Living out the 5 W's
Live streamed Mass from the Salford Cathedral
To celebrate the start of the academic school year, the whole school community - governors, staff, children and parents were invited to join a live-streamed Mass from the Cathedral . The children gathered in their own classrooms to participate and watch the Mass.
The Month of the Holy Rosary
"But the Lord himself will give you a sign: the virgin will be pregnant. She will have a son and she will name him Immanuel" *
As October is the Month of the Holy Rosary, our children created some beautiful artwork. The children also prayed to Our Lady each day, saying the Hail Mary.
* How the name is Spelt in Holy Bible International Children's Bible
Remembrance Day 11/11/2020
"For God gave his Son so that whoever believes in him may not be lost, but have eternal life"
John 3: 16
At 11 am on 11th November, our school community observed a two minute silence to remember those who lost their lives in war and conflict. Our school community gathered in their own bubbles to observe and worship "together" via zoom. The children and staff reflected on this day and said the Eternal Rest prayer. To further encourage the children to reflect on this day, the children took part in various activities. These included, children say and writing their own prayer and children creating poppies in different media.
Advent Mass Live Streamed from the Salford Catherdral
In preparing for Christmas, all of our children and staff watched Bishop John say Mass at the Salford Cathedral via a live stream video. The children joined in prayer and listened to the readings and Gospel reading.
Christmas Jumper day for Save the Children
Each one must give as he has decided in his heart – not reluctantly or under compulsion – for God loves a cheerful giver.
2 - Corinthians 9:7
For this year's Christmas Jumper Day, the children were asked to donate money towards the charity Save the Children. The children had a fabulous day! They wore Christmas jumpers and did lots of fun activities.
Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it and it will be yours
During Lent, our Faith Group Leaders from each class, led their class worship. They read from Scripture and led the class worship prayers. The whole class reflected on the day's scripture passage.
Living out the 5 W's
Mass at St Patrick's R.C. Church
‘For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do'
Our children and all teaching staff gathered at our parish church, St Patrick’s RC church to begin the new academic year. Our parish priest, Father Phil led the Mass. We gathered together and asked God to help us use our talents throughout this year. The children presented gifts, their books and artwork as an offering of using their talents.
'Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!'
To begin our first day back at school, the children and teaching staff gathered together to pray, reflect on the new school new year and all the possibilities it holds. Our headteacher led the assembly and encouraged the children to reflect on scripture and how we must use our gifts from God, to try our best in whatever we choose to to do. There was a moment of reflection at the end of our worship.
Parents Welcomed into Nursery
'Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the churches of Christ greet you'
Our Nursery Parents were invited into Nursery and were encouraged to take part in some of the many wonderful, learning and fun activities that our children engage in on a daily basis. Lots of our parents enjoyed the day , as much as our children did.
Parents Welcomed into Reception
'Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God'
The parents of our Reception children were warmly welcomed into school to see the wonderful work that our children do. The children thoroughly enjoyed showing their mums and dad the great work they have achieved so far. Our fantastic teachers were there to speak to our parents to answer any questions also.
Nursery Parent's Maths Workshop
'In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven'
To support our parents with their children's learning at home and for them to know about the types of learning that happens in our Nursery, many of our parents were invited into school. Our Nursery teacher and team shared their knowledge of how to help the children in Maths. The parents then spent some time with their children, doing many various Maths activities.
Macmillian Coffee Morning
‘In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'
The whole took part in raising money for charity Macmillan. The children and staff baked some wonderful cakes and biscuits. A coffee morning was held in our community room, which was attended by many of our parents. The cakes were then sold at break times. Below, is the amount that we raised for Macmillan as a school.
Nursery- Acting out the Nativity Story
'The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth'
Our wonderful Nursery children listened to the Nativity story from their class Bible and then acted it out. The class teacher narrated the story and the children repeated short phrases from the Bible. The children thoroughly enjoyed their R.E. lesson.
The Foundation Stage The Nativity
'Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Emmanuel.'
Our Foundation Stage children led a wonderful Nativity, which was attended by the whole school, staff, parents and governors. The children sang hymns such as O Little Town of Bethlehem and Silent Night, and acted out what happened on the night of the birth of Our Lord, Jesus Christ. The Year One children also helped in singing and some of the Year Two children, even narrated the story.
'She gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.'
Luke 2: 7
To celebrate this special time of the Church's Year, the children and staff gathered together at out parish church and watched our wonderful Year 2 children retell the Nativity story. Year 6 helped in leading our bidding prayers and they read passages from the Bible. Lots of our parents and governors attended Year 2's Nativity.
Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day
'Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord'
To help raise money and awareness for the global children's charity, Save the Children, all children and staff were asked to wear Christmas jumpers and to donate £1. We all gathered together in the community room to celebrate and learn about the wonderful work that Save the Children does throughout the world. It was a great day for the children to understand that their small donation of just £1, could make a big difference in another child's life.
We raised £155.00 for Save the Children charity.
‘Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow's cause’
After school, a Christmas Fair was held, where Christmas decorations, activities and treats were sold. There was a great turnout in parents and children.
Our Christmas Concert
'Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation'
The whole school gathered together in prayer and song to celebrate this very special time of year. Many of our children who have been learning a musical instrument,alongside their academic studies performed for their teachers, peers and parents.
The Launch of Our Bright Jumper Harvest Day
'Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward them for what they have done'
Our School Council, organised an assembly about the upcoming Bright Jumper Harvest Day. The children led the assembly and prepared the letters that would be sent to all the parents, about when the day would happen and what clothing the children were to wear. The children even made colourful posters which were displayed around the school in the run up to the actual day
Brighten Up Harvest Jumper Day
'Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward them for what they have done.
As part of our annual Cafod Fundraising, all the children and staff were asked to wear a bright jumper and donate £1 for the Organisation Cafod. As part of our fundraising, the children watched a short video, as part of the assembly, to see how their money was used and learn about the wonderful work that Cafod does.
Living Out the 5Ws