Waberthwaite as a Church School
We have worked hard to establish an innovative, creative curriculum which excites and inspires pupils at Waberthwaite C of E School; part of this rich diet of experiences includes exploring the Christian faith and other world religions.
Have a look through our gallery to see some of the fabulous things we do!
Making Palm Crosses for Palm Sunday
This morning we created palm crosses using palm leaves. We carefully followed instructions and helped each other to create a cross each. We will use these as part of our Easter collective worship in school this year and then we will keep them to burn next year on Ash Wednesday.
This morning, we took our Collective Worship outside to explore Ash Wednesday and the meaning behind this day. We knew that Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent and learnt that this day gets its name from burning palm crosses from the previous year and placing the ashes on your forehead whilst saying "memento, homo, quia pulvis es, et in pulverem reverteris" ("remember, man, that thou art dust, and to dust thou shalt return").
Classes 1 and 2 had a wonderful afternoon learning about Shrove Tuesday. We learnt that Shrove Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday when everyone feasts (usually on pancakes) before Lent begins. We started the afternoon with listening to a story, which was set in a Kenyan village: 'Mama Panya's Pancakes'. This led us on to researching life in Kenya, which made us think about our 'Count Your Blessings' display. We also all took part in a colouring competition linked to 'Mr Wolf's Pancakes' - we are looking forward to finding out who won this!
Most excitingly, we made pancakes by following a set of instructions. It was great fun and we really enjoyed eating them!
Each class enjoyed contributing to our 'Count Your Blessings' display. Class 1 made pom pom bees (take a look at the 'Pom Pom Relaxation' video below), class 2 made paper mache apples and class 3 made the beautiful garden (see photos below).
Count Our Blessings - thankfulness worship with Rev. Hart
Count Our Blessings
Many hands make light work class 3- well done! This beautiful display is part of our assembly focus, we will be adding to it as we ‘count our blessings’ for all the beautiful things in our world that God has created. We will also be thinking throughout Lent about the lives of others and how the climate crisis is affecting people in countries such as Kenya.
Thank you to the adults who popped by to share our book and brew afternoon. Well done to all the children in class 3 for bringing in a book to share. It was lovely to see you all.
Charity Fundraising for the Alzheimer's Society
Happy Elf Day! What a fantastic effort all our little elves have made today, raising awareness for such an important charity - The Alzheimer’s Society.