5th Week of Easter at St. Peter’s

Jesus called Himself the Good Shepherd; in worship this week children considered why Jesus called us His sheep. Sheep all look the same but Jesus knows each and every one of us as individuals. He can hear our thoughts. He knows when we are happy. He knows when we are sad. Our lovely Year 5 and Year R identical twins Dylan and Freddie and Eddie and Patch helped me to explain this to the school. They may look very similar, in fact sometimes it is very hard to tell them apart, but they are different people with different thoughts and different feelings. All four boys tell me that their families are good at telling who is who just like Jesus knows each and every one of us.

We also heard about how Jesus is ‘the gate’. The gate to God and leading a good and fulfilled life. Sheep follow their leader. Jesus wants us to follow Him, our leader, in the same way. In class worship we have been reflecting on how to lead our lives in the best way possible. How can we follow Jesus? Year 2 wrote their ideas on footprints and then created  a pathway.


In lessons Year 2 found out more about the symbolism of the Paschal Candle. They started off by labelling a picture of a Paschal Candle. They were particularly interested to find out about how five jewels on a Paschal Candle can represent the five wounds that were inflicted on Jesus. Some children then went on to make their own candles and decorate the prayer area with them along with their footprints from worship.

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The Feeding of the Five Thousand has been the focus in Year 3 lessons. They have been applying their skills from English to write newspaper reports about the events of the miracle and thinking about the similarities to the events in Mass.

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Have a lovely week!

Sarah Luter


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