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Term 1 - Friendship

Week beginning 10th September 2018

During collective Worship This week we welcomed Helen Buick from Christ Church to tell the children the story of Zacchaeus as our Christian Value this term is Friendship.  Later in the week the children thought about their own friends and what made them good friends and the sorts of behaviours they could show around school to be good friends.  This linked well with our new behaviour policy which I will share with you next week.

Week beginning 17th September 2018

This week we have been continuing to learn about Friendship with a focus on sticking together.  We talked about how you can show that you value a friend by making them a friendship bracelet.  In Hindu families, sisters make these bracelets for their brothers as part of the festival Raksha Bandham.

Week beginning 1st October 2018

This week Belinda came to school with Jack, her puppy puppet, to talk to the children about Friendship. We also learnt about Unicef and how all children have rights and responsibilities and that our behaviour has an impact on these. We heard the story about the Helpful Servant from the Lion Storyteller Bible and also practised our Harvest songs. The children really love singing these songs so if you want to sing them at home they can all be found on Youtube. If you type ‘Harvest songs for children’ you will find Cauliflowers Flower, Harvest Samba and It’s Harvest Time.

Week beginning 8th October 2018

This week we have been learning about Black History Month and in particular Rosa Parks, who by refusing to give up her seat to a white man in 1955, helped initiate the civil rights movement in the United States

Week beginning 15th October 2018

This week our GLOW team planned and led an assembly on Friendship. They chose to act out the story of the Smartest Giant in Town, each said something about what Friendship meant to them and then Jacob said his own prayer about Friendship. I was so proud of them and the rest of the school really enjoyed it. We also had a visit from the Youth Worker from Fishponds Baptist Church to talk to the children about the importance of the Foodbank and how much the many donations they have made will make a difference to people who can’t afford to buy food each week.