PGL 2019 has come to an end, but not without plenty of memories made, challenges faced and new skills acquired. Year 6 you really were fantastic this week; you were an asset to the school and it was a pleasure to watch you all participating in the activities, playing on the beach, encouraging each other and smiling through it all. I wasn’t able to post photos from my camera whilst at the centre, so here are lots more photos to enjoy from the whole week. Rest well this weekend and enjoy the half term.
Reception have taken part in Spirituality Week with the rest of the school this week. The theme this year has been ‘Meeting Jesus’. The week began with a whole school Act of Worship, where the children placed their personalised host on a large host above the altar. This created a beautiful display showing how we are One Body. They then created pictures based on where they see Jesus.
On Tuesday, the class were led in prayer by our wonderful Year 5 children, as they participated in the activities set up at the prayer stations.
On Wednesday, Reception looked at a modern painting depicting Jesus sitting alongside people on a train. Chloe decided that it reminded her of the story, The Road to Emmaus’, as Jesus was travelling alongside people who didn’t recognise him!
The children then thought about times in school when they had shared a joyful experience with a friend. Together, they then drew a picture of how they felt during that time.
Today, the children were excited to share their learning environment during the Celebration Morning. It was wonderful to see so many of you.
Father Shaun then led us in the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. This was a very special time where the children collectively worshiped Jesus, present in the form of the sacred host.
Wishing you all a safe, restful and happy half term holiday.
Mrs Theo and Mrs Gymer
This week it has been Spirituality Week:
The children took part in a number of activities linked to our Spirituality Week theme: ‘ Meeting Jesus’. The children have focused on using art to examine where Jesus is around them, prayer stations to encourage refelective prayer and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in which they have met Jesus.
Each day the children have spent time reflecting on their day. It has been a priviledge to watch, listen and see the children ‘speak’ about their faith.
Home Learning is a whole school project based on St Paul.
Have a lovely week.
Mrs McNamara and Ms Varga
In our final week of the half term, we took part in Spirituality Week with the theme ‘Meeting Jesus’. With Year 6 away, Year 5 were asked to run the prayer stations on Tuesday. This was an important part of our week and I received many complements from staff about their behaviour. They led the school and parents in acts of worship with reverence and maturity. Well done, Year 5. Throughout the week, the children completed a variety of activities, such as artwork, poetry and reflections. This morning, were fortunate that Father Shaun could join us to lead us in Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. It was a wonderful way to finish the half term.
It was lovely to welcome some of you to our class this morning. I hope you enjoyed sharing your child’s learning. The home learning for the half term is shown below. I look forward to seeing what the children create. I hope you all enjoy your break and I will see you all on Monday 3rd June for our final half term in year 5.
We began the week with an assembly to begin Spirituality Week. The theme was ‘Meeting Jesus’ The children placed a host on a large host to create a lovely display showing We are one Body. On Monday we created a dance with a song about being with Jesus. On Tuesday we went into the hall and took part in different activities, reflecting on being with Jesus and talking to Jesus. On Wednesday we looked at a picture of Jesus on a train and discussed what the picture was telling us.
On Tuesday morning we were all excited but shocked to see a crime scene in our classroom. Mummy bear’s bowl of porridge has gone missing and a chair had been knocked over. The children were fantastic at looking for evidence and interviewing adults in the school. After a hard day of work the children solved the problem and managed to get a confession. After listening to Mrs Theo’s story, we realised it was an accident. Mummy Bear’s bowl of porridge is back in the class. We have some great detectives in the class!
On Friday it was lovely to welcome you all into the class to enjoy your child’s learning.
Whole School Home Learning – St Paul
Find out about St Paul, one of the leaders of the first generations of Christians who spread the word
about Christianity. Pope Paul VI chose to be named after this saint.
Create one piece of learning from your research; here are some ideas of ways you can present your findings.
- Make a fact file about his life.
- Retell one of many stories about his life, for example his conversion on the road to Damascus
- Create a piece of art work about St Paul,for example sketch a drawing of him or paint a picture of one of the stories of his life.
- Draw a map of the journeys of St Paul.
- Make a poster about St Paul.
- Make a scroll copying out one of his letters.
- Interpret some of his writing using art, for example, interpret his writings about the fruits of the Holy Spirit.
- Create a model of an object that could be used as a symbol of St Paul, for example, a horse, a tent, a scroll.
These are some suggestions but you may have your own ideas and we look forward to sharing your learning. Bring your creations into school during the first week back and by Friday 7th June 2019 at the latest.
Have a wonderful holiday!
It has been another busy week in Year 2! The children took part in a number of activities linked to our Spirituality Week. The theme of our Spirituality Week this year was Meeting Jesus. The Prayer stations were organised by Year 5 this year. The children offered prayers through blowing bubbles, choosing a stone, creating a prayer chain for different countries and writing prayers for different people. Each day the children have spent time reflecting on their day in a Spirituality Diary.
Please find the Whole School Home Learning attached below.
Enjoy the holidays!
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