Sycamore Class are so happy to be back with their school family. We are looking forward to an exciting year ahead of us with Christ by our side guiding us on the right path.
Meet the Year 4 Chaplaincy Team...
We enjoyed our first assembly together about 'New Beginnings'.
We have created a fair class charter to show that we understand how we should treat each other and how we can live out our lives through the example of Jesus Christ.
Today we had an assembly on the ‘Feast of Exaltation of the Holy Cross’. This is a special day when we remember the sacrifice Jesus made dying on the cross to save us.
Today we had the opportunity to design a cross to show how thankful we are for the sacrifice Jesus made for us on the cross
We have finished our beautiful display in our classroom and we are so impressed with how all our work looks. The prayers the children wrote were very thoughtful, thanking God for creating us in his image and likeness.
We have found out lots today about our house teams Saints. We really enjoyed finding interesting facts about them.
During the month October we say the Rosary to Our Lady. Our Lady gave the Rosary to St Dominic as a special prayer, to help people remember and reflect on the life of Jesus. It is said that each prayer offered is like a beautiful rose, that is why it is called the Rosary.
CD made his own Rosary beads.
The Chaplaincy team led us in the Rosary.
We looked at the accounts from the Joyful Mysteries.
Month of the Holy Souls- During the month of November we remember those who have died. Today we wrote names of those who have passed in our lives for whom we wish to pray for. The envelope of the names will be placed on the altar and remembered in daily Mass.
We gathered together for Mass.
We wrote names of all of those we wish to pray for.
We wrote a prayer in our prayer journal for all of those who have passed.
We placed the names in the envelope to take to church.
Remembrance Day: Today is Armistice Day– Armistice was when the generals all signed an agreement to stop fighting after 4 long years at the end of World War 1. The agreement was signed at the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month and this is why each year on 11th November we REMEMBER and at 11.00 am each year we are SILENT.
Red Wednesday:Today we are wearing red in support of Christians around the world who are persecuted for what they believe. Christians are the most persecuted religion in the world, many of them cannot go to Mass or even pray in a Church for fear of being arrested, tortured or even killed.
Advent: The first candle is lit on Sunday 29th November and then a new one is lit every Sunday leading up to Christmas.
Our prayer table.
We have changed our cloth to purple.
We wrote about Advent and our Advent promises.
Advent Poems: Today we wrote poems about Advent and in how we are preparing for the birth of Jesus Christ. We read them out to the rest of the class.
Today we made Advent wreaths and I was extremely impressed with care and effort put into making them. The wreath is usually a circular garland made up of evergreen branches. The garland is a symbol of the eternal nature of God’s love without beginning or end.
Working together so well.
The first purple candle represents God’s people.
The second candle reminds people of the Old Testament prophets.
The third candle is a symbol of John the Baptist.
The fourth candle reminds us of Mary the mother of Jesus.
Epiphany 6th January:Today we think about the Epiphany which is sometimes called Three Kings Day or Little Christmas.
Today we took part in Mass online.
We lit all of our candles on this very special day.
We looked at different images of the Epiphany.
We visited church to look at the crib scene.
We discussed what and who we could see
We prayed in silence in God for His very special gift.