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Year R 2018/2019

During May the Acorns have been learning to pray the Rosary. We have been learning the Hail Mary by heart and we worked together to make a set of Rosary beads for our prayer area. We learnt about the decades and counted in tens to make sure we had enough beads for each of the prayers.

Acorns visited the church to learn about the Paschal candle. We had lots of questions. Why is the candle red? What do the letters mean? Why it it on a gold stand? We enjoying drawing and labelling our own candles

The children have been very curious. Each day they check how much the caterpillars have grown and they have lots of questions. Mrs Creegan came to visit and Acorns told her how to care for the caterpillars.

Reception children have been reflecting upon the Easter story. They enjoyed hearing different accounts of Easter Sunday and celebrated this joyous time by creating their own art works. Some children chose to depict the empty tomb whilst other chose to draw Mary Magdalene speaking with Jesus. They enjoyed singing Alleluia.

Our prayer area reflects the Easter season. We are thinking about new life and celebrated by saying ‘He is Risen!’ The children painted a butterfly to signify new life. They also chose to put our class caterpillars on the prayer table. They enjoy looking at the different Easter symbols and can’t wait for the caterpillars to emerge from their cocoons. We are enjoying thinking about new life.

Acorns enjoyed hearing about the season of Eastertide and joining in with the Easter parade.

Reception children proudly receiving their virtues certificates. We are eloquent and truthful and learned and wise.

Acorns visited the church to look at the stations of the cross and look at the crucifix. We talked about how and why the cross is such an important symbol of our faith. The children were very curious about the feelings of Jesus as we passed each station. They wanted to know how Jesus was feeling as he carried the heavy cross and offered words of love and encouragement for him. Some children chose to sing ‘Jesus remember me’ as we lit a candle.

Reception children enjoyed hearing the story of Palm Sunday. They acted out the story and suggested laying their coats down for the donkey to walk on.

Reception children enjoyed hearing the story of Palm Sunday. They acted out the story and suggested laying their coats down for the donkey to walk on.  1
Reception children enjoyed hearing the story of Palm Sunday. They acted out the story and suggested laying their coats down for the donkey to walk on.  2
Reception children enjoyed hearing the story of Palm Sunday. They acted out the story and suggested laying their coats down for the donkey to walk on.  3

We held a prayer service where we said sorry to Jesus and our loved ones for the things we have done wrong. We chose the symbols for our prayer service and prepared the circle ready to talk to Jesus.

Acorns have made a special Lenten prayer cross. They reflected upon their own Lenten journey and made promises. We promise to be kind to others and to help our friends and families.

Acorns have made a special Lenten prayer cross. They reflected upon their own Lenten journey and made promises. We promise to be kind to others and to help our friends and families.  1

Our prayer area reflects our Lenten focus. During this Special time we think about how we can use our hands to help others. We also take time to say sorry for the things we have done wrong. Children enjoy coming to the prayer area to write prayers for their friends and loved ones.

We started our Lenten journey with Dan and Emily. They taught us lots of songs to help us understand the meaning of Lent and how we can see with our hearts. 💓

We celebrated Shrove Tuesday by making pancakes. We enjoying hearing about Shrove Tuesday traditions and how we plan to spend the evening with our families.

St David's Day

St Peter and St Paul school in South Shields made us a beautiful card to celebrate the feast day of Our Lady of Lourdes

We celebrated the Feast Day of Our Lady of Lourdes

Children in reception have been learning to prepare their own liturgy. They choose how to sit and how to arrange the cloth. They have been learning about the special objects that we use to help us pray.

S took the prayer bag home. He responded by creating this beautiful art work about Baptism.

S took the prayer bag home. He responded by creating this beautiful art work about Baptism.  1
S took the prayer bag home. He responded by creating this beautiful art work about Baptism.  2

We celebrated the feast day of Our Lady of Lourdes with hot chocolate and croissants. After Mass we visited the grotto and asked our lady to pray for our loved ones.

We have been learning about the Epiphany. We created special Epiphany collages to help us think about the 3 Kings.

Reception and Year 1 Nativity. We each had a special part to play. We learnt lots of songs that tell about the birth of Jesus.

We have been writing special Advent prayers for our loved ones. Who will you pray for?

Today Acorns held a prayer service and looked at the crib. We thought about what we might say to baby Jesus and the gifts we would like to bring him.

Acorns have made a special Advent wreath to help us reflect on this special time of preparation. How many candles are on the wreath? How many candles have been lit?

During Advent we try to think of others. M has been thinking about her friends. She created her own Advent Calendar to help us to prepare during this special time. How will you think of others during Advent?

During Advent we try to think of others. M has been thinking about her friends. She created her own Advent Calendar to help us to prepare during this special time. How will you think of others during Advent? 1
During Advent we try to think of others. M has been thinking about her friends. She created her own Advent Calendar to help us to prepare during this special time. How will you think of others during Advent? 2

This half term M and I have received virtues certificates for being compassionate and loving.

This half term M and I have received virtues certificates for being compassionate and loving.  1

Today Acorns held a thanksgiving prayer service. We each chose a name and and said something kind about that person. We are so thankful for our friends. What are you thankful for?

Today Acorns held a thanksgiving prayer service. We each chose a name and and said something kind about that person. We are so thankful for our friends. What are you thankful for? 1
Today Acorns held a thanksgiving prayer service. We each chose a name and and said something kind about that person. We are so thankful for our friends. What are you thankful for? 2
Today Acorns held a thanksgiving prayer service. We each chose a name and and said something kind about that person. We are so thankful for our friends. What are you thankful for? 3
Today Acorns held a thanksgiving prayer service. We each chose a name and and said something kind about that person. We are so thankful for our friends. What are you thankful for? 4

E was so excited to take home the prayer bag. How will you share the prayer bag with your family?

E was so excited to take home the prayer bag. How will you share the prayer bag with your family? 1

During the Autumn term we have been reflecting upon the wonders of God’s creation. We are grateful for the gifts that receive every day.

Each week we share our weekend adventures with Coco bear. We take turns to ask questions and listen to each other. We love hearing about how coco spends time with family and friends. Coco has even been to Mass to visit Father Sean!

On 16th October we celebrated the 70th birthday of Father Sean with a Mayo themed tea party. We made a special card to celebrate this very special day.

Deacon Tim visited Reception to bless us and our classroom. We enjoyed sharing the Gospel and learning about the holy water. Thank you Deacon Tim.

We are learning to make the sign of the cross. Our prayer monitors lead the prayer and help us talk to Jesus.

We are learning to make the sign of the cross. Our prayer monitors lead the prayer and help us talk to Jesus.  1
We are learning to make the sign of the cross. Our prayer monitors lead the prayer and help us talk to Jesus.  2

This is our Parish Priest. What would you like to ask Father Sean?

This is our Parish Priest. What would you like to ask Father Sean?  1

In Reception we say these prayers every day. Can you practice them at home?

In Reception we say these prayers every day. Can you practice them at home? 1
In Reception we say these prayers every day. Can you practice them at home? 2

Tuesday 25th September. Reception attended their first Mass. We are learning to listen to the words and actions of Father Sean.

We are thinking about how we can be loving and compassionate like Jesus. Ask us who we love and who loves us.

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