Catholic Life and Mission 2021-2022
Every week children are nominated as kindness ambassadors. Our lunchtime supervisors are always on the look out for acts of kindness and we are rewarded with our badges if we are spotted being kind. Look out for our badges 😊
During the month of May, we learned more about the mysteries and prayers of the Rosary. We all received our own set of rosary beads and said the prayers together.
Sharing the Easter message
Sharing the message of Easter with our families and wider school community is very important to us.
The Feast of St Joseph the Worker
St Joseph is a wonderful role model to us. On his special feast day, we read stories about Joseph and thought about how we can be more like him.
During Lent, we think about prayer, fasting and almsgiving when we make our Lenten promises. We think about our promises regularly throughout this liturgical season and try hard to keep them.
Prayer with Bishop Robert
Christmas gift bags
Our local community give us lots of support, we were grateful to receive some Christmas gifts bags from our friends at Morrisons.
Macmillan Cake Sale
We raised a fantastic total of £367 for Macmillan and other children’s cancer charities!
Stations of the Cross
Y6 led the school in daily Stations of the Cross throughout Lent. They did a wonderful job of helping the younger children to understand Jesus’ journey to his crucifixion.
CAFOD’s ‘Light of the World’ Advent assembly
We all watched CAFOD’s ‘Light of the World’ assembly as we moved into Advent. We thought about how we can take care of God’s world and the people in it. It was a lovely way to begin this liturgical season.
We all love pancakes!
Eating them is delicious but we also learned about Shrove Tuesday and why we eat pancakes on this day. This Christian tradition is more than having a tasty treat. We learned that traditionally, Christians used up their butter, eggs and milk before starting their fast on Ash Wednesday.
We love to visit Father Chris at church and learn more about Mass and his role in our community. It is lovely to spend some prayerful time together as a class.
World Youth Day
We celebrated World Youth Day as a whole school. This year, we are thinking about climate justice, we have taken part in CAFOD’s Eyes of the world and Go Green campaigns and learned about COP 29. We have listened to Pope Frances’ Laudatory Si and his call for young people to care for God’s world.
“Stand up, I appoint you as witnesses to what you have seen”
John Burland concert
This year we had an amazing surprise when we found out we were going to have our own special concert from John Burland. We love singing his hymns in our classrooms, liturgical prayer and when we go to mass. We all had a fantastic time - it was wonderful to hear all the children in school joining in prayerful song.
As a school, we took part in CAFOD's Go Green virtual assembly. We watched the video and thought about ways in which we can be greener and help the planet. We are working with our school Eco club to think of ways that we can be good ambassadors for our planet.
We were all shocked to see the damage being done to God's planet and we talked about what we can do in our lives to help prevent any more damage. We made mini pledges our classes to do things like use less plastic, recycle more or turn off devices we are not using to save electricity. We support the COP26 conference and our world leaders in stopping global warming and combatting climate change.
Children in need
As a school, we took part in Children in Need. We came in our own clothes and learned more about this amazing charity and all of the things they do with the money they raise.
Children in Need
We gathered today to remember those who have been killed in wars since WW1. We remembered their sacrifice as we took part in two minutes silence and liturgical prayer.
CAFOD Eyes of the World Campaign
The whole school enjoyed taking part in the Eyes of the World campaign assembly. Everyone listened carefully to the information we were given and understood our role in looking after God's world. We thought about the messages of this campaign and how it linked to the COP26 conference in Glasgow. We heard Pope Francis' words in his Laudato Si' letter and how we can all play our part in looking after God's world.