In addition to Collective Worship, children have the opportunity to participate in Reflective Time. This is time set aside for silent personal reflection and takes place in the hall with two classes at a time sharing the space. There are candles, relaxing music, soft mats and the lights are low – providing a calm and peaceful atmosphere to help nurture children’s spiritual development and to promote mindfulness.
The responses from these sessions has been extremely positive, both from the children and the staff. Here are some of the things the children have said:
“I thought about my family and how lucky I am.”
“I said The Lord’s Prayer and thought about the words in it.”
“It was good to take a breath and be quiet with my class.”
We also asked children how we could improve Reflective Time and had some thoughtful responses that we have put into place. For example, soft mats for the floor for comfort and being able to take their shoes off so that they could feel more relaxed.
What are you thankful for in your life? In what ways do you feel blessed? We will be posting our blessings in our special school blessings box throughout Lent. You can also post them below in the comments section.
As Lent is a time for reflecting on our blessings, we started the day by thinking about our wonderful world. In Collective Worship we discussed the sights that make us thankful. We read The Creation Story from The Bible and watched a video clip from the BBC’s Planet Earth. What sights around the world make you feel blessed?
Years 1 to 6 today were shown videos summarising the policies of the 5 main political parties of England. Afterwards, we held a poll in each class. The statement on the ballot paper was: ‘Choose your preferred party’.
Here are the results from our poll of 159 pupils…
Which parties do you think could form a coalition?
One of the clubs being offered this term is DiGiNews. In the club, sever reporters are tasked with finding what is happening in the classrooms of Cathedral Primary School. Here is the very first edition of ‘DiGiNEWS’.
The school grounds this morning became a flurry of colour, glitter, ribbons and hairspray. It could only mean one thing – Bad Hair Day had arrived at Cathedral School!
Fundraising for Great Ormond Street Hospital, the event was organised by one of our wonderful Year 6 students who has been looked after at GOSH. With many of Cathedral School students past and present being cared for at one stage or another by GOSH, it’s important as a community that we support the wonderful work that they do.
We had both local and hospital press present during our assembly, so you may see some familiar faces in the Southwark papers.
Thank you to everyone supported the day, parents, students and staff and for all your generous donations.
Here are some of the wonderful hair creations we saw today!
Today, children in Year 1 to 6 were lucky enough to step into the world of Virtual Reality. Darren from Google Expeditions visited Cathedral School, showing children how to use the Google Cardboard. This allowed them to step into places such as Venice and Rio De Janiero, without leaving the school hall. Year 1 and 2 were able to use tablets to explore a 360 degree view of under the sea. Here are some photos of the children in a virtual world!
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