Year 4 had their first liturgy all about ‘People’. We gathered together to celebrate the special people in our lives and remembered how we are all part of God’s family. The children worked very hard to prepare this liturgy and had a lot of fun choosing the hymns they thought we best! Well done, Year 4!
This week, we have been inspired by the children’s favourite ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.’
Visit our school facebook page to watch a video of our work and to see what happened next in the crazy little town of Chew and Swallow…
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, the Mission Team planned and delivered a wonderful Statement to Live by liturgy. We celebrated the winners of this weeks statement to live by which was ‘I know how to look after myself’. The Mission Team then read the Gospel according to Matthew 22:36-39. The children discussed the reasons why we should try to love your neighbour as yourself and how we can do this. Some of the Year 4 children also prepared a fantastic video relating to the Good Samaritan, which showed that a mother and child and a teenager were too preoccupied to help an elderly lady who was struggling with her shopping bags and wanted to call a taxi to get home. In the end, a window cleaner (who was busy at work) stopped and helped the lady kindly. You can view the video of the Year 4 children on our facebook page. Again, this was a very clear message that although we are busy in everyday life, we should always try and look after others. We ended our Liturgy with a fantastic song that the children love to sing ‘My Lighthouse’.
Today, the children visited the prayer garden to take some time to have a quiet moment of peaceful reflection. We focussed on saying sorry, in relation to our recent R.E topic ‘Reconciliation’ and discussed ways in which we can show we are truly sorry for something we have done wrong. The children then thought of something they would like to sorry for to God, and prayed for his forgiveness. Following this, we shared a prayer from our class prayer book to reflect on penance and asking for God’s love and care.
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.
Visit our school facebook page to watch a video of our work.
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!
Year 4 prepared their end of topic Liturgy all about Reconciliation. The children discussed what they had learnt from the topic, including what the sacrament of Reconciliation is (Confession) and what penance means (saying sorry for your sins). The children then planned their own liturgy be choosing the following:
Gather: Pass around a poppy to remember that Jesus is always with us.
Word: Matthew 22: 36-39 – Love your neighbour as yourself and worship God with all your heart, soul and mind.
Response: To sing a hymn celebrating God’s forgiveness and love (My Lighthouse).
Going Forth: Think of a way to tell someone you are sorry and show that you mean it. Also, to forgive others and love your neighbour as yourself.
The children were very reflective and very much enjoyed singing ‘My Lighthouse’ which you can view below. Well done Year 4!
Today, the children reflected on Remembrance and all the men and women who have died in the war. We gathered together to say a prayer for them and wrote a Remembrance poem for those who have lost their lives.
Today the Year 4 children joined together in the prayer garden to say sorry for our sins. We offered our prayers by saying the Our Father to ask God to forgive us for the things we have done wrong.