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Persuasive letters from Oak class to the Prime Minister

Oak class are currently learning all about the rainforest and the plight it finds itself in due to deforestation. As part of their English hot task they has to apply all their knowledge and skills needed to write a persuasive letter to the PM. They can't now wait to send them to see if he replies!



Monday 22nd November 2021

Today in Worship we continued to think about peace and symbols of peace. We discussed why angels are symbols of peace, such as the wings they have like a dove which is also a symbol of peace, they are quiet and gentle and that they came to Mary to tell her she was going to have a baby and to reassure her everything was going to be okay. We talked about how angels are in heaven and if a loved one has died we believe that angels are looking after them or they are watching over them.


For class worship I asked the children to draw what they think about when they think of an angel. Here are some of their representations:


In our next worship we will be challenging what we may consider to be the stereotypical representation of an angel using the book below.


Worship Wednesday 24th November 2021


Mixed-A Colourful story by Arree Chung


Today, in Worship we looked at the story by Arree Chung called; Mixed- A colourful story. To begin with as we watched the story being read by the Author the KS2 children thought it might be a bit young for them. But I asked them to think deeper about what the story really represented and the children were amazing. EYs and KS1 talked about being kind and our Christian value of being Compassionate as well as being friends. KS2 did think so much deeper! They used principles they had learned in their JIGSAW lessons to do with protective characteristics so that they talked about racism-Black Lives Matter and white people in the past thinking they were a superior race with slavery, sexuality, gender and the refugees in Afghanistan and war. They were so knowledgeable about issues in the world but the clear message that came back from all of them is that we are all equal regardless of all of these things and we are all a Vernham Dean family together.