Autumn 2 Thankfulness

Autumn 2

Christian Value: Thankfulness
Count Your Blessings,’ What does this mean?
During worship this week, the children counted their blessings. Rory and Avneet shared a short sketch about two friends who were feeling rather down in the dumps. The friends discussed why they were feeling miserable and then found that counting their blessings really cheered them up and made feel much more positive. By finding lots of things to be thankful for, the things that had gone badly, didn’t seem so important any more.
During worship, we set a timer and the children spent thirty seconds sharing and counting their blessings.
How many blessings can you count in thirty seconds?
In class, the children enjoyed writing their own blessings prayers and they are focusing on sharing something or someone they are thankful for.  
Remembrance Day
Year 5
Year 5 took the lead during our Remembrance Day worship on Thursday.
We gathered together at 11:00 a.m. on the eleventh day of the eleventh month of the year, to give thanks for the brave troops who sacrificed/ sacrifice themselves to protect us. 
The Bible Society- Year 2
At the beginning of November, the Year 2 children took the lead during worship.
We thanked God for our wonderful school and community and the children reminded us how fortunate we are to have access to a diverse range of books and easy access to the Bible and holy books. 
The children in Year 2 shared their knowledge of The Bible Society and they reminded us about the amazing work that the charity does around the world to translate the Bible into many different languages, donate Bibles to people of all ages to enable them to learn about God and how to follow the example of Jesus. 
Our Year 2 children spoke clearly and confidently and reminded us all about the importance of being thankful and loving our neighbour as yourself, doing to others as you would have them do to you. We sang ‘Matthew 22: 34-40.’ 
Both reading and diversity are key objectives on our school improvement plan.  We are delighted to announce that following on from the Year 2 work in RE, we are donating a percentage of the money kindly donated by parents and friends, to our charities fund, to The Bible Society. This money will be used to enable people young and old, from a diverse range of backgrounds to take pleasure from reading, learning to read via lessons from the Bible Society and also learn about God.

Thankfulness Prayer 

Dear God, 

We know that you love us and always want to be with us. 

Help us to look for the things for which we can give thanks. 










All Saints Day at Grimsargh St Michael’s  Do you fizz with faith like a firework?