End of Term & Christingle

On the day we break up for Christmas we hold our glorious Christingle service at St Giles Church. Every child at St Giles has made a christingle and we want to share the highlights of the service with you. Our Christingle service really encompasses the true meaning of Christmas. What is the meaning behind the Christingle? Christingle means ‘Christ’s Light’ and it is a symbol of the Christian faith. Lots of churches hold Christingle services around Christmas time. The custom of giving out lighted candles in these services began in Germany in 1747 but it wasn't introduced to the Anglican Church in England until 1968. Christingles are made up of different parts, each one being there to remind u

Christmas time is here!

It has been a very busy few weeks but we are very proud of what our School has achieved. We have raised an amazing amount of money for school funds during the last week. This is broken down as follows: Christmas Cheer Fund raiser - £267.11 Secret Santa - £96 Christmas Performance (Raffle & Tickets) £384.85 GRAND TOTAL £747.96 Mrs Forster said, “Thank you to everyone who helped out in any way and to all who came and supported our school. This money will benefit every child through curriculum enrichment days, which we cannot do without fund raising, and the subsidising of school trips.” Another fabulous week at St Giles School. We have had one dress rehearsal, two public performances and famil

Advent

Father Mark led our collective worship on Wednesday and told us about the Advent wreath. We all have our Advent calendars and opened them on the 1st December and will continue to do so until the 25th December. Behind each door is a surprise but have you ever wondered what Advent is about? Father Mark came to tell us. Advent marks the start of the Christian year. It is the four weeks before Christmas, beginning on November 30 or the nearest Sunday to it. This is the Church's New Year's Day. The word Advent comes from the Latin 'adventus' which means 'arrival' or 'coming'. This is the time for Christians to prepare for the celebration of the birth of Jesus and look forward to the time that Jes

Learning Walk - Look at what we've been doing!

With Christmas fast approaching we are taking you on a Learning Walk to look at all our hard work over this half term. We have had many memorable experiences this half term in our lessons and want to show you a small snapshot of some of our amazing work. Class 1 & 2 Bright Light, big city We had tea with the Queen. We know the capital of England is London and took a virtual Tour of Buckingham Palace. We stepped back in time to discover what happened in The Great Fire of London, built bridges, baked bread and burnt different materials to see why London burnt down so quickly. Did you know that the exact centre of London is marked by a plaque in St Martins-in-the-Field? It can be found in the N

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