A few parents have asked why we are not using the grass pitch in the playground. There is a drainage system under the newly laid grass to allow rain to soak away so we can use the pitch even during and after rain. Unfortunately, the grass has not grown as was expected and we have patches, which means it is not yet ready for us to use. The company who laid the grass are checking it regularly and reseeding it. We are hoping we will be able to use it in the summer.
In assembly this week, we considered the purpose of prayer. We learnt that people of different religions and faiths pray in similar and different ways: sometimes kneeling on a cushion or mat, with hands together or up high, maybe in a special place or building. Some people pray by singing, chanting or talking aloud, some people pray silently in their heads. Sometimes people pray alone and sometimes in a group. Some prayers are said to give thanks and some to seek advice or wisdom. Some people pray to rejoice and some to ask forgiveness. Not everyone prays, some people pray daily or weekly and some people only pray occasionally. In assembly, I ask that all children respect those of us who want to pray, and if they want to, they can join in and say ‘Amen.’
A soggy week with too many indoor plays. If only we could have some dry weather for break and lunchtimes, we would be much happier!
Wishing every family a very Happy New Year! May 2020 be a year of peace, prosperity and happiness for us all.
I look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday 7th January at 9am for the start of a new term, new year and indeed new decade!
All the very best for 2020!
Miss Tara Penny
Written by Miss Tara Penny, Head of School