School and church
2021 Spring Term Online assembly during lockdown!
Week Beginning 1st March 2021
- Picture News– Picture News Virtual Assembly- Should we choose products based on their packaging? 04.03.2021
Week Beginning 22nd February 2021
- Picture news– Picture News Virtual Assembly- Do walls divide us or protect us? – 25.02.2021
- Our Pilgrimage Through Lent– Rev Mark’s Assembly- 26.02.2021 Friday
Week 6 –
Week Beginning 8th February 2021
- Picture News – Picture News Virtual Assembly- How Important Is It To Plant More Trees?– 11.02.2021
- Remembering an Irish saint, St. Brigid– Rev Mark’s assembly- 12.02.2021 Friday In this assembly you also learn to make a St. Brigid’s cross. Attached is a “How to” guide just in case anyone wants to have a go at making one.
Week 5 –
Week Beginning 1st February 2021
- Picture News – Picture News Virtual assembly – Why do some people choose to climb mountains? – 04.02.2021 Thursday
- From Christmas to Candlemas – Rev Mark’s assembly- 05.02.2021 Friday
Week 4 –
Week Beginning 25th January 2021
- Picture News – Picture News Virtual Assembly- What makes a good leader? – 28.01.2021 Thursday
- What’s in a name? Rev Mark’s assembly- 29.01.2021 Friday
Week Beginning 18th January 2021
- Picture News – Picture News Virtual Assembly – How can we show thanks to those who help us? – 21.01.2021 Thursday
- King Herod Rev Mark’s assembly- 22.01.2021 Friday
Week 2 –
Week Beginning 11th January 2021
- Picture News – Picture News Virtual Assembly- How do soldiers help us in times of need? – 14.01.2021 Thursday
- Gifts From The Three Wise Men – Rev Mark’s assembly on how the gifts of the 3 wise men – 15.01.2021 Friday
Week Beginning 4th January 2021
- Talents – 06.01.2021 Wednesday
- Picture news – Picture News Virtual Assembly-Pets bought on impulse during lockdown- 07.01.2021 Thursday
- A Star Brings Hope – Rev Mark’s assembly on how we may be feeling and how a star can bring us hope – 08.01.2021 Friday
Mrs Colmer’s Child of the Week Assembly
I have been asked if I would mind uploading my Child of the Week assemblies onto the website each week. I hope you enjoy them!
- Be My Valentine 8.02.21
- Express Yourself – Children’s Mental Health Week 2021
- If at first you don’t succeed 25.01.21
- Happily Ever After 18.01.21
- Joseph – the final part of the story 18.01.21
- It’s not fair 11.01.21
- Talent takes Practice 5.01.21
- End of term Good News 17.12.20
- Christmas Traditions 14.12.20
- Shed a little light 7.12.20
- Advent 30.11.20
- Team Sheep 23.11.20
- Friendship 16.11.20
- Remembrance 9.11.20
- All are Welcome Here 2.11.20
- The Animals Went in Two by Two 19.10.20
- World Mental Health Day 12.10.20
- Harvest 5.10.20
- Don’t Judge a Banana by its Spots! 28.9.20
- Welcome 21.9.20
- Superheroes and Villains 14.9.20
- Foundations 7.9.20
- Reconnecting 3.9.20
- The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Builders 3.9.20
Online assembly during lockdown!
We are incredibly grateful to Rev Andrew Lightbown for providing a weekly online assembly in which we can all share during this period of Lockdown. Where he mentions additional resources, we will try to create links to these so that you can enjoy some of the follow up ideas he mentions.
- Assembly Week 1 – Stillness
- Assembly Week 2 – Gratitude
- Assembly Week 3 – Patience
- Assembly Week 4 – Arrow Prayers
- Assembly Week 5 – Rogation
- Assembly Week 6 – Holy Spirit
A message from Rev Andrew Lightbown, Rector of St Laurence Church
Working with and in Winslow Church of England School is one of the many delights of parish ministry.
The school works hard to embed a distinctively Christian ethos at the heart of which is the belief that every child, and indeed member of the school community, is to be valued and treasured. The Christian impulse behind this is the belief that all are made in the image of God (Genesis 1, 26).
I work alongside Derry, our director of music, in leading worship on a Friday morning and am also regularly in the school for the very popular ‘any questions;’ an opportunity for the children to ask me anything they would like to about the nature of faith, my beliefs, or Christianity. The agenda is entirely the children’s.
I am also delighted that we are able to provide a pastoral chaplaincy facility into the school. We are always happy to speak to children, parents or teachers about any pressing concerns.
As a parish priest I enjoy helping the children to think issues through and to engage with the big and difficult questions, and I also enjoy seeing the children flourish. This sense of flourishing is captured in the biblical injunction to ‘let your light shine,’ (Matthew 5, 16)
A message from Derry French, Director of Music at St. Laurence Church
As Director of Music at St. Laurence, I look forward to my weekly visits to the school to lead the collective worship. The children respond well and eagerly to my questions and participate joyfully in stories, hymns and songs. They are very fond of interactive stories from the Bible. The junior section of the choir at St. Laurence is formed mainly from pupils at the school.
Each year group visits church once a year to have an assembly where the parents can attend, and the church is always packed. The whole school also visits for a special assembly during the church festival in June, with the choir and organ, and that is a truly humbling experience.
Various year groups also visit the church to learn more about the history of the church and the symbolism of various objects.
When you enter Winslow Church of England School you get a very strong impression fo the Christian ethos from staff and children. It is the highlight of my week to visit such a vibrant school.
Director of Music
St. Laurence Church
Welcome to our 2020 Harvest Gallery where you’ll be pleased to see how busy our children have all been this Harvest week!
This week we have been celebrating Harvest across the different year groups in school. We have been amazed at the interests shone by the children across various year groups and are delighted to say that the children have had opportunities to take part in outside Mossy Church type activities, focusing on an environmental theme.
The children have shared stories on the meaning of Harvest and have looked at the biblical connection between sharing at harvest time and God’s love towards us. Others have created bible stories relating to harvest and have used natural items to write words.Here are some pictures compiled so far: