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“Christ at the centre of our school where we live, love and learn together”

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Welcome to the website of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School, Yardley Wood, Birmingham. If you are worried about a child please speak to a DSL in school or telephone 01213031888 - CASS

Year 3 2017/2018

SEPTEMBER

 

A Blessing for the New School Year

 

Beech class were delighted to welcome Deacon Tim to their class to celebrate the start of our new school year. It was a really reverent and special occasion when we  gathered to ask God’s blessing on

  • us, as we live together as his family
  • on our classroom, where we learn together
  • on our prayer table, where we show our love together

and all the time remembering that Jesus is at the heart of all that we do.

 

On this class your blessing, Lord, on this class your grace bestow.
On this class your blessing, Lord, may it come and never go
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Deacon Tim also blessed our holy book, The Bible and we will remember the importance of treating the Word of God with respect every time we use it in our Religious Education lessons. 

 

 

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Picture 2 Bless our Bibles!
Picture 3 Lord, guide these children!

Let us pray...

 

At the start of our new school year Beech class wrote petition prayers asking for God's help with the challenges that lay ahead and what they wanted to improve. All our prayers are displayed in our prayer area and we share them when we pray together. Our hands made the petals of the flower and reminds us that we all work together as children of God. 

 

Dear Lord,

Help me to improve my attendance this year and to

persevere with my handwriting because it is messy.

Help me to get closer to your Son Jesus

by praying more often.

God is our Saviour!

Lord hear us

 

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Our Mission in Beech Class!

 

In our Religious Education lesson we reflected on our school mission, 'Christ is the centre of our school community where we live, love and learn together.'

 

We thought of so many ways our class family can live, love and learn together and displayed them on our 'Mission Tree'.

 

Are you cooperative, kind, responsible, forgiving, supportive, respectful, compassionate, faithful and patient? These were only a few of our choices. 

 

Each day we choose a mission word and a pupil selects someone who has demonstrated this quality during the day. 

 

We are trying to live by following in the footsteps of Jesus. 

 

How can you do this today? 

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Would you be a fisher of men? 

 

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, the majority of Beech class decided that the answer was YES but it would be difficult to leave your family, friends and home!

 

‘I believe that I can be a follower of Jesus and be eloquent by spreading the Word of God.

The word of God is how God teaches us to live good lives. It is found in the Bible.’

 

'Jesus is tired and needs me to help him and I will.

Also he is the Son of God; who wouldn’t?’

 

‘I believe that I can be a disciple on earth

and must tell people that Jesus is loving and forgiving.’

 

What would you do?

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OCTOBER 

The Month of the Rosary

 

Beech class led our school Mass to reflect on October being the month of the Rosary and especially on Our Lady of Fatima. It was lovely to celebrate together in our school hall, with so many parents and members of our parish church family. Lots of confident reading and prayer and praising to God. Thank you to all!

Picture 1 Waiting for our Mass to begin...
Picture 2 Reflecting on how we are participating...
Picture 3 In the name of the Father...
Picture 4 So many visitors...
Picture 5 Leading the Rosary...
Picture 6 First Reading...
Picture 7 Singing our Psalm in the choir...
Picture 8 Lord hear us...
Someone is very lucky and has some holy water from Fatima. She shared it with the class after our Mass, when we remembered Our Lady of Fatima!

Our Lady of Fatima pray for us...

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NOVEMBER

Month of the Holy Souls 

 

During the month of November we remember those people we love who have died. We also remember those who have no one to pray for them. 

 

In class we wrote our own prayers and will share them during class prayer time. 

 

Share this prayer together as a family at home. 

 

Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord,

and let perpetual light shine upon them.

May they rest in peace 

Amen 

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'Learned and Wise'

 

St. Vincent de Paul House had many good ideas to explain how they can be 'Learned and Wise.'

 

We are all working hard to demonstrate these

Jesuit Virtues every day. 

 

 

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Let us pray...

 

Beech class are continuing to remember loved ones in their prayers. Our class prayer area helps us to focus. Each day we choose a person from our 'Remembrance Tree' to pray for. The poppies we made really make our prayer area look special. 

 

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Living the Jesuit Virtues in Beech class!

 

Our excellent role models who won certificates

for being 'Eloquent and Truthful'

 

Pupils in Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School

are growing to be...

'Eloquent  and truthful  in what they say of themselves,

the relations between people, and the world.'

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Sacramental Preparation begins...

 

No where better to start than with the Seven Sacraments; all stationed around our beautiful church for children and parents to explore and discuss. 

 

 

A Sacramental Journey...

A Sacramental Journey... 1 Father Sean began our meeting...
A Sacramental Journey... 2 Sacrament of Baptism
A Sacramental Journey... 3 Sacrament of Reconciliation
A Sacramental Journey... 4 Sacrament of the Eucharist
A Sacramental Journey... 5 Sacrament of Confirmation
A Sacramental Journey... 6 Anointing of the Sick
A Sacramental Journey... 7 Sacrament of Marriage
A Sacramental Journey... 8 Sacrament of Holy Orders
We finished our evening together with Benediction. The Eucharistic host was displayed in a monstrance on the altar and candles radiated on either side. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and a blessing on us all, was a powerful way to end our first meeting. 
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DECEMBER

...and it was our first Sacramental preparation Mass

 

Children and family gathered to celebrate Mass together on the first Sunday of Advent.

Father Sean reminded us in all the hustle and bustle of Christmas preparations, let us not forget to put Jesus first in our lives and remember the true meaning of Christmas. 

 

 

We received holy water and our Mass card.

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Getting ready...

 

Beech class have been busy making Chinese lanterns for the school carol concert.

 

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Advent - a time of preparation!

 

Our class altar reflects the Holy Season of Advent. Purple is the Liturgical colour for Advent. Look around school and in church. Where is the colour purple being used? 

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Advent Retreat with Dan and Emily from One Life Music

'Waiting with Mary'

 

What a wonderful day of music, reflection, activities and prayer we had! Like Mary, we are also waiting for Jesus and our retreat day definitely helped us to prepare for this special time, which we celebrate at Christmas. 

 

We began by lighting our Advent wreath. We thought about how much Mary loved Jesus when he was born and also how much she loved God because she said yes to him. We prayed that we would be filled with God's love also. 

The beginning of our day...

The beginning of our day... 1 Waiting for our day to begin...
The beginning of our day... 2 What does waiting with Mary mean?
The beginning of our day... 3 What are you waiting for?
The beginning of our day... 4 I didn't open the present to peep inside!
The beginning of our day... 5 Praising through song and dance!
The beginning of our day... 6 How did Mary feel waiting for Jesus to be born?

Back in class...

Back in class... 1 Meditation Breath of Heaven...
Back in class... 2 Meditation Breath of Heaven...
Back in class... 3 Reflections based on the meditaion...
Back in class... 4 Thinking about the Annunciation...
Back in class... 5 Advent scramble...
Back in class... 6 Stained glass window art...

Closing Liturgy

Closing Liturgy 1 Ready to pray...
Closing Liturgy 2 Our work is ready to present...
Closing Liturgy 3 I am reading my reflection about Mary...
Closing Liturgy 4 Offering our work...
Closing Liturgy 5 Sharing our work...
Closing Liturgy 6 Praying a decade of the Rosary...
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