SUMMER TERM 2022
SPRING TERM 2022
WB 4th April
The Year 4 children led our Easter Service, recounting the story of Easter.
Rev Paul came to talk about the final section of the Lord's Prayer. He asked the children for their definition of 'power'. He asked what the children believed were the most powerful things that God has done.
Paul finished by talking about how he believes the most important word in the Lord's Prayer is 'for'; that Christians believe all the things in the Lord's Prayer are possible because the Kingdom, the power and the glory is God's.
On Monday, Rev Terry Hinks visited us to lead our collective worship and talk about 'Hope'. He talked about moments when we might feel hopeless and that we may feel there is nothing we can do. But then he shared examples of people taking action to make things better for others, and demonstrating hope. The children shared their understanding of the word determinations. He finished by encouraging us not to give up!
On Wednesday, Rev Paul shared with us an interesting way to look at sin, based on the original definition of the word in the Bible. He called it 'missing the mark'. We had children attempting to fly paper aeroplanes at a target, to demonstrate just how tough it can be to hit the target, no matter how hard we try. Paul also talked to us about the expectation that we forgive others.
On Wednesday 23rd March, Rev Paul continued our study of the Lord's prayer, considering the words 'Give us today our daily bread'. The children were asked what they thought we needed daily to survive. Their answers, summarised below, contained practical and more philosophical ideas! Paul then talked about advertisements and asked what was their purpose. He finished by saying that Christians believe God provides all we need for our daily lives.
WB 14th March
On Monday we read the book The Sunflower sisters. The focus this week was 'Hope for Equality'. The story centres around the friendship of two girls and how they grow to be confident of their identity.
On Tuesday, Rebecca from Wycombe Youth for Christ visited us to develop our thinking about what equality means to each of us.
On Wednesday, Rev Paul continued his study of the Lord's prayer this week, considering the words 'Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as in heaven'. We were challenged to consider what Jesus would do if he were Headteacher!
On Thursday, the children watched the next instalment of The Life of Jesus series from iSingPOP, learning about his baptism.
On Friday, Year 3 treated us to a joke-filled Red Nose Day Assembly, including a display of 'synchronised swimming'! They raised lots of cash for Comic Relief.
Wednesday 9th March
Rev Paul came to visit and lead assembly. He is visiting weekly during Lent to teach us about the Lord's Prayer and its meaning for Christians. In this assembly, we considered the meaning of these words at the beginning:
The children shared with each other their interpretation of the words. Paul told us the King David wrote in the Psalms that he saw God as his mother as well as his father. Paul explained that we can use the word mother in the Lord's Prayer as well if we wish.
The children were challenged to think about what heaven could be and where it could be. There many thoughtful and varied answers!
We learnt that 'hallowed' mean precious and that Christians believe the name of God is precious.
Next week, we will consider 'Thy Kingdom Come'.
Tuesday 8th February - The Perseverance of Jeremiah
We continue our series on perseverance from the iSingPOP team. This week, we look at the life of Jeremiah.
Children think more deeply about the importance of showing perseverance in the face of adversity. The dictionary definition of adversity is explained, and the Bible verse; “Be happy in your hope, stand your ground when you’re in trouble” is considered.
Discussion is encouraged around standing firm and being committed to our beliefs and goals. It is explained that Christians believe even when they face difficulties, they can have hope and trust in God.
During assembly time on Wednesday, KS2 children discussed some Philosophy for Children questions.
AUTUMN TERM 2021
Week beginning 19th July
Week beginning 12th July
Week beginning 5th July
Week beginning 28th June
Week beginning 21st June
Monday 21st June - Celebrating Diversity assembly available on Teams
Week beginning 14th June
Week Beginning 7th June
Week beginning 24th May
Week beginning 17th May
Week beginning 10th May
Friday 14th May - Year 5 Assembly "What Inspires You?"
Week beginning 4th May 2021
Week beginning 26th April
Wednesday 21st April
Thursday 22nd April
Thursday 11th February - The World Made a Rainbow
The last assembly of this half term can be found as an assignment on Teams.
Friday 22nd January
Use the website and password sent to you to watch the latest iSingPOP offering: Episode 3 How should we love?
Friday 15th January - iSingPOP!
Use the website and password emailed to you to watch Episode 2 Who Should We Love? EP2 CW Spring 1
The children received a well-needed 'pep talk' from these children, discussed some fantastic self-affirmations and listened to an encouraging song.
In the first half of the Autumn Term, we look at Courage as we all begin a new academic year. The Value of Respect is considered in the second half of the Autumn Term.
In in dark, cold January, we focus on the Value of Enjoyment and then move on to consider the Value of Hope as we approach Easter.
The Summer Term is given over to the School Value of Belonging and Community and we finish the year reflecting on all our School Values.
These are continually related to the School Values