In RE we have been learning about the Fruits of The Holy Spirit.
In groups we chose one of the fruits and worked together to prepare a presentation to the class about that fruit.
Some of us were extremely creative while others created a role play to show what that fruit meant to them.
In RE, Year 3 have been learning about The Holy Spirit. They learned about who sent Him and why he was sent.
They made headbands showing fire to help them understand about Pentecost and then wrote their own prayer to The Holy Spirit asking for courage and strength, especially when things become difficult for them.
Holy Family school welcomed Bishop Pat last week. Part of his visit included blessing the new school entrance as well as officially opening it.
Bishop Pat stayed for our weekly commendation assembly and presented the awards for Outstanding contribution to RE.
The children showed their books and learning to Bishop Pat who asked them questions about their lessons.
It was a wonderful spiritual assembly which we all enjoyed.
Bishop Pat presented the awards at our weekly commendation assembly. He was accompanied by our Parish Priest, Father Arbo.
This week's assembly was for outstanding learning in RE. The children brought their books to share with Bishop Pat and Father Arbo.
Before this assembly, Year 3 and Year 6 attended Mass in St. John Fisher Church where they celebrated Mass with the Bishop.
In RE we were learning about Peter’s denial of Jesus. We talked about why Peter betrayed Jesus and how he would have felt at the time. Would he be worried, frightened, scared? We also talked about what we might have felt if we were Peter. We then watched two videos about Peter's betrayal. After this we went outside and performed some role play about the betrayal. We all took pictures on the Ipads and then when we got back to class we made them into books using Book Creator.
By Kishore Kumpati Year 6
Thank you God for Jesus is the Prayer we say.
Thank you God for Jesus, alive on Easter day.
Thank you for the joy you give.
In each and every day we live.
Today year 3 visited the Church to learn more about our Parish. This is part of the RE curriculum in Year 3.
Father Arbo told us about the main parts of the church - the altar table, the lectern, the Tabernacle, the sanctuary light, the organ, the presiding chair and the statues.
We learned lots of interesting facts about our Church and will look out for these on our next visit.
KS2 attended the Stations of the Cross at St. John Fisher Church. We followed the stations with the parishioners and took part in all of the prayers. We learned all about the passion of Jesus and what he did for us because he loves us.
We have been learning about St. Patrick in RE.
We role played his story in order to gain a greater understanding of why he is such a well known saint. We then acted out in front of the class and were recorded on the Ipad.
We then peer assessed our learning.
All classes have updated their prayer areas to reflect the Church's Liturgical calendar. It is now Lent and the children have written their Lenten promises and prayers for those less fortunate than ourselves.
In our assembly today, we learnt about how during this Lent, we can all help Turn little fish into Big fish to help transform the lives of families by planning our own fundraisers. We want everyone to work together to turn turn little fish into Big fish.
As it was Pancake Day on Tuesday we made pancakes in class. We had a variety of different toppings to choose from- lemon and sugar, syrup, chocolate sauce or strawberry sauce.
We learned why Christians celebrate Pancake Day. It began years ago when the people used up all their rich food in their cupboards before the beginning of Lent
Each class has been learning about their class saint. They created a display of this learning.
Nursery- St. Teresa Lisieux
FS2 - St. Anne
Year 1- St. Nicholas
Year 2 - St. Francis
Year 3- St. Catherine of Alexandria
Year 4 - St. Thomas More
Year 5 - St. Jude
Year 6 - St. Patrick
Turn little fish into big fish and make a big difference to communities around the world.
As part of RE week KS2 visited the Hindu temple in Plumstead. This was to show respect and tolerance for the different religions in our society.
It was most informative. We recognised that Hindus have many of the same signs and symbols as in the Catholic Church eg. candles, holy water, food.
As part of their Religion we all left with a small gift of food.
As part of RE week we had a visit from Duggy Dug Dug and his helpers.
Duggy Dug Dug delivered a science based assembly but it was related to God and our Christian faith. As you can see we had a great afternoon learning about science and God. We played games and sang songs. We learned a lot!
As part of our celebration for the Year of Mercy each class has created a year of Mercy door. This is to remind us of the door that Pope Francis opened in St. Peter's, Rome at the beginning of the year. By walking through this door of mercy the children and adults will be asking God to forgive them for any wrongdoing.
Today we had the Ten Ten theatre company in our school. This is a professional theatre company that presents plays and workshops at differing levels for the children based on a religious theme.
The day began with a workshop for the parents and then 3 different plays were performed for the children with a reflection time at the end. The children were absolutely mesmerised by the plays and gave great reviews on the day.
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