House Days and Celebrations
On Tuesday 25th April, we celebrated the feast of St Mark the Evangelist.
St Mark is the author of the first Gospel in the New Testament of the Bible. Before becoming a Christian, he was a member of the Jewish faith. Mark was a good friend of Peter, one of Jesus' apostles, and they usually spoke together about Jesus. In this way, Mark took notes and wrote the first Gospel.
St Mark is the Patron Saint of Venice, which tied in nicely with Italian Day at school. During our celebration we learnt some facts about St Mark, practiced our Italian speaking and then worked in teams to row our Venetian boats to get all the ingredients we needed for our pizzas.
St. Luke was an evangelist and is the patron of painters and physicians. He is the author of the third Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles.
"To you who hear I say, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. To the person who strikes you on one cheek, offer the other one as well, and from the person who takes your cloak, do not withhold even your tunic. Give to everyone who asks of you, and from the one who takes what is yours do not demand it back. Do to others as you would have them do to you."
Miss Westwood is the leader of St Luke.
St Luke’s Cake Sale
Thank you to everyone who donated cakes, made posters and bought cakes for the Saint Luke cake sale. Thanks to your generosity, we managed to raise over £220 for St Mary’s Hospice! This money will help with the daily running of the hospice, which provides such a valuable service to those who need it. If you would like to find out more, please look at their website below.
Mrs. Hill is the House Leader of St. Matthew's.
A short description about St. Matthew
Before Matthew met Jesus, he was called Levi. He was very unpopular because he was a tax collector and worked for the Romans. Tax collectors were often greedy and would cheat people by charging them too much money. Levi was no exception; all he wanted to do was make money and become rich. Then, one day, he met Jesus, who asked him to become one of his followers. Everyone was surprised that Jesus had even spoken to Matthew. They could not understand why Jesus was befriending him; they were even more surprised when Matthew agreed. Jesus accepted Matthew’s invitation to go to his house to have a meal with his friends, but many onlookers were shocked at Jesus’ action. They thought that Jesus should just choose good, honest people to be his friends.
St. Matthew's Prayer
Help us to be willing to give people a second chance,
even when we don’t think they deserve it.
Help us to love and bring peace and joy to people’s lives.
Help us to serve others and to help them whenever we get opportunities.
St. Matthew's Celebrations
We undertook a team building exercise in our forest area. Within mixed age groups the children decided what they would like to build and they set about creating St. Matthew's house. The children worked as a team to build friendships, teamwork, co-operation, resilience, communication and problem-solving skills. It was amazing to stand back and observe the children listening and responding to each other!
- KS1: A piece of artwork portraying St. Matthew and his life; it could take the form of collage, painting or drawing. Be creative!
- KS2: A description about St. Matthew and why we hold him in such high regard in our school. Please show the similarities between your life and St. Matthew’s life. This task will involve some research as we would like you to demonstrate your knowledge about St. Matthew. This can take any form you see fit. The most creative entry gets a prize!
- Entries for both competitions will close on Thursday 22nd September, so get your thinking caps on!