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Autumn 2

Advent Reflections

Years 2 and 3- Week 5 & 6

 

 Nursery have been listening to reflections all about Advent from Years Two and Three this week. They have been telling us all about how Advent is a time of preparation and how we need to wait and get ready for Jesus' birth.

 

Both classes have shown some lovely assemblies to us- we have had songs, videos and even sign language used to help us understand the meaning of Advent and the Advent Wreath. Nursery have seen how there are 5 candles on the wreath for Hope, Peace, Love, Joy and Christ. We are now getting ready for Jesus and are so excited. You can look at pictures of Nursery enjoying the reflections below.

RE- Preparing for Jesus Birthday

Week 5 30.11.2022

 Nursery are continuing with their theme of Advent in RE and learnt all about how it we are waiting and preparing for Jesus birthday. We discussed how Jesus is born at Christmas, on Christmas Day, and that his birthday is very special, as he is God's Son.

 

The children made birthday cards to Jesus to celebrate his birthday and acted our a birthday party with balloons, cakes, candles etc. They also made candles and candles with the playdough. Nursery now know Jesus is not just about getting presents- it is about the birth of Jesus and a time when we celebrate his birthday. You can look at pictures of Nursery enjoying their lesson below. Great work Nursery!

School Retreat Day

Week 4 24.11.2022

 

Today Nursery has a fantastic day where they took part in a Whole School Retreat Day with Dan and Emily. The theme of our day was 'Let all Creation Sing' and the children learned about the story of Creation and all that God made.

 

In EYFS, our focus was animals and we spent the day learnt about the different animals that God made. We played games with Dan and Emily and sang different songs and prayers with them in assemblies throughout the day. Nursery also did activities in class such as colouring in their own booklets about animals from Creation and discussing their favourite animal.

 

The children had such a fantastic day and listened so beautifully to all that Dan and Emily told them about Creation. It was a lot of sitting down for the littles one and they did amazingly and were so reflect. You can see pictures of Nursery enjoying their retreat day below.

RE- Preparing for Advent

Week 4 22.11.2022

Today Nursery started their new topic of Advent and learnt about preparing for events. We learnt about our morning routines and what we do to get ready in the morning before we come to school. The children were brilliant at telling us how they get out of bed, wash their face, brush their teeth and hair and get changed ready for school. Many children also loved to tell us how they eat breakfast and love cereal! Nursery were superb at telling us their morning routine and this helped them to understand that during Advent we are also getting ready for something, which is the birth of Jesus Christ. We will continue to learn more about him in the coming weeks and see pictures of Nursery enjoying their lesson below. Well done everyone!  

Going to our First Mass

Week 3 16.11.2022

Today Nursery went to their first ever Mass, here at Our Lady and St Rose of Lima Catholic Primary School. They went to Church with the rest of the school and sang hymns, prayed to God and listened to Father Gary's homily. All of the children in Nursery listened so well and were amazing at being reflective and reverent. What a great job Nursery and well done to you all!

Learning about Church and God's Family

Week 2 8.11.2022

This week Nursery have been learning all about Church and how we gather at Mass to worship and pray as part of God's family. The children discussed how everyone is part of God's family and how we are all special to him. 

 

They made a class collage using their amazing cutting and sticking skills- they cut out people from magazines and stuck them around a Church. Nursery also drew their own churches outside and made churches using boxes and junk modelling. They also looked at different religious artefacts and made crosses using strips of paper and foam.

 

The children have been so wonderful at learning about Church as a house of God and remembering that everyone in the world is in God's family. Fantastic work everyone and you can see photos of Nursery in their lesson below.

People who Love and Cares for Us

Week 1 1.11.2022

 

 Nursery have started their new topic in RE this week of God our Father Cares for Us. We began our topic by looking at our families and discussing what they do for us to show they care. The children told us how their family gives them cuddles, cooks for them, reads to them, and plays with them as well as many other things. They were all able to identify different members of their family and knew that they loved them by how they cared for them and the different actions they did with them. 

 

The children so enjoyed talking about their own families and were amazing at telling us everything they did for them at home. They then made a whole class collage with pictures of members of their family who care for them. Please see photos of Nursery enjoying their RE lesson below below and what a wonderful start to our RE topic!

Autumn 1

 

Jobs in Understanding the World- Week 7

20.10.2022

 

 

 Nursery have been discussing different jobs this week as part of their 'All About Me' topic. The children learnt about different types of jobs in our community- doctors, teachers, builders, postal workers, police officers and many more. The children then picked what jobs they would like to be when older and why. We had such a range of answers from the children- from astronauts and hairdressers to dancers and golfers! We explained how every child is unique and special and we can be whatever we want to be. Please see pictures below of Nursery proudly displaying their different job interests.

Creation in PSHE- Weeks 6 and 7

10.10.2022-21.10.2022

 

 

During their PSHE lessons Nursery have been learning about the story of Creation- they have been listening to the story of how God created the world in seven days. We have been so amazed by all the beautiful things that God made- we know he made light and dark, sea and land, animals, the sun and stars and even people! Nursery have been acting out the story with actions and learning a creative worship song. They have also made a whole class collage of all the wonderful thins God created and have used this to help them remember all God made. We have also gone outside to look at the plants and trees made and have even made a creation soundscape using musical instruments for the sea, moon, light etc. ‚Äč

 

Nursery's First Assembly

Week 5 11.10.2022

 

 

Today Nursery had their first assembly of the school year- they went to Hymn Practise with the bigger children and sat for a whole 30 minutes! Their sitting was absolutely beautiful- the rest of the school were so wowed by their amazing behaviour in Assembly and their beautiful singing voices! The children were so wonderfully behaved and set a real example for the rest of the school. Nursery will now come to Assembly 3x a week on Monday, Tuesday and Friday. Please see photos of Nursery at their first Assembly below and what a fantastic start children!

Catholic Social Teaching

The Dignity of The Human Person

 

 

For our Catholic Social Teaching this half term, St Rose School is focusing on the dignity we have as human people.This means that every human person is created in the image and likeness of God. Therefore, every person’s life and dignity must be respected and supported from conception until the end of their natural life on earth. Therefore, it is essential that every institution’s worth is assessed in how it threatens or enhances the life and dignity of the human person.

 

To support this, Nursery have been doing some activities in class to help them understand that they are special and valued as people and that they have 'intrinsic worth.' We held a circle time and discussed about how we all have differences but God loves each of us equally. The children also drew their favourite parts of their bodies and spoke about why they liked it and why that part was beautiful to them. You can see photos of the children enjoying these activities below.

 

Making the Sign of The Cross

Week 5- 5th October 2022

 

 

This week has been so exciting for Nursery- they have had their first RE lesson! The children learnt about 'The Sign of the Cross' and we spoke about how we use these actions when we want to talk or pray to God. Nursery have learnt to put their hands together when they pray and know that we need to make The Sign of The Cross. They all had a go at making The Sign of The Cross, both as a class and individually with an adult.

 

Nursery also now know that God our Father made us because he loves us and that our beautiful world is also made by him. The children also made crosses using different materials such as glue and stripes of paper, playdough, outside bricks and even cube! WOW! 

 

 What a wonderful first RE lesson and well done to all of Nursery! Please see photos of Year One enjoying their lesson below.

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