We read the story of Fran the frog and Toby the Toad! Fran took pride in her restaurant and one night Toby arrived and complained ALL evening about the food in the restaurant. Fran became upset and hit Toby over the head with a frying pan! Toby was very angry and wanted revenge. We discussed the events that could happen if Toby decided to hit back and how we could change the future if we remembered to ‘Pass the Peace Please’ and not respond in an aggressive way.
Bishop Mark of Middelton paid us a special visit today.
He spoke to us about the vestments he wears and what each item represents.
Did you know the Bishop’s hat represents a flame? Symbolising when Jesus passed the Holy Spirit to his disciples in the form of a flame at the feast of Pentecost.
He also spent time in each class talking to the children. He was very impressed by their kindness, good manners and Christian Values. Well done children!
Our assembly today was all about our theme of ‘Pass the peace please’.
We talked about the importance of peace to us in our everyday lives and what peace means.
We listened to the story ‘Peace at Last’ by Jill Murphy and we sang our hymn ‘Peace perfect Peace’.
In Key Stage One singing assembly we started the Year by learning a song called ‘Back in school again’ which talks about us looking forward to the term ahead and how each and everyone of us makes a difference. We also sang ‘Peace, Perfect Peace’ which the children sang beautifully.
KS1 assembly thinking through our theme ‘Pass the Peace’ please, we have been learning all about Jesus calming the Sea of Galilee. We talked about how Jesus was able to calm the sea and wind and how this message can help us when we fall out with our friends.
Our first singing practice of the term saw us revising some hymns linked to theme of Peace. We sang: Peace, Perfect Peace, Make me a channel of your peace and one of our favourite hymns, Seek ye first.
We shared the brilliant story about how Jelly Babies were once named peace babies! Did you know these tasty sweets were invented to celebrate the end of WW1? The different colours represented the countries that had fought throughout WW1 and the sweets were all placed in one bag – showing that everyone can live alongside each other happily and be a part of the same world. Look out in school for our own version of Peace Babies coming soon!
We began the week by introducing our theme for the term;
“Pass the Peace Please.”
The children were asked to think of other words to use as synonyms for peace. They suggested; love, Christian Values, hope, joy, calm.
We discussed how all those words can be used as synonyms for peace and over the course of the term we will be looking at how we can help to ensure we live in a peaceful place, be that the school, town, country, continent or world. Given that we are all earthlings ( this was debated) we must seek to recognise and understand our similarlites, whilst also recognising, tolerating and celebrating our differences.
Our assembly theme for this term is;
“Pass on the Peace”
In assembly we will be thinking about how we can promote peace in our school, our local area, our country and our world.
We will be posting our thoughts here each day.