We joined together today to commemorate Remembrance Day.
To mark the day World War One ended, at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month, in 1918, we shared in prayer before holding a two minute silence to remember those who have died in wars.
Thank you to the children in Year Six who led us in prayer beautifully and reverently.
Today, on behalf of Year 6, Niamh, Izzy and Simeon attended Coventry Young People’s Peace and Reconiliation Conference 2019.
The Coventry Lord Mayor’s Committee for Peace and Reconciliation invited teachers and home educators to bring up to 3 students from years 6 to 9 to talk to peace activists and organisations fighting crime and violence at Coventry’s Council House.
They sat with the peace activists in facilitated circles in which everyone had an equal right to speak and be heard. The young people were given the opportunity to be able to explain how they feel about violence, knife crime, gangs etc. They discussed what problems young people currently face and what they think needs to be done about it.Teachers, Police, PeaceMakers, Restorative Justice facilitators and members of the community talked about what they are already doing to promote safety and peace and what challenges they face.The children then helped to brainstorm what more can be done to reduce violence and conflict and increase peace, justice, forgiveness and reconciliation.
The event ended with a summary of the ideas raised and Coventry Lord Mayor’s Committee for Peace and Reconciliation announced how they will be helping young people, schools and peace activists put their ideas into practice.
Letters have been sent home regarding the election of a new Parent Governor.
We have three candidates; please do take the time to read their supporting statements and ensure you vote.
Ballot papers can be returned to the school office in a sealed envelope or posted directly in to the ballot box available.
As part of the IntoFilm festival, Year 4 visited the Vue cinema at Star City to watch the UK premier of 2040. It was a climate change film/documentary which explored what life could be like in 2040 if we work together to reverse some of the damage that we have inflicted on our planet.
The children behaved themselves superbly and it was great to have some very deep and meaningful conversations about film afterwards. Upon returning to school, the children wrote reviews of the film which we will be entering into the IntoFilm review competition.
A massive thanks to Mrs Quinn and Mrs Kerry for driving, and also to Mrs Rae and Miss Piercy for joining us!
Year 6 and Year 5 had the best morning watching ‘Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse’ at the cinema this morning, as part of the Into Film Festival. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the movie and the experience (espeically the teachers!).
It was a great way to start the day – we just wish we could do it every day!
As always, thank you to the children for representing the school so beautifully – they truly are a credit!
To celebrate our school’s special feast day, The Feast of All Souls, we gathered together in the hall to share in a whole school prayer service.
Year 6 led us into prayer beautifully, asking us to remember the souls of our loved ones who have passed. Although it is sad when people die, we remember that they are now at peace with God.
Each class took it in turns to offer forth an envelope filled with their prayers for their loved ones as each class teacher lit a candle to symbolise our prayer intentions.
It was such a lovely way to share in this special feast day!
In celebration of the Feast of All Souls, we invite children to come into school on Monday 4th November in non school uniform. On this special feast day, we remember the faithful departed.
As part of the ‘Living things and their habitats’ unit in Science, Year 6 have been investigating which conditions mould grows the most. This was the result (yuck!): Ask them what they found out!