Open the Book - December 2016 - The Christmas Story told from the perspective of the shepherds
On 18th May 2016 Year 6 pupils enjoyed leading collective worship with the Open the Book Team. They performed the Bible story from Genesis of Jacob and Esau.
On Monday 11th April, EYFS led our whole school collective worship based on our Christian value of thankfulness. Miss Steele told us the story of the loaves and the fishes and we thought about who was thankful and what for. The children shared with us their pictures which they had painted about things they are thankful for.
On Thursday 24th March, Year 4 led the whole school in our collective worship at St Margaret's Church. They shared the Easter story with us, told through poems and songs, which the whole school sang.
On Wednesday 23rd March, five children from Year 5 led collective worship. They shared with us what they had learnt on the Musical RE conference last week and taught us the song 'Creativity' with actions.
During our collective worship times in the run up to Christmas, the children have been adding objects to our Jesse Tree. A Jesse tree is a fun way for children to trace the 'royal' roots of Jesus from Adam and Eve through the centuries to Mary and Joseph. It is called a Jesse tree because of a verse in the Old Testament in the book of Isaiah which says 'A shoot shall come from the stump pf Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of its roots.'
The objects on the tree include:
- Apple - Adam and Eve
- Ark and dove - Noah and the flood
- Star scene and Abraham figure - Abraham, Father of God's people
- Dagger - sacrifice of Isaac
- Ladder - Jacob's ladder
- Coat and wheat sheaves - Joseph
- Burning bush and staff - Moses
- Stone tablets - Moses and the ten commandments
- Scroll - Isaac's prophecy
- House - Bethlehem
- Harp - King David
- Temple - King Solomon
- Lion - Daniel
- Saw and hammer - Jesus the carpenter
- White rose - Mary, the mother of Jesus
- Writing board and pen - John the Baptist
- Stars - Jesus, Saviour of the world
Uganda - Aim for Change assembly 2.12.15
Today Mrs Ridout from the charity Aim for Change came in to talk to us all about her recent visit to Uganda. She talked to us about life in Uganda so we were able to compare a child's life in Uganda to our own lives. We learnt about how her Christian beliefs impact on the work she does and the difference that makes to so many people's lives.
The Children in Year 5 talked about their thoughts on poverty and read out a prayer they had written to end our assembly.
The whole school gathered together for two minutes silence at 11am. A group of children read some poems and prayers to mark Remembrance Day.
Poppy wrote this prayer:
We thank you for the people who gave their today for our tomorrow. We thank you for the things you created to make us who we are now. Forgive us for the things we have done. We are like a flock of sheep within our fold - God will protect us. There are still people out there fighting. Help us to remember that, whilst we have peace in our country, many countries don't have peace.
In Jesus Christ's name.