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Church School Distinctiveness

We enjoy a daily act of collective worship, in many different ways, sometimes as a whole school or key stage or simply with our own class. We particularly enjoy having visitors to lead our worship such as Reverend Sue from St Michael's, Reverend Eleanor from the Methodist church, Padre Chris from RAF Coningsby and the Open the Book team. Here is our current collective worship plan.

Our Church School Values

 

The six Church School Values we are learning about this year are:

  • Friendship
  • Perseverance
  • Compassion
  • Thankfulness
  • Forgiveness
  • Truthfulness

Our Church School Value for this Term is:     

Perseverance

"Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance."

James 1 v.2

 

                                        

Our Bible Story this term is:

Noah's Ark - succeeding in difficult circumstances!

Genesis Chapters 6-9

 

We will be considering the questions:

What does it mean to persevere?

What is a great example of perseverance?

How does perseverance help us to succeed. 

 

And as we prepare for Christmas.. 

What is Advent?

How will we count down to Christmas?

What is the story behind our Christmas celebration?

Is Christmas celebrated in the same way around the world?

 

 

Our church services will be on

Thursday November 8th at 2:15pm, for Remembrance and

Thursday December 20th at 2:15pm for Christmas.

We really hope you will come and join us for these special times of worship.

 

 

 

 

Some images from our 'Blessing of the Poppies' service incorporating our act of remembrance. We have been so lucky to work with artist, Ruth Pigott to create the wonderful poppies and tulips for our archway. What an amazing experience, to walk through our archway into church.

We attended the Opening of the Field of Remembrance at RAF Coningsby with members of the Collective Worship Council and MKC Heroes.

We attended the Opening of the Field of Remembrance at RAF Coningsby with members of the Collective Worship Council and MKC Heroes.  1
We attended the Opening of the Field of Remembrance at RAF Coningsby with members of the Collective Worship Council and MKC Heroes.  2
We attended the Opening of the Field of Remembrance at RAF Coningsby with members of the Collective Worship Council and MKC Heroes.  3
We attended the Opening of the Field of Remembrance at RAF Coningsby with members of the Collective Worship Council and MKC Heroes.  4
We attended the Opening of the Field of Remembrance at RAF Coningsby with members of the Collective Worship Council and MKC Heroes.  5
We attended the Opening of the Field of Remembrance at RAF Coningsby with members of the Collective Worship Council and MKC Heroes.  6
We attended the Opening of the Field of Remembrance at RAF Coningsby with members of the Collective Worship Council and MKC Heroes.  7
We attended the Opening of the Field of Remembrance at RAF Coningsby with members of the Collective Worship Council and MKC Heroes.  8

Exploring Pentecost

On Friday 18th May Coningsby St Michael's CofE Primary School spent the day exploringPentecost. 

We started the day with a fire in the Mystical garden. Every class visited the firepit which was the perfect setting to hear the story of Pentecost when, after Jesus' death, the disciples first received the Holy Spirit. They listened to the explanation of the spirit coming as a mighty wind and flames of fire and started to understand the impact of the Holy Spirit on the disciples and the early church.

The afternoon was then spent exploring the concepts of the Holy Spirit, the Trinity and Pentecost in a wide variety of ways. The reception children made fiery headbands and used these to role play the story in the outdoor learning area. Year 1 created symbols of the Holy Spirit and year 2 and year 5 spent time exploring the idea of the Holy Spirit as a guiding voice by playing trust games as a class. Year 6 produced some amazing art work to represent what they had understood from the day and were able to talk about their images displaying the "power, peace and excitement" that the Holy Spirit brought to the early church. In year 4 the children explored the fruit of the spirit, thinking about the changes that the Holy Spirit is said to bring to those who receive it and in year 3 the children made twirlers that moved in the wind reminding them that the Holy Spirit can be felt but not seen. There were many other activities of course, Holy Spirit charades and the characteristics of God translated in many languages amongst others, and all classes were able to learn about these tricky concepts in ways that were most relevant to them.

It was a fantastic day, with everyone developing a deeper understanding of Pentecost, children and teachers alike!

Easter Service - Tuesday 27 March 2018

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Celebrating the Light of the World at our Christingle service. We also collected £52 in donations for the work of the Children's Society.

In our second visit from the 'Open the Book' team we learnt all about the story of Noah and the flood.

In our second visit from the 'Open the Book' team we learnt all about the story of Noah and the flood.  1
In our second visit from the 'Open the Book' team we learnt all about the story of Noah and the flood.  2
In our second visit from the 'Open the Book' team we learnt all about the story of Noah and the flood.  3
In our second visit from the 'Open the Book' team we learnt all about the story of Noah and the flood.  4
In our second visit from the 'Open the Book' team we learnt all about the story of Noah and the flood.  5
In our second visit from the 'Open the Book' team we learnt all about the story of Noah and the flood.  6

Our Cairn ceremony gave us an excellent opportunity to explore what it means to belong to the Christian family and to the family of Coningsby St. Michael's. In these pictures the new reception children are adding their stones to the school cairn.

We really enjoyed our second visit from the Open the Book team and sharing the story of Creation as part of our worship.

We really enjoyed our second visit from the Open the Book team and sharing the story of Creation as part of our worship. 1
We really enjoyed our second visit from the Open the Book team and sharing the story of Creation as part of our worship. 2
We really enjoyed our second visit from the Open the Book team and sharing the story of Creation as part of our worship. 3
We really enjoyed our second visit from the Open the Book team and sharing the story of Creation as part of our worship. 4

Today we had our harvest festival. The children brought food donations for Centrepoint in Boston.

Today we had our harvest festival. The children brought food donations for Centrepoint in Boston. 1
Today we had our harvest festival. The children brought food donations for Centrepoint in Boston. 2

This morning we were joined by the "Open the Book' team from Coningsby Methodist church in our collective worship. We enjoyed the retelling of the creation story and joined in by being the growing things, the creeping, splashing and flying things! Can you spot us doing the actions?

This morning we were joined by the "Open the Book' team from Coningsby Methodist church in our collective worship. We enjoyed the retelling of the creation story and joined in by being the growing things, the creeping, splashing and flying things! Can you spot us doing the actions? 1
This morning we were joined by the "Open the Book' team from Coningsby Methodist church in our collective worship. We enjoyed the retelling of the creation story and joined in by being the growing things, the creeping, splashing and flying things! Can you spot us doing the actions? 2
This morning we were joined by the "Open the Book' team from Coningsby Methodist church in our collective worship. We enjoyed the retelling of the creation story and joined in by being the growing things, the creeping, splashing and flying things! Can you spot us doing the actions? 3
This morning we were joined by the "Open the Book' team from Coningsby Methodist church in our collective worship. We enjoyed the retelling of the creation story and joined in by being the growing things, the creeping, splashing and flying things! Can you spot us doing the actions? 4
This morning we were joined by the "Open the Book' team from Coningsby Methodist church in our collective worship. We enjoyed the retelling of the creation story and joined in by being the growing things, the creeping, splashing and flying things! Can you spot us doing the actions? 5
This morning we were joined by the "Open the Book' team from Coningsby Methodist church in our collective worship. We enjoyed the retelling of the creation story and joined in by being the growing things, the creeping, splashing and flying things! Can you spot us doing the actions? 6
This morning we were joined by the "Open the Book' team from Coningsby Methodist church in our collective worship. We enjoyed the retelling of the creation story and joined in by being the growing things, the creeping, splashing and flying things! Can you spot us doing the actions? 7
This morning we were joined by the "Open the Book' team from Coningsby Methodist church in our collective worship. We enjoyed the retelling of the creation story and joined in by being the growing things, the creeping, splashing and flying things! Can you spot us doing the actions? 8
This morning we were joined by the "Open the Book' team from Coningsby Methodist church in our collective worship. We enjoyed the retelling of the creation story and joined in by being the growing things, the creeping, splashing and flying things! Can you spot us doing the actions? 9
This morning we were joined by the "Open the Book' team from Coningsby Methodist church in our collective worship. We enjoyed the retelling of the creation story and joined in by being the growing things, the creeping, splashing and flying things! Can you spot us doing the actions? 10
This morning we were joined by the "Open the Book' team from Coningsby Methodist church in our collective worship. We enjoyed the retelling of the creation story and joined in by being the growing things, the creeping, splashing and flying things! Can you spot us doing the actions? 11
This morning we were joined by the "Open the Book' team from Coningsby Methodist church in our collective worship. We enjoyed the retelling of the creation story and joined in by being the growing things, the creeping, splashing and flying things! Can you spot us doing the actions? 12

This is our new prayer board. A place where we can share our concerns about people, places and situations that are important to our school community.

This is our new prayer board. A place where we can share our concerns about people, places and situations that are important to our school community.  1
This is our new prayer board. A place where we can share our concerns about people, places and situations that are important to our school community.  2

Our Year 6 children enjoying the church school's festival at Lincoln cathedral.

Our Prayer Walk  

 

We went on a prayer walk around school with Reverend Sue Allison. We thanked God for our school and our grounds.

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COLLECTIVE WORSHIP 

 

Rev Eleanor Smith led our Collective Worship today. She brought two of her own friends with her and we talked about the importance of friendship.

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Stained Glass Window Celebration

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