A magical Christmas event

December 18th, 2015

This morning, we joined with the children from Marwood Infant School to celebrate the story of Christmas with a magical Carol Service at Christ Church in Great Ayton. The children’s behaviour was superb and their singing fantastic. It was lovely to see members of our community coming together to share this very special time. Well done to everyone who made this event possible, including those family members who supervised children during our very exciting bus journeys to and from the church!
I wish you all a very merry Christmas – may all your wishes come true!

St Nicholas

December 14th, 2015

6th December is the Feast of St Nicholas so, in Y5/6 Godly Play, we looked at his story. It was certainly a hot topic for us to practise our debating skills – taking turns to share our opinions and listening
respectfully. We discussed how we give presents to one another at Christmas and some children were keen to point out that not everyone can afford loads of presents and food at Christmas and we wondered how we could make it more fair. We also spoke about how busy Santa must be on Christmas Eve!
Not only did we think about the origins of Santa, we also considered what it was like to live in St Nicholas’ time – around 300AD. We thought about how the Romans converted to Christianity and how the faith
was spread around the world. We wondered if people chose to be Christian or whether they were forced; we thought about what happens in the world today. We agreed that Britain is a place where people can have a faith of their choice or no faith – and we can live alongside each other regardless of that choice.
It’s great to be British!

Visitors from afar become new members of our Roseberry family!

December 4th, 2015

This week we have been entertaining some very special visitors. Mrs Clarke and Mrs Russell have travelled all the way from their infant school in Kingston, Jamaica, to visit the Roseberry family and experience education in an English school.
We have enjoyed sharing good practice and recommending educational websites that their children may enjoy — their school is one of two in the country that has just been awarded money from the Jamaican government to purchase an iPad for every child in the school!
This morning they delivered a presentation so that our children could learn about life in Jamaica. It’s been lovely to remind ourselves and our children that we belong to a global family and, as Mrs Clarke’s motto states, that ’out of many we are one’.

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Mrs Russell and Mrs Clarke from Andrea Charlton on Vimeo.

 

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ST. JOSEPH’S INFANT SNEAK PEAK from Andrea Charlton on Vimeo.