Well done to all the children who recieved certificates for their attendance. A special mention to Riley, who achieved 100% attendance with no lateness and won a special from the raffle.
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!
In pastoral care we have been learning all about being different. To explore this further we played games of Guess Who where we explored our differences. We then celebrated our differences by creating profiles of ourselves. We loved playing Guess Who and this really helped our understanding of being different to each other.
Today in drama club we started by playing a rhythm game which was quite tricky and we warmed up our voices. We were then set the challenge of creating a scene which involved a dragon and a castle. We all had great fun performing in our groups and can’t wait for next week!
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.
Last week Northumbria water came to visit KS1 to tell us all about how to keep our drains clean. They gave a pantomime all about Dwayne the drain and told us what we should and should not put down our drain. We sang songs and had lots of fun, thank you to Northumbria water.