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Worship Council


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.

Some thoughtful responses to the theme.

RE Pupil Perceptions

10th December, 2019

Mrs Parr spoke to some of our children about RE, and this is what they thought!

We asked a few children about collective worship – this is what they said!

News from the Worship Council

26th September, 2019

Meeting: 26.09.19 1. The council introduced themselves. 2. The Worship Council discussed the role of the council:  Certificates  Encouraging good behaviour  Worship songs  Prayers. 3. Worship Council members have elected a Y6 to the Pupil Parliament. 4. The Worship Council wrote certificates for the next Celebration Assembly.

Hurray for Harkirat!

26th September, 2019

We are very excited to welcome our friend Harkirat Singh from the Leicester Sikh Education Service to the school this afternoon.

Please read our reflections on the value of Thankfulness. This has been our focus for this half term.

Thankfulness

Worship Council

5th July, 2019

Meeting: 05.07.19

  1. The council prayed for the school.
  2. The Worship Council discussed the changes that they had noticed in the school this year:People are being kind when they are hurt and play with people on their own;Noticed that if people are upset and asking ‘Are they ok?’ and if they are not then they get a teacher;
  3. People saying ‘Sorry’ after they have been arguing;
  4. People are playing more games without arguing;
  5. Worship Council members said that they felt: ‘Happy’; ‘They had changed and were playing with a bigger circle of friends’; ‘Looking out for others’ and ‘Felt proud’.

Collective Worship Value for Life Feedback: Justice

May 2019

What does justice mean to you?

  • People aren’t treated differently from others, eg because of their race (2)
  • Not having human slavery
  • Stand up to people
  • Love is from your family
  • Sharing
  • Help people (2)
  • Make the world a better place
  • Fairness (2)

 

    • Loving nature
    • You’re a hero
  • Be kind to people/ kind-hearted

 

  • You have to have consequences for your choices and then a fresh start.

What would happen if there was no justice?

    • People could just steal from others
    • Women would not be able to vote, drive cars or go to school
    • Everyone would be mean to each other
    • No one would help people up
    • Wouldn’t be a nice world
    • Nothing would be alive
    • You won’t be loved
    • Poor people will die
    • No one would have friends because all fallen out – should be forgiving people
    • Terrible place with crime and wars everywhere
    • The planet wouldn’t be looked after
    • People would have a bad attitude
    • Would be a terrible place because Justice is being kind and a friend
    • Loads of bullies
  • Countries would hate each other, there would be more war
  • There would be chaos/ absolute chaos (2).

 

 

 Why should we show justice to others?

  • You can be friends again if you have a fall-out
  • It’s fair and kind to share with others
  • Kind thing to do
  • You’ll make friends
  • You’ll be a good person
  • To be generous
  • Would have no friends
  • Never know you might make friends by doing it
  • Everybody deserves it
  • Make it equal
  • Make more and more friends
  • So other people can be happy
  • You wouldn’t know the difference between right and wrong.

Who provides justice and when?

  • Anyone
  • Family – giving punishment
  • Police
  • Yourself
  • Friends
  • Family
  • Teachers (2)
  • Mum when they look after me
  • Jesus all the time (2)
  • God every day (2)
  • Police – when someone breaks the law
  • Holy Spirit

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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