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Year 1 DAOW

In today’s daily act of worship Year 1 listened to the story of David and Goliath. We discussed how David defeated the giant not only because he had good aim but because he had prayed to God and God was on his side.

Year 1 then talked about their own strengths and wrote them on a rock, ready to be placed on the prayer area. We discussed how with the power of prayer and the help of God we can use our strength for good.

“It’s important to pray to God and ask for help because he loves us and we love him and if we need help he will be there for us like he was for David. If a giant comes then we will all pray to God and he will give us strength.” Casey, Tobit class.

Year 3 DAOW

“I love it when we do daily act of worship because of how it makes me feel. I like thinking of who I can pray for and learning about Jesus. The beatitudes are important because Jesus is teaching us and we need to follow him.” Angelina, Isaiah Class.

Year 6 Planning DAOW

This morning Year 6 have been planning their daily acts of worship for the term. Instead of using the planning cards to support I asked them to get creative and see if they could come up with their owns ways to gather, respond to the word and missions independently – they did not disappoint! Blake and Caterina decided to use a football to respond to the word and ask pupils to pass the ball to each other and as they kick the ball to say something they want to kick out of this world. Demi and Nathaniel are planning to gather on the rooftop garden and release balloons with our prayers written on. Well done year 6!

Year 3 DAOW

This morning I have had the pleasure of taking part in Year 3’s DAOW. The children read the Beatitudes out beautifully and we prayed for every child in the world that is finding something difficult right now, we prayed that God helps them and gives them strength. We are also practising how to pray the Our Father in BSL!

Epiphany Mass

Today we had a whole school mass from year 1 to year 6 for the Epiphany celebrated by Father Keith. Miss Bell planned and led the mass with a range of children across the school. Cruz, from year 1 and Eddrick, from year 6 both brought up the offertory. All of the readers read impeccably and should be really proud of themselves. Father Keith’s homily was very inspirational and we are ready and excited for a great year ahead with God by our side.

12 Days of Christmas

Year 6 have been learning about the 12 days of Christmas and the history behind the Christmas song. During a time when Christians were punished for worshiping openly, “The Twelve Days of Christmas” song was used to secretly pass on the ideology of Christianity. Each gift on the list symbolizes a different aspect of the Christian faith:

  • The Partridge in the Pear Tree is Jesus Christ.
  • The 2 Turtle Doves are The Old and New Testaments.
  • The 3 French hens are Faith, Hope and Charity, the theological virtues.
  • The 4 Calling Birds are the four gospels and/or the four evangelists Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
  • The 5 Golden Rings are the first five books of the Old Testament.
  • The 6 Geese A-laying are the six days of creation.
  • The 7 Swans A-swimming are the gifts of the Holy Spirit, the seven sacraments.
  • The 8 Maids A-milking are the eight beatitudes.
  • The 9 Ladies Dancing are the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit.
  • The 10 Lords A-leaping are the ten commandments.
  • The 11 Pipers Piping are the eleven faithful apostles.
  • The 12 Drummers Drumming are the twelve points of doctrine in the Apostle’s Creed.

Advent Carol Service at Westminster

Today, Miss Bell and Mrs Ayris took the choir to an Advent Carol Service at Westminster Cathedral. The service was absolutely breathtaking and they even got to meet the bishop. The service was made even more special by the presence of real animals and praying and signing with other school’s in our diocese. We made a donation to the Catholic Children’s Society from the school. If you would like to know more about what the Catholic Children’s Society does or would like to donate, please visit: https://www.cathchild.org.uk/