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Year 3

October

Month of the Holy Rosary

 

The challenge was to get creative and make Rosary beads to celebrate Our Lady's special month. Look at what we achieved using conkers, pasta, seeds and colourful, glittery beads! You won't find Rosary beads like these on sale in the piety stall! They were totally amazing!

 

Can you pray the Rosary as a family and

ask Mary to pray for your special intentions?

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To be or not to be? That is the question!

 

In our Religious Education lessons we read the story of the 'Call of the Disciples' and thought about reasons for and against answering Jesus's call. After careful consideration and much debating , Beech class decided that the answer was a resounding YES!

 

It was God's plan, their destiny! Who wouldn't want to feel trusted to do such an important job? Hard? Yes! But Jesus would guide and help! Become a better person and be more loving, forgiving, understanding and compassionate? Absolutely!

 

Who would NOT want to work for the Son of God? Simple!

 

 

Picture 1 Our finished display of our Discipleship work!

Inspiring Inspire!

 

What a wonderful morning Beech class had with their visitors at our Reconciliation Inspire Workshop! We discussed what reconciliation means, made little boxes of love, reflected on the story of the Prodigal Son and finally finished our morning by joining together to pray, sing and offer our work in thanksgiving for a special time shared.

 

Do you find it easy to forgive those who have hurt you?

Do you find it easy to say sorry?

 

Have we inspired you too?

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NOVEMBER

Month of the Holy Souls

 

We visited our parish church to pray for those who have died

and remember with love.

We especially remembered those who have no one to pray for them.

Picture 1 Let perpetual light shine upon them...

November

The Year of Mercy Ends!

 

Beech class reflected on the Year of Mercy.

They joined together with our whole school family in assembly

to close the 'Door of Mercy' on this special year, which began in December 2015.

 

Did you know that the Year of Mercy officially ended when Pope Francis pulled closed the 'Holy Door' of St Peter's Basilica in Rome?

 

Reflect on how you can continue to be merciful.

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Welcome to our assembly on the life of our class saint, St. John Vianney!

 

Did you know St. John Vianney was devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary?

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During Advent Beech class became 'Advent Angels'.

We took a gift tag from our giving tree, and bought the gift which was written on it.

We wanted to show the patients, staff and visitors at St Mary's Hospice that we were thinking about them by doing this act of kindness.

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Emily and Dan, from One Life Music, came to school for our ‘We Will Go Out’

retreat day. The important question we had to think about was...

 

How we can be disciples of Jesus and follow in his footsteps?

 

Are you: sorrowful, forgiving, loving, prayerful, kind, patient, helpful, reflective, compassionate, generous, repentant?

Do you: treat people fairly, always make the right choices, show responsibility, set a good example, give people a second chance, have strong faith, go to Mass, listen at Mass?

 

Are you ready to always be a Disciple of Jesus?

 

Beech class are definitely ready 'To Go fishing for the Lord!'

Picture 1 Singing along with Dan and Emily in class!
Picture 1 Following in the footsteps of Jesus activity!
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The greatest book of all on World Book Day!

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On Saturday 4th March 2017, we received the Sacrament of Reconciliation. It was such a special day when we received God’s forgiveness for all the times we have made the wrong choices in our lives. Thank you God for showing us your forgiveness and with your help we will make the right choices in the future.

 

Our class display on the parable of The Lost Sheep is a lovely reminder of our celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation. It was such a special and memorable occasion! We couldn't quite fit 100 sheep on though!
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In your Easter bonnet,
You'll be the grandest in the Easter parade!

 

Just look at the creative Easter bonnets made by Beech class pupils.

I could write a sonnet, about your Easter bonnet!

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What event do these three bonnets reflect?

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It's April!

First Holy Communion is getting closer and Beech class can't wait!

 

On Tuesday, Father Sean led our First Holy Communion Sacramental meeting. He guided us through the structure of the Mass and we were reminded about what happens during each part.

Picture 1 We dressed the altar with the altar cloth...
Picture 2 Added the candles...
Picture 3 Father put the alb on first...
Picture 4 Next he wore the stoll...
Picture 5 Finally the red chasuble...
Picture 6 We read the Gospel from the lectern...
Picture 7 Discussed the importance of the Consecration
Picture 8 And asked so many searching questions...

Did you know that we make the sign of the cross on our forehead, lips and heart to remind us to ask Jesus to be in our thoughts, words and heart?

Beech class and the adults thoroughly enjoyed the evening and would probably have still been there at 9 O clock asking questions!

 

Someone asked, " What does JHS mean on the host?"

See if you can find out!

 

Why did Father Sean wear a red chasuble and not white for the season of Easter?

Now that's a challenge! Beech class know though!

The Holy Season of Easter

 

Our class prayer area has now changed to reflect that we are in Easter.

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How many days are there in Easter?

Year 3 Retreat Day with Dan Callow

 

Dan Callow, a Catholic musician and song writer from One Life Music, visited Beech class to help them prepare for their First Holy Communion. The children really embraced the day and thoroughly enjoyed the songs, games, reflections and prayer time.

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Dan reminded the children how important it is to live our lives by following in the footsteps of Jesus and how Jesus gave up his life for us. We remember this when we receive the consecrated bread and wine at Holy Communion. A special visitor popped in! Hello Father Sean! He talked to the class about the Pascal Candle.

 

 

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Do you know what the symbols on the Pascal Candle mean?

It's May! First Holy Communion has finally arrived! Yeah!

 

We have been so proud of the way the children in Year 3 have prepared for their First Holy Communion. They have shown immense commitment and sincerity and were supported throughout by their families, who it has to be noted, needed a ready supply of tissues on the day! Father Sean said that they are inspirational children and we should all learn from the great faith that they have. A well deserved and accurate description of some very special children. It was a privilege to be a part of their faith journey.

 

Congratulations Year 3!

We hope that you will always have special memories of your First Holy Communion day and will always continue to be 'God's Amazing Children.'  

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Picture 1 The boys were ready...
Picture 2 The girls were too...
Picture 3 And we had our friends to support us...
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