Plant-a-thon!

Today was our eco council plant-a-thon! We were prepared with our forks and trowels to tackle the soil and grass to make way for our new trees.

We had 3 very helpful and enthusiastic volunteers who brought their own tools to help us complete our mission.

Although we planted a lot of the trees, we still have lots left! Since we had so much fun today, Mr Naughton said it would be great if we could do it again to see if we can plant all of the trees that we have! Our parent helpers were sent by Oskar (rec), Eliza (Y2), Matthew O (Y2) and Kate (Y5), who have each been awarded 5 dojo points!

Our next plant-a-thon will be held next Thursday 23rd November from 11am. Please come and help!

Remembrance

Throughout this month we have been remembering the heroes of war who gave their lives for us. The children made a poppy with their hand prints and even had poppy biscuits for lunch! We talked about the significance of the poppy and the children were all very keen to purchase poppies to wear after this.

 

Eco Council Need You!

Are you green fingered? Love being outdoors? Free next Thursday from 11am? Then come along to our Plant-a-thon!

Along with our school Eco council, we need willing volunteers to help plant some of the many bulbs and trees that have been generously donated by our amazing school families. All you need is a spade, pair of gloves and a wheelbarrow full of determination!

We hope to see you there!

Prayer Garden – Reception

Reception W and B had their turn in the Prayer Garden today. Our prayers for the day were all about ‘help’. We thought about times we may not have helped someone when we should have and said sorry to God for that; we thought about times when we have been helped by someone and said thank-you to God for that; and we asked God to help us help other people.

Reception Class Mass

Reception Class and the Early Years Staff joined Father Dixon at Mass on Saturday Night. We listened carefully to a reading from the Gospel according to Matthew, about ensuring we are not boastful. Jesus recognised that some of his people were only doing good things when others were watching.

Jesus told us that  we should live humbly. That means that instead of calling attention to how special we are, that we should be modest and remember that in God’s eyes we’re no more – or less important – than others.

This week in Reception class we have been trying to remember:

We do good things because they’re right. Not because someone is watching.

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What a busy week Reception Class have had! As well as our ‘Spooky Sensory Day’ on Monday, Maria from the book service bringing Bumble Bear for us to meet yesterday and going to church to role-play a baptism today, Wednesday was particularly busy day with mass at church, Mr.Evans for PE, WOW Wednesday and parents of Reception children being invited into school for a lovely lunch. We had a great turn out for both lunch and WOW Wednesday and it was lovely to see the children so proudly showing off their school and their work so far .

Reception Class Baptism Visit

As part of our “Welcome” RE topic, the boys and girls in reception class visited church to talk about Baptism with Father Dixon and Mrs Parker. We welcomed baby Henry into the church family by carrying out a Baptism. We had a Mammy, Daddy and two Godparents who took on the role sensibly and responded to the questions that Father Dixon asked. We learnt all about the signs and symbols of Baptism and were kindly given a Baptism Candle to bring back to school to add to our prayer table.