During Lent the Travelling Cross and resources will be shared around our school community. The bags are being sent home with different children each evening so that everyone will have the opportunity to take part over the coming weeks.
When the bag is in your home please take some time to read through and discuss the resources with your child. If you need and further support please speak to a member of staff.
In addition to the Travelling Crosses each of our classrooms have a Lenten branch as a focal point to our prayer areas.
The idea is that children, staff, parents and visitors can write down their promises and intentions for Lent and these can be hung on the branch.
During Holy Week the branches and intentions will form part of our final Liturgy.
KS2 Carol Concert
The children in KS2 performed a wonderful carol concert laying out the story of the Nativity with lots of wonderful hymns to help get us in the Christmas mood. We had a choir from Class 3, acting from Class 4, Latin from Class 5 and a wonderful Spanish carol to finish. Below is a copy of the concert for anyone who could not make it.
Making Advent Special
Monday 4th December
For our first day together in Advent the children and staff in school marked the occasion buy wearing one item of purple clothing. We linked this with the changing of the cloths and the Advent wreaths.
Don't the children look great!
Liturgy Leaders Getting Busy
Monday 4th December
Today our wonderful Liturgy Leaders put together Advent wreaths for each class. Using natural resources from our local area and the school grounds they worked together to create a focal point for each classroom.
Other Faith Week
Monday 27th November
Today every child our school took part in a range of learning opportunities focused on the Jewish Faith.
These included the significance of the Star of David, the festival of Hannukah, the making of unleavened bread, the significance of the Sedar Plate and the 10 Commandments.
The children worked creatively and collaboratively with their peers to learn and share understanding about another world faith.
Don't forget to head over to the Class 4 Autumn 2 page to see what happened on their visit to St Marie's Cathedral. This was an opportunity for the children to learn a little more about the history of the cathedral and also a time for quiet prayer and reflection.
Class 5 helped us to celebrate Remembrance Day with a very thoughtful and caring assembly.
In November, We Remember
Linked with Remembrance Day, each class have a travelling prayer bag. This bag will go home each day throughout the month of November. This gives the children the opportunity to share prayers with loved ones at home and think about our family members who have passed away.
With the help of the rest of the school and many generous donations Class 5 have made 21 shoe-boxes to donate to Operation Christmas Child. A very big thank you to everyone who donated to this project.
Our Class Two children led our school community in a lovely Harvest Assembly.
Thank you so much for all your kind donations, these will be passed on to the Salvation Army Foodbank.
October is the Month of the Rosary
Each class have added a rosary focus to their prayer area.
If you would like to pray The Rosary in your home there is some helpful advice here...
the different ways in which we see God
First Holy Communion
24th June 2017