We have completed our first term’s Day 10 unit to raise the profile of our school values, and we all feel proud of the work that we have done. Our creatures are displayed in the hall to remind us of our values in a very visual way. We have displays around school to encourage kindness and respect of all, and we all enjoyed the kindness tea party at the end of term. So many people have commented on what a lovely event this was, and all the adults were so well looked after by our older children.
We have also enjoyed the beautiful Advent Window throughout December and early January. This also confirmed our values, and we know that many people visited our window to open the little doors and share the messages of kindness and good will.
The Art Club of Brigstock Primary School have created a beautiful window for the Living Advent of Brigstock Village. It linked to the work that the children have been doing about the importance of values in our lives. The window looks like a giant Advent Calendar; every day there is a door to open, and behind each door there is a Christmas picture and a message to share, encouraging everyone to spread Christmas joy and happiness. You will need to visit our window each day to read the message for the day.
The whole school contributed to the window by creating stars, snowflakes and holly leaves which sum up the meaning of Christmas. It has been lovely to see words like…FAMILY, LOVE, JOY, LIGHT, HOPE AND FRIENDSHIP, reminding us of what Christmas is all about.
Before the grand unveil, we had a ‘Kindness Tea Party’ in the hall, which was attended by so many of our school and village community. Our children were excellent waiters! We then led outside, and Art Club talked about our ambitious project before unveiling the window…
We have had a really exciting day, celebrating British Values in our school. We came to school dressed in red, white and blue, and we spent the day thinking about and learning about ‘What it means to be British’.
Our children explored this in a range of creative ways. In Year 5 and 6, the children held mock trials of fictional characters and in Year 3 and 4 the children created beautiful pieces of word-art. In Years 1 and 2 the children learnt all about the importance of equality, and talked and wrote about the importance of valuing each other as individuals.
Our Reception class learnt about the Queen and looked at some of the important events that have happened in her life and during her reign. They did lots of creative activities and ‘wowed’ everyone with their writing.
We finished the day with singing and tea parties in honour of the 70th wedding anniversary of the Queen and Prince Philip. We sang our school song for our school and village community and we also sang the National Anthem to recognise our British Community. Our choir sang ‘Sing’ in recognition of the wider ‘Commonwealth’ Community of which we are a part.
We finished the day with some tea parties in our classrooms. Everyone has enjoyed such a fun, interesting and thought-provoking day.