Places of Worship

As part of our RE launch day, we also learned about where Jewish people go to worship. We talked about the fact that we had visited one last year. We then made our own floor plans of a synagogue using the building materials in our class.

Year 2 RE day!

We learned about the Jewish holy day Shabbat. It is celebrated every week between sundown on Friday and Saturday. As part of the Shabbat meal Jewish people often eat Challah bread. As a class we made our own and it was delicious! We carefully measured out the ingredients and prepared the bread for baking. It took a long time to make but it was worth it!

Pupil Council Collective Worship 

As part of their project to improve the school environment, the Pupil Council have been choosing inspirational quotes from famous Christians to be displayed around school. These two council members helped to explain a quote by James Hudson Taylor by leading a collective worship and telling the children all about who this amazing man was.

‘There are three stages to every great work of God; first it is impossible, then it is difficult, then it is done.’

Advent Mass

Another wonderful visit to our lovely church for advent mass.

Thank you Father Craig.


Pupil Council Collective Worship

The Pupil Council have been helping to improve our school environment by choosing some inspirational quotes to decorate our walls. One of the quotes that they chose was from Martin Luther King:

‘Whatever you do, just keep moving forward.’

To help the other children fully understand this quote, some members of the pupil council lead a collective worship to teach the other children all about this famous Christian.

Big hearts in Year 3

Our lovely Year 3 children have been thinking about keeping safe during anti-bullying week. They have all written a piece of advice for a child who is feeling upset or being bullied. These STOP signs are going to be displayed in the Year 3 cloakroom to remind our children what they can do to help someone. We are all kind and helpful in Year 3.

‘Big hearts, big minds, big changes.’

Fantastic Friendships

We have been looking at what makes a good friend. Our lovely children have been really thoughtful and worked as a team to share some wonderful ideas. We are all really proud of our friendships and we all know what it takes to be a good friend.

Our School Motto

The Learning Team have been busy recently! They were given the challenge of creating a new school motto. Together, they came up with many ideas and then took them to a whole school vote. The votes were then councted an the winner was revealed. Royston St John Baptist Primary School has a new school motto…

‘Big hearts, big minds, big changes.’ 

Fundraising and Supporting Charities 

At our school, we love to help others! We support lots of charities in a number of different ways.

  • Each year our Harvest Festival in church supports a women’s refuge, donating the food collected.
  • We also raise money from the Harvest Festival collection taken in church to help, for example, the people of Manga in Tanzania, to provide a water supply to their new primary school.
  • We try to support as many charities as possible. For example each year we wear our jeans to school for donations to ‘Jeans for Genes Day,’ to support children with genetic disorders.
  • At our Christingle services we collect for the Children’s Society.

Harvest Festival

What an amazing Harvest Festival! Thank you to our lovely Year 6 children who led our bible readings and prayers.