Activities

Pentecost
 
The ethos Group led the school worship on Pentecost. they explained that Jesus said to his disciples, that they were to wait.
 When the Holy Spirit arrived, the disciples were filled with courage and the ability to speak different languages.
3000 people were saved and the Christian church was born.
The Ethos group closed the assembly with a Pentecost prayer.
Ascension
 
The Ethos group led our whole school worship, on Wednesday 24th May. They explained the meaning of Ascension.  They told us that 40 days after the resurrection, Jesus ascended to heaven. They spoke about friends and how the disciples felt when Jesus left. A series of pictures was held up to depict Jesus on the mountain, the cloud covering him and then Jesus gone.
The assembly ended with the Ethos Group reading a prayer they had written on Ascension. 
As Easter is approaching The Ethos Group have made 2 Easter gardens. One to represent the crucifixion and the other to represent the tomb. Lots of thought and fun went into making these gardens to display in school. 
The ethos group designed their own badges. Everyone contributed their ideas but the final design chosen belonged to Mia.
The Ethos group led a whole school assembly, explaining the reason that we have Lent.  They spoke about Jesus in the desert and the temptations that he faced with the devil. The Ethos group performed a dramatic interpretation of the story, then read a prayer that they had written especially for Lent.
 
The Ethos group asked the school to complete a 'footprint' to be displayed in a whole school book on what the children might sacrifice for Lent.
 
Inside the footprint the children wrote: This Lent I will be thinking of Jesus by.........
Christian Aid
 
On Monday 5th December, a gentleman, John from Christian Aid, came to talk to the children.
He brought a sackful of gifts, which contained some aspect of Christian life.
John discussed how Christian Aid are helping refugees, this Christmas; how we could include them in our Christmas prayers.
We are all lights of Jesus and should try to give light to others.
Christingle
 
The ethos Group explained to the school the symbols and meaning of the Chrsitingle.
Mrs Smith lit the candles and turned the lights off as we sang: Light an Advent Candle, Christ Be Our Light and Like a Candle Flame.
It was a very special assembly where we took time to reflect how Jesus is the Light of the world.
Hope
 
Shortly after the half term holidays, the Ethos Group introduced the new gospel value of Hope. They did this by once again leading a whole school act of worship. They introduced the value of Hope by telling the Bible story, The Prodigal Son. Throughout The Prodigal Son, the father never gives up hope that his son will return and is rewarded in the end, when he eventually does. The children explained that we should use our faith and never give up Hope. They finished with their own prayer for Hope.
 
Friendship
 
The Ethos Group presented a whole school assembly on this terms Gospel Value - Friendship. They explained that Jesus prayed to his Father for the right friends and spoke about the qualities they thought Jesus would like such as: courage, respect, understanding, ability to listen and help one another.
The Ethos Group then read a friendship prayer that they had written. A copy of this  can be found on the termly prayer section of the Ethos Group page.
As we approach advent, The Ethos Group explained to the whole school the meaning of the Christingle orange. They explained what each of the symbols represents and even dressed Ethan as a human Christingle to demonstrate.
  •  the orange represents the world;
  • the red ribbon the blood spilt for us;
  • the 4 sticks are the seasons;
  • the sweets represent plants, animals and nature God created for us;
  • the candle demonstrates that Jesus is the light of the world and the hope it gives to people.
Throughout the school the children have had great fun making their own Christingles.
On Friday 25th November the whole school collected together for a special Christingle service, in the hall. All the children brought their Christingle and the Ethos Group lit theirs at the front.
We sang:
  •  Light and Advent Candle
  • Like a Candle Flame
  • Christ be Our Light.