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    Sunday 8th December is the feast day of the Immaculate Conception. On Friday, St Mary’s celebrated this feast day as the school is named after Saint Mary. This year, the children were gifted with rosary beads. We learnt about how rosary beads are used and the joyful mysteries. We then used the beads to pray a decade of the rosary. After this we had juice and a biscuit to celebrate.

  • Uncategorised Comments Off on Advent Assemblies

    The school celebrated the start of Advent with key stage assemblies and collective worships. The Infants retold the nativity story as they brought the crib figures to the crib. The Juniors found out about the time of Advent, lit the first candle on the Advent wreath and were presented with their class wreaths.

  • Uncategorised Comments Off on Travelling cribs

    During Advent, the children in Year 1 and 2 will have the opportunity to bring home the travelling cribs to keep for 2 nights. Use the cribs to retell the story of the nativity and discuss the real meaning of Christmas. Why not tweet us at school with how you used the cribs and use the hashtag #stmarysbbcribs.

  • Uncategorised Comments Off on Y5 Wedding

    Y5 have been learning about the sacrament of marriage in Come and See. To celebrate their learning, they went to church to role-play a marriage ceremony with Father Dooley. The children came dressed in their finest clothes to attend the wedding. Two played the bride and groom and the rest were wedding guests. Congratulations to the happy couple!

  • Uncategorised Comments Off on Remembrance Day Assesmbly

    Today we had an assembly for Remembrance Day. The Faith in Action group from Y6 led a collective worship which gave us chance to reflect about and remember those who have died while fighting for our country. We then observed a minutes silence. The school councillors have been selling poppies over the past few weeks to raise money for The Royal British Legion.

  • Uncategorised Comments Off on Welcome Assembly

    The new reception children were welcomed to the school in a Welcome Assembly. They were introduced by each of their names by their Y6 buddies. Y6, Y1 and Y2 children each performed songs, poems and signed to welcome the children to school. Reception were the stars of the show, reciting some poems and singing some of the songs that they had learnt during their time at school.

  • Uncategorised Comments Off on Harvest Assembly

    The school did a Harvest Assembly for the pensioners of the parish Wednesday Club. The children sang lots of harvest songs and read some prayers and scripture. The infant children brought in fruit baskets to give to the pensioners and the juniors brought in food to donate to the St Helens’ food bank.

  • Uncategorised Comments Off on Y6 Leavers Mass and Assembly

    We say a fond farewell to our Y6 who are leaving the school on Friday. This week, we celebrated their time at the school with a leavers mass and assembly. Good luck and God bless in your future from everyone at St. Mary’s Blackbrook!

  • Uncategorised Comments Off on Other Faiths’ Week

    Last week, the school had an other faiths’ week. The infant children learnt all about the religion of Hinduism and the junior children about the religion of Islam. Each year group looked at different aspects of the faith. Children found this most interesting and showed great respect for each religion. The KS1 children enjoyed a carousel of activities where they tried some different Hindu celebrations including hand painting, tasting food, Indian food and making diwa lamps.

  • Uncategorised Comments Off on John Burland

    St Mary’s Blackbrook was very to have a concert from song writer and performer, John Burland. John writes many of the songs that we use in Come and See lessons and in our worship. We enjoyed singing along with John and learning some new songs.

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