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The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

By Collective worship, History

Today, in collective worship, we found out more about the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. A jubilee is a special celebration of a queen or king’s reign. They take place after the monarch has ruled for a certain number of years and each one is associated with a different type of precious metal. No other British Monarch has reigned for long enough to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, which is why many believe that this year’s celebrations are so special.

What are you going to do from 2nd to 5th June to celebrate?

Gratitude Tree

By Collective worship, Community, House Jordan, House Sinai, Religious Education

Meet our new Gratitude Tree

At St Alban’s we often say, ‘Gratitude is an attitude.’ We try to appreciate the small and big things and be grateful for what we have.

Next week, as part of our end of day prayer, we will ask the children to think of three things that they are grateful for and think about these things.

Next to the tree will be a golden leaf. If any child would like to share what they are grateful for, then they can write a note and place it on the leaf. Each week, I’ll check the leaf and read out the things that the children are grateful for in collective worship.

Today I am grateful for the sunshine, listening to the children sing in collective worship and the blossom tree in our infant yard. I feel very blessed to work in such a special school.

I’m also grateful to one of our very talented parents, Joanne Openshaw (Blooms and Posies), who created our blossom tree- thank you.

Mrs Gurner

Parent Resources

By Collective worship, Community, PSHE, Religious Education

Today many of our children came to school asking questions about Ukraine. For this reason, in collective worship we talked about worries and the importance of sharing these worries with people that we trust.

Here are some reading resources to help parents think about how they can support children with what they are seeing or feeling during these challenging times.

https://metro.co.uk/2022/02/24/how-to-talk-to-children-about-whats-happening-in-ukraine-16163133/

https://www.childnet.com/blog/supporting-your-child-with-upsetting-content/

Thank you,

A Message from Sinai House Leaders

By Collective worship, Community, House Sinai

Dear Children,

Exciting news! After half term, we are selling prayer bracelets. If you would like to order a bracelet then please complete the order form attached and hand in to your Sinai house ambassador, who will pass it on to us, your House Leaders. Please hand in by Friday 18th February.

Prayer bracelets remind you to pray about certain things. You can order more than one bracelet and we will be selling them all half term so you can order additional bracelets if you miss the deadline. We’ll keep order forms in classrooms.

All bracelets cost £1.50 and money raised will go towards updating the gratitude tree. Children can bring the money to school when they receive their order.

Thank you,

Ariella and Lexi (Sinai House Leaders)

P.S. We are sending home order forms tonight.

Prayer Bracelets

By Collective worship, Community, House Sinai, Religious Education

Today we were so proud of Sinai, who delivered a fabulous assembly to the whole school. Sinai have a team of children busy making prayer bracelets to sell and raise money for the school. All money raised will go towards updating our reading tree in the school library.

We are hoping to hang blossoms from the ceiling and make it more enticing for the children. Our big idea, is to transform the tree into a gratitude tree. An action that we continuously try to promote at school.

At the end of this week, Sinai are sending prayer bracelet order forms to classes and ‘hopefully’ the bracelets will be ready to purchase after half term. I’ll pop an order form on dojo for parents to see.

Well done Sinai, you were organised, entertaining and truly excellent role models to the whole school- thank you.

What do Christian’s believe?

By Collective worship, Religious Education, Visits, Year 5

This morning in The Main Event, Year 5 thought about What Christians believe.

We asked questions such as:

Do you think there is a God?  Why or why not?

If you could ask God one question, what would it be?

According to Christianity, where do people fit into God’s world?

What could Jesus do to convince people that he was telling the truth?

What do Christian’s believe was achieved by Jesus’ death?

 

Later, we tried more outdoor activities with our friends.

Diversity

By Collective worship, Community, Equality, House Carmel, House Jericho, House Jordan, House Sinai, PSHE

This half term, we have been learning about diversity. We asked every child in the school to complete a questionnaire to find out what diversity means to them.

This week our house leaders have been super busy interviewing children to prepare a diversity assembly that we are going to show at school tomorrow. House leaders worked so hard to conduct the interviews in a covid safe way.

Here is a trailer for their assembly.

Well done St Alban’s!