Posted in Collective Worship, Governor Monitoring

Governor Monitoring – Collective Worship

Joining the children for a Collective Worship assembly with Reverend Robin was very special.
The children from Reception to Year 6 were a credit to the school (and their parents/guardians). Reverend Robin spoke about Christmas, about Mary’s difficult decision and of course about Jesus – though some of the children were keen to talk about Santa!
Everyone sung Away in a Manger – the children sounded wonderful. Words for a different verse were shown and the older ones managed to sing along before everyone sang the first verse once again. Reverend Robin talked about a very special CD which had been recorded at the local schools including Stibbard and showed the children a copy.
After the assembly I spoke to children from Year’s 1 and 2 who told me how good singing made them feel. They talked quite confidently about Jesus and Mary and told me that respect (which had been briefly mentioned by Mrs Cockburn in the assembly) was important for all of us.
I also talked to children from Year’s 4 and 6 who spoke about the difficult decision Mary had faced when approached as to whether she should have Jesus. They could clearly explain that the name Christmas comes from Jesus Christ. The children talked about respect and how to show it and why. They enjoyed singing and recalled the picture blanket of Mary which Reverend Robin showed during the assembly. All four of the children gave suggestions (which have been passed to headteachers and Mrs Cockburn) about ways of making Collective Worship assemblies more relevant to them. This showed both interest and confidence and is commendable.
I would like to thank all the children and the teachers for making me feel so welcome.

Posted in Collective Worship, Trips, Year 6 Messages

Year 6 at Norwich Cathedral. 

What a fabulous day we have had at Norwich Cathedral today. The Cathedral has been running a whole week of activities for the children of Norfolk about different people found in the bible and the messages they bring to us. Some children experienced dance, others had a musical experience, arts and crafts, relaxation… the day ended with a special service which involved the children and the many volunteers who had run the week. 

Year 6 were totally amazing, they were engaged enthusiastically in the activities and were working alongside children from other schools in their groups. They were well behaved, polite and responsible.   Every time  I caught the eye of one of them they beamed and said how much fun they were having. Thank you Year 6 for making me exceptionally proud, big thanks to Mrs Bircham and Mr V for accompanying us and making the day so special. 

Mrs Budgett