We welcomed the PAIS team into school on the 25th April. They looked at our Christian value of Friendship and with the help of the children they acted out the story of 3 friends Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego who believed in Jesus. The friends faith was so strong that God sent his angel and rescued them as they serve and trust him. They disobeyed the King's orders and risked their lives, rather than bow down and worship any God except their own.
Collective Worship Policy
Finding things to do together
Relying on each other
Impossible on your own
Enjoying being together
Depending on someone else
Sharing hopes and dreams
Happiness and laughter
This half term we are thinking about the Christian Value of Friendship. We will be thinking about sticking together, encouraging one another, supporting one another, making time for each other and learning to listen.
The children led our Easter Service in church on the 30th March 2022. They sang songs, shared poems and prayers they had written and got the whole congregation to join in!
We loved having the PAIS team with us on the 23rd March to lead our worship! They told us the Easter Story, first the children acted out the events of Palm Sunday, before we watched a video about Easter, thinking about the sorrow on Good Friday followed by the joy of Easter Monday.
It was lovely to welcome Father Paul and Meena in this week to lead our worship. It was Ash Wednesday, Father Paul told us all about Lent and how it reflects the forty days and nights that Jesus spent in the desert being tempted by the devil. He then told us all about how the ashes for Ash Wednesday are made - did you know that they are the burnt palm leaf crosses from last year? He then put ash on Meena's head, as they would do in church.
'Just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you must also forgive others.' Colossians 3.13
In a mysterious and amazing way, when Jesus died on the cross He was taking all the wrong in the world upon His shoulders. He paid the price so that we don't have to answer to God for the bad things we have done. We are forgiven. The slate is wiped clean.
Forgetting the hurts
Offering a new beginning
Restoring a friendship
Given and received
Valuing the truth
Ending an argument
Not holding a grudge
Spring Two Worship Plan
We had an amazing visit from the Pais team in our worship today. We discussed how life can be a battle at times, but when we armour ourselves with God's words - we can face challenges much easier.
We went over to church to celebrate Christingle. We thought about the Christingle and what it means:
- The orange symbolises the world, the planet earth, that we call home.
- The ribbon symbolises the blood of Jesus, his death is God's love for all the world.
- The sticks represent the 4 seasons or the 4 points of the compass and are used to attach fruit and goodies to the orange reminding us of the harvest of the world that sustains us.
- The candle symbolises Jesus the light of the world, come to dispel the darkness of all that is wrong in our world.
Year 3 and Year 4 went across to church for the mid week service. They took part in the service, thinking about the courage that Jesus showed. The children in Year 4 even taught the congregation a song! We have been learning the song in school, it is called 'My Lighthouse'. See if your children can tell you about it and maybe even teach you the actions at home!
Father Paul led our worship and told us the story of Jesus' first miracle and how his Mother Mary, gave him the courage he needed as he did not feel he was ready. We thought about how we could encourage others in our daily lives.
Our Worship Group led our worship today. The children planned their worship then delivered it clearly and expertly. We learnt a great deal from them. We also enjoyed Mr Edgar playing his guitar and helping us learn a new song.
Josh and Lydia from PAIS came to lead our worship on the 10th January 2022. The talked to us about Epiphany and the long journey the kings made to see baby Jesus. We looked at the gifts from the Kings and there meaning. We look forward to the next visit from the PAIS Team.
'Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.'
Carrying on when things are difficult
Understanding and facing a challenge
Risking being our of your comfort zone
Always believing in God’s promises
Going for a goal
Empowered by encouragement
It can take great courage to do something new or challenging. We call it 'stepping out of our comfort zone'. Sometimes just small steps are needed, but they can take us to new and exciting places!
Nativity 2021 Part 1
Nativity 2021 Part 2.avi
One Kind Word, Anti Bullying Week 2021
Kindness is more important today than it has ever been. The isolation of the last year has underlined how little acts of consideration can break down barriers and brighten the lives of the people around us. This is one of the reasons, that ‘One Kind Word’ has been chosen as the theme of Anti-Bullying Week taking place from 15th to 19th of November 2021.
Our Christian value this half term is compassion. In worship we read the story of the Good Samaritan. By telling the story Jesus was teaching us that everyone in need is our neighbour, even when they are not our special friends. We talked about how in school and in the community, we should treat everyone as we wish to be treated.
One kind word leads to another. We are all unique and special and we are going to try extra specially hard to use positive words to encourage one another.
Key Stage Two held a Remembrance Service in the Church grounds, they were very respectful and compassionate in remembering all the brave soldiers who have lost their lives.
'They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them.'
Gold Class have then been to the library to visit the wave of pebbles memorial. Over 2,500 unnamed crosses have been planted to remember all those who have fallen in any conflict in defense of the nation. The reason the crosses are unnamed is in keeping with the "Tomb Of The Unknown Warrior" a short description about this can be found on the plaque at the site. On the right hand side at the front bordered in Poppy Rocks kindly donated by Giant Leap Childcare and Learning Centre, Go Outdoors Learning, Pre- School & Holiday Club and St Peter's CE Primary School. Everybody is encourage to attend the main Remembrance Sunday parade, which will meet up on Curzon Street, Burnley, from 10.20am this Sunday.
The children in Year 1 and 2 went to Church to lead the mid week service for the parishioners. They taught them a song from Toy Story 'You've Got a Friend in Me' and talked about being compassionate, particularly noticing a need in others.
Thank you to Sharon and Pendle Dogs in Need for visiting us. Our Christian Value this half term is compassion and Sharon and her team certainly live out that value every day! They are sensitive to suffering, put the dogs first and make a real difference! They noticed a need in Burnley and Pendle and put their service into action!
St Peter's School are now going to sponsor one of the dogs to help the wonderful work of the charity! PENDLE DOGS IN NEED are a dog rescue serving the areas around Burnley and Pendle (BB postcodes). They help with dogs who have been abandoned, are mistreated or need rehoming for some other reason. They help the dogs in this area and are committed to keeping the dogs in this area. All dogs are initially fostered (or sometimes placed in their kennels) to enable assessment and vet care before moving to forever adoptive homes.
'Clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.' Colossains 3.12
Autumn Term 2 2021
Making a difference
Putting others first
Sensitive to suffering
Service in action
Interested in others
Offering care and concern
Noticing a need.
We can be so busy with the things that we want to do, the games we want to play and the people we want to speak to that we fail to notice when someone else needs our help. Sometimes, perhaps, we even ignore people on purpose who need our help! We think that helping will change our plans or hold us up. Jesus always put the needs of others before his own. He showed his love for them by being compassionate.
There might be someone you have noticed recently who is in need. Perhaps that person is sad or maybe going through a difficult time in their life. Perhaps you could write a prayer for them. God knows all our needs and we can trust Him to hear our prayers.
Father Roger came to visit us from St Catherine's Church. He told us the story of the 'Feeding of the 5000', then expressed his gratitude for all our Harvest offerings. He explained what happens at St Catherine's and how they are used. After half term our School Council will be going to visit St Catherine's to see our generosity in action and help out with lunch service.
Father Paul led our worship and told the story of the Ten Lepers. Explaining that although all ten lepers were healed by Jesus, which was an amazing miracle only one of them came back to say thank you. He started a poem with us that we have been asked to finish...
Cats and Whales and Puppy Dog's tails
Thank you God for Everything
Church and School and Swimming Pool
Thank you God for Everything
It's now our job to finish the poem... I wonder what we will come up with?
We held a Harvest Workshop in Church after school on the 8th October. Meena and a team of volunteers: Ann, Carol W, Joan, Ethel, Freda and Jason had some fantastic arts and craft activities for the children to participate in. It was a wonderful celebration of all that we have learnt this term. A lot of hard work was put into the event both on the day and in preparation which was very much appreciated. We are extremely lucky to have such strong links with St Peter’s Church. The children got to make leaf wreath's, grass heads, decorate biscuits, harvest corn and contribute towards a large cross which is displayed in church. To end the workshop Meena led us in a short act of worship. Everyone very much enjoyed the event!
We celebrated World Porridge Day to raise money for Mary's Meals, a charity which feeds more than two million children in 19 countries around the world every school day. In Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe, the children are normally served steaming mugs of porridge enriched with vitamins to help them learn and grow. That’s why we celebrated World Porridge Day – we know porridge has the power to change lives! We all enjoyed our porridge and our visit from Fran, who works for Mary's Meals. We raised £107.90 for the charity! Well done everyone!
On the 29th September we went into church to celebrate Harvest Festival with the parishioners. We had a wonderful time, sharing such an excellent variety of songs , readings, and teaching everyone about harvest around the world, the farm to fork journey and about Fairtrade. All the children were engaged , involved and so well behaved. We had a large and supportive group of parents/ carers who came to support the children.
On the 15th September, Father Paul came to lead our first Worship. He told the story of the Generous Widow and how we should give sacrificially. The children loved welcoming Father Paul into our school.
'God love a cheerful giver.' 2 Corinthians 9.7 Autumn Term 2021
Encouraging the best in each other
Enjoying helping others
Raising support for a good cause
Offering what we can
Sharing our time and talents
Inviting someone to join in
Taking care of God’s creation for future generations
You first, me last.
Have you ever been generous without telling anyone?
Remember one small way you have shown generosity to one person. You don't always have to do big things for lots of people.
Have you ever been putt off doing what you are able to do because someone might do it better?
When has your generosity served to help future generations?
Education Sunday 12th September
Children and staff worked hard to plan and deliver a special service for the congregation at St Peter's Church. The children thought about our mission statement, ‘Every Child of God Matters’ and how this makes our school distinctive and special.
S We show love for one another, loving others as we love ourselves and have the courage to care in order to keep everyone happy and safe.
T We trust in God, standing on God’s promises and know Jesus is with us in stormy times. We thank God for people who help us.
P We persevere to achieve our goals, keeping going against all odds. We encourage others to keep going.
E We treat people fairly, seeing God’s love in action and make wise decisions.
T We teach others to learn from their mistakes, having the courage to do the right thing and not always the easy thing.
We forgive others as God has forgiven us. We make the right choices, living without lies.
E We are generous and encourage the best in each other.
R We respect one another, valuing others as we would like to be valued. We value difference and different opinions.
S We use our talents to serve others and live for others.
Worship Plan Autumn Term 2021
Gold Class and St Paul's Cathedral
Over the last four weeks, Gold Class have been working in partnership with Tom Daggett from St Paul's Cathedral on an outreach project which involved learning some new songs and lots of physical activity.
As you can hear from the video below, the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves, as did the staff.
Thank you Tom for a super project.