Monday 28th February 2022
On the first day back we had a visitor called Karen who is from Litter Warriors in Wychavon. She visits schools to inform children and staff about how litter affects the oceans and animals that live there. She is an ambassador for Litter Warriors and is so positive about how we can help our community and world by doing our bit to tidy up our environment. During the day each class went out to collect litter in the school grounds, the local sports club and around the village by the school. We finished with a whole school assembly and learnt about the impact we can all make if we can tidy up and make sure litter is collected and put in the bins. We all had an amazing day and learnt so much about how litter picking can be a great service to ourselves, the community and the world around us.
Tuesday 1st March 2022
We focused on the importance of Shrove Tuesday today
It happens on a different day every year to mark the start of the Christian festival of Lent.
Shrove Tuesday is the beginning of the 40 days leading into Easter, which will be observed on Sunday 17 April in 2022.Lent is traditionally a time of fasting and sacrifice, and often Christian children give things up - such as chocolate.
The tradition comes from families using up all ingredients in their cupboards so that they can start Lent the next day. The ingredients - eggs, flour and milk - used to be very common things for people to give up for Lent, so it made sense to use them all up. These days it's probably the toppings that we're likely to give up - such as chocolate or sweets!
Lent is a period of 40 days where Christians remember the events leading up to and including the death of Jesus Christ, who Christians believe is the Son of God and whose life and teachings are the foundation of Christianity.
A lot of people use Lent as a way of testing their willpower - often giving up things like chocolate or other sweet treats before Easter. Millions of people do this as a sign of sacrifice, and Christians do it to represent Jesus Christ's sacrifice when he went into the desert to pray and fast for the 40 days before later dying on the cross.
According to the Bible, Jesus then came back to life on Easter Sunday. This is the most important day in the Christian calendar.
Wednesday 2nd March 2022
Reverend Canon Richard Thorniley came to visit us today in collective worship. He talked about the importance of Lent and invited us to take the ash on our heads to remember Jesus time in the wildnerness.
Each year, Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent and is always 46 days before Easter Sunday. Lent is a 40-day season (not counting Sundays) marked by repentance, fasting, reflection, and ultimately celebration. The 40-day period represents Christ’s time of temptation in the wilderness, where he fasted and where Satan tempted him. Lent asks believers to set aside a time each year for similar fasting, marking an intentional season of focus on Christ’s life, ministry, sacrifice, and resurrection.
When we come forward to receive ashes on Ash Wednesday, we are saying that we are sorry for our sins, and that we want to use the season of Lent to correct our faults, purify our hearts, control our desires and grow in holiness so we will be prepared to celebrate Easter with great joy
Thursday 3rd March 2022
Today we talked about our new Christian value of Humility. Christians believe that Jesus was both servant and king. He demonstrated this through his life, death and resurrection. Jesus taught his disciples what it means to be truly humble. Christians believe that they can serve God by demonstrating humility through their attitudes and actions. This approach to life runs contrary to many roles presented to children in the media and popular culture.