British Values with the Saltmine Trust
Thursday 17th October 2019
Today we have been privileged to have visitors from the Saltmine Trust in school to teach us about British Values. A group of actors and actresses performed 'In Their Shoes' for the whole school, and this was followed up by class group workshops. In Their Shoes is a unique production and workshop that celebrates and promotes unity in diversity and sensitively explores issues around extremism. A play written and produced with multi-faith partners, it is in itself an example of what can be achieved when different people come together and use their abilities for the same goal.
Year 4 had a great time, and learned lots about our shared values.
Maryvale Celebrates Cardinal John Henry Newman
Friday 11th October 2019
Today we have celebrated the Canonisation of Cardinal John Henry Newman - an important figure in the Catholic church and a man linked with the school. He is the person who gave our school the name of Maryvale!
Year 4 contributed by baking cakes, and joined in during a prayer service led by Year 5 pupils in our class. Thank you to all parents who helped bake the amazing cakes today!
Year 4 become Vicious Vikings!
This week, Year 4 have been taking a close look at the Vikings, thinking about how different inhabitants and invaders have shaped British history. Year 4 even did some role play, to help imagine what life was like during the Viking period.
Multi-faith week - all about Sikhism
Welcome back to Maryvale!
During the first week back, Year 4 have been immersed in Sikhism, one of the world's youngest religions, being founded just over 500 years ago. Despite being so young, it is the fifth largest religion in the world, with over 20 million followers!
Did you know...
That Sikhism is not derived from any other religion?
The word 'Sikh' in Punjabi language means 'disciple' - Sikhs are the disciples of God who follow the writings and teaching of the Ten Sikh Gurus?