Gospel Families

 

Children at Newburgh C.E. Primary School are placed into a Gospel Family when they are in Reception. They will stay in this family for the duration of their time here. Our families are named after some of the incredible trees we have on our school site. Children have the opportunity to win family points every day and the family with the most points are celebrated each week on Friday in our Celebration Assembly. Once a term our Gospel Families come together to learn about the new gospel value for that term and complete work together on this.

Silver Birch Family

 

The Head of Silver Birch Family is Mrs Duthie. Silver Birch Family meet at the Silver Birch tree on the school field or in Mrs Duthie's classroom.

Cherry Family

 

The Head of Cherry Family is Miss Helm. Cherry Family meet at the Cherry tree on the school field or in Miss Helm's classroom.

Oak Family

 

The Head of Oak Family is Mrs Breheny. Oak Family meet at the Oak tree by the Key Stage 1 classrooms or in Mrs Breheny's classroom.

Apple Family

 

The Head of Apple Family is Mrs Jutla. Apple Family meet in the outdoor classroom on the playground or in the Victorian Classroom.

Maple Family

 

The Head of Maple Family is Mrs Standrell. Maple Family meet at the Maple tree on the school field or in Mrs Standrell's classoom.

Willow Family

 

The Head of Willow Family is Mr Dilworth. Willow Family meet in the Willow Dome or in Mr Dilworth's classroom.

Thankfulness

 

What have you to be thankful for?

This was our key question in our opening worship to launch our new Gospel Value.

 

We thought carefully about the lines in the acrostic poem:

Thankfulness is:

Thinking of good things

Happy memories

All creation praising God

Not taking anything for granted

Keeping focussed on the positive

Feeling blessed

Understanding the sacrifices people make for us

Living joyfully

Not complaining

Expressing gratitude to God

Saying thank you to those who help us

Showing gratefulness by our deeds

 

We used the fingers on our hand as well as our thumb to be thankful for the following:

  • Nature
  • Our friends
  • Our family
  • Our local community
  • Our own talents

 

Each Gospel Family created a card of thanks to different people and organisations that we are thankful for at Newburgh. A range of activities took place during our Thankfulness afternoon.

What are we thankful for in nature? This was explored by the Maple Family.

What are we thankful for in nature? This was explored by the Maple Family.
What are we thankful for in nature? This was explored by the Maple Family.
A thank you card presented to Val and Debra by the Willow Family for cooking our delicious school dinners every day.
A thank you card presented to Val and Debra by the Willow Family for cooking our delicious school dinners every day.
Being thankful for our friendships at Newburgh was highlighted when making our Thank You cards for our community!
Being thankful for our friendships at Newburgh was highlighted when making our Thank You cards for our community!
The Silver Birch Family used the blackberries that we are thankful for in nature to make paint to create their Thank You cards.
The Silver Birch Family used the blackberries that we are thankful for in nature to make paint to create their Thank You cards.
The Oak Family recognised so many things to be thankful for and created a Thank You Tree with an abundance of leaves!
The Oak Family recognised so many things to be thankful for and created a Thank You Tree with an abundance of leaves!

Respect

 

The Gospel Value for Autumn 2021 is Respect and our Families all participated in activities to learn and experience this value. Our Spiritual Leaders from the Autumn Term produced this presentation delivered in Assembly.