Spring has sprung!

April 17th, 2017

Spring has arrived in the Reflection Shed as we think about how we have grown both academically and socially. 

There is information to read about why many children across the world do not go to school and a sparkly bottle of water to shake while you think about what this might mean for those children. 

The prayer activity gives us all the chance to think about what we would miss if we couldn’t go to school any more. There are some lovely ideas already poster on the pin board, why not add yours? 

Our ‘flower garden’  is blooming with all the things we have already learnt to do – come and add your idea onto a flower. 


Friends

March 12th, 2016

For most of this term the theme of the reflection shed has been ‘Friends.’  The children have thoughts about who their friends are and why they like them. They have also considered how it feels when we fall out of friendships and the best ways to make up.  There have been some lovely examples of the friendships we see around school every day and it has been great to see the shed in use at playtimes and lunchtimes.  

The best things about my friend are...

The best things about my friend are…

Our Friendship Flower.

Our Friendship Flower.

Christmas

December 19th, 2015
Who guides us?

Who guides us?

This week has been rather special in the Reflection shed. All the activities have been based around Christmas: Thinking about the homeless, reflecting on the gifts brought by the Wise men and shepherds, pondering on our hopes and dreams for the future and thinking about the people who guide us.

Every child has spent time in the reflection shed with an adult and chosen which activities they would like to do. Some have sat in a cardboard box on the playground and thought about how hard it must be to be homeless, especially at Christmas time. Others have thought about the gifts that money cannot buy that they would like to give their families and friends. There were seven different activities in all and the discussion and reflection that has occurred has been wonderful.

As always I have kept some of the children’s work in a special folder. I hope the photos below show you just how much the children are gaining from their time in the shed.

Our hopes and dreams for the future.

Our hopes and dreams for the future.

Prayers for the homeless.

Prayers for the homeless.

 

Light

November 19th, 2015

This month the reflection shed has had a theme of ‘light.’

The children have thought about how light is an important symbol in many religions. They have read the story of Rama and Sita and coloured pictures of Diva lamps as they thought about the Hindu festival of Divali.

One activity asked the children to think about Jesus as a guiding light. They were asked to think about how Jesus can guide us and which other people in our lives also guide us.

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Thoughts on ‘school.’

November 4th, 2015

Just a few pictures from our reflection shed and some of the thoughts written by our children. I’ll add more soon.

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Our reflection shed

November 4th, 2015

This week we opened our new reflection shed with a theme of ‘school.’

The shed is open every break and lunchtime for any child who wants to have a few minutes of quiet. The activities are designed to give them opportunities to think, reflect and pray if they wish to.

We are very grateful to the Friends for donating the shed and hope that it will be used regularly by the children.

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The official opening!

October 30th, 2015

Today saw the official opening of our new Reflection Shed. It is intended to be used as a quiet space for any child to use at break or lunchtimes.

Reverend Aukland came to celebrate with us and to give a blessing.

Thank you very much to the Friends who donated the shed.

 

Our theme for this half term is ‘School.’