Welcome. It's Friday, 15th May 2020.
Good morning, everyone; this is Mrs Coles today. May the Lord be with you.
We are Bishop Ridley, we are One Community, Learning & Growing Together, Sharing the Love of God.
Our song for today:
Today we will sing My Lighthouse. Think about ways that you can be a light of kindness which other people will see.
Our Bible passage for today is from Samuel 2:6
May the Lord now show you kindness … and I too will show you the same favour.
This week has been Mental Health Awareness Week which had a theme of kindness. Kindness is always valued and celebrated at Bishop Ridley because it strengthens relationships, develops community and deepens solidarity; it is fundamental in our collective and individual mental health.
Our Pupils of the Week have been nominated by their class teachers for showing kindness – doing something for yourself or others, motivated by genuine desire to make a positive difference.
Please join us in celebrating them:
Mrs Scotter nominated Taylan F for showing kindness to God’s creatures including caring for caterpillars as they become butterflies, including giving them all a name!
Mrs Kenway said she would like to nominate Laura Marriott in Hargreaves Class; she has been completing all of her home schooling activities as well as additional ones. Sometimes this can be challenging as she has a little sister who wants to be involved, however Laura shows kindness by involving her little sister with her activities too, even sending Mrs Kenway her work on occasion so that she feels included!
Mr Nicholls said ‘From Parks Class, especially during this crazy time, I simply cannot choose between you all! Therefore, I would like the nominate all of Parks Class for showing the value of kindness. Your generosity and support of each other and myself has been wonderful to see and be part of. I am so pleased to be in a class that has pulled together so closely, making us even stronger than we already were! I am so proud of all of you. Well done!'
From Nightingale class, Miss Carr said ‘Please may I choose Flynn for Pupil of the Week for the values of kindness and service. He has spent time this week going out of his way to water the plants/vegetables and feed the animals in the local community to look after God’s creation.’
Mr Murphy would like to nominate all of Cavell class as they have been showing great acts of kindness. He said that it is very uplifting seeing you all help out in the garden, kitchen or looking after little brothers and sisters.
I would like to nominate all of Anning Class and their lovely families for the kindness I receive daily from them. Your kind words in an email, the many pictures and videos you send me and your efforts to stay in touch with each other are cheering me up no end while I continue to miss you all every day.
Mrs Horlock said ‘I’m nominating Dylan for kindness. He is always kind to everyone around him, making sure that they are ok and included. He always asks the adults if they are having a good day, if he can help and all done with a smile on his face.’
In Queen Elizabeth Class, Miss Smalley believes that all of the children in Elizabeth Class often show kindness towards others and she is sure that you have been consistently kind during this current pandemic. She was particularly struck with the kindness and compassion that many of you showed towards Pandora, if you had been in her shoes, and she would like to nominate Calum as Pupil of the Week for showing particular empathy with the character.
Mrs Greenhead said ‘I would like to award Amelia for the value of Kindness. Amelia has created a fantastic replica of Pandora's Box, which has been beautifully decorated. She has very kindly thought about Corona virus and added it to the box of evils with the word HOPE to show there is still kindness in the world.
Mrs Torrance has chosen Chloe Tapp as the Pupil of the week for Sheldrick class. Chloe and her family have been raising money for the charity Tear Fund by climbing their stairs 70 times a day for 7 days.
Miss Sears said ‘I'd like to choose Isabelle this week for our value of kindness. In her email to me on Monday, she told me that she is going to be completing her charity badge for Brownies and has chosen to raise money for Cancer Research charities by riding her bike, which I think shows amazing kindness and will be very appreciated by the charities.
On a personal note, I would also like to nominate Moore Class and Year 4 for the wonderful video they put together for 'Thank a Teacher Day'. It was so lovely to see their smiling faces and how much they have grown! I have missed them all a lot and I got quite emotional watching it, but it was such a lovely thing to do, thank you.'
Mrs Gorin has nominated Phoebe for being a kind, loyal and thoughtful friend. She always makes sure her friends are looked after. A few weeks ago, Phoebe called her friend specifically to help her with Maths problems to ensure she understood.
Mr Martindale would like to nominate Jude W for his very appreciative and kind responses and his generally positive attitude towards his home learning. Mr Martindale said ‘Thank you very much Jude.’
Mr Catchpole said ‘I’m choosing Reggie this week. His cousin was struggling with his maths work, so Reggie used technology to help him understand the work more easily. He’s also been helping his family by looking after their dog and has shown himself kindness by going on lots of runs and doing some weight training! He’s been incredibly busy and incredibly kind!
Miss Facey would like to nominate Laila: she has been really kind and compassionate in school recently, setting up PE games and activities on the playground for all of the key worker children to enjoy. She even manages to get them all back outside even when they are exhausted so that they all join in together and work as a team.
Sports and PE
Mr Edwards has nominated 2 pupils this week - Jacob Francis from Anning Class for his kindness when showing other children how to shoot and dribble the ball whilst playing basketball at school this week and Stanley F in Curie Class for his amazing kindness towards his peers when setting up new games for them and demonstrating what they need to do.
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come, your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours
now and for ever.