Happy St Patrick’s Day!

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We welcomed everyone to St Patrick’s day with an Irish dancing display from some of our talented children this morning.

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After praying for the people of Ireland across the world and asking St patrick for his protection, we all left wearing a shamrock badge. Maybe ask your child ‘why the shamrock?’

Thanks to Miss Grant, Mrs O’Brien & Mrs Howard for preparing our dancers and to the five girls for their fantastic efforts!

Have a glorious St Patrick’s day full of fun, laughter and family!

God bless you and yours

Mr White

 

 

 

CAFOD assembly

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Thanks to Peter, a local volunteer for CAFOD, who helped us to understand more about CAFOD’s work whilst learning new indoor fishing skills too!


As well as supporting Fr Kakuba’s Kanyike Project, we will also be raising funds for CAFOD during Lent. Watch out for the penny boxes soon to be coming home! 

Well done for bringing in your ‘Love in a Box’ items – these will really help local people making use of the food bank. 

It’s good to see our community pulling together to support those in great need both locally and in the wider world. 

Thank you, as always, for your fantastic support! 

God bless you!

Mr W 

 

Epiphany Assembly 

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We explored this weekend’s Gospel reading by working out the symbolic meaning behind the three gifts during our assembly this afternoon. 

Ask the children why gold, frankincense & myrrh? Not exactly your usual baby gifts! 

We prayed that we could be more like the star that led the Magi to the infant child, bringing others to Jesus through our example. 

We also thought about New Years Resolutions for 2017. Some related to locker doors, others to getting ourselves ready and prepared before school at home. What’s your resolution? 

HAPPY NEW YEAR! 

Advent assembly – wk 1

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Today we explored the beautiful symbolism of the advent wreath. We lit the first purple candle (just a few days early), listened to this weekend’s Gospel about being prepared and sung the favourite ‘someone is coming’ advent hymn. 

This week’s advent task is to bring JOY into the classroom, the playground and at home. I wonder how you might be able to do this? Good luck!! 

#SHINE ASSEMBLY 4: You are UNIQUE

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We welcomed our dear friend Deacon Brian to assembly this afternoon. Deacon Brian completed his heart, which included fish’n’chips and Spurs, before hanging his heart on the shine tree.

Mrs Ramirez helped the reception children to learn ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’ in Spanish yesterday. It was great to hear them sing it for the whole school in assembly today. Don’t they sound sweet?!

We listened to the Word of God, taken from the beautiful Psalms:

Psalm 139:13-16(NIV)

13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.

We thanked God for the beauty of our unique creation and pondered on the amazing fact that God knew us before we were even born. we were amazed to think that God planned our beautiful uniqueness because he had a very special plan for each of us even before we were born.

Loving Father, Thank you that I am unique. Please help me to be happy with who I am. Help me to use my unique gifts and talents to help others. Amen

We sang a great big prayer with actions! Deacon Brian enjoyed joining in with us …

“He’s known me and He’s loved me since before the world began. How wonderful to be a part of God’s amazing plan!”

Tomorrow will be the final day of #SHINE week. We really hope that parents will be able to join with us for an hour tomorrow morning to celebrate all that we have achieved this week. Coffee will be available in the hall from straight after drop-off. It would be lovely if parents could be prepared to share something with other parents about their cultural heritage during this time. It’s good to share – this is what the children have been doing this week. At about 9.10 the classrooms will be open for an hour for you to visit your child and join with them in some activities. I know for parents with children in different classes this may be tricky but you are very welcome to split your time between those classes that your children are in.  The children will be really pleased to share their learning with you and we will all be very pleased to welcome you!

 

 

 

 

Assembly: Trust

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We have thought carefully about ‘trust’ in assembly today. Thanks to Callum and Carys who demonstrated trust by navigating a blindfolded obstacle course!  

 Listen out for how many times trust is mentioned in this weekend’s Gospel.

   It was great to hear that so many of you had learnt the words to ‘Go Light Your World’ as we left through the holy door today!   

 

Go Light Your World!

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It was great to join together as a whole school family for assembly for the first time this year.

We came in to ‘Go Light Your World’ – a song that I hope will become very familiar to all of us over the course of this term. It will be our guiding theme for the year.

Hopefully we’ll all know the words soon too. You can download them here

We listened to this weekend’s Gospel about the Lost Sheep …

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… and made some links with our new Saint: Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta.

Can you remember how Mother Teresa was like the shepherd in this weekend’s Gospel?

 

Remember to aim for ‘small things with great love’ this week!

It was great to have our new Reception children with us this afternoon – they are great!!!

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