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The Federation of the Church Schools of Shalfleet and Freshwater & Yarmouth are two Primary Schools both based in vibrant communities in the west of the Isle of Wight. The Federation has been in existence since 1st September 2010, has one Governing Body and one Headteacher. We have worked exceptionally closely together, successfully expanding to provide education as a full 2-11 primary school at Freshwater & Yarmouth and 0-11 at Shalfleet. We have improved and extended our buildings, developed the curriculum and further raised standards of attainment. Both schools are rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted. As Christian Schools, we value each child as special and unique in the sight of God and, through love, challenge and opportunities, enable them to develop as confident, caring and successful young people within our ‘Safe Haven’.
Our warm and caring ethos supports and develops our children to become confident, caring and successful individuals. Setting them up with the skills and values that they will need to achieve their full potential now and throughout their lives. Our staff are dedicated to engaging every child in learning across a broad curriculum. We celebrate the achievements and successes of all. Together we have strong partnerships and positive relationships between children, staff, parents, carers, governors and the wider community.
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29th November – Freshwater Boys U11’s v Brighstone
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Pearl of Africa Children’s Choir
We recently had the privilege of having a visit from The Pearl of Africa Ugandan Children’s Choir. Pearl of Africa is a non-profit organization who aim to break the cycle of poverty for Ugandan children by investing in education, health, water and sustainable food programmes, in consultation with their Ugandan partners. https://pearlofafrica.org.uk/
The choir spent the day at both sites, teaching the children singing, drumming and dancing workshops before giving the school children and their friends/ families an uplifting, energetic evening performance at Freshwater and Yarmouth CE Primary! A fabulous time was had by all! Thank you to everyone involved in making the day possible and to everyone who came and supported!
Here are a few quotes from the staff and children:
It was really good. I liked the clapping -Bruce
The dances were amazing – Annaleigha
They were amazing! They sung acapella using only drums to keep in time. It was fabulous! – Mrs Harris
The exploded into the hall with so much confidence, they were so inspiring and left us all feeling elated – Mrs Whitehead
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Respect, Resilience & Relationships
RESPECT - Daniel in the lion's pit
Darius the King of Babylon saw that Daniel was special. He put Daniel in charge of the most important men in the land. These men were jealous of Daniel and wanted to get rid of him. They knew that Daniel respected God and prayed to him three times every day, so they told Darius: ‘O king, there should be a law that everyone should pray to you alone. Anyone who disobeys the law should be thrown into a pit full of lions.’ Darius liked the idea, and he signed the law.
As soon as Daniel heard about the new law, he went to his house. In front of an open window, he got down on his knees and prayed to God. The jealous men burst into his house and caught him praying. They ran to Darius and said: ‘Daniel is disobeying you. He prays to his God three times every day.’ Darius respected Daniel and didn’t want him to die. All day long he tried to think of a way to save Daniel. But not even the king could change a law that he had already signed. He had to order his men to throw Daniel into the pit of ferocious lions.
That night, Darius was so worried about Daniel that he could not sleep. In the morning, he ran to the pit and called to Daniel: ‘Did your God save you?’
Darius heard a voice. It was Daniel! He called to Darius: ‘God’s angel shut the lions’ mouths. They did not hurt me at all.’ Darius was so happy! He ordered that Daniel be lifted out of the pit. Daniel did not have a scratch on him.
Darius sent out this order to his people: ‘Everyone must fear Daniel’s God. He rescued Daniel from the lions.’
Do you respect and pray to God every day, just like Daniel?
RESILIENCE - Noah's Ark
The world was filled with bad people but there was a man who was different. He loved God and was determined to do good. His name was Noah. He had a wife and three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth, and each of his sons had a wife. God told Noah to build a big ark so that he and his family could survive the Flood. An ark is a huge box that can float on water. God also told Noah to bring many animals inside the ark so that they could survive too.
Noah immediately started building the ark. It took Noah and his family about 50 years to build it, they showed great resilience. They built the ark exactly as God told them to. During that time, Noah warned the people about the Flood. But no one listened to him.
Noah, his family, and the animals went into the ark. God closed the door, and it began to rain. It rained so much that the ark started to float. Eventually, the whole earth was covered with water. Outside the ark, all the bad people died. But Noah and his family were safe inside.
Rain poured down for 40 days and 40 nights, and then it stopped. Slowly the water went down. Finally, the ark settled on the mountains. Little by little, the water dried up. Altogether Noah and his family were inside the ark for more than a year. Then God told them that they could go out of the ark into what seemed like a new world. They were very thankful that God had saved them. God promised that he would never again destroy everything on the earth in a flood. As a sign of that promise, he made the first rainbow appear in the sky.
RELATIONSHIPS - Ruth and Naomi
During a time of famine in Israel, an Israelite named Naomi moved to the land of Moab with her husband and their two sons. Later Naomi’s husband died. Her sons married Ruth and Orpah, who were Moabites. Sadly, in time, Naomi’s sons died.
When Naomi heard that the famine in Israel was over, she decided to return home. Ruth and Orpah traveled with her, but while on the road, Naomi told them: ‘You were good wives to my sons and good daughters-in-law to me. I want you both to marry again. Go home to Moab.’ The women said: ‘We love you! We don’t want to leave you.’ Naomi kept telling them to go. Finally, Orpah went back, but Ruth stayed. Naomi told her: ‘Orpah is going back to her people and her gods. Return with her, and go to your mother’s home.’ But Ruth said: ‘I will not leave you. Your people will be my people, and your God will be my God.’ What kindness and love Ruth showed to Naomi.
Ruth and Naomi arrived in Israel at the beginning of the barley harvest. One day, Ruth went to collect leftover grain in the field of a man named Boaz, who was the son of Rahab. He heard that Ruth was a Moabitess who had loyally stayed with Naomi. He told his workers to leave a little extra grain in the field for Ruth to gather.
That evening, Naomi asked Ruth: ‘Whose field did you work in today?’ Ruth said: ‘The field of a man named Boaz.’ Naomi told her: ‘Boaz is one of my husband’s relatives. Keep working in his field with the other young women. You will be safe there.’
Ruth continued to work in Boaz’ field until the harvest was over. Boaz noticed that Ruth worked hard and was an excellent woman. So Boaz married Ruth. They had a son named Obed, who later became King David’s grandfather. Naomi’s friends were delighted. They said: ‘First, God gave you Ruth, who has been very good to you, and now you have a grandson. May God be praised.’