the children are always learning that we all have to do our part to make a difference in the world.
The children had had a wonderful time baking bread, cakes, entertaining guests and singing for you all.
A GIFT FROM THE MOTHERS' UNION
We are delighted that the Mothers' Union have decided to support our school this year in equipping us with resources to promote 'Faith in Action'. I visited Welshampton Church to meet the local group today at their annual service with two of our wonderful Year 5 pupils.
We enjoyed learning about the history of the Mothers' Union and the impact of the organisation world wide. We also enjoyed the after service refreshments, meeting some new faces and spending time with some members of the Criftins Community. They are certainly making a difference.
We received a letter of thanks from Bishop Michael after his visit to school. It was great to have the Bishop of Lichfield visit the school in November. It gave the children a chance to see that people care about them from other parts of the Diocese. Thank you Bishop Michael.