Children in reception enjoyed watching mass via the live stream. It was a great opportunity for them to observe and ask questions. They wondered why Deacon Tim rang the bells and asked what Father Sean was doing with at the altar. We listened carefully to the gospel of Matthew and tried to join in with the responses. We are learning when to stand and when to sit and joined in with our special prayers. Perhaps you could support your child’s developing prayerfulness by learning The Our Father and Hail Mary..
In this mornings assembly we have been thinking about the God who speaks. Throughout this year we have been asked to look at how God speaks to us through the Bible, why the Bible is important to us and how we should use it to listen to God. We enjoyed hearing about St Matthew the Apostle.
During assembly time this morning, Reception have been celebrating the Feast of Exaltation of the Holy Cross. We reflected on the symbol of the cross and how on this special day we remember the sacrifice that Jesus made. We praised him and thanked him for his love.
Mrs Anthony used holy water to bless the classroom. She made a cross on the classroom door using holy water that had been blessed by Deacon Tim. We also said a special prayer.
Children in Reception are learning the story of Creation. We will be talking about all the things that God made and thinking about how we can care for his wonderful creation.