Acts of Kindness
We thought about how we could show 'Random acts of kindness'. Imogen looked after her baby brother whilst her Mummy and Daddy got ready for a wedding. Evie said she took her family's washing and sorted it. Mei kept a diary and on one day she wrote,' Today I got breakfast ready by myself.' Oliver reminded us what being kind meant by writing an acrostic. Emma wrote some words we might say if we were being kind, such as, 'beautiful, great, brilliant and lovely.' Jack did a range of kind acts including; buying flowers for someone, making muffins and running 10km for Sue Ryder. These are just some of the many acts of kindness over the Christmas holidays. Well done St Mark's.
Our Harvest Term Value and whole school homework was on Thankfulness. As usual the range and quality of work was great.
Inside Alice's box she had a necklace with many different coloured beads. Each colour represents many of the challenges she has faced over the years.
Jessica had put together a treasure chest and poster sharing all the amazing people she is thankful for, including her new baby sister.
This half term the children have created some fantastic pieces of homework encompassing our school value 'Respect'. The children have created a variety of pieces including acrostic poems, respect jars, posters about respecting our planet and letters to our local MP Alex Chalk.
'a feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements.'
During the Candlemas term we have been reflecting on forgiveness. Some children produced imaginative crosses as well as top tips in a jar. It is just as hard to accept forgiveness as to offer it.
The children have produced some fantastic homework on our school value 'Courage'.
The children have done a variety of homework pieces explaining what courage means to them and examples of people they feel have displayed courage in difficult situations. Children shared some personal experiences of roles their parents have played working in the community as well as famous figures from around the world.
'The ability to do something that frightens you and having strength when facing pain or grief'.
"Be strong and of good courage, do not fear or be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, He is the one who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you."
Our Value for the Harvest Term 2018-19 is GENEROSITY.
God's generosity is best described as 'Grace', love given freely without limit or conditions. This generosity, once experienced and acknowledged by an individual can, in turn, release a generous spirit towards other.
The children produced some amazing homework for our half termly value. Worked included a collection of quotes as well as advice on how each and everyone of us can show some generosity. Breeze emailed Bishop Rachel to ask for some advice about generosity and a quote from John 3 V16 helped us to understand what the Bible teaches us.
'For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.'
'Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out.' Frank Clark
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