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God and the Big Bang - Tuesday 17th January 2023

This week, Oak Class had a visit from a group called “God and the Big Bang”.  The session provided the children with an exciting opportunity to discover, discuss and debate the compatibility of science and faith. Lola and Olivia have written a very detailed report about the session.

“This morning 3 scientists (Michael, Tom and Sarah) came to our school to help us explore the overlapping perspectives of how science and faith can come together to create different possibilities.

The 3 scientists wanted us to explore the following questions: 

Where do you come from?

Where are we going?

What is our place in the universe?

They encouraged us by teaching us a saying discover, discuss, debate.

Michael went on to explain that those questions were from an underground lab in Cern, Switzerland and how that laboratory was using sub atomic particles in a Hadron Collider to create a Big Bang. Not only is Michael a scientist, but he is also a Christian who believes God and the Big Bang connect.

Then we were asked questions about God and The Big Bang; if we agreed we stood by the windows, if we disagreed we went over to the whiteboard and if we were unsure we stood in the middle. For example, one of the questions was; can or will science be able to explain everything? I disagreed with the statement because who knows what’s out there, for all we know we might of only explored 20 percent of the universe.

The last activity was to guess what was in a can. We used something Tom recommended to us, this was called eyes, brain and feet. We used our eyes to see, our brain to think and our feet to touch.

Lastly we learnt that you get a strand of DNA from you mum and one from your dad. Tom taught us this. You might even get strands of DNA from your family members”.

 

Posada and Christingle Service - Wednesday 14th December 2022

A huge thank you and well done to Oak Class who led our Posada and Christingle Service on Wednesday.  The class had worked together to write the story of The First Christmas in their own words and chose the carols to accompany this.  

  

 

Each class made their own Christingles and brought these to the Service.  In Whole School Worship on Tuesday, the children learnt that the orange represents the world created by God, the red ribbon represents God’s love that surrounds us, the cocktail sticks and fruits represent the four seasons and the fruits created by God and that the light reminds us that God is the one true light of the world.

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Christmas Jumper Day - Thursday 8th December 2022

Everyone looked full of Christmas cheer as we held our annual Christmas Jumper Day.  Thank you for all your kind donations for EACH, our charity of the year.  We raised £131.55 - a great start to our year's fundraising appeal!

 

The Big Little Nativity - Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th December 2022

We can’t quite believe we have nearly got to the end of our first term.  What a difference compared with this time last year when we were back in our class bubbles and having to socially distance! The school has been full of Christmas cheer this week – trees have appeared in classrooms and elves have visited and been up to all sorts of tricks! One of the highlights this week has been the Christmas Production.  I’m sure you will all agree how well the children acted and sang on Tuesday and Wednesday. Their enthusiasm and excitement certainly appeared to rub off on all us watching!

     

The 12 Days of Christmas Reading Challenge - Monday 5th December 2022

We are pleased to launch our 12 Days of Christmas reading challenge today. Our children are fluent and confident readers thanks to all the support you provide at home and the reading activities we provide in school. We would like to build on this and develop children's love of reading for pleasure. As the first step in this we have planned a series of fun, Christmas related reading activities. You can complete the activities in any order and we would love to see what you do. Please send your photos via Dojo or Tapestry if you are in Chestnut Class.

Multi-Skills Competition - Thursday 1st December 2022

Representatives from Beech Class participated in a multi-skills competition at Breckland Leisure Centre. The children had a fantastic time learning new skills and working as a team. The team worked extremely hard and we were very proud of them winning second place in the competition.

The Posada Journey - Monday 28th November 2022

As part of our celebration of Advent, Mary, Joseph, Donkey and Woolly the Sheep have started their journey to Bethlehem, with overnight stays at different children's houses.  On their journey they have picked up some extra travellers – Baby Jesus, 3 Wise Men and an angel as well as some blankets and a manger!  A big thank you to Annie in Elm Class and her mum who have been busy crocheting characters over the last few nights.

             

Children in Need Spotacular - Friday 18th November

Today has been a very spotty day! Who knew there could be so many different sized and coloured spots across the school.  There must have been a lot of creative sessions going on at home this week.  We’ve seen Pudsey face painting, spotty dressing gowns, socks and tops. Thank you to everyone who has donated to Children In Need as we think about how we can support others in our wider community.

      

Remembrance Day Worship - Friday 11th November 2022

Children from Oak Class led our community Remembrance Day Worship.   Our worship opened with the sharing of a beautiful acrostic poem written by Oak Class.  The children shared the names of the men from the village listed in the roll of honour from the First and Second World Wars.

Remembrance 

Remember those who have fallen,

Endless love for fallen Weeting Soldiers,

Mothers losing their sons,

Everyone who fought and died in war, those we shall respect,

Memories of the past,

Be kind to the families of Weeting that have lost soldiers during the wars,

Remember these soldiers who gave up their lives for our freedom,

Always respect the people that died for you,

Never forget the soldiers that fell for us all and sadly died,

Children lost valuable family members,

Everlasting gratitude.

All the children joined in with singing "The Siegfried Line" and "We'll Meet Again" before gathering at the school gates to hang up their class poppy wreaths. As a lasting memory of the fallen, every child in the school scattered St George poppy seeds outside.

  

   

          Chestnut Soup Share - Friday 4th November 2022

Children in Chestnut Class invited their families to join them in the Autumn Soup Share.  The children made the pumpkin soup and designed the accompanying menu of bread, breadsticks and garlic bread.  Everyone agreed that it was really delicious soup and copies of the recipe were taken home.  The very kind donations from our families will enable us to create our very own outdoor "Potion Station" and we would like to thank everyone who donated so generously.