14th December, 2018

This week, the children took part in the Advent service at Our Lady and St Vincent’s Church.  The children worked well to ensure that the story of Las Posadas was told and sang our Mexican song fantastically!

In RE we have been looking at how Catholics prepare for Christmas around the world; examined the Gospel readings in Luke’s Gospel and how he records the birth of Jesus.

The children have been responding to the Big Question:

How much does the celebration of Christmas today include remembering the incarnation of God?

 

As a special treat, the children took part in a Santa Sleigh Challenge which involved the use of spaghetti, marshmallows, chocolate Santas and reindeer and they were asked to design and make their own Santa sleigh with Rudolph at the helm.  They worked with a partner and the classroom was buzzing with excitement as they tested out their final designs.

 

This afternoon, all the junior children had a special visitor, Vincent, from the Oscar Romero Society.  He is the brother of Mrs Pandeli and his interactive talk with lovely visual items enabled the children to participate in finding out more about Oscar Romero.

Homework for this weekend is:

RE: Research and find out about some of the customs of Christmas which celebrate the birth of Jesus in the different parts of our world.

SPAG: plurals and apostrophes

Mathletics:  log on to see the activities that have been assigned to you.

 

Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs McNamara and Miss Varga.

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