Year of Oscar Romero – School Leavers

This month, we have been celebrated the Year of Oscar Romero by looking at school leavers. We have celebrated all the times when God is with us in times of need, and in times of success.

I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.  I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

Philippians 4:12-13

Our task was to make an ‘Aspire’ card for the children moving up to our class in September, all about the things they will love ad learn in Year 2.

Dear Lord,

We thank you for all the great things we have done at Sacred Heart school.

We have learnt so much; we have had fun; we have grown up.

Look after us as we prepare for a future in a new school.

Help us stay true to the faith and values that have been so important in this school.

Help us aspire to be more.

Amen

 

‘Dear God…’ – Video Diary

Today, Year 2 has have been reflecting on times when we might not have lived as good Christians. Although we are good people and lead good lives, sometimes people make mistakes, and today we have been trying to think of times when we could have made better choices.

The children were very excited to make a ‘video prayer’, recognising times when they might not have acted in the best way, and saying sorry to God for making a different choice.

The children have also thought of other times when they have had to say sorry and how this felt. We have decided to make new starts, moving forward with the message in our hearts that we can make good choices and we can love one another, as God wants, as our families want, and as our school wants.

 

Year 2 Liturgy – ‘Rules’

This week, Year 2 have celebrated their learning with collective worship on the subject of ‘Rules’, which we have shared with parents, staff and governors. The children have reflected on the different rules we experience in life, both in school, at home and in our faith, and shared what they have learnt, including their own beliefs in what is truly important, and why we should adopt these rules in our daily life. On reflection on the gifts of God and the guidelines he gives us for harmonious living, Year 2’s learning has allowed us to think deeply about what is truly important and why, and we hope that you enjoyed sharing our journey with us.

Year 4 Liturgy

It was fantastic to see so many parents and guardians at our last Liturgy in Year 4. It was lovely to celebrate such a special feast – the feast of Sacred Heart. We discussed what the feast is all about and reflected on why the body and blood of Christ is so special.

 

 

Transformation Liturgy

A big well done to the children of Year 5 who shared their transformation liturgy on Wednesday. The children discussed the transforming power of the Holy Spirit and the fruit of the spirit that they possessed. Thank you as well to the parents and carers that came to see the liturgy.

Our Lady of Fatima

The children had a special assembly on Friday as they learnt all about Our Lady of Fátima; a Roman Catholic title of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Saturday 13th May brings about the 100 year anniversary of the famed Marian apparitions reported in 1917 by three shepherd children at the Cova da Iria, in Fátima, Portugal.

On 13 May 1917, the children reported seeing a woman “brighter than the sun, shedding rays of light clearer and stronger than a crystal goblet filled with the most sparkling water and pierced by the burning rays of the sun. She asked them to devote themselves to the Holy Trinity and to pray “the Rosary every day, to bring peace to the world and an end to the war”. The second appearance occurred on 13 June, the feast of St. Anthony, patron of the local parish church. In the following months, thousands of people flocked to Fátima and nearby Aljustrel, drawn by reports of visions and miracles.

 

Loving Liturgy

Thank you to all the friends and family who came to see the Year 5 Liturgy on Loving. The children really enjoyed sharing the power of God’s love and showed this with the story of Zacchaeus. Each child thought about a positive change they could make to their own lives, just like Zacchaeus, and shared these with everyone. The children finished with a rendition of ‘Give me joy in my heart’. Well done Year 5!

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Year 4 Liturgy

Today, Year 4 took part in their People Liturgy. It was a lovely celebration of our recent R.E topic, which was shared with family and friends. Thank you to everyone who came to join us!

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Learning about Belonging

This week the children brought in photographs of their own Baptisms. It was great to look at them together and then we talked about what it means to be a member of the church. We then read a scripture passage about how Jesus welcomed children into his family and made speech bubbles to go with one of the illustrations.

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In our creative topic we brought in some different types of food which come from Asia and designed our own meals using them. Some of them looked very tasty!

In science we have been sorting mini beasts according to their features. We now know that insects have 6 legs and arachnids have 8!