Wednesday 18th January 2023.
This week on Wednesday, the RE council are hosted some fun teamwork building games for the different houses of our school (St John, St Matthew, St Mark and St Luke.) We took a house per pair and hope both Ks1 and Ks2 enjoyed the games we set out for them instead of having an assembly for 15 to 20 minutes on that day. We assembled our game at lunch/silent reading time.
St Matthew played two games called hula-hoop pass and the other game was cross the river. St Luke played the tagging hot dog game and pass the ball (under and over race.) St Mark completed a treasure hunt with riddles to solve and find. Finally St John played an extended game of traffic cops on the field.
We are also hoping to input new ideas on how our school does collective worship and how we could make it more enjoyable and do different kinds of prayers and showing our Christian Ethos values (Service, Courage, Love and Forgiveness.) In the Summer Term, we are also thinking about giving the prayer space a make over with paint-and pva glue on top of the new coat this time-as the paint is peeling off from the bricks due to the cold and damp weather we have been having recently.
Every Friday two of our team members read two prayers in Celebration Assembly that the pupils have written, while some are private, some are public and these we read in assemblies. We are considering asking groups of children each week to create a prayer about a certain thing they are grateful for or wish to share with others.
In December Ks1 and Ks2 went to the Brington Church. We all sang songs and Ks1 did a small show along with the Worship Committee doing some readings helped by some other pupils in Year Six along with Year 2 making Christingles. Some of the songs we sang were: The Christingle song, Luly Lula and Away In A Manger. We also had some ringers from Catworth in to ring at the start of our service.
Today we met the school Governors. We created a presentation which explained what our Christian Values are and how they link to Saints and the Bible. We were able to answer their questions and they were all very nice!
Prayer Space Collective Worship - Wednesday 28th September 2022
Today we planned and delivered a collective worship session about how to use our prayer space including how to be respectful in the space and what to do with our private and public prayers.
Next we are going to paint the different bricks in the space so all of the children know how to use the different areas.
We had a very busy day today. First we spent time choosing from the lovely selection of graces written in our house groups yesterday. These will be displayed around the school for everyone to use before lunchtime.
At the end of the day we had a planning meeting with Mrs Howe and Mrs Kennedy where we allocated our four Christian Values to prepare for our presentation to the governors later this month.