Darwin’s Finches

Year 6 spent the afternoon predicting and investigating which ‘beak’ was the best for different ‘bird food’ as part of their Science unit of Evolution and Inheritance.

Ask them what they found out!

Year 6 have brightened up for CAFOD!

  Thank you for all of your support and generous donations! We definitely brightened up our classroom today.

 

 

Brighten up for Harvest 2018

What a wonderful celebration of harvest but also our wonderfully generous school community. We brightened up our school in our multi colours and brought our food donations as well as CAFOD donation with us. We took part in an assembly to allow the children to see where all their money goes to. We spoke about the importance of sharing the message of peace and not just giving our money but giving our prayers to others.

The chaplaincy team worked hard all day from bagging up all the donations, handing out prayer cards and counting our total amount raised. They also made a very special trip to the Coventry Food bank and got to walk around and see the different things that the foodbank needs as well as find out more about how we can help further.

The winners of the competition will be announced in the assembly on Monday.

The total raised so far stands at just over £190! So thank you very much!

Many thanks for all your donations, they are really appreciated.

Have a lovely weekend
Miss Corkerry

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POP ART

We’ve begun our Pop Art Unit by looking at the work of Andy Warhol and created our own ‘everyday object collage’ inspired paintings. We think they look great!

Compassion & Love

Thank you to Liam G and William from our school chaplaincy team who came into Year 6 and delivered a prayer service based on our virtues this half term: compassion and love.

Prayer Friends

This week Year 6 and Reception gathered together in our prayer garden to get to know each other and find out who their prayer friends will be. They really enjoyed playing with each other and having their photos taken before they joined together in Church for their first shared whole school mass to celebrate 50 years of our school building.

We were so impressed with how beautifully and reverently Reception behaved in Church and what superb role models Year 6 were. We are looking forward to watching their friendships develop as Year 6 continue to teach and guide Reception both in Church and at school.

Monday morning assembly – Woodland Trust

This morning, we started to get excited as a school about the impending arrival of 200 saplings from the Woodland Trust, which are due to be delivered during November.

We listened to the story of the ‘Man who planted trees’ and talked about the importance of trees and how we, as individuals, can make a difference to the world.

During November, we will be creating our own school woodland area on a section of the school field and the children, with the help of adults from the community, will have the opportunity to plant trees which we hope will be around for generations to come.

We are also excited to be working towards the ‘Green Tree Schools Award’ this year and have our sights set firmly on achieving platinum status!

 

Silence and Chips!

Thank you to all children and families who attending the first session of Year 6’s preparation for Confirmation. We spent time in silence reflecting and talking to God before celebrating the start of this special journey together with some fish and chips!

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Our next session is ‘Fire and Stories’ on Saturday 10th November at 6pm. We look forward to seeing you there.

Switch off prejudice!

The highlight of our week was a visit from Anne Frank Trust! Image result for anne frank

We unpicked the following terms throughout a variety of activities:

Prejudice: pre-judging people without knowledge

Discrimination: acting upon your prejudice and treating people unfairly

Genocide: organised execution of people planned on a large scale

Stereotype: Labelling a group of people rather than considering each person’s individuality

Identity: who you are e.g. what you look like, your personal information, talents and interests, culture and religion.

Dictator: a ruler with total power over a country (Hitler, Kim Jon Un)

We used the Holocaust and Anne Frank’s diary entries to discuss the prejudice and discrimination she and many other Jews faced and which unltimately led to her death.

We then linked our learning to our curriculum unit of ‘Heroes & Villains’ and discussed how we can become heroes and challenge all forms of prejudice and discrimination to make the future a better place.

 

Here are some questions for you to reflect upon:

– Why is it dangerous to stereotype?

– What groups are discriminated against?

– What things could make you a poor digital citizen?

– What things can you do to become a good digital citizen?

– What gift would you give to someone who was behaving in a discriminatory way?

Year 5 and 6 Class Mass

Year 5 & 6 came together today in a joint celebration of mass.

The First Reading from a letter of St Paul to the Corinthians reminded us that we are individuals but we also form part of a much bigger family and each have our contributions to make.

“Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many”

( 1 Corinthians: 12:12-13)

Thank you to all of those who contributing further to our mass through offering readings, bidding prayers, the offertory and altar serving.

Thank you also to those parents, friends and family who were able to join us.