Collective worship in Nursery
Although we are unable to come together as a school to worship, we are still able to do so as a class which is particularly important during these difficult times. We will be updating this page with how we have been worshipping together in school and with resources for you to do so at home.
We worshipped together today through our whole school prayer and reflection assembly. We focused on Pentecost and how we can use our "true colours" to serve God like the disciples. I have put the "I wonder... question the children were asked below in case you would like to discuss it as a family.
Week One: Learning about the life of Jesus
This term one of our virtues is being prophetic.
"Being prophetic is about being seen to do good and about speaking out for what is right. Good news is only good news if it is announced. Being prophetic isn’t about telling the future; it is about living out God’s future for me today." We can take our example from Jesus about how to live a prophetic life.
In Nursery we have been reading about Jesus' life in God's special book the bible. We learnt how an angel appeared to his mother, Mary, and how she and her husband travelled to a town called Bethlehem where Jesus was born in a stable. We love our special story times after lunch. We are learning more and more about who Jesus is so that we can learn to be like him.
This week's bible stories
This week we have been continuing with our daily bible stories. We learnt how Mary and Joseph took Jesus to the temple as a babies and how excited Simeon was to meet him. We also heard about the three kings who followed a star to find the baby king. We love learning a new story about the life of Jesus each afternoon and the children are now responsible for bringing the bible from the prayer table very carefully to show the respect that God's special book deserves.
Mass and remembrance
On Wednesday this week we joined Father Gary via Youtube to be part of the Mass. We learnt all about St.Martin of Tours. He encountered a poor man at the side of the road and cut his cloak in two in order to clothe him. This serves as a reminder to us that we should always think of others in need.
We also held a reflection for remembrance in class. We learnt about why we wear poppies at this time of year and made our own. The children followed the reflection and even managed to stay quiet for the two minute silence which is rather tricky when you are so little! Then children then laid the poppies onto our prayer table to remind us to think of those who have been in or are in conflicts at the moment.
After learning about the early life of Jesus through bible stories last week, this week we have been learning new songs as part of our collective worship. The children really love them and they reinforce the message that Jesus is our constant companion and that we can turn to Him when we need support or comfort. You can find the songs below to share at home.
This Wednesday we were very lucky to be able to join our church community at mass through the power of technology. We were very impressed that Alexa was able to tell Father Gary how special he is to God and how special we are to God. We learnt that God knows every hair on our head and every time our heart beats.
Week 5 & 6
Over these two weeks we have been looking at the CAFOD advent calendar each day. We take time to consider the scripture reading for the day and think about how we can live it out in our lives. There is also a family Advent calendar you might like to look at. https://cafod.org.uk/Education/For-families/Family-Advent-Calendar
We were inspired by our whole school Harvest assembly to thank God for the food we eat. The children thanked God for carrots, grapes, melons and sandwiches and we prayed for those with less than us.
Praying with our own mini rosaries
Praying for our carers
Today we focused on Mary the mother of Jesus. We discussed how one of the prayers we pray using the rosary is the Hail Mary. We spoke about the people who cared for us as Mary cared for Jesus and prayed to thank God for them.
As it is the month of October, today we starting learning about how we can use rosary beads to help us pray. We also made our own mini rosaries.
The children had a fantastic opportunity today to be involved in the Mass from St.Rose. It was beamed right into our classroom! The children sat and listened fantastically and we can't wait to be able to join in person one day.
God's good creation
Today's reflection focused on the following bible passage, "And God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear.” And it was so. 10 God called the dry ground “land,” and the gathered waters he called “seas.” And God saw that it was good." We discussed how this shows us God's power and thanked Him for His beautiful creations.
Thanking God for His creation
Today the children made cards to thank God for His wonderful creation and we then celebrated with a prayer service. The children were thankful for so much of God's creation including cats, dogs, the water and lions!
Our creation worship song
This week we are continuing our series of reflections on God's creation. Today we starting learning a song all about how God made the world. You can watch the video below and see the actions we are learning in school!
This week in Nursery we have been focusing on a series of daily reflections based on each day of the creation story. Today we contemplated the way in which God was able to create the world from nothing which is a pretty big idea for such little people. We know that we can create models from blocks and bricks and pictures from pencils and paint but only God can create something from nothing!
Today during our whole class reflection time, we thought about God's amazing imagination when he created the world. We then spent time reflecting on what we are grateful to God for creating. The children said thank you to God for creating trees, lions and the water.
The Wednesday Word
The Primary School Wednesday Word is an outreach which shares Sunday's Gospel with all school families, in a unique way.