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A Church School

17th June, 2015

Barningham CEVC Primary School has close ties with St Andrew’s, the Parish Church which is near the school in Church Road.  The Rector Reverend Cathy Bladen is a foundation governor at the school and frequently visits the school  to lead Collective Worship and assist on some Fridays for the ‘Open the Book’ sessions. Members of High Street Chapel, Hopton also attend to act out stories from the bible through the Open the Book team and to lead Collective Worship.  Our recent chair of governors, Elizabeth Hall, is the church organist.  

The children enjoy visiting the Church to discover its long history of over 500 years and interesting features.  The children are able to sketch the mediaeval angels and carved bench end figures such as the pig in the pulpit and the camel.  The chancel screen is also examined and is probably mid 15th century.  The font is early 14th century and the children appreciate the patterns carved on the bowl.  

The end of term services are held in the Church and are attended by the children, parents and carers.  At the end of the summer term service at the church the Barningham Charity presented each of the Year 6 leavers with a copy of the Youth Bible.  The bibles were donated by the Barningham Charities.  

Here is a link to St Andrews church: https://www.achurchnearyou.com/church/1891/

Here is a link to the Benefice Website: https://www.achurchnearyou.com/church/2147/benefice/

We also have a Benefice facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/unitedbenefice/

Collective worship from Rev Bladen on Youtube

Look to the Rainbow

16th May, 2020

A song for collective worship:

Dear young people,

Can you think of your favourite day of the year? For many of you we reckon it’s your birthday! Even as we write now, we can imagine the cake and the candles, the singing, the cards and hopefully a present or two.

Well, for us, the most special day of the year (as well as our birthdays which we really like too) is Easter Sunday, and we’ve been preparing for it for weeks. Obviously, we love the chocolate eggs (especially the big ones with lots more chocolates inside) but we also love the Easter story behind the eggs. More about that in a minute…

Yet, this year, it has to be one of the strangest Easters either of us have ever had, and together we have celebrated well over 100 Easter Sundays!

We bet it’s pretty strange for you too. Perhaps it’s hard sometimes at home? We guess that you might be missing your friends, the chance to play outside as much as you’d like. We’re also concerned that our eyes are starting to look like the shape of our screens, we’re on them so much! What about yours?!

Anyway, back to the Easter story, which happened over 2000 years ago. It is about Jesus, the teacher and healer (and of course friend to many children), being let down and betrayed by someone he called

a friend. He had done nothing wrong but ended up dying on a cross. People thought it was all over, end of story. But no, three days later Jesus walked out of the tomb alive, showing everyone he had fought with death and won. In fact, it wasn’t the end but the start of something new for all of us – a new way of life with Jesus who loves us so much he wants us to be everything we can be, with Him.

It’s because of this story that we love Easter so much and every time we eat an egg in the next couple of days, we remember the new life that Jesus brought and we celebrate. Now we know we’re not on our own and Jesus is with us. We are praying with Jesus every day at the moment for those who are sick or sad and those who are helping them and we’d love you to join us in praying. God loves it when we pray so the more the merrier. If you’re not sure how to pray just tell God what you’re thinking. He’ll do the rest.

Finally, we want you to know that we’re praying for you, that God will be with you through this time. If you ask your Mum or Dad or a grown up you’re with to email us [bishop.martin@cofesuffolk.org] your first name, we will pray for you by name on Easter Sunday and whenever we get the chance. We very much look forward to meeting you one day, hopefully in our churches or schools, when this time is over. Do say hello and tell us that you read our letter.

Bishop Martin and Bishop Mike

*for very strange reasons our official titles are the Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich and the Bishop of Dunwich but that’s far too long isn’t

Meeting: 15.01.20 1. The council discussed the changes at playtimes and lunch times with the introduction of the basketball. Everybody agreed that it was calmer and children seemed less angry. There were not so many angry exchanges between certain children. 2. There is a need to talk to the school about looking out for children on their own. Perhaps to extend the friendship groups? 3. The worship council will plant a prayer garden after half term. 4. The Worship Council wrote certificates for the next Celebration Assembly.

Owls Class Christmas

19th December, 2019

Owls Class have enjoyed celebrating Christmas with some Christmas challenges, puzzles, a Christmas quiz, our class party, performing our Christmas music compositions, having Christmas lunch, wearing Christmas jumpers and attending/ contributing to our Christmas Church service. We wish you all a Merry Christmas!

Dear, God.

Thank you for the wonderful world you made for us.

Thank you for all the snow and joy you bring us at Christmas.

We promise to remember Jesus on Christmas day.

We promise to remember those who can’t celebrate Christmas like we do.

Amen.

Squirrel Class 2019

Christmas is coming…

2nd December, 2019

We have begun our Christmas season at school by decorating the hall with a ’12 days of Christmas’ theme, decorating around the school, making Christmas tree decorations themed on our class animals and having our dressing the Christmas tree assembly, during which each class put their decorations on the tree and sang some Christmas carols.

Advent is here!

2nd December, 2019

It’s nearly Advent!

25th November, 2019

Our Pupil Parliament presented certificates to the children who took part  in their Pupil Parliament Week Debate.

Squirrel class had a fantastic class assembly – an opportunity to show off our learning this term.

About the Teacher

Barningham Primary School is a Church of England Voluntary Controlled (CEVC) school.

Term Dates

  • 2019 - 2020
  • PD Days: 02 & 03 September
  • Autumn Term 1: 04 Sept - 17 Oct
  • PD Day: 18 Oct
  • Autumn Term 2: 28 Oct - 19 Dec
  • Spring Term 1: 06 Jan 2020 - 14 Feb
  • Spring Term 2: 24 Feb - 03 April
  • Summer Term 1: 20 April - 22 May
  • Summer Term 2: 01 June - 17 July
  • PD Day: 20 & 21 July

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