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Reflection Space

Welcome to the St Paul's Reflection Space. This is a place for everyone in our school community to pause, take time to think and maybe wonder for a little while.

 

At school we enjoy daily Collective Worship. It is a time when we come together to think carefully about big questions, to learn about inspiring people and listen their stories, and find out about how God loves us and that we are all valued and precious.

 

Each week there will be a new Collective Worship activity on this page. Scroll down to explore. If there is something you would like to see here please email Mrs Volland.

eyfs@stpauls.cambs.sch.uk

I would love to hear your ideas and see your pictures or photographs.

We had some storytelling about Pentecost this week in Years 1, 2 and 3. The children enjoyed the story with Victoria Goodman from the Church Schools of Cambridge charity before responding to it with some lovely creative resources. 

Reception class listened to a story about a little boy who planted an acorn. They soon realised that the special thing about this story was that it could go on forever!

Happy Easter!

 

Reception, Year 1, 2 and 3 were delighted to welcome back Victoria from CSOC into school this week. She shared some Easter stories with us and brought along lots of art resources for the children to create their own responses to the story. Reception class loved all of the beautiful props Victoria uses and were excited to use them as they retold the story themselves.

We are taking on Bishop Stephen's Lent Challenge again this year- Reception Class and Year 1 began by making some pancakes on Shrove Tuesday! The theme this year is 'Brave Believers'. We have been listening to each other sharing times when we have been brave and finding out about children around the world who have been courageous in their lives. Have a look at the book below- Girls Who Dared to Dream, to read about girls who have shown great courage.

Nativity Storytelling

Reception, Years 1, 2 and Y3 have enjoyed storytelling sessions this week from Victoria Goodman who works with the Church Schools of Cambridge charity. The children were encouraged to think about their favourite part of the story and which they felt was the most important thing. They could also ask Victoria to put a little wooden figure, which represented them, into part of the story. It was lovely to hear the Nativity story told from a different perspective too.

Christingles!

This week the whole school joined a virtual Christingle service from Ely cathedral, led by Bishop Dagmar. We were able to all make our own Christingle during the day to take home and share with our families.

Autumn 2021- Welcome back to school! This term our theme for collective worship is CURIOSITY!

 

On October 21st we celebrated our Harvest Festival. Each class researched a harvest festival from a different part of the world and then shared this with the rest of the school. Some classes sang, some shared artwork and Reception class had baked bread! We thought about who we can say thank you to for the good food we have to eat, the children thought of their families, Jules who is our cook, shop workers and delivery drivers, we talked about how many Christians say thank you to God too.

Easter 2021

 

In Reception Class we enjoyed listening to the story of Pentecost and used some art resources to respond to the story.

YR, Y1, Y2 and Y3 all enjoyed a virtual storytelling session with Victoria Goodman from Church Schools of Cambridge. Victoria has visited our school many times before and we always look forward to listening to her as she does this so creatively and welcomes input from the children. This year we heard a Hungarian story about the mystery of Easter and the story of Holy Week.

We wish everyone in the St Paul's community a peaceful and joyful Easter!

In response to Bishop Stephen's Challenge we made cards of hope to take to the residential care home next to our school. The children thought very carefully about what pictures and messages might bring joy and hope.

We received a lovely card and lots of pictures from the care home this week. The residents had really enjoyed the cards, some people had even put cards up in their rooms. We hope we can continue getting to know them and build a strong relationship with our school community.

Year 1 have been finding out about different kinds of Christian prayer this week. They thought about prayers from Andy Ask, Peter Praise, Suzy Sorry and Thea Thanks. They have been writing their own prayers. Here is one that Ivy wrote and she has drawn a fantastic picture too, well done Ivy!
Someone else wrote,

Thea Thanks: 'Dear God, every day I feel blessed with my life, my health and the good care I get, thank you for the safe and warm place that I am into.'

 

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