Today in Year 1’s collective worship we celebrated May the month of Mary. We designed a focal point to be used as an altar to Mary for the month of May. The children planned their own parts and readings in this collective worship. We crowned Mary with flowers and laid flowers at her feet. We all held rosary beads and repeated the Hail Mary prayer. We then sang a song to celebrate Mary.
A big thank you to everyone who supported our Walk for Water CAFOD challenge, you have helped us to raise £918.93. The children were set the challenge of walking 1,000,000 steps, here is a video celebrating our huge achievement and of us having fun whilst completing our challenge.
On Holy Thursday, the last day of term, each class in KS2 gathered to reflect on the symbols of Holy Week and to think about how to follow Jesus’ example of love and self-giving. A central focal point was created in our chapel in the grounds. Although the key stage were not able to come together for the liturgy it meant they could all visit the chapel as a class and reflect on the focal point created together. The younger children were also able to come and reflect on the symbols of Jesus’ passion.
Year 3 visited church today to look at the Stations of the Cross. The children looked at the pictures and heard the stories about each one. They prayed a special prayer which related to each of the stations as they followed the path of Jesus. The children really enjoyed seeing the church in a different way.
This week Year 2 completed their 2 mile Cafod Walk for Water. The children had a bucket of water to carry to help think about how the children feel having to carry their water containers for miles and miles.