This week, we have been inspired by the children’s favourite ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.’
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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!
This week, our work has been inspired by the frustrations and excitement of Gervase Phinn’s poem ‘My Story’. The children have devised original scenes set in classrooms, and shouts, giggles and play-acting ensued.
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My Story by Gervase Phinn
“My story on Monday began:
Mountainous seas crashed on the cliffs,
And the desolate land grew wetter …
The teacher wrote a little note: Remember the capital letter!
My poem on Tuesday began:
Red tongues of fire,
Licked higher and higher
From smoking Etna’s top …
The teacher wrote a little note: Where is your full stop?
My story on Wednesday began:
Through the lonely, pine-scented wood
There twists a hidden path …
The teacher wrote a little note: Start a paragraph!
My poem on Thursday began:
The trembling child,
Eyes dark and wild,
Frozen midst the fighting …
The teacher wrote a little note: Take care – untidy writing!
My story on Friday began:
The boxer bruised and bloody lay,
His eye half closed and swollen …
The teacher wrote a little note: Use a semi-colon!
Next Monday my story will begin:
Once upon a time…”
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!
Today, Y3 completed their last liturgy before moving up into Y4. Their focus was ‘choices’, as is their current RE topic. The children read the story of Zaccaheus the tax collector and thought about how he listened to his conscience and turned bad choices into good choices.
We examined our own lives, thinking about what we are thankful to God for and what we are sorry to God for.
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.
The Eco Council had great fun planting bulbs and seeds along the school path! We planted lots of wild flower seeds and daffodil bulbs with the hope of them blossoming in Spring time!
The Year of Mercy came to an end this week and we celebrated all we had done this year with a special closing liturgy with Father Kelly in attendance. The liturgy also celebrated Youth Friday with a special video message from Bishop Seamus. In preparation for the liturgy, the children worked in class to recap what mercy means and looked at times when Jesus showed mercy. We looked at the story of the Good Thief and how Jesus was merciful even as he was dying on the cross. The children wrote their hopes, dreams and prayers for the new year in the Church, remembering those who still need our love and mercy. The children shared their ideas which were then written on a template of a door. These class doors were brought forward during the closing liturgy. The children behaved beautifully throughout and a big well done to Maddison, Bella, Nancy, Ava, Roan, Tia, Evie and Jessica for reading on Friday and again at the Sacred Heart Mass on Saturday.
Can we all give a big hand to Mr. Naughton, who is spending tonight high in the trees of Sacred Heart churchyard! This brave feat on a chilly night is to raise funds for BBC Children in Need projects in our region, around the country and around the world. Mr. Naughton is certainly supported by staff, who cannot wait to hear how he gets on, and some of the younger children think he may be keeping an eye out for Father Christmas coming early! Well done Mr. Naughton for your hard work, and here’s to yet another successful fundraising project! In other news, the children of Sacred Heart have come to school in non-uniform today to raise funds for Children in Need. We are all seeing spots and stripes!