Families and Celebrations
We belong to a special family, the family of the Church.
Lots of people belong to our Church family.
When we are baptised we become members of the Church.
Today, we visited Church and Fr. Michael told us about Baptism.
He used water and oil and baptised the baby over the Baptismal Font.
The Presentation in the Temple
Today, in the Goshawk class we retold the story of The Presentation. We found out that Mary and Joseph took Jesus to the Temple as a baby. This was a special occasion as it was a tradition and they wanted to say thank you to God for Jesus. In the Temple, they met a good man called Simeon. For many years Simeon had been praying that God would keep His promise and send a king to rule over His people. When Mary and Joseph walked past Simeon, he felt his heart jump inside him. He got up, looked at the baby and straight away he knew that this baby was God's special gift for everyone. Simeon said "Lord God, you have kept your promise. I can now die a happy man because I have seen Jesus, the Light of the World".
The children from the Goshawk class visited St. Mary’s Church and had the opportunity to understand what it meant to belong to the Church family. It was also an opportunity to look around the church and understand that the Word of God is present in many ways and when we go to church, it is like going to our shared family.
Thank you for your comments. The children were truly wonderful.
They were all magnificent. As a parent, it’s so lovely to watch and makes special memories.
Thank you for all your hard work and dedication, to them. (Parent of Harriet)
Thank you for setting it all up and helping Hermione gain so much confidence x (Parent of Hermione)
They did so well and so did you and the other teachers putting it together. (Parent of Amelia)
The kids and teachers did an amazing job x (Parent of Lily)
Monday 18th November 2019
Today, two parents from the Goshawk class joined us with their new-born babies. They shared their experiences of preparing for the birth of their babies and talked about their journey to the hospital and aftercare. We then compare their experiences, with the journey Mary had to make to Bethlehem and the birth of Jesus.
What an incredible Multicultural week we have had in the Goshawk class! We started by understanding why we are all unique and used Mr Men & Little Miss books to help us ‘embrace our differences’. Our class story was based on a Chinese folk tale, ‘Little Inchkin’, we created our own Chinese drums and used these to help us reinact the story in small groups. We also had our own class food festival, working in line with our current geography topic, whereby we were able to try different food from each continent. The children were also able to speak to children from an international school in Abu Dhabi! A fabulous experience that contextualised their knowledge and understanding of the world! Thank you so much to all our incredible parent helpers!