Spirituality Day - starting off the new school year in Key Stage 1. Friday 9th September
Mrs Reynolds began the day with a collective worship where she asked the children to look at different images and think about how they made them feel - calm, excited, scared- and that everyone is spiritually different. They talked about what spirituality means and how it is different for each of us.
We also spent time reflecting on the life of Her Majesty the Queen and how her spirituality enabled her to serve the country.
The idea of Windows, Mirrors and Doors was introduced to the children:
- Windows - appreciating the world around us
- Mirrors - reflecting and thinking about ourselves and our experiences
- Doors - thinking about others and how they feel
You can read more about this concept on our website here
The children have all spent the rest of today exploring their spirituality in more depth. In Year 1 children have decorated wooden hearts to help them think about others and being kind to them. These hearts will be hung in their outside areas. Year 2 children have been creating mirrors to help them reflect on their own feelings and experiences. Both year groups also spent time outside enjoying our school environment and exploring the things that make them wonder.
We hope that they have gained an understanding of their own spirituality and can recognise that it exists in everyone.
There are some photographs here