Welcome. It's Friday, 5th 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
Today we will sing My Lighthouse. https://youtu.be/lFBZJGSgyVQ
Our Bible passage for today is Luke 10:27
27 He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’”
During this lock-down 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 Scotter says, "I nominate Daniel GP as he always demonstrates endurance when faced with something new and never gives up trying. He is a steady peaceful member of the class who approaches everything with enthusiasm and positivity.
Also, Taylan F as he has been thinking of all of his friends during Lockdown. He shows love and compassion for God's creatures and has spent time caring for Caterpillars and helping them grow into butterflies. He even gave them all a name!"
Mr Nicholls says, “I would like to nominate Ruby and Scarlett for the values of Wisdom and Service. We are so proud of everything you’ve been doing to help your families at home, staying safe, and for keeping up with the learning. Well done!”
Mrs Kenway has selected Ernie M for humility and endurance. She says, "He has produced some excellent work during lockdown with additional pieces too. When in school he is such a helpful and friendly young man but remains humble and doesn’t get big headed or ‘show off’'."
Miss Carr has chosen Jacob for Pupil of the Week for the value of fellowship. He has spent time working well with his sister to undertake his Topic task this week and they have shown some fantastic teamwork.
Mr Murphy is delighted with his whole class for the way they have continued to show endurance with their learning. Well done, Cavell Class!
From Anning Class, Mrs Coles, has nominated Ava for the value of friendship. Ava is always kind and thoughtful which makes her a great friend, but since receiving an emoji of me, she has taken me on all sorts of adventures this week, including on a scooter, on a see-saw and on the slide - what a great friend!
Mrs Horlock would like to nominate Amelie for always having such a positive attitude to her work and in her every day life. She always works very hard at everything she does including her work and helping the people around her.
Mrs Greenhead says, “I would like to choose Emma for the Christian Values, Service, Hope, Humility, Justice, Thankfulness and Endurance. Emma has been working on her own 'Home Learning Project' about her rabbit Rocky. She looked at all the learning intentions asked of her and decided to create an information booklet about her rabbit, including measurement and shape.”
Miss Smalley says, “I would like to nominate Alexa this week for continuing to engage with home learning, even though she has sometimes found it difficult. Her work shows that she is engaging with the on-line lessons and that she is making good progress.”
Miss Sears says, “I would like to choose Max for pupil of the week for the value of Compassion. Very often in the emails from home, as well as a message from mum, there will be a little message from Max asking me how I am, but also filling me in on what he has been getting up to outside of completing his school work. These little messages show me that he cares, but also provide a way for us to have the usual conversations we would normally have in class.”
Mrs Gorin says, “Congratulations to Donneil on her Pupil of the Week Award! Donneil is a very sensible and hard working girl who always gives her best effort. I am very impressed with her hard work, consistency and perseverance. Keep up the fantastic work Donneil! I am so proud of you!”
Mr Martindale says, 'I have been very impressed with Fraser's continued effort and determination. He has worked very hard on his maths work every day and this week produced some amazing drawings of the wives of Henry VIII - all six of them!'
Miss Facey says, “This week I have chosen Ronnie for thankfulness. He has taken care to design and build his own ant farm, ensuring that his ants are happy and safe. He has considered what they need in order to survive, showing his appreciation of creation and his care towards all living things no matter how small.”
Mr Catchpole has nominated Lilly G for her fabulous bug hotel and thoughtful anti-racism acrostic poem supporting Black Lives Matter. Well done Lilly.
Sports and PE
Mr Edwards would like to share a word of sporting wisdom this week from basketball coach called Tim Notke - "Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard".
Our Prayer for Today
We know that you love everyone equally; regardless of their culture, their past or the colour of their skin.
Open up our hearts and minds to celebrate similarities and differences among our family, our friends, our neighbours and those in our community.
Help us remember that while we may feel small, our positive actions can have big consequences.
We pray for peace and equality, in your name.
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.