A huge well done and thank you to all the children and staff who took part in the Extreme Reading Challenge. We had over 100 entries and it has been wonderful to see so many of you reading in different and unusual places. The staff and children loved seeing all the entries in our assembly on Thursday.
Yesterday,the whole school had a penalty shoot out outside of the dining room. The penalty shootout was lead by Bradford City F.C and we managed to raise lots of money for charity and school.People who tried to raise money got to take four penalty’s against the chicken Billy Bantam from Bradford city and people who didn’t raise any money still got a chance to take a penalty at the end of the shootout. At the end of the shoot out of course no-one wanted to be left out so the teachers had a shot at Billy Bantam too! if you are wondering if you raise at least £3 you will get a medal and if you raise £20 or over you will get your a self a Bradford city football and maybe a medal! But the best… if you raise the most money out of the whole shootout you will get a unique Bradford City F.C football signed by Bradford city footballers!thnk you for putting in the effort to raise money and we are very grateful for your conturbiton to our fund today. The charity’s and our school are very delighted with all the money raised today and soon we may edit this post to tell you the grand total of money raised yesterday! We are all looking forward till we get our prizes.
And Thank you for reading this report
From Reporter Charlie and his assistant Katie.
All children and staff attended our Easter Worship yesterday some Governors also visiting too. Our recorder club started our worship by performing Peace Perfect Peace. Despite their stage fright they impressed everyone with their first performance.
We sang a number of songs including Servant King and Hurray for Jesus. Everyone was given their palm cross and held them carefully during our Easter prayers. Some of our Year 6 children had prepared their own video version to accompany the hymn See What a Morning.
As the children left the hall they were also given an Easter Egg treat!
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.
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.’