We had a great Christingle session, with oranges, cocktail sticks, dried fruit and sweets. And the weather in the playground held out for everyone to keep their candles lit. Many thanks to the super readers in Congo Class, as well as those children who helped to make and organise the Children’s Society collecting boxes.
Great home learning from Congo and Yangtze classes; they have represented The Cross in so many different ways. We have been thinking, ‘Is The Cross a symbol of love or sacrifice?’ Many thanks to parents and carers who have helped the children with their inspiring work.
In Key Stage 1 we had an RE day focusing on the Christian festival, Easter. We recreated the Easter garden, made Easter cards, discussed the importance of the cross and made biscuits with a cross on. We also discussed the Easter story and had an Easter egg hunt with the story on the back of the eggs. We worked in our house teams to find all of the eggs and put them in the correct order. After that we got to try a hot cross bun and eat our Easter biscuits that we made.
Many thanks to Reverends Susan and Gini, to Mr Deekes and to everyone else who helped organise a fantastic Christmas tree-decorating initiative in our local church. The children loved making the decorations. It also helped us to feel more ‘Christmassy’ when we attended our recent Christmas service.
Well done to Congo class, who have done some great work on Humanism and the pursuit of Happiness. They asked some great questions, which showed deep thinking. And they produced some lovely work.
Well done all the children who have planned or performed in our child-led assemblies. These have been really popular, and there is sometimes a waiting list to take part! We especially enjoyed the one on Corrie Ten Boom, which was exciting but sad.
Well done do all those Key Stage 2 children who made amazing crosses as part of their Home Learning. Some of them were so original! If you haven’t had yours back yet, it’s probably because we’d like to display it a while longer.
RE in Classes
Well done for some lovely work in Key Stage 2 on Islam and the Journey to Mecca. And congratulations to Grace, for trying on a shalwar kameez, a popular outfit, in many warmer countries, for girls and boys!’