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Year 4 Polish link up!

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

The live link up!

On Wednesday 20th June the children from Year 4 held a live-link up with their partners from SP118 school in Poland.

The children from SP118 shared a song all about respect which they had been learning and children from Year 4 shared some posters as sang one of their favourite hymns.

One child commented, “It is so nice to see and hear from our partners in SP118, it makes us feel even closer even though we are miles apart.”

School Council at work!

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

The School Council at work!

On Wednesday 20th June the School Council held a meeting to go through the actions from the last meeting and discuss the suggestions made by other children in the school from the class suggestion boxes.

The children worked hard sorting through suggestions and deciding on what actions we can take to help make our school even better!

Well done children!

Year 2 visit Twycross Zoo

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Getting up close to the animals!

On Friday 15th June Year 2 had a fantastic time at Twycross Zoo.

They loved watching and learning about the animals they have there, especially the monkeys.

Year 2 were lucky to be able to learn about habitats of animals around the world with Nicky. She even let us look at and stroke a chinchilla and a giant cockroach.

There was a brilliant park to play on too before we came home. Year 2 had a great day!

Choir sing during Mass

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Our choir singing during Mass

On Tuesday 19th June the children who are in our school choir sang during our whole school Mass.

The children sang while the other children, staff and Parishioners went forward to receive Holy Communion.

It was lovely to hear the choir sing, and they sang beautifully with such reverence, which helped to make our Mass even more special.

Thank you choir!

Year 5 lead Mass

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Year 5’s altar display

On Tuesday 19th June it was the turn of the children form Year 5 to lead our whole school Mass.

The children wrote beautiful bidding prayers, created a lovely display, acted, brought up the offertory and read perfectly, helping to make Mass very special.

One child commented, “We were reminded in Mass that we have to love everyone, even our enemies, which is hard, but it’s what Jesus wants us to do.”

Following Mass the Catholic children from Year 5 were able to received the Sacrament of Reconciliation form Father Emmanuel.

Oscott College

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Year 6 children in church

On Monday 18th June the children from Year 6 visited Oscott College.

During the day the children took part in a range of prayful activities and had time for reflection – the children thought about the Sacrament of Confirmation which they are to receive in July and what it means to them.

The children also finished their visit by taking part in Mass with children from other schools.

One child commented, “I really enjoyed the visit, it was informative, prayful and very interesting.”

Mission Award Deadline!

Monday, 18 June 2018

Checklists ready to go out!

On Monday 18th June the children from Years 1-6 took home their Mission Award Checklist.

Children from Years 1-6 have a class checklist of activities to complete both inside and outside of school to show the schools Mission Team that they deserve a Mission Award Medal.

Things on the checklist are different for each class and include: leading a prayer service, showing kindness in the community and knowing the school Mission and Values!

The deadline children to return their applications for this half term is Monday 9th July – good lunch everyone!

Year 3’s Assembly

Friday, 15 June 2018

Year 3 in assembly

On Friday 15th June the children form Year 3 shared their learning about refugees in their whole class assembly.  Wednesday 20th June is World Refugee Day and Year 3 had spent lots of time thinking and learning about the lives of refugees.

The children did a great job of teaching us about the dangerous journeys some people have to make to avoid being hurt.

The children linked their learning to following the virtues we are focusing on this half term – attentive and discerning.

Well done Year 3!

Hello SP118

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

The live link up in action!

On Tuesday 12th June the children from Reception class had a live link up with children from SP118, our partner school in Poland.

The children talked about what they have been learning about in school and also sang some of the songs that they have been practising too!

It was lovely to have a live link up and the children really enjoyed it!

Year 4 lead Mass

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Year 4’s lovey prayer display

On Tuesday 12th June it was the turn of the children form Year 4 to lead our whole school Mass in school.

The children did a wonderful job of writing their own bidding prayers, preparing the readings, bringing the offertory and creating a lovely prayer display.

At the end of Mass we also spent some time thinking about how lucky we are to have Father Emmanuel.  We recognise that since the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus this year, until the Feast day comes around next year, the Church has asked us to pray for priests.  We thought about how thankful we are to have such a wonderful priest in Father Emmanuel and how we hope other people answer the call to join the priesthood in the future.

One child commented, “I felt Jesus was calling me to be kind today like Jesus is.”