We welcomed everyone to St Patrick’s day with an Irish dancing display from some of our talented children this morning.
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
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!
Can your children explain the links between the items in the photos below and this weekend’s Gospel?
We enjoyed singing a lively version of ‘This Little Light of Mine’ twice!!!
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!
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!!
At the end of assembly we travel back out through the holy doors ready to light up the world by living the Gospel message that we have heard.
Today we left to one of our favourite songs with such a powerful message
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!
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 …
… 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!!!