Category Archives: Year Group Blogs

Year 3 Day Retreat to Alton Castle

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After receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation, the children in Year 3 attended a retreat day to Alton Castle. It was a wonderful, fun-filled day with numerous opportunities to reflect upon their faith journey so far and to prepare for the next step…receiving the Body of Christ on our First Holy Communion day.

 

Holy Week

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Well done to Year 3, Year 4 and Year 5 for leading us through our Holy Week prayer journey following the footsteps of Jesus.
We watched Palms being waved to welcome Jesus on Palm Sunday by Year 4 and then Year 3 led us through the events of Maundy Thursday and the Last Supper where we witnessed the first celebration of the Eucharist with the breaking of bread. Finally, Year 5 concluded our journey, as they led us through the stations of the cross and we witnessed Jesus’ love and compassion for us even as He was been put to death.

CAFOD’s ‘Turn a Little Fish into a Big Fish’ Campaign

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This Lent, one of the charities that we have been supporting is CAFOD and the House Captains have explained about their ‘Turn a Little Fish into a Big Fish’ campaign. Unfortunately, millions of families around the world are living in extreme poverty – many are struggling to earn a living so do not have enough money to meet their basic needs such as food, housing and clothing. However, this Lent, we can help to change this; all of our little actions will make a really big difference to people living in poverty by helping people to set up small businesses and earn a living

The cake sale and games experience run by Y6 raised £301.57 – this will be added to the overall Lenten total at the end of our Lenten Efforts.

Well done everyone and thank you for all of your contributions!

Safer Internet Day 7.2.2017

Tuesday 7th February was Safer Internet Day – a great opportunity to talk to our family and friends about the safe, responsible and positive use of technology, and to ‘give a smile’ to help create a kinder online community.

 

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With the help of the Year 6 Digital Leaders, who led a fantastic assembly about how we can help to make a positive change online, we explored how photos can create an impression of our character and personality (our online reputation) and thought about how we could decide if a photo/image is okay to share online or not. Throughout the day, the children ran a Photo Booth in the playground – but always ensured that they had the children’s permission to take their photos and made sure that any clues for personal information about them was covered.

Year 6’s Visit to Holy Trinity Church

As the children in Year 6 prepared for receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation, Deacon Daniel helped them to develop a greater understanding of their faith as he gave them a tour of the Church.

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Did you know…

  • We bless ourselves with the Holy Water from the font to wash away our sins before we enter the Church
  • There are three parts of the Church: the narthex, the nave and the sanctuary
  • There are three steps leading up to the alter representing God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit

 

Year 3 Role Play A Baptism

As Year 3 prepare to take the next step on their faith journey, they are finding out all about the Sacraments. They role played a Baptism and chose the Christian name Teresa for the baby after Saint Teresa of Calcutta. The children demonstrated the Gospel values of being active and curious as they found out about their own Baptism.Screen Shot 2016-11-18 at 22.03.13