Whole School Mustard Seed Day - 30.1.20
On Thursday, the whole school spent the day learning about and learning from the parable of the mustard seed (Matthew 13: 31-35, Mark 4: 30-32, Luke 13: 18-19). As mentioned on last week's newsletter, this parable encompasses who we are as a school and links with our Care Achieve Persevere Enjoy Learn ethos.
Mr Cornish shared the parable of the mustard seed with the children in Collective Worship. There was a distinct gasp of surprise from the children when they were told that our wonderful oak tree started life as a small acorn.
From this parable, we have taken 'With faith as small as a mustard seed, you can move mountains' as our strapline. The children have been learning a song to help them remember the strapline and Unit 3 have been working on adding actions to the song. We're sure many of you may have already had the pleasure of listening to the very catchy song.
Once back in their classrooms, children listened to or watch a video of the parable and then worked in pairs to retell it. A highlight of the day was when Unit 2 and Unit 1 children paired up so that Unit 2 children could retell the story to small groups of Unit 1 children. They then worked together to create role play of the parable.
The children also spent a lot of time discussing what the parable means and what message it has for them. We talked about the importance of having faith in God and having faith in yourself to allow you to grow just like the tiny mustard seed that grew into a huge tree where birds came to nest. KS2 children wrote on a paper leaf a goal that they can use their faith in God or themselves to help them achieve.
When you enter the school, you will see the amazing displays that the children have created based on the parable of the mustard seed. There are pictures below too.
From January 2020 the school will be working on our ethos, answering the question what is it that makes our school a distinctively Christian school?
Keep coming back to this page to find details of what we will be doing and how we will be engaging the children!