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Picture News this week has concentrated on the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. We have enjoyed finding out all about Her Majesty’s 70 year reign and we have thought about her tremendous attitude towards duty.
As we explored the concept of duty, we discussed the following questions:
What are your duties at school?
What are your duties at home?
Has there ever been a time you did something because you felt it was the right thing to do?
In class-based worship, we looked at a verse from the Bible which fitted in well with our discussion. Matthew 22 records Jesus’ words when asked which commandment is the most important: ‘Jesus replied: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’
The children shared lots of ideas and thoughts about the ways in which the Queen can provides us with a positive role-model and how we can take our responsibilities seriously too.
Have a look at this week’s Take-Home sheet if you would like to continue the discussion at home.
This week’s Picture News has been all about what makes us unique. Our discussions have been about the value of ‘Respect’ and we have thought about the verse in the Bible from Samuel chapter 16, verse 7, that says: ‘People look at the outward appearance, but God looks at the heart.’
We shared our thoughts on the following questions:
- What do you like about yourself?
- Do you think how you look on the outside tells people what you are like on the inside?
- Have you ever avoided somebody because of the way they looked? Has anyone ever done this to you?
Have a look at the ‘Take Home’ sheet if you would like to continue the conversation at home.
This week in our Picture News session we have been thinking about the issue of Free Speech. We found out about Elon Musk and his recent Twitter purchase.
We discussed the following questions:
- How important do you think words are?
- Have you ever said something you wish you could take back? Perhaps when you were feeling angry or upset about something?
- Can you think of a time when words have had the power to damage/hurt you or encourage/enlighten you?
We looked at a verse in the Bible, James Chapter 3 Verse 5, which says: ‘…the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark.’
We all agreed that our words can be very powerful and that we wanted to use them for good.
Have a look at the attached Take Home sheet if you would like to know more.
We are all enjoying accessing the resources produced by ‘Picture News’ – a weekly news resource which we subscribe to. Picture News chooses a current news story and provides an image and a thought-provoking question for us to explore in our classrooms and during Collective Worship.
Our Picture News question this week has been: Should Everyone Learn Sign Language? Have a look at the information sheet attached if you would like to carry on the discussion at home.
As part of the celebrations for Knowsley becoming Liverpool City Region’s Borough of Culture in 2022 we are delighted to announce one of the first highlights to the year – the magnificent Gaia artwork will land in St Chad’s Church on Friday 28th January and everyone has the chance to come and see it over a three-week period. The artworks will be open to the public from the 28th January – 17th February 2022.
“Gaia” is a six-metre-wide replica of the earth based on imagery and data from NASA. Suspended in the air and slowly revolving, the artwork – which will be housed in St Chad’s Church in Kirkby – gives people a chance to see our planet floating in three dimensions. A specially made surround sound composition by BAFTA and Ivor Novello Award winning composer Dan Jones will be played alongside the sculpture.
To book on, please go to this link and choose your date.
This week 3 of our Year 6 girls featured in a virtual Christmas Carol Performance in support of the charity ‘Action for children’. The concert ‘A Starry Night’ was presented by Channel 4’s Jon Snow. There was music from choirs across the country and a special performance from Liverpool primary schools. We are so proud of their beautiful singing and send a big thank you to Stephen Mannings of Liverpool Cathedral for organising our choir. What a fantastic opportunity to support the work of a wonderful charity. To watch their performance, please click here: https://youtu.be/FAYJ4fQg524