As Jesus welcomes and values children, we at St Michael’s aspire to welcome and value all members of our community. We believe that this welcome and value provides opportunities for all to succeed.
Matthew 18: 2-5
We enjoy a daily act of collective worship, in many different ways, sometimes as a whole school, key stage and with our own class. We particularly enjoy having visitors to lead our worship including Reverend Sue from St Michael's Church, Padre Kate, Deacon Jayne from the Methodist Church, and the Open the Book team, led by Sandra Hulme.
Our Church School Values
The six Church School Values we are learning about this year are:
Our Church School Value for this Term is:
Proverbs 17 v17 “A friend loves at all times…”
The good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37)
Our Big Questions:
What does it mean to belong to a community of friends?
The celebration of St. Michael – Who is St Michael and why is he important to us?
Friendship - What are the qualities of a good friend? Who is a role model how to be a good friend?
Celebrating the harvest - How does God provide for us? How can we show we are thankful? Does everyone have a harvest to celebrate?
Friendship – What should we do when we disagree? How can we protect and mend friendships?
As a Rights Respecting School we will be taking time to use the UN convention on the rights of every child to consider how these link to our themes in worship. You can find some events on our plan that will help us.
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!
Our Prayer Walk
We went on a prayer walk around school with Reverend Sue Allison. We thanked God for our school and our grounds.
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.