Expectations

Year 6 have began their advent topic in RE this week – Expectations. On Thursday, the class created their own PowerPoint presentations to show what they felt Isaiah’s expectations were based on some of the readings we looked at.

Miss Reid was very impressed with the children’s computing skills as well as their ability to explain in their own words what they felt the message was from the scripture.

One group responded to the question: “How do the words of the prophet make you feel?” with, “Hopeful that these things will happen and happy that they will possibly happen. My expectations are quite high.”

Another group said, “Hopeful because it says that Jesus is coming. Happy because the scripture says we should rejoice. Faithful because we should believe in Jesus.”

Vocation Liturgy

Today Year 6 held a class liturgy to celebrate the end of their second RE topic, Vocation. The children each planned a liturgy in their respond booklet before one child was selected to prepare for their liturgy for the class with some help from friends.

The children have thoroughly enjoyed this topic thinking about commitments in life. As well as commitments, they have thought about their own vocation and mission in life at this time. Overall, the topic has been a great way for the children to reflect on how they act during their last year at primary school. A lot of them have come to realise how important their role is in Year 6: helping the rest of the children on their journey through primary school.

‘Loving’ Liturgy

This morning Year 6 had held their first liturgy for their families. Our topic was loving and the children have thoroughly enjoyed the whole topic. They were able to plan and prepare their whole liturgy choosing their own scripture, songs, hymns and prayers. Thank you to all those that attended and a special thank you to those that got involved.

Loving Liturgy – Friday 27th September 2019

Since our class liturgy is next week, we have began to prepare what we are going to do for our parents and families. Split into groups, the children were given a role in order to help us build our liturgy. So far we have decided on our listen, respond and go forth aspect; we are yet to confirm the song choice as part of our gather.

We cannot wait to show everyone what we come up with!

The Feast of Sacred Heart

Today was a very special day for everyone at school as we gathered together to celebrate the Feast of Sacred Heart. We began our celebrations today in church with Fr Dixon and the parishioners. Year 6 wrote their own bidding prayers and led the service. To end our day of celebrations, the Mission Team planned and prepared for a whole school liturgy. The children worked hard to prepare a beautiful focal point and a reflective atmosphere. It was lovely to hear their own prayers and intentions. Well done to everyone who were involved today to help us make this a very special occasion.

 

Year 2 Liturgy

Year 2 shared their final KS1 liturgy this morning with their families. The children read beautifully, sang amazingly and even performed their drama with great enthusiasm. Year 2 focussed on the Holy Trinity and how the Holy Spirit guides each and every one of us. We remembered how Pentecost was a very special time when the disciples received the gift of the Holy Spirit to overcome their fears. We used this to reflect on what we would like to receive from the Holy Spirit and wrote these down on our fruit of the Holy Spirit. The children and staff were delighted with the support shown from families, which we are hugely thankful for. Well done Year 2!

 

Year 2 Liturgy

Year 2 shared our Lenten liturgy to all families. The liturgy was a calm, reflective time in which we all thought about the sacrifices Jesus made and the promises we are all going to try and keep during Lent to become closer to God. The children read beautifully and the singing was fantastic too. Thank you to all families who were able to attend. It was such a great turn out and we greatly appreciate your support.

Candlemas

Today, we celebrated Candlemas, the presentation of our Lord Jesus Christ. The Year 5 and Year 6 Mission Teams created a beautiful focal point and led a wonderful liturgy with the whole school in respectful prayer, readings, hymns and collective worship. We shared the special message behind this special occasion that Jesus is the Light of the World.

 

What a week!

Year 6 have had a rollercoaster week, this week. There has been an awful lot going on and the children have definitely shown that they’re ready for the challenges ahead.

Year of Mary – Star of the Sea

This month, we remember Our Lady as the Star of the Sea.

This chosen title for July is Star of the Sea because on the second Sunday of July we celebrate Sea Sunday. On Sea Sunday, the Catholic Church, along with other churches, remembers seafarers and prays for them, their families and those who support them.

Pray with us.

Dear Father,

You chose Mary to be the mother of your son and so our mother.

This month we remember her as Star of the Sea, a guiding light,

a beacon, showing us the way through the storms of life to safely reach her son, Jesus.

We hold in prayer all seafarers who often have dangerous journeys

as they work to supply our needs.

We hold in prayer the work of the Apostleship of the Sea who support them.

We make these prayers in Jesus’ name.

Amen

 

To commemorate those at sea, we reflected together quietly and listened to the sounds of the ocean while we made origami boats, to symbolise our thoughts being with those at sea.