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Summer 2

Collective Worship

Summer 2 Week 7

19.7.2021-21.7.2021

The Sermont on The Mount

 

We are now in the final half term before the children leave Year One. During their collective worship sessions for the last few weeks this is a time to study the Bible more closely, take time to reflect and engage in Prayer and a real opportunity to become closer to God and Jesus. We are carrying on with our new format for our Catholic Worship sessions. Every week I will upload a PPT which has our class daily sessions and reflections for the week. Each week we will be now be focusing on a different Bible Story, learning different songs, engaging in Prayer and discussing an I wonder Question. This is to ensure the children get the most out of their daily Collective Worship. For our final week of term we are focusing on the story of The Sermont on The Mount and reflecting on the meaning of this Bible narrative and story. Please find the PPT for our Collective Worship below so you can join in at home.

Collective Worship

Summer 2 Week 6

12.7.2021-16.7.2021

The Good Shepherd

 

We are now in the final halfterm before the children leave Year One. During their collective worship sessions for the last few weeks this is a time to study the Bible more closely, take time to reflect and engage in Prayer and a real opportunity to become closer to God and Jesus. We are carrying on with our new format for our Catholic Worship sessions. Every week I will upload a PPT which has our class daily sessions and reflections for the week. Each week we will be now be focusing on a different Bible Story, learning different songs, engaging in Prayer and discussing an I wonder Question. This is to ensure the children get the most out of their daily Collective Worship. This week we are focusing on the story of The Good Shepherd and reflecting on the meaning of this Bible narrative and story. Please find the PPT for our Collective Worship below so you can join in at home.

Collective Worship

Summer 2 Week 5

5.7.2021-9.7.2021

The Prodigal Son

We are now in the final half term before the  children leave Year One. During their collective worship sessions for the last few weeks this is a time to study the Bible more closely, take time to reflect and engage in Prayer and a real opportunity to become closer to God and Jesus. We are carrying on with our new format for our Catholic Worship sessions. Every week I will upload a PPT which has our class daily sessions and reflections for the week. Each week we will be now be focusing on a different Bible Story, learning different songs, engaging in Prayer and discussing an I wonder Question. This is to ensure the children get the most out of their daily Collective Worship. This week we are focusing on the story of The Prodigal Son and reflecting on the meaning of this Bible narrative and story. The theme is all about Forgiveness. Please find the PPT for our Collective Worship below so you can join in at home.

RE 29.6.2021

The Prodgial Son

 

 

We have been learning about the wonderful gift of God’s forgiveness. To help with this we have been listening to and understanding the story of The Prodigal Son and thinking about how the father showed forgiveness and love to his son. The children have been acting out the story in class and have written fantastic retells of the story in their RE book. They have also been writing their own sorry prayers asking for forgiveness and have considered the meaning of the story, and how they can show forgiveness to others in their lives. See some fantastic photos of the children's drama and work for their RE topic below. in class and have written fantastic retells of the story in their RE book. They have also been writing their sorry prayers asking for forgiveness and have considered the meaning of the story, and how they can show forgiveness tp others in their lives.

Computing Week

E Safety Workshops- 28.6.2021

Today the children had an E Safety workshop as part of their Computing and E Safety Week. The children went on pirate game adventure with Digi and learnt all about the importance of staying safe online. The children were shown hoe to use avatars and about not using their own name or personal information in either their passwords, username or avatars. They also learnt about different ways to deal with online problems such as reporting, blocking, telling someone and sending a message or screenshotting or taking a photo of any nasty messages. They also learnt about the importance  of being aware on popups or adverts asking you to click on a link or for personal information and to protect ourselves from potential viruses for our computer. The children then went into a game adventure and had to use their new knowledge to pass different levels. Year One has great fun discussion what they would do and working together as a team to pass the levels and defeat the cyber bullies. They were so brilliant at being e safety experts and I am so pleased with al that they know about to use the internet and technology safely and responsibly Please see photos of the children's workshop below and if you want any more information on E Safety please click on the link below to access games, videos and useful information from our school website.

 

https://www.olstrose.bham.sch.uk/e-safety-pupils/

Collective Worship

Summer 2 Week 4

28.6.2021-2.7.2021

The Calming of the Storm

We are all back together at school after Half Term and are in the final period before the children leave Year One. During their collective worship sessions for the last few weeks this is a time to study the Bible more closely, take time to reflect and engage in Prayer and a real opportunity to become closer to God and Jesus. We are carrying on with our new format for our Catholic Worship sessions. Every week I will upload a PPT which has our class daily sessions and reflections for the week. Each week we will be now be focusing on a different Bible Story, learning different songs, engaging in Prayer and discussing an I wonder Question. This is to ensure the children get the most out of their daily Collective Worship. This week we are focusing on the story of The Calming of the Storm and reflecting on the meaning of this Bible narrative and story. Please find the PPT for our Collective Worship below so you can join in at home.

Collective Worship

Summer 2 Week 3

21.6.2021-25.6.2021

The Wise and Foolish Builders

 

We are all back together at school after Half Term and are in the final period before the children leave Year One. During their collective worship sessions for the last few weeks this is a time to study the Bible more closely, take time to reflect and engage in Prayer and a real opportunity to become closer to God and Jesus. We are carrying on with our new format for our Catholic Worship sessions. Every week I will upload a PPT which has our class daily sessions and reflections for the week. Each week we will be now be focusing on a different Bible Story, learning different songs, engaging in Prayer and discussing an I wonder Question. This is to ensure the children get the most out of their daily Collective Worship. This week we are focusing on the story of  The Parable of The Wise and Foolish Builders and reflecting on the meaning of this Bible narrative and story. Please find the PPT for our Collective Worship below so you can join in at home.

Collective Worship

Summer 2 Week 2

14.6.2021-18.6.2021

The Parable of The Talents

We are all back together at school after Half Term and are in the final period before the children leave Year One. During their collective worship sessions for the last few weeks this is a time to study the Bible more closely, take time to reflect and engage in Prayer and a real opportunity to become closer to God and Jesus. We are carrying on with our new format for our Catholic Worship sessions. Every week I will upload a PPT which has our class daily sessions and reflections for the week. Each week we will be now be focusing on a different Bible Story, learning different songs, engaging in Prayer and discussing an I wonder Question. This is to ensure the children get the most out of their daily Collective Worship. This week we are focusing on the story of  The Parable of The Talents and reflecting on the meaning of this Bible narrative and story. Please find the PPT for our Collective Worship below so you can join in at home.

Lunchtime Prayers

10.6.2021

 

As part of their collective worship the children have been spending more time with saying their prayers and thinking about the meaning behind them. To help them with this they have learnt some sign language and actions to go with their lunchtime prayers, which helps the children to say their prayers reverently and respectfully. Children have also been coming up in class each day to say a line of the prayer and to discuss what the words mean. We have also been talking about who we share food and dinner with and nd what conversations we have with people when we eat. The children have also been taking part in projects at home and have bought in pictures of them eating with their families and of healthy foods they like to eat. We have then created a class collage which we have shared on our altar. Please see pictures of the children's fantastic homework below and of them practising their prayer actions in class. You can also click on the link below to go to the video sharing platform to see a video of Year One saying the prayer with actions. 

 

https://our-lady-and-st-rose-of-lima-catholic-primary-school.primarysite.media/media/year-one-lunchtime-prayer-with-actions

Collective Worship

Summer 2 Week 1

7.6.2021-11.6.2021

Jesus and Zacchaeus

We are all back together at school after Half Term and are in the final period before the children leave Year One. During their collective worship sessions for the last few weeks this is a time to study the Bible more closely, take time to reflect and engage in Prayer and a real opportunity to become closer to God and Jesus. We are carrying on with our new format for our Catholic Worship sessions. Every week I will upload a PPT which has our class daily sessions and reflections for the week. Each week we will be now be focusing on a different Bible Story, learning different songs, engaging in Prayer and discussing an I wonder Question. This is to ensure the children get the most out of their daily Collective Worship. This week we are focusing on the story of Jesus and Zacchaeus and reflecting on the meaning of this Bible narrative and story. Please find the PPT for our Collective Worship below so you can join in at home.

Collective WorshIp Week 1 Summer 1 Jesus and Zacchaeus

RE- Jesus and the Children 25.5.2021

 

Today the children learnt all about the story of Jesus and the children as part of their RE lesson and learning. They listened to the story from the Bible and discussed how special they felt that Jesus loves and cares for children. They talked about how they would have felt if they were there, and if Jesus had told them to come and be with him. They then acted out the story, with different children acting as Jesus, the disciples and the children, and the children had lots of fun! They now understand how Jesus loves children and he cared for all of them, no matter how small they are. We know as children we all have a place in the kingdom of heaven, and that we are close to God. Well done Year One for your fantastic acting skills and make sure you ask your child about the story of Jesus and the children at home- I am sure they would love to tell you! Please see photos of the children acting out the story below.

Collective Worship

 Week 6 24.5.2021-28.5.2021

Mary, Martha and Lazarus

 

We are carrying on with our  new format for our Catholic Worship sessions. Every week I will upload a PPT which has our class daily sessions and reflections for the week. Each week we will be now be focusing on a different Bible Story, learning different songs, engaging in Prayer and discussing an I wonder Question. This is to ensure the children get the most out of their daily Collective Worship. This week we are focusing on the story of Mary, Martha and Lazarus and reflecting on the meaning of this Bible narrative and story. Please find the PPT for our Collective Worship below so you can join in at home.

Collective Worship

 Week 5 17.5.2021-21.5.2021

Pentecost

 

We are all back together at school and are still in the period of Pentecost, which is when the disciples received the extremely important gift of The Holy Spirit from Jesus. This is a time to study the Bible more closely, take time to reflect and engage in Prayer and a real opportunity to become closer to God and Jesus. We are carrying on with our  new format for our Catholic Worship sessions. Every week I will upload a PPT which has our class daily sessions and reflections for the week. Each week we will be now be focusing on a different Bible Story, learning different songs, engaging in Prayer and discussing an I wonder Question. This is to ensure the children get the most out of their daily Collective Worship. This week we are focusing on the story of Pentecost and reflecting on the meaning of this Bible narrative and story. Please find the PPT for our Collective Worship below so you can join in at home.

 

Collective Worship

 Week 4 10.5.2021-14.5.2021

Pentecost

The Ascension

 

We are all back together at school and are still in the period of Pentecost, which is when the disciples received the extremely important gift of The Holy Spirit from Jesus. This is a time to study the Bible more closely, take time to reflect and engage in Prayer and a real opportunity to become closer to God and Jesus. We are carrying on with our  new format for our Catholic Worship sessions. Every week I will upload a PPT which has our class daily sessions and reflections for the week. Each week we will be now be focusing on a different Bible Story, learning different songs, engaging in Prayer and discussing an I wonder Question. This is to ensure the children get the most out of their daily Collective Worship. This week we are focusing on the story of The Ascension and reflecting on the meaning of this Bible narrative. Please find the PPT for our Collective Worship below so you can join in at home.

 

6.5.2021

Learning about  Pentecost

 

Over the next few weeks we are learning about and celebrating celebrating the wonderful season of Pentecost. The children have learnt about the events of the story this week and what happened to the disciples in the room. The children listened to the story from the Bible and then they did a drama. The children were amazed to learn about the great wind and tongues of fire bought on by The Holy Spirit. They enjoyed speaking in different languages to each other and we also discussed the different cultures and creeds we have in Year One. The children so enjoyed this story and we will be using it to help us in our RE work next week- we will be writing accounts of the story, pretending that we are one of the disciples, to show their own reaction to the story and understanding of the events. Please see fantastic pictures of the children acting out the story below and well done Year One!

Collective Worship

 Week 3.5.2021-7.5.2021

Easter

Thomas The Doubter

 

We are all back together at school and are still in the period of Easter which is an extremely important time in the Christian calendar. This is a time to study the Bible more closely, take time to reflect and engage in Prayer and a real opportunity to become closer to God and Jesus. We are carrying on with our  new format for our Catholic Worship sessions. Every week I will upload a PPT which has our class daily sessions and reflections for the week. Each week we will be now be focusing on a different Bible Story, learning different songs, engaging in Prayer and discussing an I wonder Question. This is to ensure the children get the most out of their daily Collective Worship. This week we are focusing on the story of Thomas the Doubter and reflecting on the meaning of this Bible narrative. Please find the PPT for our Collective Worship below so you can join in at home.

 

 

Collective Worship

 Week 2 26.4.2021-30.4.2021

Easter

The Road To Emmaus 

 

We are all back together at school and are still in the period of Easter which is an extremely important time in the Christian calendar. This is a time to study the Bible more closely, take time to reflect and engage in Prayer and a real opportunity to become closer to God and Jesus. From now on, there will now be a new format to our Catholic Worship sessions. Every week I will upload a PPT which has our class daily sessions and reflections for the week. Each week we will be now be focusing on a different Bible Story, learning different songs, engaging in Prayer and discussing an I wonder Question. This is to ensure the children get the most out of their daily Collective Worship. This week we are focusing on the story of The Road to Emmaus and reflecting on the meaning of this Bible narrative. Please find the PPT for our Collective Worship below so you can join in at home.

 

RE- Easter Drama 22.4.2021

 

 

Today the children learnt about the story of The Empty Tomb and an angel appearing to Mary Magdalene. The children learnt about the different parts of the story and acted them out in freezeframes. They so enjoyed acting out the guards at the tomb being frightened by the angel, going to find the empty tomb as the three women and then having an angel appear to them and proclaim the good news. They were so excited when they were told Jesus is alive and he is risen! This is such a wonderful and joyous time for us all and the children are so enjoying learning about Jesus coming back alive for all of us to watch over us. Please see photos of the children's fantastic Drama below. GLORY TO THE RISEN LORD!

Spring/ Summer 2021

CAFOD- A-Z of fundraising ideas

 

 

Click on the picture above to access easy fundraising ideas for Spring and Summer 2021, which have been given by the CAFOD Website and Charity. The website includes fun and quirky ways to raise money for CAFOD and can be done online, at home, with family and friends, or on your own. CAFOD have even updated the A-Z ideas page with new and exciting virtual fundraising ideas to respect lockdown restrictions and social distancing measures.

Collective Worship

 Week  1 19.4.2021-23.4.2021

Easter

The Empty Tomb

 

 

We are now in the season of Easter which is the most important time in the Christian calendar. This is a time to read and reflect on Jesus resurrection and to use this opportunity to think about him defeating death and rising again to be with us. There is now a new format to our Catholic Worship sessions. Every week I will upload a PPT which has our class daily sessions and reflections for the week. Each week we will be now be focusing on a different Bible Story, learning different songs, engaging in Prayer and discussing an I wonder Question. This is to ensure the children get the most out of their daily Collective Worship.

 

This week our theme is based around the end of  Holy Week and contains the Bible Stories of The Empty Tomb. You can find the PPT for this week in a PDF document below. Enjoy your Collective Worship and time with God this week.

Spring 2 2021

30.3.2021

Holy Week- The Last Supper

 

 

Today the children learnt all about the story of The Last Supper as part of their Holy Week topic in RE. They listened to the story of Jesus  having Supper with his Disciples and reflected on what this story meant. We talked about how the bread and body represented Jesus Body and His Blood. We then acted our own Last Supper using Ribena and bread- the children were so reverent and reflective and really enjoyed being part of the experience. We also blessed the bread and squash before we ate it and spoke about the words Jesus said. It is so important to think about The Last Supper as it is the last meal Jesus had before his death, and when he knew he would be betrayed.

 

Please see photos of our drama of The Last Supper below.

Spring 2 2021

24.3.2021

Holy Week- Palm Sunday

 

 

Today the children learnt all about the story of Palm Sunday as part of their Holy Week topic in RE. They listened to the story of Jesus riding into Jerusalem on a donkey and reflected on what this story meant. They were shocked that Jesus, the king would ride into town on something as humble as a donkey! The children then acted out the story of of Palm Sunday where they waved palms and put their coats on the floor as Jesus roe into Jerusalem. They also shouted Hosanna! 

 

Please see photos of our drama below and you can also see videos of us acting out our Bible Story.

 

Collective Worship

 Week 6 29.3.2021-1.4.2021

Holy Week

Palm Sunday

The Last Supper

The Crucifixion

 

Holy Week is now upon us which is the most important time in the Christian calendar. This is a time to read and reflect on the events leading up to Jesus' death and to use this opportunity to think about his pain and suffering and to become closer to him. There is now a new format to our Catholic Worship sessions. Every week I will upload a PPT which has our class daily sessions and reflections for the week. Each week we will be now be focusing on a different Bible Story, learning different songs, engaging in Prayer and discussing an I wonder Question. This is to ensure the children get the most out of their daily Collective Worship.

 

 

This week our theme is based around Holy Week and contains the Bible Stories of Palm Sunday, The Last Supper and The Crucifixion. You can find the three PPTS for this week in a PDF document below. Enjoy your Collective Worship and time with God this week.

Collective Worship

 Week 5 22.3.2021-26.3.2021

Lent

Jesus and The Paralysed Man

We are all back together at school and are now in the period of Lent which is an extremely important time in the Christian calendar. This is a time to study the Bible more closely, take time to reflect and engage in Prayer and a real opportunity to become closer to God and Jesus. From now on, there will now be a new format to our Catholic Worship sessions. Every week I will upload a PPT which has our class daily sessions and reflections for the week. Each week we will be now be focusing on a different Bible Story, learning different songs, engaging in Prayer and discussing an I wonder Question. This is to ensure the children get the most out of their daily Collective Worship.

 

 

This week our theme is based around the Bible Story of Jesus' and the Paralysed Man. You can find the PPT for the current week in a PDF document below. Enjoy your Collective Worship and time with God this week.

Collective Worship

Week 5 15.3.2021- 19.3.2021

Learning about Jesus' Disciples

 

This week we have been enjoying learning about the story of Jesus and his disciples. We read the story together and listened to the story from the Bible. We then thought how we could be a disciple and follower for Jesus. We discussed that we would like to help him and follow him in our lives. We then learnt our new song' Fishers of Men' and enjoyed reflecting in our prayers about Jesus and his disciples.

 

Collective Worship

 Week 4 15.3.2021-19.3.2021

Lent

Jesus and His Disciples

We are all back together at school and are now in the period of Lent which is an extremely important time in the Christian calendar. This is a time to study the Bible more closely, take time to reflect and engage in Prayer and a real opportunity to become closer to God and Jesus. From now on, there will now be a new format to our Catholic Worship sessions. Every week I will upload a PPT which has our class daily sessions and reflections for the week. Each week we will be now be focusing on a different Bible Story, learning different songs, engaging in Prayer and discussing an I wonder Question. This is to ensure the children get the most out of their daily Collective Worship.

This week our theme is based around the Bible Story of Jesus' calling His Disciples. You can find the PPT for the current week in a PDF document below. Enjoy your Collective Worship and time with God this week.

Spring 2

11.3.2021 RE

Learning about Jesus in the Desert

 

 

We are in the season of Lent at the moment and to celebrate this Year One have been learning the story of Jesus in the desert during their RE lessons. We have listened to and discussed the story of Jesus being tempted by the devil in the wilderness and he was very good to say NO! We have spoke about how we sometimes get tempted by treats or our consoles and that we are going to try and give up one of those things for Lent. This is to remember Jesus in the desert and his all important sacrifice. Seem some fantastic photos of the children acting out the story below.

Collective Worship

 Week 3 8.3.2021-12.3.2021

Lent

Jesus is Baptised

We are all back together at school and are now in the period of Lent which is an extremely important time in the Christian calendar. This is a time to study the Bible more closely, take time to reflect and engage in Prayer and a real opportunity to become closer to God and Jesus. From now on, there will now be a new format to our Catholic Worship sessions. Every week I will upload a PPT which has our class daily sessions and reflections for the week. Each week we will be now be focusing on a different Bible Story, learning different songs, engaging in Prayer and discussing an I wonder Question. This is to ensure the children get the most out of their daily Collective Worship.

 

This week our theme is based around the Bible Story of Jesus' Baptism. You can find the PPT for the current week in a PDF document below. Enjoy your Collective Worship and time with God this week.

Collective Worship PDF Week 3 Jesus is Baptised

Collective Worship

 Week 2 1.2.2021-5.2.2021

Hymns and Worship

 

In a week's time we will be returning to school which is very exciting! To celebrate this wonderful return I thought we could finish our remote collective worship with singing some of our favourite hymns and songs. Worship through song is a a fantastic way to reflect and be at one with God and Jesus. It is a great way of expressing our love and devotion for Jesus and also helps us to feel better. We have so much to celebrate this week too as we are nearly all together again! Every day there will be a different song with you to learn- there will be a video of the song  for you to listen to and the lyrics for you to learn and read. You can either learn a different song each day or spend the week practising and perfecting one song- it is up to you. Enjoy the time singing this week and being at one with God and Jesus.. 

 

Monday- Lord You Have My Heart

Delirious? - Lord, You Have My Heart [with lyrics]

Lord You Have My Heart Song and Lyrics

Tuesday- Lord of all Hopefulness

Lord Of All Hopefulness

Lord Of All Hopefulness Song and Lyrics

Wednesday- The More I Seek You

Kari Jobe - The More I Seek You w/lyrics

The More I Seek You Song and Lyrics

My Jesus My Saviour Lyrics

My Jesus My Saviour Song and Lyrics

Thursday- My Jesus, My Saviour
Friday- Shine, Jesus, Shine

Shine Jesus Shine (with lyrics)

Shine Jesus Shine Song and Lyrics

Collective Worship

 Week 1 23.2.2021-26.2.2021

Mental Health

 

 

This week we are focusing on Mental Health and thinking about ourselves and our well-being. We will be thinking about different activities to help with stress, how to cope with stress in school and how to use God and Prayer to help with our feelings. Mental Health is such an impirtant thign to cosnider, especially in this pandemic and when we are all living in lockdown. We need to ensure that we look after ourselves and keep our minds and bodies healthy. Enjoy learning and reflecting on Mental Health this week Year One!

Tuesday 23.2.2021

Wednesday 24.2.2021

Thursday 25.2.2021

Friday 26.2.2021

MASS- 10AM- ASH WEDNESDAY

17.2.2021

 

Please join us and Father Gary at 10am today for Mass. Take the time to reflect on your week and your own personal relationship with God. Today is a very special Mass as it marks Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent. This is an extremely important time in our Church calendar and marks a period of refection, growth and a wonderful opportunity to have a closer relationship with God. Click on the picture to access the Mass for today.

Spring 1

Collective Worship

 Week 6 8.2.2021-12.2.2021

Prayer

 

 

 

 

This week we are focusing on learning the daily prayers needed for Year One. We are focusing on learning the Our Father, the Hail Mary, the Glory Be and our morning and end of the day prayers. I would like you to practise these daily as much as possible. I have given you a new prayer to focus on and learn each day. Make sure you also reflect on what the words of these prayers mean and how they can be used in our daily lives. God wants us to take time to speak to him and listen to his words and praying using the words he taught us is a great way of doing this and showing our devotion to him. These are such beautiful prayers and it would be wonderful if your child practise saying these at home and trying to remember and learn them by heart. We have looked at most of them in class so they should be familiar to the children. Enjoy learning these wonderful prayers.

Monday 8.2.2021

Morning/ Start of the Day Prayer

Tuesday 9.2.2021

Glory Be Prayer

Wednesday 10.2.2021

Our Father Prayer

Thursday 11.2.2021

Hail Mary Prayer

Friday 12.2.2021

Evening/ End  of the Day Prayer

Collective Worship

 Week 5 1.2.2021-5.2.2021

Education

 

 

 I thought our topic this week in Collective Worship was something extremely current. With the virus, we are all experiencing education in a different way, whether that be doing online or remote learning at home, having to work with out parents or working in small key bubbles during school. I know and appreciate a lot of us ( including myself) are finding this hard to be separated from school learning and each other and we are missing all our classmates and teachers. This pandemic won't last forever but I thought it would be a good idea to reflect on this over the next week, thinking about education from the Bible and how our education in the UK is different to other places in the world. . Look at a different slide each day and think about what it is trying to tell you about being educated and learned. Think about what education means and how we are lucky to have this where we live, even at times like this where things may be difficult or different to normal.

Monday 1.2.2021

Tuesday 2.2.2021

Wednesday 3.2.2021

Thursday 4.2.2021

Friday 5.2.2021

Collective Worship

 Week 4 25.1.2021-29.1.2021

Happiness

 

 

 Currently, we are facing some of the most difficult times we have ever had to face in our lifetimes. Children are off school, we are separated from friends and families and are advised to stay in our homes. It is very tough and there can be times when we feel sad, lonely or anxious. This is completely normal and I have been feeling a little bit like this myself over the last few days! Therefore, to help you  and myself at home this week, I thought we could focus on the theme of happiness. I hope that this can bring some sunshine and light into our hearts this week and allow us to reflect on the goof things we have and are thankful for. Look at a different slide each day and think about what it is trying to tell you about being happy. Think about what happiness means and how we can always find some light and good, even in the darkest of times.

Monday 25.1.2021

Tuesday 26.1.2021

Wednesday 27.1.2021

Thursday 28.1.2021

Friday 29.1.2021

Collective Worship

 Week 3 18.1.2021-22.1.2021

Song

 

 

As we are in another uncertain time with a new lockdown and school being closed it is important that we take the time to be calm, reflect and be at one with God and Jesus. A great way to do this is through singing songs as part of praise and worship. It is a great way of expressing our love and devotion for Jesus and also helps us to feel better. Every day there will be a different song with you to learn- there will be a video of the song  for you to listen to and the lyrics for you to learn and read. You can either learn a different song each day or spend the week practising and perfecting one song- it is up to you. Enjoy the time singing this week and being at one with God and Jesus.. 

 

 

Monday 18.1.2021 - Amazing Grace PPT Lyrics

Tuesday 19.1.2021 - Be Still for the Presence of The Lord PPT Lyrics

Wednesday 20. 1.2021- Do Not Be Afraid PPT Lyrics

Thursday 21 1.2021- He's Got The Whole World PPT Lyrics

Friday 22.1.2021 I am A New Creation PPT Lyrics

Collective Worship

 Week 2 11.1.2021-15.1.2021

Peace


 

 

As we are in another uncertain time with a new lockdown and school being closed it is important that we take the time to be calm, reflect and find peace in our lives. We are at peace when we trust completely in Jesus and God, understanding that they have a plan for us and that they know what is best for us. For this week we will be focusing on this theme and message of peace with a new slide and reflection being given every day. Every day there will be a question, picture or reflection on peace. Take the time this week to really think about how you can bring peace to both your life and the lives of others.

 

Monday 11.1.20201

 

Tuesday 12.1.2021

 

 

Wednesday 13.1.2021

 

 

Thursday 14.1.2021 

Friday 15.1.2021

 

 

 

Collective Worship

 Week 1 4.1.2021-8.1.2021

 

 

As we start a new term in January we are still celebrating the Christmas period in the Church so, as part of our collective worship in class, we are going to be focusing on the Rosary and The Joyful Mysteries. As part of the Rosary it asks you to focus on telling a story of one of the great mysteries--we will be focusing on the Joyful Mysteries this week and telling a new story each day.

 

 

Each day this week we will be using the Rosary and looking at a new mystery story. The timetable is as follows.

 

Tuesday

The Annunciation

The Angel Gabriel tells Mary she is to be the Mother of Jesus.

Wednesday

The Visitation

 Mary visits her sister, Elizabeth.

Thursday 

The Nativity

Jesus is born in a stable.

Friday

 The Nativity

Jesus is born in a stable/ Christmas Wednesday Word

 

 

I have added  PPTS of the stories below so that you can read this story with your child at home, discuss it with them and try some of the activities. Don't forget to pray to the Rosary first before reading the mysteries- you can find out how to do this by looking at the attached sheet below.

The Holy Rosary Document- How to Pray to the Rosary

The Annunciation and Nativity Story PPT

Autumn 2

Collective Worship

Autumn 2 Week 7  - 14.12.2020- 18.12.2020

 

 

For the last week of term we will be continuing to use the daily Advent reflection  from CAFOD as part of our collective worship. This is an online, interactive calendar which will be great and visual for the children whilst also helping them to prepare for the coming and birth of Christ. Each day we will be doing a different slide with various stories and activities. Don't forget that you can take part at home too and there is 50 house points up for grabs for children who post about the calendar on the blog. Scroll down below to see what we are doing everyday in our collective worship this week to celebrate Advent. 

Collective Worship

Autumn 2 Week 6  - 7.12.2020- 11.12.2020

 

 

For the last two weeks of term we will be using the daily Advent reflection  from CAFOD as part of our collective worship. This is an online, interactive calendar which will be great and visual fkor the children whilst also helping them to prepare for the coming and birth of Christ. Each day we will be doing a different slide with various stories and activities. Don't forget that you can take part at home too and there is 50 house points up for grabs for children who post about the calendar on the blog. Scroll down below to see what we are doing everyday in our collective worship this week to celebrate Advent. 

Collective Worship- Advent ( 14th December- 18th December 2020

Collective Worship- Advent ( 7th December- 11th December 2020

CAFOD ONLINE ADVENT CALENDAR 2020

 

 

 

CAFOD has created a daily Advent reflection for everyday during Advent which you may wan to use at home as part of your Advent preparations. It is an interactive online Advent calendar specifically for Catholic primary schools, with daily reflections and Christmas activities. This year's online Advent calendar includes stories and activities to help children learn about and pray for people around the world. It is suitable for children in both KS1 and KS2. We will be using it everyday in class as part of our collective worship but it would be wonderful if you could join in at home too! I have attached the website link to the calendar PPT and resources below and I will be giving 50 house points for any child who posts about using the CAFOD online advent calendar on their blog. Let's make this Advent 2020 a special time of true preparation and reflection.

 

https://cafod.org.uk/Education/Primary-teaching-resources/Advent-calendar-for-children

 

Advent Worship with Dan and Emily December 2020

 

On 4th December 2020 Emily and Dan will be leading an Advent Preparation themed worship session. This is out of school hours but I really encourage you to join in this at home- their meditations are always so spiritual and relaxing and will really help you to prepare for Advent and the upcoming birth of Jesus.

 

Please see the picture below for details on when the event is and how to access it. Make sure you post you joining in the worship on your class blogs for extra house points!

 

Advent Worship with Dan and Emily Details- 4th December

Collective Worship

Autumn 2 Week 5 - 30.11.2020- 4.12.2020

 

 

This week we are returning to focusing on prayer. Each day three different children will come up to the front and say their own prayers with the class. We will listen to their prayers and reflect on the words they say. Each day I will be writing the children's own prayers on the website so that you can see them at home and reflect on their beautiful words. Perhaps you could do some of your own collective worship at home using the prayers that the children have written? 

This week the children have been writing and creating their own prayers in class. The children have focused on writing prayer for others who may need our help in our community. This could include the homeless, the hungry, the sick or the lonely. There are many different people we can pray for in our community and who need our help, especially in these difficult times. Year One created their beautiful prayers and then shared them with their peers in the classroom. Take a look at the prayers they wrote below- there are also pictures of the children sharing their prayers and worship with the class.

 

Monday 30th November 2020-Lacey Mai, Gia, Sophia

 

 

Lacey-Mai

 

Dear Lord,

Please give the homeless a house.

Amen

 

Gia

 

Dear God,

Please keep the elderly safe.

Amen

 

Sophia

 

Dear Lord,

Please help the sick people to get better.

Amen

 

 

 

Tuesday 1st December 2020 -Derry, Isabella, Jenilia

 

 

Derry

Dear Lord,

Please give the hungry food and clean water.

Amen

 

Isabella

Dear Lord,

Help me to care about other people.

Amen

 

Jenilia

Dear Lord,

Please give lonely people a friend.

Amen

 

 

Wednesday 2nd December 2020 -Andrew, Olivia, Ezamay

 

 

Andrew

Dear Lord,

Please help my friends to have a wonderful Christmas and keep them safe.

Amen

 

Olivia

Dear Lord,

Please make it the best Christmas for everyone.

Amen

 

Ezamay

Dear Lord,

Please keep my family safe.

Amen

 

 

Thursday 3rd December 2020 -Ayah, Emmanuel

 

Ayah

Dear God

Please keep our lovely teachers safe and well at this difficult time.

Amen

 

Emmanuel

Dear God

Thankyou for the lovely teachers in our school. We love them so much.

Amen

 

 

Friday 4th December 2020 - Lola, Leo, Leilah, 

 

 

 

Lola

 

Leo

 

Leilah

Collective Worship

Autumn 2 Week 4 - 23.11.2020- 27.11.2020

Bible Stories

 

This week we will be reading different Bible Readings in class. We will have a different reading to focus on each day and will discuss and reflect on the story and what it means to us, both as a class and individuals. Each day this week we will be using the Rosary and looking at a new Bible Story. The timetable is as follows.

 

Monday- - Jonah and The Whale

Tuesday- The Good Samaritan

Wednesday-David and Goliath

Thursday- The Lost Sheep

Friday- The Prodigal Son

 

I have added  PPTS of the stories below so that you can read the Bible Stories with your child at home and  discuss it with them. It would be fantastic if you could join in our collective worship at home- these are such beautiful stories and there are lots of hidden meanings to them about how we should live our lives with God and Jesus at the centre.

19.11.2020

Singing in Collective Worship

 

All of this week Year One have been learning hymns as part of their collective worship. They have sung so beautifully and our favourite hymn has been 'Lord you have my heart.' They so enjoyed singing this song and I wanted to share you with you their hard work and beautiful voices. I have therefore uploaded a video onto the Video Sharing Platform of the website. By clicking on the link below you can watch the children's beautiful singing and I will be using this video sharing platform more in the future. We will be uploading lots more videos of our learning including PE, singing and collective worship so keep your eyes peeled on the website!

 

https://tinyurl.com/y2tm5ezu

Collective Worship

Autumn 2 Week 3 - 16.11.2020- 20.11.2020

Learning Hymns

 

This week we are focusing on hymns and singing worship in class. Each day the children will learn a different hymn song focusing on the words and the tune. We will also be thinking what the words of the hymn mean and use them to feel close to God and Jesus. The hymns we are learning every day are below and the words are there for you to practise at home. It would be wonderful if you could ask your child to sing the hymns to you at home which they have learnt each day in class- I am sure they would love to show you and they have such beautiful voices!

 

Monday

 

 

 

Tuesday

 

 

Wednesday

 

 

Thursday

 

 

Friday

 

 

 

 

Collective Worship

Autumn 2 Week 2 - 9.11.2020- 13.11.2020

Remembrance and Peace

 

 

Monday

 

 

Exploring the following statement from Pope Francis:

 

“Faith and violence are incompatible.”

 

Talk to the children about how the way they behave, the things they say etc. can either further our goal of peace and harmony or it can lead to conflict.

 

Tuesday

 

 

Explore and observe pictures from war. Also talk to the children about the men and women of the armed services who do an amazing job: defending the UK, peacekeeping around the world, helping in response to natural disasters around the world and supporting the fight against Covid-19. 

 

Wednesday

 

 

Remembrance Service and Meditation ( 2 minute silence at 11am.)

 

Also discuss the origins of the Last Post and the Words of Ghandi. Please find the two texts we will be talking about below.

 

Origin of The Last Post: (From the BBC)

 

The Last Post will be played all over the world on Remembrance Day. But its origins had nothing to do with mourning. Arthur Lane was a bugler in the British Army when he was captured by Japanese forces during the fall of Singapore in 1942. He spent the remainder of World War Two in PoW camps and working on the notorious Burma Railway. But he also had a more melancholy duty. He still had his bugle with him and it was his task to sound the Last Post for each of his comrades who died during those years. "I'd have to go and set the fires at the crematorium. The lads would build them during the day, put the bodies on, and then somebody had to be delegated to set fire to the funeral pyres, and see that they were properly burnt, so I had to do that." For the rest of his long life, he was haunted by nightmares. And he never played the Last Post again.  The sound of a lone bugler playing the Last Post has become one of the most distinctive sounds in the world. Eerie and evocative, it exists beyond all the usual barriers of nation, religion, race and class, charged with the memory of generations of the fallen. But it wasn't always like this.

 

Below is a quote from Ghandi, please discuss the meaning of the words and how negative/unkind/hurtful thoughts can turn into life changing actions:

 

"Carefully watch your thoughts, for they become your words.

 Manage and watch your words, for they will become your actions. 

Consider and judge your actions, for they have become your habits. 

Acknowledge and watch your habits, for they shall become your values. 

Understand and embrace your values, for they become your destiny."

 

Thursday

 

 

 

Discussing and exploring the two Children's Rights Articles which specifically talk about War:

 

  • Article 38: Governments must not allow children under the age of 15 to take part in war or join the armed forces. Governments must do everything they can to protect and care for children affected by war and conflicts. 
  • Article 39: Children who have experienced neglect, abuse, exploitation, torture or who are victims of war must receive special support to help them recover their health, dignity, self-respect and social life. 

 

Friday

 

 

Exploring the following statement from Pope Francis:

 

"Peace making calls for courage...  Much more so than warfare.”

 

Discuss the idea with the children.

 

Remind the children about the "Good News" of the gospels. Forgiveness and a path to God's Kingdom.

Collective Worship

Autumn 2 Week 1 - 2.11.2020- 6.11.2020

 

This we are focusing on prayers. Each day three different children will come up to the front and say their own prayers with the class. We will listen to their prayers and reflect on the words they say. Each day I will be writing the children's own prayers on the website so that you can see them at home and reflect on their beautiful words. Perhaps you could do some of your own collective worship at home using the prayers that the children have written? 

 

This week the children have been writing and creating their own prayers in class. The children have focused on writing thank you prayers, telling God what they were grateful and thankful for in their lives and have then shared their beautiful prayers with their peers in the classroom. Take a look at the prayers they wrote below and pictures of the children sharing their prayers and worship with the class.

 

Thursday 4th November 2020 -Soela Kaiven, Salimata

 

 

Soela

Dear Lord,

I am sorry for sometimes being a bit silly with Mommy. She loves me lots.

Amen

 

Kaiven

Dear God,

I am sorry for not helping Mommy clean up sometimes. I will help her at home.

 Amen.

 

Salimata

Dear Lord

I am sorry for sometimes not playing with all my fiends- I love and miss them].

 Amen.

 

 

Wednesday 3rd November 2020 -Jasmine, Veronicas, Jacob

 

 

Jasmine

Dear Lord,

Thankyou for my friends who I play with and the lovely toys I have.

 Amen

 

Veronica

Dear God,

Thankyou for every new day and for the light from the sun.

 Amen.

 

Jacob

Dear Lord

Thankyou for my great school and my lovely classroom where I learn.

 Amen.

 

 

Tuesday 2nd November 2020 -Siah, Matilda and Emila

 

 

Siah

Dear Lord,

Thankyou for my teachers who look after me so well at school.

 Amen

 

Matilda

Dear God,

Thankyou for my lovely family and all my friends at school.

 Amen.

 

Emila

Dear God,

Thankyou for all my friends who play with me so nicely at school.

 Amen.

Autumn 1

Collective Worship

22.10.2020- School One Body Assembly

 

 

On Thursday 22nd October all of St Rose took part in a whole school assembly via Teams. The assembly was based on The Corinthians Reading One Body which you can find by clicking on the document below. Each class was asked to participate through some kind of worship or offering and Year One wrote different prayer based on the reading.

 

The reading is all about having one body made of many parts and the Year Ones wrote beautiful thankyou prayers to God, thanking him for their different gifts and talents. They wrote their prayers while they were isolating at home and then posted them onto their blog. Mrs Lynch and I had the great pleasure of reading the prayers and were so amazed by what the children had produced. They other classes also contributed in different ways and it was put into a big video for the assembly. I have put a copy of the reading below and you can find and watch the assembly on the website by clicking the following link below. I hope you enjoy the assembly and especially Year One's contribution as much as we did!

 

 

 

Year One- One Body Reading for Prayers and Assembly

Collective Worship

 Week 8- 19.10.2020- 23.10.2020

This month of October marks the month of Mary so for this week, as part of our collective worship in class, we are going to be focusing on praying to her and using the rosary. I have added a document below which shows you how to pray to The Rosary using the beads and the different prayers such as The Our Father and The Hail Mary. Please look at the sheet as it will be a great help to you. As part of the Rosary it asks you to focus on telling a story of one of the great mysteries--we will be focusing on the Luminous Mysteries this week and telling a new story each day.

 

Each day this week we will be using the Rosary and looking at a new mystery story. The timetable is as follows.

 

Monday- - The Baptism Of Jesus.

Tuesday- The Wedding at Cana

Wednesday-The Proclamation of the Kingdom of God

Thursday- The Transfiguration

5- The Last Supper

 

I have added  PPTS of the stories below so that you can read this story with your child at home, discuss it with them and try some of the activities. Don't forget to pray to the Rosary first before reading the mysteries- you can find out how to do this by looking at the attached sheet below.

 

The Holy Rosary Guide- How to Pray Using The Rosary

The Wedding at Cana PPT

The Transfiguration and The Kingdom of God

5.10.2020- Breathing Meditations

 

This week we are focusing on controlling our breathing and trying to be relaxed and comfortable as part of our class  collective worship time. We will then be using our breathing to help us when talking to God in worship, talking in prayer and in our silent thoughts to him. The children listened to a video all about their breathing and learnt how to use their own focus and concentration to keep their breathing slow, steady and calm. We will continue to use this all week in our collective worship session so that the children feel calm, relaxed and comfortable when talking to God. Please use the link below to access the meditations we are doing in class at home- it will really help the children the more they practise!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvF9AEe-ozc

Taking part in our Daily Mediations-30.9.2020

 

This week the children took part in a fantastic meditation where they thought about being a star and all the power they had inside to shine brightly. We spoke about confidence and listening to God to find out how to shine our very best and make the most of our talents and gifts. We then finished by praying to god, thanking him for all he has given us any be showing our gratefulness for his generosity.

 

 

Learning about Special Objects in Church

 

Today the Year Ones went to the Church with Mrs Lynch and myself to learn all about the special objects that are there. We saw pews, the altar, crosses, candles, stained glass windows and an organ. We stood in the pulpit, reading the bible from the lectern and  even put holy water on our forehead from the font. The children learnt about the names of the special objects and what they are used for in Church.  God wants us to be curious about his house and to marvel and wonder at the amazing things in it and to find out more about what they do! It helps us to feel closer to him.This will also help the children as they now move onto their Celebration topic where they learn about different masses, celebrations and services in Church and what different objects and symbols are used.

Doing our Wednesday Word- 24.9.2020

 

Today the children had a collective worship session where they listened to The Wednesday Word and reflected on it's meaning which is all about changing ourselves for the better or for our own good. God knows how we can even improve and when we listen to him he can give us guidance and wisdom on how to do this. The Year One's had some fantastic ideas on how they could improve themselves or change for the better such as sharing, talking and praying more to God and even by helping out more at home. It was so wonderful to see the children's own reflections on the message of change this week..They  have taken their Wednesday Words home today in their book bags so I really encourage you to look at your child's work and ask them about it- see what they can tell you!

 

 

Learning our Daily Prayers

 

        

 

              

 

This half term we are focusing on learning the daily prayers needed for Year One. We are focusing on learning the Our Father and the Hail Mary and are practising these daily as part of our collective worship. We are reflecting on what the words of these prayers mean and how they can be used in our daily lives. God wants us to take time to speak to him and listen to his words and praying using the words he taught us is a great way of doing this and showing our devotion to him. These are such beautiful prayers and it would be wonderful if you could also practise saying these with your child at home and seeing if they can remember them. Thank you for your co-operation. 

Meditations and Silent Prayer

 

The children have been learning bout Silent Prayer in our collective worship sessions and how we can pray in our heads to God on our own, not always out loud with others. We spoke about the importance of speaking to God in and from our hearts with love and listening to his voice carefully to see what he wants for us. We put candles on and reflective music and partook in a silent meditative prayer session where the children said their own silent prayers to God. We then shared some of our prayers at the end and they were truly wonderful- we had thank you prayers, sorry for wrongdoings and even some children who asked God for help! I am very proud of Year One for being so meditative and reflective- well done!

Learning about the story of Creation

 

This term we are learning all about how God made the world in the wonderful story of Creation. Today we learnt the story and acted it out using various props and visuals to help us. The children loved  learning about how God made the world and what he made on each day and they are so excited to write about in their books later this week!

 

God wants us to be curious about the world that he created for us to live in, and when we learnt about it we appreciate it and take responsibility for the planet. It is up to us to care for the planet and look after the wonderful world that we have for future generations.

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