Yesterday our Minnie Vinnie’s had a lovely time visiting St Mark’s and St Cuthbert’s Church in South Shields, to look at 33 different knitted scenes form the bible. We were amazed by the work that had gone into each one, they were brilliant. We worked together to complete a quiz on the different stories. Our favourite was Jonah and the Whale and Noah’s Ark! A huge thank you to St Mark’s and St Cuthbert’s.
A huge Well Done to all the boys and girls in the nativity today, you were truly fantastic and retold the story of the birth of Jesus very well. We are very proud of you!
This morning before the hustle and bustle of the school day started, our pupils, parents and staff all celebrated the life of Oscar Romero in a moving morning reflection.
This time enabled everyone to have some quiet time for prayer and reflection whilst visiting the numerous prayer stations set up around our school hall.
This year for Youth Friday Year 5 prepared a liturgy for the whole school. We followed the youth Friday liturgy and children from year 4 and 5 completed a liturgical dance. We all listened to the message from the Bishop. We brought forward our YES prayers from each class during the liturgy, that we had prepared during a class sessions preparing for Youth Friday.
In St Mary’s we say YES!
At St. Mary’s we are very excited for school council elections. Children from Year 1 to 6 are welcome to bring in speeches to become candidates for their class. Speeches need to be in school by Tuesday 26th September 2017. We are looking forward to hearing everyone’s speeches and electing our councillors for this school year!
On Friday the 9th June Year 1 Presented a Liturgy to the school and their parents about the topic ‘Holidays and Holy days’. We thought about our own memories of holidays with family members, talked about how we might prepare for these and drew pictures of our personal experiences. We also talked about the ways that Christians celebrate Holy days such as Christmas and Easter and considered how the Holy Spirit changed the lives of the apostles at Pentecost. We loved acting out the events of Pentecost and learning new hymns about the Holy Spirit.
Our KS1 children had an assembly from the NSPCC to hear all about how it is important to be share aware and to speak out and stay safe. We listened carefully and watched a video on all about how it is important to speak out and stay safe, We discussed who we would talk to if we felt unsafe and learnt a rhyme to help us remember.