Today, year 6 were welcomed by the Catholic Children’s Society (CCS) to be part of the Nativity Service in Westminster Cathedral. It was such a joy to celebrate with all the children from across the diocese. Our head boy Harry and head girl Alice were delighted to drop off our donation to help those in need this Christmas. We were delighted to support the Catholic Children’s Society in the incredible work they do.
If you would like to donate to the CCS, please visit : https://www.cathchild.org.uk/donate/
As a class we decided to make a class Advent Wreath. We thought it
would be a good idea to colour our hand templates green and then join
them together to make a circle. This circle represents God’s everlasting
love for us. After this we added the candles and made it into a class display.
We were really proud of it!
Today in Tobit class we delivered our class Mass. Father Keith came in
to our classroom. When reading our scripture we came to the front of
the class and bowed at the altar. We also sang lots of hymns.
We really enjoyed our class Mass.
Today in R.E. (year 6) we learnt about Diwali. Diwali is a festival of light, which is in
honour of the Goddess Lakshmi. We learnt that during Diwali, Goddess
Lakshmi is believed to visit homes that are well lit; so families decorate
their homes with Rangoli patterns. The Rangoli patterns are created on
doorsteps to welcome everybody. For this celebration people wear their best
clothes or buy new ones, children are given presents and New Year greetings
are exchanged through visits or Diwali cards. In our lesson, we designed our
own Rangoli patterns using colouring pencils and felt tips.
Thank you to Father Keith, the year 5 team and Mr Scott for celebrating a memorable mass today for All Saints. As always the children were prayerful and sang beautifully. Well done to everyone for singing our new hymn with confidence.
Father Keith invited our head boy Harry and our head girl Alice up during his homily to discuss how they are modern day saints and how we can follow in their footsteps.
To celebrate the month of Mary we went into our prayer
garden to say one decade of the rosary in front of our
statue of Mary. Some children also brought in their own
rosary beads. We also had some reflecting time and some of
us shared prayers thanking God for the many blessings in
our lives. It was a lovely and peaceful time together.
This week in Reception we have been using the rosary beads to pray for the Month of Mary. We also printed our hands so it looks like a heart to symbolise our love for Jesus.
Have a look at this amazing piece of work from Lisa in Job year 3 about the meaning of biblical metaphors.
Today’s lesson in Jonah class was a discussion-based lesson. We spoke about what the Holy Trinity was (Father, Jesus(Son) and the Holy Spirit) and how a shamrock could help us to explain our belief in the Holy Trinity. A
shamrock is one leaf, but has three separate petals. Much like this, we believe in one God, but also
believe that there are three different personas – Father, Jesus(Son) and the Holy Spirit.
To begin our lesson today, in Esther and Judith classes Year 2, we said the Westminster Prayer as a class and
thought about all the refugees around the world. As a class, we thought it would
be a nice idea to design cards for the refugees in Calais and let them know we were thinking
about them in our prayers. We know refugees are a lot less fortunate than us
and we need to be grateful for the community in which we live in.