To mark Education Sunday, Year 4 attended St John’s Church, Bierley to lead the worship on their on Sunday 8th February. Almost all of Year 4 attended with their parents. The children led the sermon with a presentation about the 800 year anniversary of the creation of the Magna Carta. Through their presentation, the children explained the significance of the signing of the Magna Carta and how this was a significant part of the Human Rights movement.
The Year 4 children also sang to the congregation. Have a listen to their performance below.
Year 1 children had a very interesting day when the Police came to visit them in Year 1. They thought about how their register time was similar to the Police morning briefing session and learnt about how we each have a unique finger print. The children were even allowed to use the Police radios and put on some of Police Officer Steve’s uniform!
PCSO Steve was particularly concerned about the reports about the missing robot from the Year 1 classroom. He took some statements about everything the children knew and asked for a photo fit to help him find it. He has been able to put a poster up in the Police Station and at the morning briefing the following day his fellow Police Officers were also briefed about its disappearance.
Sadly this hasn’t resulted in the robot’s safe return yet. If you see the robot, please let someone in Year 1 know where it is!
As parents and visitors left our Christmas Nativity performances they were asked to contribute to our silver collection. We raised an impressive £440!
As part of our assembly theme this week, we have been learning about inspirational Christians. Today we learnt about Martin Luther-King and the changes he helped to bring in America. We read through one of the prayers he shared with his congregation.
As a result, we learnt about the importance of a democracy and linked this to our own School Council. As the children left assembly, they each placed a counter into a ballot box to decide whether we should donate the money to Marie Curie Cancer Care, Leeds Children’s Hospital or to buy a defibrillator for our school. The counters were counted:
Leeds Children’s Hospital – 84 counters
Defibrillator for school – 123 counters
Marie Curie Cancer Care – 152 counters
Democracy in action!
Here is the prayer we shared in assembly, written by Martin Luther-King himself:
‘God, grant that we take on the struggle with dignity and discipline. May all who suffer in this world reject violence and choose the method that seeks to redeem.
Grant that we will follow you and become so committed to your way and your kingdom that we will be able to establish in our lives and in this world a kingdom of understanding, where men and women will live together respecting the dignity and worth of every human being. In the name and spirit of Jesus. Amen.’
Key Stage One were singing Carols in the Hall when Mr Burton took an important telephone call. He was told that Santa was calling the school’s Skype account!
The children were very excited to see an elf on the screen who then introduced them to Santa. They listened to Santa talk about some of the interesting learning KS1 had been doing this term. He then spoke to some individual children including Lleyton and Sam. Santa asked the children to leave some treats out for him and his reindeers on Christmas Eve although he explained he had been stuck in a chimney last year because he had eaten too many mince pies!