As promised here are some more examples of our Messy Chruch day in school.
All our activities began with a short introduction/reminder of the Creation Story.
Children in Key Stage Two were reminded of our responsibility to look after God's creation.
Reception enjoyed making wind chimes,paper plate gardens, creation lego and exploring creation play doh mats.
Years One and Two also made wind chimes, planted up old wellington boots (which look beautiful) and made scratch art door hangers.
Key Stage Two had a very busy afternoon in glorious sunshine.
There were opportunities to relax in our meditation room, to use ipads to create photographic collages, to sketch outside, to use water colours to develop ideas about stewardship, to help make a cross using natural materials and to compare two gardens one perfect and one spoilt.
Mrs Williams, Revd. Joe, Mrs Jones and all the teaching staff were very impressed with the children's creations, their ideas and explanations and their behaviour. We are indebted to our parent helpers and friends who made the day possible. Without their help the children would not have had such valuable opportunities to talk through their ideas and gain greater understanding of the concepts being developed.
The children have been very vocal about wanting to do something similar in the not too distant future. They obviously enjoyed their activities. Mrs Williams and I will put our heads together and speak nicely to Mr Ramsden!
You may have seen some of our work at church this weekend. If you haven't there are some photographs attached to this news item and more will appear on the school gallery.