Make the impossible possible was the theme of this weeks worship. Mrs. Pfeiffer talked to the school about a disabled boy who became world class at wheelchair athletics. He said that if you change the way that you think about disability then anything is possible. He was a determined young man who made choices that enhanced his quality of life. By making choices through our relationship with Jesus we can do the same; our lives can flourish because of our faith.
In class all children continue their journey in learning about sacraments. Children in Year 5 have been learning about the wedding of Sarah and Tobias and then linking this to the promises made in marriage today.
Children in year 4 and 5 have been considering why there are less priests, nuns and practising Catholics in the world today. Year 5 turned their attention to whether it was because God was calling less people. They had plenty of their own ideas showing an excellent understanding of theology but also drawing on information that they found on the internet for example the quote by Pope Francis:
Children in Year one have been exploring symbols of peace which are used in the bible and in the sacraments.
We have just one week left of our Summer Term. On Tuesday Year 6 enjoyed a much deserved fun day with bouncy castles on the field and a disco in the hall. We will miss all of our year 6 children and wish them love and prayers for their future.
Enjoy the last week of school runs!
‘Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.’ The message from this weeks Gospel may have had some words that were unknown to many children at the beginning of this weeks whole school worship but the message is easy to understand. Jesus is always there for us. We can share, at any time, our worries and concerns with Him and He will make us feel better. He supports us when things are difficult.
This week Year 6 had their final mass with us. We hope that the parents who joined us had happy memories dating right back to their first whole year group liturgy in reception. We also hope that they enjoyed their cream teas after mass! We have witnessed the children grow spiritually throughout their years here and wish them a happy and fulfilled journey to their next school.
Last week Year 2 had their final liturgy of the year. It was a beautiful celebration which many parents came to share.
The theme was Pentecost. There was some wonderful acting, thoughtful prayers and reflections and some superb singing. Well done Year 2. Next Year you will have masses in school and at church to help to prepare you for Holy Communion.
Our unit of learning in RE in school at the moment is sacraments. Children are learning about the significance of the sacraments in their own spiritual lives. Children in reception have been learning about their own baptisms and sharing photos. Children in year 6 have been looking at the Rites of Confirmation and comparing them to the Rites of Baptism.
Below are some pictures of the front entrance display created by the reception staff and children.
As followers of Christ how can we welcome Him into our lives? During whole school worship this week children thought about how they can be welcoming in their everyday lives. How can they welcome visitors to their homes? How can they make sure that their friends always feel welcome? Mrs. Osborne explained that if we welcome others into our lives we welcome God at the same time. By being welcoming to others we welcome God.
Lessons in class this week have focussed on sacraments with each year group beginning to think of the relevance of the sacraments in their own lives. Children in Year 2 led a liturgy together on Tuesday and they were joined by many family members and friends. We just have one year group celebration left this academic year which will be the Year 6 Mass followed by cream teas for family and friends. The mass will be held in the school hall on 11th July at 1.30.
Congratulations to all the children who have taken or are taking their First Holy Communion in our local churches. Their photos are proudly displayed at school for all to see, and I know that the children have enjoyed the congratulations given to them during worship time.
Such a special time as you deepen your relationship with Jesus. We hope that you all enjoy your family celebrations.
God bless you all,