We enjoy close links with our local community and make every effort to participate actively. Ministers from local churches regularly lead Acts of Worships and linked theatre groups share the Christian message through exciting productions and assemblies.
Our PCSOs play an integral part in supporting the teaching of safety curriculum, as do the Fire Brigade.
Close links are maintained with numerous local Pre-Schools and Nurseries, some of whom join us for the highlights of our year such as the Christmas Nativity and the Easter Bonnet Parade.
At our Harvest Celebration and the Summer Pageant we are always delighted to be joined by residents from local homes for the elderly, some of whom we have had links with for many years.
Big Clean Up Sevenoaks
Well done to everyone who took part in the Big Clean Up Sevenoaks. Don't forget to carry on the good work at home! Remember, as part of our Eco status, we collect used batteries, stamps, plastic bags and ink cartridges to recycle. Please do take time to talk to your children about the importance of recycling and the effect it has on our environment. Take a look at how much you can recycle and don't forget that simple things such as turning off lights, closing doors and turning the heating down uses less energy which all helps to save the planet.
BESSELS GREEN BAPTIST CHURCH ASSEMBLY
Bessels Green Baptist Church visited us recently and led an assembly about resilience and determination. The children were asked what they can’t do and then asked to repeat the same thing to their partner but adding the word “yet”. They realised that with determination they can achieve anything.
YEAR ONE VISIT TO RIVERMERE
Some of our Year One children were lucky to be invited to Rivermere Residential Home to take part in their visit from Jaws and Claws – the animal man! Whilst there enjoyed handling frogs, snakes and giant snails, amongst other mini beasts, talking to the residents about them.
YEAR ONE R.E. TOPIC
Rev. Anne Bourne of St. Luke’s Church visited the Year One children to talk to them about Christian weddings, celebrations and baptism. The children made up their own vows, promising to look after each other always and share their sweets with each other!
YEAR TWO VISIT RIVERMERE
We regularly visit residents at Rivermere throughout the year. At Christmas some of the Year Two children visited them to help them design Christmas cards, and the whole year sang their Christmas songs.
BESSELLS GREEN BAPTIST CHURCH
It is always lovely to see Rev. Ingram and Josh Arnott from the Bessells Green Baptist Church. They regularly lead our religious assemblies. Recently they spoke to the children about Riverhead being part of a larger community, how we are all part of a wider world, and how lucky we are to live in such a lovely place.
ST. MARY'S CHRISTMAS TREES!
We really enjoy taking part in St. Mary’s Christmas Tree Festival. Each year some of the children make decorations for this lovely tradition, take them to the church and decorate the tree for everyone to enjoy. Our Reception children have created festive ornaments of glittery pine cones, Christmas triangles and salt dough baubles.
AN IMPORTANT JOB FOR ECO CLUB!
Eco Club were asked, by the Parish Council, to name the new magnificent addition to the woodland area last week. They thought of names such as “Face Man”, “Fairy Tree”, “Mr Oakley” and “Head Man”. The name which everyone decided on was Mr. Oakley.
We are lucky enough to have regular visits from people who work in our local community and who take the time to talk to the children about a variety of subjects.
Road Safety Day
Everyone in school learnt about Road Safety to ensure the children are taught how to stay safe when travelling near roads. PC Nova O'Leary talked to the children about the importance of wearing their high-vis jackets, which they are given when the start school, every day. This year's theme is 'Tune In' to road safety and avoid distractions when driving. Visit www.brake.org.uk for further information.
Mr Manby talked to the children about his job as a Fire Fighter. They learnt about fire safety and staying safe around bonfires.
Information on Cheshire Homes, Valence School, the Riding for the Disabled Association, the Unitarian Church will be added shortly.