We really enjoy our annual Harvest Festival and often receive many generous donations! These are handed out to members of the local community.
All classes take part in our Harvest Festival celebrations in the hall where we share poems, stories and songs together with our families.
Every November we hold our annual Remembrance Service. Pupils from the Worship Council lead us in an assembly about Armistice Day, supported by readings from other pupils. Each year we plant a fruit tree on our school field to help us remember those who fought in the war and in memory of those in our school community whom we may have lost.
In December each year, we look forward to seeing our youngest pupils participate in the Nativity. It is always wonderful to see an enthusiastic and joyous portrayal of the birth of Jesus.
Carols for Grandparents
We are delighted that our Carols for Grandparents service has gained momentum over the years and is so well attended by Grandparents and members of the wider community. Pupils in Years 4, 5 and 6 always enjoy sharing their favourite carols and musical performances.
The children in Years 4, 5 and 6 participate in the Christingle at St. Michael and All Angels, Maxstoke with Reverend Parker, and the annual Carol Service at St. Cuthbert's, Shustoke.
The lyrics from the carol "A Night to Remember" are particularly meaningful to us as they epitomise the joy of joining together to celebrate the real meaning of Christmas:
"It's a night to remember,
A night when the world is one.
And we all stand together,
And know that we belong.
Light lifts up our hearts,
And shadows are long gone.
It's a night to remember,
A night when the world is one."
Reverend Sue visited us to talk about Lent. We thought carefully about the meaning of Lent and some Key Stage 2 children shared the story of Jesus in the wilderness with us.
We reflected on the following poem and considered ways in which we could each do our best.
Good, better best.
But never let it rest.
Not until your good is better
and your better, best.
Each year, Year 4 lead our Easter Service and share this at St Giles church.
Some of our favourite hymns at this time of year are 'Sing Hosanna,' 'When I think about the Cross,' 'Lord of the Dance' and 'At the Name of Jesus.'