Reverend McNally talked to us about being 'a loyal friend' in Whole School Worship - Thursday 21st September 2017
Reverend McNally led a whole school assembly about 'Friendship' - Thursday 14th September 2017
Reverend Enticott led an assembly to test our 'Self discipline' - Thursday 6th July 2017
Mrs Bradley led a music assembly to show the progress of the children who are learning the clarinet and flute! - Thursday 16th June 2017
Reverend Enticott led an assembly about showing self control and self-discipline - Thursday 15th June 2017
Mrs Safdar helped to lead a special assembly about 'The month of Ramadan' - Wednesday 15th June 2017
Mrs Clark led an Ascension Day Assembly - Thursday 25th May 2017
PCSO Suzanne Liddle visited the pupils in the EYFS as part of their ' People who help us' topic - Wednesday 24th May 2017
The governors talked with the pupils during Governor Day-Friday 19th May 2017
Reverend Enticott led an assembly about self- respect- Thursday 18th May 2017
"We did a dance. It was fun!" -Lily (EYFS)
"I loved it. It was funny and so was Reverend Enticott"-Hollie (EYFS)
Pupils from the EYFS and Years 1 to 4 were taught about Dental Health - Wednesday 17th May 2017
The EYFS invited the Chair of Governors to come and talk to us about her 'special job' as part of RE - Friday 5th May 2017
"We are learning about special people and special places as part of our topic work in RE. We invited Mrs Jones to come into the EYFS to talk to us about her job as the Chair of Governors. We also asked her about how she has changed and grown throughout her life as we are also learning about how humans grow in our topic work. The children were excited to ask Mrs Jones many questions and found out a lot more about our 'Special Chair of Governors!" - (Mrs Welch)
We learnt about the 10 Commandments with Reverend Enticott - Thursday 27th April 2017
Reverend Enticott led an assembly about 'The Emmaus appearance of Jesus' - Thursday 20th April 2017
Reverend Enticott taught us the story of 'The paralysed man who was lowered through the roof' - Thursday 23rd March 2017
Reverend Enticott taught the pupils the modern version of 'The Lord's Prayer - Thursday 16th March 2017
Reverend Enticott led an assembly that encouraged the pupils to think about all they had learnt during worship as part of 'Forgiveness'. He then taught the children the modern version of The Lord's Prayer.- Mrs Jones (RE Subject Leader)
Joan Clark led an assembly about 'Joseph forgiving his brothers' - Thursday 9th March 2017
We were delighted that Broadfield Special School came into Benjamin Hargreaves CE Primary School on Friday 3rd March to perform for the Year 6 pupils. They were very impressed with their 'Shakespeare performance'.
Reverend Enticott led an assembly about 'Forgiveness in the Bible' - Thursday 2nd March 2017
Our Ash Wednesday Service in St Paul's Church - Wednesday 1st March 2017
Reverend Enticott led an assembly about forgiveness using Noah and the Ark - Thursday 23rd February 2017
The assembly was very good. The slide clips were very good and I like assemblies. Our Vicar is very funny. I liked the story of Noah's Ark. Thank you for our assemblies' - Sabiha- Noori Ali (Class 3)
Mrs Clark led an assembly about 'The origins of Valentine's Day' - Thursday 9th February 2017
Mrs Jones led an assembly about 'Courage' from the Bible - Thursday 2nd February 2017
Reverend Enticott led an assembly about 'Peter and John escaping prison' - Thursday 26th January 2017
Reverend Enticott led an assembly about 'Courage' - Thursday 19th January 2017
He talked about courage and how it can make a difference if someone encourages you to do something which I think is extraordinary because it helps you to face your fears. It can be an amazing thing because if you didn't encourage people to face their fears they wouldn't have done it and probably when they do it they would like it so it is a good thing to encourage people. - Madeline (Year 6)
In the assembly we sang a song that was about our value this term, which is 'courage'. It was good the children got to share ideas of how we can be courageous during the assembly. Reverend Enticott found different ways of showing the meaning of the bible passage he used. - Daniel (Year 6)
Members of St Paul's Church led the 'Christmas Experience' - Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st December 2016
The Dance Club performed for their parents- Friday 16th December 2016
We chose to perform two tracks from "Matilda" the musical in celebration of Roald Dahl's 100th year anniversary. The pupils have worked extremely hard in learning and creating their dances. They have been a super dance group to work with." - Mrs Baldwin (Dance teacher)
Mrs Jones led an assembly about 'Moses and the burning bush' - Thursday 8th December 2016
Reverend Enticott led an assembly about 'Thankfulness' - Thursday 1st December 2016
Joan Clark led assembly and read a story about 'Hannah' from the Bible - Thursday 10th November 2016
Reverend Enticott led an assembly about 'International Day of Peace;' - Thursday 27th October 2016
"I liked the candles. They changed colour and were light when it was dark in the hall." - Aizah (EYFS)
"We sang a hymn about light. The children brought up candles to show that God is light"- Leila (Class 1)
Reverend Enticott led an assembly about living peaceful lives - Thursday 20th October 2016
'We have to try to be good friends and use kind hands' - Lily (EYFS)
Reverend Enticott led an assembly about Nelson Mandela and apartheid - Thursday 13th October 2016
'I enjoyed listening to the African music'- Oliver (Year 2)
'I liked listening to the story and when the children played the game' - Ahmed (Year 2)
Reverend Enticott led an assembly about 'The calming of the storm' - Thursday 6th October 2016.
"We thought the assembly was good. It involved the children , was fun and got the Year 6's involved. We think the whole school enjoyed it!"- Abigail, Hannah, Matilda and Abi - Class 5.
"We attended an Open Evening last night with our little boy. I just wanted to say what a fantastic job the two pupils did in showing us around your lovely school and they are a true credit to your school. They answered all our questions, had a lot of knowledge about your school and were clearly very happy to be pupils at your school. Credit where credit is due" - Prospective parent.
Reverend Enticott led an assembly about changing from war to peace - 'Swords into ploughs' - Thursday 29th September 2016
Joan Clark led a whole school assembly about 'God, the Prince of Peace' - Thursday 22nd September 2016
I liked listening to the assembly. I liked the true and false bits and listening for the names that we call God like Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace" - Abigail (Year 5)
Reverend Enticott led an assembly about lying and telling the truth - Thursday 15th September 2016
"I liked how Reverend Enticott asked us what a lie was. He went into lots of detail which I liked." - Matilda (Year 6)
"I enjoyed his explanation about the things that people do that are cruel and why it is not Christian to do them" - Hannah (Year 6)
We had some special visitors including 'Ace from the show Gladiators' who talked to us about the power of God and the shield of faith - Friday 9th September 2016
Joan Clark led an assembly about 'Martha and Mary' - Thursday 8th September 2016
I’ve been a volunteer at Benjamin Hargreaves for three years now. Although I mainly help with reading, I have also been on trips to the cinema, a farm, and a visit from the Archbishop of York to St John’s church. Recently Class Two have been learning to sew, making finger puppets, which is pretty labour intensive for the staff, so I’ve been helping out with that too.
I really enjoy working with the children and seeing them develop new skills. It’s a real thrill when the children start to put new skills into practice, whether it’s threading a needle or learning to stop at a full stop.
Benjamin Hargreaves is a lovely friendly school and I really enjoy being one of the team of volunteers.
Kate Low (Thursday 14th May 2015)
"Today the flute pupils played in assembly. They played brilliantly and all their practice and hard work really paid off. The pupils have a flute lesson every Thursday in school with Mrs Bradley. They are always very enthusiastic and look forward to learning new tunes each week. Well done to all the fantastic flautists! - Mrs Bradley Thursday 19th March 2015
"The children had to learn the British Sign Language actions for certain words- Jesus, sorry, forgiven and servant. The children listened very attentively, some even guessed which word was coming and shouted out the word as well as doing the action. They prayed quietly and sang beautifully"- Reverend David -Thursday 5th February 2015
"I get personal satisfaction watching how the children improve with their reading. The school staff and pupils and the way the school functions is great. The whole ethos of the school and attitude to everything is why I like to come into school each week!"- Grandad Bob Jopson (Volunteer reader) - Wednesday 4th February 2015
"It is always a pleasure to lead or take part in acts of Worship in School because the children are so responsive and enthusiastic especially if the act of worship gives them a chance to play an active role - the noisier, the more fun!!" - Mrs K Jones (Chair of Governors) - Monday 2nd February 2015
"I love coming into school to read and play with the children. I enjoy the enthusiasm and excitement the children have for learning." Ann Hindle (volunteer) - Thursday 6th November 2014
"I was asked by the school's headmistress if I would like to come into school and listen to the children read. Having been retired and nursing a sick husband for four years, it is the best thing I have ever done. The children make me laugh and I always come out of school with a smile on my face. I look forward to Thursdays and can't wait till the time comes for me to arrive at 1 o'clock. I don't like school holidays anymore! The staff are smashing and it is a very happy school. What more can I say!" - Diana Fearn (Volunteer)- Thursday 6th November 2014
I enjoy coming into Benjamin Hargreaves at any time because it is a happy and orderly place where everyone, including visitors, are treated with respect. It is good to listen to individuals reading and a small group every Tuesday for comprehension. Best of all, I like being part of the morning worship because the children are well behaved and enthusiastic. - Joan Clarke
Reverend Ian Enticott leads his first Collective Worship- Thursday 25th September 2014
I have just been in school for my first assembly. I am really looking forward to coming in to school regularly. I like to share stories from the Bible and help children and adults to see how they are relevant for our life today.
I am really pleased to see the strong links that exist between the school and the church and the wider community. I hope to get to know the children, staff, parents and governors a lot better over the coming months.
Revd Ian Enticott
St Paul’s Church
"We thoroughly enjoyed bringing our healthy lifestyle week to Benjamin Hargreaves. The kids were fantastic and continually showed great enthusiasm and sportsmanship. The amount raised was one of, if not, the best we have ever had with our health programme and the money is being reinvested into such a worthwhile cause." Chris Mullen. Sports Development Officer. Accrington Stanley Community Trust. Friday 25th April 2014
"Benjamin Hargreaves have asked us to come in and teach the children skills within football. The children are learning a range of drills, fundamental skills and matches through fun and enjoyment. They are a fantastic group and wonderful to teach. Listening, understanding and showing superb RESPECT for others!" - Chris Mullen (Accrington Stanley Sport Development Officer leading the Lunchtime Football Club) 3rd March 2014
To find out more about the Accrington Stanley Community Trust click on the link below
Janine White from Global Renewables Lancs came to deliver a whole school assembly and to work with Class 4 as part of a three week education programme to think about the issue of waste.
"I enjoyed delivering the whole school assembly as all the children were enthusiastic and ready to participate. In Class 4 the children responded well to the topic and were thinking scientifically with regards to the issue of rubbish and its affects on our planet."- Janine from Global Renewables- Monday 3rd February 2014.
"I volunteered to help with reading at school because I wanted to do something useful when I took early retirement. I really enjoy listening to the children, seeing them improve and helping them with their vocabulary. The children seem to enjoy it too!" - Kate Low ( volunteer and member of St Paul's Church)
"It is always a happy place where the children seem to enjoy learning. It gives me an opportunity to make one to one contact with some of the children with whom I take an occasional Worship session. I am impressed with the ease of contact and the willingness of most of the children to discuss and answer questions."- Joan Clark (volunteer and member of St Paul's Church)
"We came to visit Class 2 and Class 5 to teach them the importance of smoke alarms and fire safety. The children took part in a role play to show what they had learned. The pupils listened carefully and we enjoyed answering all their questions." - (Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service) 2nd December 2013
"Firstly and most importantly, I love coming into your school to listen to your, 'as I call them' little people read, they are all so cute, I am very privileged to do the job I do for Tesco which makes it a privilege to support your school. It's lovely when your children remember me and then ask questions about Tesco, or just for them to wave and say hello Janet. It makes me feel like I have been with you
all for ages."- Janet (Community Champion for Tesco)
" I have visited School on many occasions in the last few years helping to promote the links with St. Paul's Church and Out of School Club. I always receive a cheerful welcome from the children and staff. This term I have looked forward each week to reading with the boys and girls in Class 5 and find that my primary School days can be enjoyed all over again through the eyes of the Benjamin Hargreaves' children."- Mr T Jones (volunteer)
"You get to know the children better. We see them in church and we also get to know the children who do not come to church. The children's reaction to me is, "you are always here. You are not a visitor!" - Mrs A Wenter (Governor)
"I think coming into school helps strengthen the links with the Church. I enjoy getting to know the children and working with them, being involved in their lives."- Mrs K Jones (Chair of Governors)
"When I help to hear readers in school it makes me see the different learning methods that the teachers use and I can then implement different techniques at home. Lyla loves 'Metal Mickey' talking like a robot and arm movements to segment and blend. It really helps!" Mrs N Cooke (Parent volunteer)