Vocations Day 2018. What is God calling us to be? How can we help others? How can use our God given talents? Our class speakers were Steph from St.Chad’s Sanctuary, Charlie Fogarty MBE and Mrs Smith (a physiotherapist) .
ERB has made her own prayer bag at home. It includes a cross, prayers she has written herself and a rubber to remind us that we can erase our mistakes and always make a fresh start if we are truly sorry🙏🏽
We have updated out prayer tree with ideas as to how we can be grateful and generous to others.
Our Easter Garden!
Lenten Buddies-The Big Reveal!
As part of our homework this week, we planned and lead Lenten liturgies for classes across the school. We considered how to gather, listen, respond and go forth. Ella Louise led our class in a very reflectively liturgy, reading the story of The Good Samaritan to help us reflect on the choices we make during Lent. We then wrote short prayers, asking God to help us to resist temptation. Y3 wrote petitions which Bea will take with her when she visits Lourdes with her family over the May half term. The teachers and class from across the school said how impressed they were with our liturgies which were reflective, well planned and delivered with confidences. Well done!
Recipes For A Successful Lent!
Well done to the children who were active in their faith and researched about St.David and the symbolic meaning of the 🏴 . Thank you for sharing your interesting facts!
How will you give alms, pray and fast during your Lenten Journey?
Ash Wednesday ‘Drive-Thru’ Services: Sycamore Have Their Say!
The Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes 2018
Our visit to the Birmingham Oratory where learned about the history of the church and many holy people, including Blessed John Henry Newman
Gospel Journey! We LOVE our new board game, Gospel Journey. The questions are challenging but fun. The aim is to reach paradise. Miss Boyce is very impressed with our bible knowledge.
Lego Prayer Service: Today we prayed together using Lego. We counted the bumps on our Lego pieces to help us pray for the people who we love. We swapped pieces and reflected on how we are all similar and different. We then built a structure with all of our Lego pieces, joining our prayers and creating a buildings like God’s house. Lots of children are looking forward to leading their own Lego based liturgy at home this week
As part of our homework task last week, we reflected on what we are curious about and how we can be more active in our faith.
Teaching English and Ceilidh Dancing! Miss Boyce joined other members of staff to visit St. Chad's Sanctuary. We all felt very humbled to meet and talk to many people who have sought refuge from violence in their own countries. We worked with the amazing staff at the Sanctuary to learn about their work and to participate in an English speaking lesson. Miss Madden also taught some irish dancing (which was great fun!). Miss B is looking forward to sharing her experience with Sycamore class and thinking of ways to work with St. Chad's in the future
As messengers of Christ, we have thought about what message we have to spread. What would your message be?
James, a Y4 Mini Vinnie, is being active in his faith! He has made posters for our upcoming coffee morning. Go James!
Our New Year Prayer Chain: how can we be more Christlike in 2018?
Spreading Christmas Cheer! Y4 were asked to consider others during the Christmas break and to reflect on the true meaning of the celebrations. Great work, Sycamore!
Advent Buddies Revealed! Who have you been secretly praying for this Advent?
We have been busy preparing our props for our Advent Carol Service! We have been learning about how the children in Malawi prepare for and celebrate Christmas. We have created prayer leaves which will be put together to make grass skirts. We have also made recycled instruments which we will use when we sing on Friday #excited
Advent Fundraising- Selling Biscuits and Cakes to Raise Money for Cafod World Gifts
Be patient; everything is coming together . -God
We are waiting for Jesus and preparing our hearts for Him. Waiting is a period of learning. The longer we wait, the more we learn about Him for whom we are waiting.
Advent Ready! We have picked our Advent Buddies who we will pray for during this time of reflection and preparation. We look forward to using our Jesse Tree ornaments and our ‘calendar of prayers’ to help us remain focused during the special Season of Advent.
Shoebox Appeal: Ella-Louise and Cara, committed Mini Vinnies, have kindly donated boxes to the Christmas Shoebox Appeal. Well done for thinking of others less fortunate as we approach the season of Advent💜
Blinded By Your Grace- We have been learning and analysing the lyrics to Stormzy’s new song. The lyrics are really meaningful and it’s refreshing to see somebody in the charts having the courage and passion to sing about their faith in Christ.
Learning About the Life of St.Cecelia (22nd November) Ask us what we know!
During the month of November, we reflect and pray for all those who have died and gone to Heaven
The History of Our Parish! We have been learning about the history of parish and church building. We will include what we learn when we write information texts about our local area
Posting Our Letters: We couldn't resist knocking on Father Sean's door on our way to the postbox! He asked us questions and we delivered a book of our letters for him to read and enjoy!
Dear Pope Francis (Sycamore Style!)
A Proud Member of Rosary Club! Amy is enjoying praying the Holy Rosary so much so that she was spotted reflecting during her break time. Go, Amy!
Little Way Week- St Thérèse of Lisieux
Our Class Blessing with Deacon Tim
Dear Pope Francis... What a great read! we enjoyed reading Pope Francis' replies to children from all over world, so much in fact that it has inspired us to write our own. Watch this space!
We are Special! We have reflected on how God has made us all unique and for a special purpose.