Today in R.E., Year 1 visited our local church to learn about the Stations of the Cross. We listened to Father Keith tell us about the 14 different stations. We then walked around the church and saw it depicted in stone.
As it is the season of Lent, we wrote a Lenten promise to show how we will be contributing towards the 3 practices of Lent. These can be found on our RE display. We wrote about what our commitment to Lent was and explored how these traditions have come about.
Reception has created a Lenten tree by writing their Lent promises
on leaves. Many children would like to do better in school, make a
bigger effort to help with household chores and to look after each
Today, Father Keith celebrated a beautiful mass for Ash Wednesday. Thank you to Mr Scott for organising the music and to the year 6 team for planning the mass. A special thank you to the Chaplaincy Team for giving ashes out to all the children at the end of church.
Today in Year 1 we talked about the words and actions used in the Sacrament of Baptism. We talked about the symbol of water and oil used by the priest during the Sacrament of Baptism. In groups we role played a Baptism using; words, actions and symbols.
Tonight, Miss MacFarlane, Miss Martin and Miss Raistrick brought 4 enthusiastic children, Annie, Frankie, James and Johnny to the St. Matthias Homeless Shelter to give Sister Chris a helping hand. Have a look at the hard work they did to ensure they served those in need in our community. Well done to you all. What an inspirational team following in the footsteps of Jesus!
In Year 1 we learned that although God might not be with us in a physical form, God’s spiritual presence remains with us. We thought about the different ways God is present in our everyday.
We cut out handprints and wrote a sentence using each finger. For example; God is in my friendships. We then created a beautiful display to help us to notice that God is all around us in; people, places and actions.