Alpington & Bergh Apton C of E VA Primary School

Thought for the week

It’s a Puzzle!

Welcome to our thought for the week.  Each week there will be things on this page to make you think.  Puzzles to solve and problems to ponder.  Sometimes there is a correct answer.  Sometimes you will have to think it through and come to your own conclusions……

Can you make a connection between the different stories, pictures and facts?  Send your thoughts and ideas and answers to Mrs Welch using


“Where you heart is there will your treasure be also.”

What is your treasure?

This week we have been thinking about the treasure of friendship.  We have created a Friendship Station in school so we can send messages to our friends who are learning at home or who are in other classes.  Here are some of our messages this week.  If you would like to send a message, e-mail it to your class e-mail address if you are learning at home, or pop it in the box on the friendship station in school and we will make sure we update it every week.

A parable to ponder

Jesus told these two stories.

44 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and hid; and for joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.

45 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls, 46 who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it.”

He wanted us to think about what is really important to us.

Make a list of things that are important to you.  Now order them from the most to the least expensive.  What do you think of your list?  Now re-order your item from most to least valuable to you.  What do you find?  What does this tell you about what real treasure is?

A fable to “fink” about

Can you make a link between the parable and the fable?

A Cock was busily scratching and scraping about to find something to eat for himself and his family, when he happened to turn up a precious jewel that had been lost by its owner.

“Aha!” said the Cock. “No doubt you are very costly and he who lost you would give a great deal to find you. But as for me, I would choose a single grain of barleycorn before all the jewels in the world.”


Look at the pictures.  What do you think would be treasure to these people?  Can you think of a treasure that links all these pictures together?

How do you value things that are worth nothing and everything?

A Picture Puzzle

Can you work out this week’s close up?  What is the link to the parable and the fable?


This assembly series was originally designed and written by an old friends and colleague of mine, Mr Tim Burgess when we worked together at Holy Trinity School in Guildford.  Thank you Tim – your pondering is still an inspiration!