We have had a very busy past couple of weeks!
Last week we were visited by Father Shaun who taught us all about Baptism through role play. The children also took it in turns to talk about their own Baptism ceremony.
This week we have been very busy creating our own Catholic church in the outside role play area. The children have greatly impressed us with their own knowledge of what happens during a mass. They have enjoyed pretending that they are Father Shaun and altar servers, singing hymns and praying. They have also enjoyed performing Baptism ceremonies.
We also got together with Year Four this week. They helped us to make religious objects to put into our church.
Today we have been celebrating the canonization of Pope Paul VI. We started the day with a special assembly, where we were presented with St Paul VI prayer cards, to use at home with our families. Afterwards, we joined the rest of the school in the large playground, where we had some juice and chocolate.
Back in class, we continued to think about the life and work of St Paul VI and how he worked so hard, continually striving for peace. The children then created art work and celebratory flags based on this theme.
We finished the day by joining the rest of the school in the playground, where Mrs Heymoz and the Liturgy Group let off some beautiful doves, to symbolize peace.
What a moving and very special moment we all shared!
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.
The Reception Team