Welcome. It's Friday, 26th June 2020.
Good morning, everyone. 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 is linked to the Lord’s prayer, which is at the end of our collective worship
Our Bible verse for today is Colossians 3:14
"Above all, be loving. This ties everything together perfectly. "
During this lockdown period, we recognise that each family has different pressures and different abilities to support children with their learning. The Pupils of the Week are chosen by the teachers to acknowledge our Christian Values. Sometimes they select a child to celebrate a particularly impressive piece of work, sometimes to celebrate a child who has shown determination and sometimes to give a boost to a child who might be finding things tough.
Please see this as a chance to stay together as a community and celebrate positive messages for the children during a difficult time.
Please join us in celebrating our Pupils of the Week.
Mrs Mason-Rogers says, “My vote for Thursday Bubble is for the value of fellowship and its goes to Freddie C for the lovely flowers he gave and helped arrange in a vase for the staff.”
Mrs Hales adds, “My vote for the Monday bubble group would be Rosie H, not only for being helpful and kind, but for the compassion she displayed when she bathed all the dolls, dried them and gave each one a cuddle, before she had to go home.”
Mr Nicholls says, “This week, I would like to choose Emily and Logan for their Wisdom and Endurance. We are so pleased you’ve been enjoying your learning at home and we are really proud of the progress you have made. Well done!”
Mrs Kenway has chosen Joshua G for friendship and service.
“He’s settled in brilliantly to our new regime at school, is working hard, behaved well and has developed friendships with new class members. He has really ‘blossomed’ and introduced us to a more confident and outgoing Joshua within a smaller group.”
Miss Carr has chosen Jacob for Pupil of the Week for the values of friendship, kindness and compassion. “He went out of his way at school on Monday to ensure that all children were being included in the games that were being played at lunchtime. He showed great maturity and empathy towards those in his bubble and made an impressive effort to adhere to our school’s vision statement of working together as a school community.”
Mr Murphy say, "Joey for kindness. The flowers he brought for the class really brightened the classroom up." Well done Joey. This was a lovely gesture to brighten up everyone's day!
Mrs Coles says, “I would like to nominate Jack Kemp from Anning Class for Pupil of the Week for the Christian value of trust; he can always be relied upon to make every effort to complete a task, even if he finds it a bit tricky. He has not always found the new way of learning at home easy but the picture he sent me this week shows that he is still smiling - and what a gorgeous smile it is too!”
Mrs Horlock says, “I’d like to nominate Christopher for Wisdom for using the opportunity of his walks in the woods with his family to continue his learning.” Well done, Christopher!
Miss Smalley has nominated all of her class. “There is so much work that has been submitted and the children (and parents) have all been working so hard to ensure that they continue with an education in these most difficult of times. I am proud of them all.”
Mrs Greenhead says, “I'd like to nominate Ivy C for the Christian Value, Endurance, Fellowship and Wisdom. Since starting Home Learning, Ivy has never failed to consistently completes her work; taking ownership of her learning and producing work of a good standard. She has also sent photos of her Well Being time, which is a pleasure to see and share.”
Miss Sears says, “I'd like to choose Charlie this week for the value of Wisdom. I have been so pleased with his effort and determination to succeed in all areas of learning-well done!”
Mr Martindale says, “I would like to pick Sophie H this week. She not only completes all of her work to a very high standard but shows compassion towards others in her family.”
Mrs Gorin says, "My pupil of the Week is Bertie for the Christian value of wisdom for always trying his best and completing his school work daily. Well done Bertie!"
Miss Facey says, “I’d like to pick Grace this week for hope and thankfulness. She’s worked really hard this week to reflect on her time at Bishop Ridley and has thought carefully about how to maintain a ‘can do’ attitude and growth mindset in preparation for Year 7. She also created a worry jar to help her process her thoughts and feelings.”
Mr Catchpole says, “I’m going to choose Rajvir this week for the value of endurance. Rajvir has clocked up an incredible 70.233 points in the London Rocks 2020 Times Tables competition and as a result of his hard work, he is currently 6th out of the tens of thousands of children who have taken part across London. This is a brilliant achievement and he should be very proud of himself.”
Sports and PE
Mr Edwards would like to applaud all of the following for endurance. They have all tried their best with the Bishop Ridley Olympics and each day they attempt the challenges to try and better their score/time from the previous day.
• Alice and Ella from Anning class;
• Alex from Nightingale class;
• Grace and Rebekah from Armstrong class.
A prayer for today
For your prayer today, why not listen to this version of the Lord’s Prayer and think about the meaning of the words we pray. Think about what you would like to say “thanks”, “sorry” and “please” about.
The Lord’s Prayer
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.