Year 6 reflect on ‘Expectations’ topic

Year 6 reflected on their most recent learning in RE today by visiting six prayer stations: each one is designed to make us think about a different aspect of Advent. We connected with God by reading the story of the nativity and putting ourselves into the story. We focused on the true meaning of Advent and attempted to rid our minds of any distractions of the season. We pondered the gifts of Advent – hope, peace, joy and love – and thought about which one we need most in our lives at the moment. We prayed for people who need love and care this Advent. We wrote letters to God to share our wishes, fears, joys and sorrows. We shared what we are waiting for during Advent and what we think God is waiting for.Our pupil chaplins did a marvellous job of guiding us around each station.

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Advent Prayer

This week in school, our hall has been set up to help us learn all about the story of the Nativity. On Thursday we went to visit and were helped in our reflections by some of the chaplains from Year 6. The children enjoyed the experience and were very prayerful and respectful throughout. We now…Continue Reading

Year 1 go on a Journey to Bethlehem.

Today, Year 1 went on a ‘Journey to Bethlehem’. We separated into groups with Miss Blackie and Mrs Jones and then visited the prayer stations set up in the hall to remember what Advent and Christmas is all about. The children enjoyed completing the prayers and activities and are almost ready to celebrate Jesus’ birthday.…Continue Reading

More than Dance

Year 1 really enjoyed our recent Liturgical dance workshop and Liturgy with the More than Dance company on the theme of ‘The God who speaks’. We quickly learned a lovely dance in our classroom and then performed it during a whole school liturgy in the afternoon. We also enjoyed watching all of the other classes…Continue Reading

Prayer Stations

Year 5 visited the prayer stations in our hall. We visited each station and spent time reflecting during this special time of advent. We spent time focusing, wishing, waiting, prayer, hoping and connecting with the birth of Jesus. By the end of the morning we felt we had changed our focus back to the true…Continue Reading

Rejoice!

In Year 6, we recently came to the end of our Belonging topic: Vocation & Commitment. To reflect on our learning we joined in prayer for a liturgy, which was planned and lead by a group of children. During the liturgy we were asked to think about what we are committed to in our lives…Continue Reading