This afternoon, Year 4 have been sketching portraits of our class Saint, Padre Pio. I’m so impressed with how their art skills have already developed this year and was blown away by their efforts. Have a look at a few of them below.
It’s been a really odd day in many ways – but one way in which it has been especially odd is by the children across the school wearing odd socks. This is part of a national campaign for Anti-Bullying week, and has demonstrated how we’re all different and little odd in our own ways (especially the teachers)!
Here are some pictures of Year 4 in their odd socks. See if you can work out which ‘odd’ pair belong to which ‘odd’ child.
Anti-Bullying Week – Odd Socks Day – Tuesday 12th November
This week is Anti-Bullying Week. As a whole school we will be exploring this from many different perspectives. One of these is that we must respect the fact we are all different. To celebrate this, we are joining in Odd Socks Day and inviting children to come to school in odd socks on Tuesday 12th November.
We encourage children to get creative and remember the brighter, the better! They can
be worn over trousers, one long, one short, however you please!
The important thing is that the children think about the fact it is ok to be different and that we should treat each other kindly.
We joined together today to commemorate Remembrance Day.
To mark the day World War One ended, at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month, in 1918, we shared in prayer before holding a two minute silence to remember those who have died in wars.
Thank you to the children in Year Six who led us in prayer beautifully and reverently.
As part of the IntoFilm festival, Year 4 visited the Vue cinema at Star City to watch the UK premier of 2040. It was a climate change film/documentary which explored what life could be like in 2040 if we work together to reverse some of the damage that we have inflicted on our planet.
The children behaved themselves superbly and it was great to have some very deep and meaningful conversations about film afterwards. Upon returning to school, the children wrote reviews of the film which we will be entering into the IntoFilm review competition.
A massive thanks to Mrs Quinn and Mrs Kerry for driving, and also to Mrs Rae and Miss Piercy for joining us!
It’s taken a little longer than planned to sort the photos out…but here’s a selection of snaps taken during our hike through the northern hills of the Malverns last week. We had such a great day, despite it being cold and windy, and it was fabulous to see so many of the children overcome difficulties and fears during the day.
To celebrate our school’s special feast day, The Feast of All Souls, we gathered together in the hall to share in a whole school prayer service.
Year 6 led us into prayer beautifully, asking us to remember the souls of our loved ones who have passed. Although it is sad when people die, we remember that they are now at peace with God.
Each class took it in turns to offer forth an envelope filled with their prayers for their loved ones as each class teacher lit a candle to symbolise our prayer intentions.
It was such a lovely way to share in this special feast day!
Year 4 ~ Home Study Task 2 ~ In The Groove
Choose a composer or musician from any genre or period in history. This piece could be a poster, a video, a factfile, etc.
- What can you find out about him/her?
- What did/does he/she play or compose?
- How does his/her music make you feel?
- What piece of music of his/hers is your favourite and why?
Due: Wednesday, 11th December, 2019
On Friday Year One and Year Four shared in a prayer service together to end the half term. Our focus was the Holy Rosary. Year Four guided Year One through this special prayer, leading the prayers and setting high expectations of responses and behaviour.
Four prayer leaders from Year Four did a fantastic job of guiding us through the rosary and gave pauses for thought and reflection. We began every decade with a mystery read beautifully by the children and then reflected on this by dedicating 10 Hail Mary’s. At the beginning of each decade a partner pair was selected to light a candle together whilst the focus mystery was being read.
It was a very mature and beautifully reflective prayer service with all children aware of the importance of the Rosary and how we can pray this most special prayer.
The whole school joined together in the hall this afternoon to share in ‘A Time of Prayer’ live streamed with Archbishop Bernard Longley.
We prayed the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary using a Mission Rosary, and also marked the Feast Day of Blessed John Henry Newman.