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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.”

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!

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.”


Confirmation Prayer bag

Monday, 11 June 2018

The Confirmation Prayer Bag

On Monday 11th June the children who are being Confirmed in July received a special prayer bag to take home to help them in their preparation to received the Blessed Sacrament.

The prayer bag contains everything needed to create a lovely prayer display at home and also has a prayer book and information about the Holy Spirit.

The children are sharing the bag and taking it in turns to take it home.

One child commented, “This will help me to focus my prayers at home and help me to share my prayers with my family.”

School Parish Mass

Monday, 11 June 2018

Our school Mass booklet

On Sunday 10th June the children from St Joseph’s led the Parish Mass in Our Blessed Lady and St Thomas of Canterbury Church in Dudley.

The children snag in the choir, played instruments and read prayers and readings in the Church to make Mass extra special.

Well done children!

Year 1’s Sacred Heart Assembly

Friday, 8 June 2018

Year 1 during their assembly

On Friday 8th June the children from Year 1 shared their special Assembly all about the Sacred Heart of Jesus – a Feast Day celebrated today, 19 days after Pentecost.

Year 1 did a wonderful job and taught us lots about the Feast Day of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.  The children read, sang and prepared their assembly perfectly!

Well done Year 1!