Today we had notification that our Fairtrade School Status has been renewed for the next 3 years. The award has been renamed…..we are now a Fair Achiever school! We are the only school in Potters Bar to gain this award and are very proud of our achievement. Our Fairtrade Group continues to work towards promoting Fairtrade products and we link Fairtrade to a range of curriculum subjects. We are looking forward to celebrating Fairtrade Fortnight which begins on Monday 27th February.
We had a great response from the recent home learning “Christmas is a time to love.” Here are a selection of the children’s prayers.
Well worth sharing with your family.
Please help us prepare our heart
for the coming of your only son
by showing us your way of Wisdom and kindness.
by Ayodeji year 5
Help me to be loving during Christmas Time.
Help me to be prayerful and respect others
as we share the joy of Jesus.
Christmas is a time to Love.
by Martyna year 5
Help us remember the birth of Jesus.
Close the door of hate and open the love of Love.
It is Christmas the time for forgiving, love and peace.
Make peace happen in this world.
by Daria year 4
Help us to be born in your heart and to always remember Christmas.
It is about helping others and not being selfish.
We will always treasure your heart.
by Claudia year 4
Christmas is a time to be together, a time to care.
It is a time to give friendship and forgive each other.
It is a time to connect with others and make them smile.
Christmas is a time to remember your son Jesus and the sacrifice he made.
It is a time to love.
Luca T year 3
Christmas is a time to love.
Like when God sent his son from above.
Like your family who care for you.
Their Love is really true.
So at Christmas we say a prayer
To have a world where we all love and care.
William year 3
We pray for all of those people in the world who don’t have a family or can’t share love at Christmas.
We also want to pray that everyone can have some love this Christmas.
by Rosie year 6
We praise you for being our Saviour and we thank you for bringing us together on Christmas Day.
We are all one big family.
by Josh year 6
Dear Father God
I pray that everyone is happy.
I pray for a Happy Christmas for the world.
Look after the poor.
I pray you keep my family and friends safe.
I pray that you help me in my school work.
I pray that you show love to everyone.
Thank you for listening to my prayer.
by Dejon Year 2
God in the highest, I love you.
Make light shine bright and bring peace in the world every day.
God you make our hearts full of joy and kindness.
Thank you for everything we’ve got and please help the poor.
Natalie year 2
We pray for the people who are poor and who don’t have any food.
I am thankful for my family.
by Lily year 1
Help us to love each other.
Please help us to care for each other.
Please help us give food to the people who are hungry.
Mia Year 1
We wish you a Happy and Holy Christmas.
Well done to the choir who have been out and about this week bringing Christmas cheer to the senior citizens of Potters Bar. Our mission prayer…..using our talents to do our best…was certainly seen in the choir’s fabulous Christmas Carol singing at the Potters Bar Community Club and the Over 50s at OLSV. It is a wonderful way that our children can provide a service to others and share their gift of song at this time of year. Thank you children!
What a fabulous Christmas Fayre! THANK YOU to everyone who helped in any way to make yesterday such a huge success. There was such an air of excitement and fun generated by all the inside and outside stalls and activities. Our school is so fortunate to have such a committed team of parents, staff and governors. Thank you to all our amazing FOPPS members who have worked so hard over the last 6 weeks to ensure yesterday was a fund raising success as well as a fun day. I look forward to announcing the grand total raised!
A huge THANK YOU to everyone who voted for our International Garden/Outdoor Classroom Project funded by Tesco Bags of Help. Our project came second and has been chosen by Tesco Customers to receive a grant award of £10,000! This is a fantastic result and the first time our school has ever been part of a community vote. We look forward to starting work on the garden as part of our 50 Year celebrations. Thank you to Mrs Joyce for preparing the bid.
This morning we came together for our school act of worship to think about how we can be stars of hope this Advent. This will help us to prepare for the coming of Jesus.
Well done to the choir who sang and drummed at today’s Fayre at the United Reform Church. You sounded great and looked as though you enjoyed yourselves. Thank you to the parents and teachers who came along to support the choir. A special well done to Daniel in Year 5 who led the drumming so confidently and to our Year 6 members who were in particularly impressive voice today. As the organiser said ” You were brilliant!” We were awarded a plaque and certificates which will be presented on Friday 2nd December at Assembly. Our next performance will be at our Christmas Fayre on Saturday 3rd December at 2.30pm. Liz Heymoz
Our Advent Service will soon be taking place.
Please use the resources below to help you learn the songs
which we will be singing on the night.
The words that we will be saying are also linked below on the powerpoint attached (**)
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask me.
From Mrs McNamara
Thank you to all the parents who donated cakes for our sale today. Our House Captains did a great job organising the event which raised funds for such a good cause. We raised £239.52! Well done everyone!