Last Friday we supported Children in Need.
The children came into school in their own clothes, wearing all things Pudsey!
We had lots of cakes, books and stationary on sale too.
As soon as we count ALL of the money raised, we will let you know the total.
Thank you once again to our extremely generous families.
It really does not feel like we are beginning our fourth week back after half term; it will be Christmas before we know it.
We began this half term with some very disappointing news; our lovely Dove Cottage was vandalised! However, ‘every cloud as a silver lining’ and we have since received some extremely generous donations from a group of our families and local shops. This has meant that we can quickly return Dove cottage back to its former glory and our children can return to learning in such a peaceful, inspiring environment.
Thank you so much on behalf of our very grateful children,
We were so proud to be selected as one of the 12 schools in the whole of Merseyside to take part in the ‘Mini Police’ initiative.
This involves a group of specially selected Year 5 and 6 children ( they had to apply and have interviews).
The initiative started with the children having a wonderful visit to the headquarters.
We cannot thank Merseyside police enough for giving our children such a thrilling, one in a life time experience.
The theme this week is nurturing our children, in order that they can grow to be the best that they can be.
We read a story, simply called, ‘The Dot’.
This story encourages us to make our mark on the world.
When we arrived at school this morning, we were absolutely devastated to see that our beautiful Dove Cottage had been vandalised over the weekend. The windows have been smashed and the work that our children have done has been destroyed!
Dove cottage was created as an oasis of calm, quiet reflection for our children. It is used to tell stories, to write prayers and to spend quality time with friends. Unfortunately today we have not been able to do that.
Furthermore, due to a very tight budget, it will take a while for us to restore it.
Please, can I ask our families to remain vigilant, and report any suspicious behaviour to the police.
We are proud of our school and our environment and we work hard to keep it that way.
The theme of this week is ACHIEVEMENT!
During our whole school collective worship we discussed how we can achieve.
Our school vision is Tapping into Talents, Daring to Dream, Breaking down Barriers, therefore today we read the Parable of the Talents and thought about what Jesus wants us to do with the special gifts and talents that he has given each of us.
The children said that they would:
‘ Work hard.’
‘Not hide away their talents.’
We have a school bursting with talent and we will all work hard to support each other in being the best we can be.
This is the question that we have asked ourselves this morning, during our whole school collective worship.
It is not always easy to get motivated or certainly to keep that motivation.
We decided that we needed: plenty of rest, a healthy meal, lots of exercise, a goal, resilience for when we might not succeed and prayer.
We prayed to God in thanksgiving for all of the people who help to motivate us throughout our lives.
Jesus Motivates Us