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Week 7.1.22- Christmas and the Feast of the Epiphany

This week the children have been learning about the Christmas story and talking about how they celebrated Christmas with their families. We made birthday cards for Baby Jesus and painted pictures from the Christmas story. 

On Thursday, we celebrated the Feast of the Epiphany by learning about the 3 Wise Men and the gifts they brought to Jesus.

Week 13.12.21- Nativity and End of term Mass

This week the children took part in our whole school Nativity and they did a brilliant job singing our class carol 'Silent Night' and joined in with the whole school to sing 'Away in a Manger', 'Love shone down' and 'Oh come all ye faithful'. it was a beautiful way to share the true message of Christmas and we were very proud of all the children.

We were also lucky enough to be able to share in Year 1's Mass to celebrate the end of the term. It was our first time joining the other children in School Mass and the children were very reverent and respectful throughout, listening carefully to the Advent message.

Week 6.12.21- Advent week 2 and Nativity

This week we came together each morning for Collective Worship. We learnt that there are 4 candles on the Advent wreath, made our own Advent prayers and learnt the song 'Stay awake, be ready'.

We have also been busy practicing for our outdoor Nativity next week. We think the parents are in for a real treat and we can't wait to perform it for you.

   'Stay awake, be ready,

 you do not know the hour,

but the Lord is coming.

Stay awake be ready. 

The Lord is coming soon.

Alleluia, Alleluia. The Lord is coming soon.'

Week 29.11.21- Blessing and Advent Craft

This week we celebrated in Church with our Year 5 buddies for our Reception blessing. The children were amazing and we could really see the light of Jesus shining from them.

Our buddies helped us celebrate the start of Advent by making an Advent wreath with us. We had lots of fun learning about the wreath and why we have them.

 

Week 22.11.21- St Edward's Church

This week the children had their first visit to Saint Edward's Church. We talked about all the different artefacts we could see and if we had seen any of them before. We read a story from the Bible and talked about the role of Father Denis in church. The children really enjoyed spending some time in God's house.

Week 8.11.21- Remembrance Day

This week the children watched a video to help us learn about Remembrance Day. We learnt why people wear poppies and talked about where we had seen poppies before. We discussed how the soldiers were very brave and would have felt scared. We talked about the importance of saying 'Thank you' to them and held a special prayer service to remember them.

Week 1.11.21 Baptism

This week we continued to learn about the sacrament of Baptism by acting out a Baptism in class and talking about the symbols and artefacts used. We looked at the Baptismal candle and thought about how we can let our lights shine for Jesus everyday. When we learnt about Diwali we talked about the links between the Hindu festival of light and Baptism 

 

On Monday, we met our Year 5 buddies in our Buddy Assembly and we can't wait to see them again and look forward to celebrate our blessing in Church with them next month.

 

In RSE we thought about the people in our families who are special to us, and the important job they play setting a positive role model for us. We talked about how Jesus is the ultimate role model for us and thought of ways that we will try to be more like him.

Week 18.10.21- Baptism

This week the children have started to learn about the sacrament of Baptism. We talked about our Christian names and how God calls us by our name to be part of his family. We celebrated being called to God's family by decorating our names. we had lots of fun !

 

Week 11.10.21- Saint Edward's Feast Day

This week we celebrated the feast of Saint Edward by learning some facts about him drawing pictures of him. The children were very proud of their work and wanted to put it on display. We think the result looks amazing!

Week 8.10.21 People Who Care for Us

This week,after completing our RE Baseline Assessments, we have begun to teach the children how to make the Sign of the Cross and introduced them to some of our daily prayers. We changed our alter cloth to blue for the month of the Rosary and talked to the children about the objects we were placing on to the alter.

We have also been learning about Jesus' family and talking about how our own families show love and care to us.

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