Our Liturgical Journey
Daniel Coleman, an RE advisor for the Catholic Education Commision, recently paid a visit to our school. He observed a fantastic RE lesson in Year 2. Also he watched an assembly led by Reception A, celebrating them moving onto year 1 and the exciting journey they are going to embark on. He looked around both sites, visited lots of classes and met with our RE co-ordinator. His feedback was that he was very impressed with the ethos of the school and the value that is put upon it.
During the month of May, we think especially about Mary the Mother of Jesus.
When God was choosing Mary to be the mother of Jesus, he wanted someone who would say “I know that God loves me and will look after me always.” Mary believed that God loved her and she lived her life remembering that love. Mary’s life was not always happy, but she trusted in God and God gave her strength and courage. In the month of May we remember that Mary is our heavenly Mother too because we are all part of God’s family. To celebrate a prayer room was opened to Key Stage 2 at lunch time, where children could light a candle, say a prayer and reflect. Also Liturgies were held to celebrate and crown Mary with flowers.
The days of Lent prepare us to celebrate Easter.During Lent we pray for others and ourselves, we give something up and we share our time with others more generously. During Lent we will be celebrating children's acts of kindness by rewarding individual children with a candle of kindness. The children can then bring these home and share them with their families and explain why they got them. Furthermore many of the children have made Lenten promises and these have been displayed on our Lenten promise tree. In Key Stage 2 a prayer room has been set up for the duration of Lent where children may write down a prayer, learn about the Easter story, reflect, light a candle for someone and much more....