September 2018

5th September 2018
Our First Week Back...
We have had a great start to our new school year.
All the children have settled well into their new classes and enjoyed their first week of getting to know their new class staff and classrooms. 
All staff are happy with their first week, which is lovely to hear!
6th September 2018 - Thinking Thursday
We started our new school year with a Thinking Thursday based on Growth Mindset.
The children shared their ideas of what it was (Marshall was spot on!) and then we looked at a PowerPoint together (attached below) to learn more and see how we could start to build our Growth Mindset as individuals, but also in our classes and in the school.
The children had some fab ideas (picture below) and some were amazingly insightful (Frank had fab ideas!). 
Wednesday 19th September 2018
What a busy assembly we had today!
We started with the Open the Book team and their story about those who help others, followed by lots of awards, including: pen licences; gold cards and year 6 jobs.
We then invited our Head girl and boy and the deputy Head girl and boy, as well as their families, to the front to sign the declaration to uphold the values of the school in their term as head girl or boy or deputy.
All four have already led a school tour for our special visitor on Friday 14th September, who said she was very impressed at how well they represented the school and shared their knowledge with her. What a fantastic start!
Wednesday 17th October 2018
Harvest Festival Assembly
Today we had an extra special Act of Collective Worship as we celebrated our Harvest Festival together.
The open the book team started our special assembly with the story of ‘The feeding the five thousand’, in which Jesus shared five loaves and two fish between five thousand people. The story shared how everyone giving a little can help others a lot. 
Next, Reverend John talked about Harvest and the reason for Harvest Celebrations. There were some fantastic answers from the children, showing their great BLP skill of Empathy and linked to our core values, including to ‘help others’, ‘share with less fortunate’ and ‘so everyone has some’. Alfie finally got it right by saying ‘Harvest Festival is to celebrate God and give thanks for him and the Harvest crop.’ 
Our friend Martin then blessed the generous donations from families and then said a Harvest prayer.
The whole school then sang the Harvest Samba song, before we celebrated some special achievements, including gold cards, pen licences, a Bikeability award and a BMX medal!
We were very lucky to start and end today’s assembly with some lovely music played on the Keyboard by Evie C.