Christingle Service Coventry Cathedral
On December 5th Year 5 went to The County Church of England Schools' Christingle Service held in the magnificent Coventry Cathedral.
Some of our children wrote and read their own prayers.
Christmas Art Day
This is a fun annual event where children spend the day creating Christmas arts and crafts to decorate our school and ultimately go home in time for the big day.
Thank you to all the parents and helpers who came in to help the children.
Purple4Polio Crocus Corms Planting
The whole school took part in this Rotary Club of Southam campaign.
The purple crocus is a symbol of Rotary's worldwide campaign to eradicate polio, with it's colour representing the purple dye used to mark the finger of a child to indicate they have received their life saving oral polio vaccine.
The children really enjoyed the planting and learning from the Rotary members who came along to oversee the event.
It was lovely to see so many parents, carers and friends in St James Church
for our annual Harvest Festival service.
Our Year 4 children led the service narrating and acting out the story of "Stone Soup"
and Year 6 led us in prayer.
Thank you to everyone who contributed the dry food goods for the local food bank or with a cash donation for Christian Aid.
Our New Reception Class
We welcomed 18 children into our Reception Class this year.
They have all settled really well and it is lovely to have them as part of the St James' family.
Here are some photographs of their early days in school.
Get Caught Reading Competition
During the Summer holiday we held a "Get Caught Reading" competition and asked pupils and staff to come up with ideas for imaginative ideas for unusual or
novel places to enjoy reading.
The idea then was to submit a photograph and we had some amazing and innovative ideas.
It was fantastic to see the level of support for this idea from the children and it proved a great motivator for continuing to share the joy of reading books.
Here are a couple of the winning entries: