During Friday’s whole school assembly, each class was presented with their advent wreath which they will put together during the coming week.
As we enter the season of Advent, it is important that we do not lose sight of the reason for the season.
This short video really sums up what advent is all about…
Also, why not take a look at this interactive advent calendar, talk about some of the questions and share some of the thoughts with your children…
Primary Advent calendar 2015
Or for reflections for yourself go to Cafod Advent Calendar
At Blackbrook St. Mary’s we had a week when we learnt all about the Hindu faith. The Infants took part in traditional Indian dance that is performed at many Hindu festivals.
The whole school watched an assembly performed by some students from Edge Hill University on the story of Divali. Later, the students held workshops for Years 4, 5 and 6 where they produced some wonderful artwork based on the characters in the story.
Today, Year 3 visited Preston Hindu Temple as part of their work on Hinduism. First they learnt about some of the different Hindu beliefs before they were taken into the Temple. The children and staff alike were fascinated by how ornate the shrines were and the wonderful artwork on the ceiling showing lots of the Hindu gods and stories about them.
With You Always
Our Year 4 Sacramental Programme, With You Always, prepares children to receive the sacraments of
Reconciliation, First Holy Communion and Confirmation.
Sessions take place once a month, allowing children to work with their parents and carers as they
prepare to receive the sacraments.
These sessions are held in school but are run by parish catechists Mr Simms and Mrs Plant and are supported by
Fr.Dooley, Mrs Ashton, Mrs Murphy, Mrs Rawsthorne and Miss Dooner.
It is important for the children that everyone works together to help them prepare
for such special occasions in their lives.
On Care For Our Common Home
Pope Francis has written a letter addressed to every person on the planet, asking us all to protect the earth.
Will you play your part to protect our common home?
Every child in Foundation Stage has a buddy in Year 6. They meet regularly and read together and play games together. When we all go to church, the children sit with their buddies.
Here are some pictures of the children in their onesies, raising money for Children in Need and Diabetes 1.
Today, our Year 4 children learnt all about what it was like to be an evacuee, as part of their topic work on World War I.
In preparation for the day, the children made gas masks and boxes. Their parents had written them letters which they opened during the morning, the hall became a train as they travelled to their new home, and the children wrote letters back to their parents then walked to the shops to post them. The work also linked to Remembrance Day.
Here are a few pictures of the day but look out for more information on the Y4 class blogs.