Come and See - Growing/Lent
Our RE focus for this half term was ‘growing’ as we found out all about Lent. The children discovered that Jesus had to go away for 40 days and 40 nights. He needed to have a big think as he knew he had an important job to do. The children each made a promise to be like Jesus and do his work while he was away. They placed purple ribbons on our Lent tree to show that they promised to be kind, gentle, caring and helpful. Each day we chose a child who we had seen being like Jesus and they were given a leaf to add to our tree. We worked together to help our tree grow in love. We are so proud of how well our children took to this challenge.
Year 4 hosted the Harvest assembly this half term. I was very proud of how confident they were and their understanding about why we have our Harvest Festival. All food collected was donated to local food banks. Thank you to all the parents and families who donated.
Mission Together - October 2019
Today Mrs Barry came to our school to talk to us about Mission Together. Through our fundraising this year, the money raised will support the work of a care home in South Africa. Red boxes will be sent home with our children for them to donate as many pennies as possible!
CAFOD Family Fast Day
On Thursday 14 March, we had some visitors into school from CAFOD who explained about the work of the charity. The following day we held a non-uniform day – wear Purple for Lent day where we raised £143. Well Done everyone!
On Ash Wednesday, Key Stage 2 attended Mass at Holy Rood Church Hall. Our Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 children held their own liturgy in the school hall. Father Damian blessed the ashes at Mass and these were brought back to school to distribute.
On Monday 28 January, Bishop Ralph visited our school to bless the new Foundation Stage building. He was joined by Father Damian and our Nursery children presented Bishop Ralph with a gift. Bishop Ralph praised our children for their impeccable behaviour and he enjoyed his lunch with our children.