This morning, the children from Key Stage one and Foundation joined together with the rest of the country to observe a minute silence and remember the tragic events of Monday night in Manchester. We prayed to our Mother, Mary, and asked her to look after all of the people affected. Year One also wrote some prayers of their own and shared them with us.
A very happy World Book Day from Key Stage one and Foundation. A special thank you to all of the parents for the work that you must have put in! The children looked fabulous during our parade!
What a lovely way to end the term. This morning KS1 enjoyed their Star Achievers assembly. Each teacher chose one pupil from each class who they have been really impressed with.
Well done to Ella Rose, Sebby, Freddie, Isla, Finn and Mason.
We sat patiently and waited for our turn. Then Foundation and KS1 enjoyed their sweets and glow bands whilst dancing to DJ Nigel’s music. A lovely way to end an afternoon!
A superbly organised day, for the Year of Mercy. After being addressed by Bishop Patrick, the 7 corporal acts of mercy were reflected across the school to deepen the children’s understanding. Each group consisted of 4 children from each class, who would take part in an activity to reflect each act.
The act in year 6 was to, ‘Welcome the Stranger’ and what better way than for a bit of ‘speed dating!’ (Cilla would have been proud) The older children sat opposite the younger children and had 30 seconds (complete with countdown clock) to tell the ‘stranger’ before them a little bit about themselves before the roles were reversed. After the timer had stopped a new stranger was found and the process repeated. It was incredible to watch the unity between the children and the care and support for one another, young and old, girls and boys.
After welcoming the stranger, the children reflected upon times they have shown mercy, people who show them mercy and ways we can show mercy.
A wonderfully powerful activity and very proud to be part of it.
Year 6 team.
The Foundation and Year 2 classes celebrate the Day of Mercy by decorating each others classroom doors. The children enjoyed making decorations incorporating the seven corporal acts.