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Plough Monday

 

All the staff and children from Tilney All Saints Primary school celebrated 'Plough Monday' on 9th January. A plough, which was decorated with flowers and ribbons, was pushed from the school to the local church for a special service. Otter Class explained what 'Plough Monday' was all about, and after singing some hymns and  'Green Bushes' the children performed some Molly dances. Rev. Barbara Pearman blessed the plough. 

 

 

The history of Plough Monday.

Plough Monday seeks to commemorate the medieval tradition of pulling a plough throughout communities. This act was performed by ploughmen in the medieval era as a way to collect money for the local church. Ploughmen were farmers organized in guilds or associations. They would pull ploughs as part of processions with the hopes of receiving blessings from the church. This day pays tribute to the groups of ploughmen who would head out on Plough Monday to collect money. In the 16th century, in opposition of reformers, ploughmen continued to carry on with plough processions in honour of the new agricultural cycle. They used the money for recreational purposes instead of supporting the church however. In the 18th century, this day consisted of playful and celebratory processions. Ploughboys would pull a plough referred to as a fool plough. Plays and folk dances would also accompany the day.

Today, Plough Monday continues to be celebrated as a religious and festive custom. Farmers carry decorative ploughs to be blessed by the local church. Many people carry out plays and perform traditional folk dances. It is also custom to dress up and parade through town. This day is observed annually on the first Monday after the 12 days of Christmas (The Twelfth Night).

 

GENR8 Assembly

 

Some members of the GENR8 team came to school and did a Christmas Assembly. 

The children always enjoy these exciting assemblies!

 

Jubilee Trip to Sandringham

 

Both schools enjoyed a trip to Sandringham to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. 

They made Jubilee crowns, handled presents that had been given to the Queen, enjoyed a 

picnic lunch in front of Sandringham House and sang the national anthem with gusto.

They also enjoyed the play area. 

Please click here to go to Ofsted

We are very pleased with a letter we received from Tim Coulson, the regional schools' commissioner for the East of England and North East London. He wrote to us after we had a visit from the DfE, checking that we were still a "Good" school and that we had high standards. Some of the comments included:

"The teaching was purposeful and the pupils' attitudes to learning were strong. Books were well presented and showed good progress over time...Attendance in both schools is at or above national figures. Professional development has led to strong expertise in key areas."

"The pupils that were interviewed were very enthusiastic about the school and grateful for the high quality support they received."

"One girl was full of praise for the support the school had given to her disabled younger sibling. All had an unusually positive view of the schools. They appreciated taking part in mixed activities and really enjoyed their Friday afternoon joint sessions. Harmer admitted that a response to one of his questions had been unique and surprising. When asked what was best about the school, the first answer he received was "the homework". This turned out to be a reference to the creative activities the pupils are encouraged to undertake at home to extend their learning. His question about the ways the schools could be improved was the only one to stump them."

"These are two good schools that have developed through partnership and strong, committed leadership...the interest of working across both schools has made them an interesting place in which to work and develop."