Visit By Bishop Pat
What better way to start our school year than by having a visit by Bishop Pat to open our Prayer Garden
On Tuesday 19th June, the Prayer Rangers went to Southwark Cathedral. They were joined by the pupil led prayer group from St Thomas More Primary School. At the Cathedral they made their own candles and then had a chance to walk around the Cathedral.
Teddy Bear Baptism
During this liturgical time of the year as we celebrate the birth of the church, Reception and Year 1 have been learning about Baptism. Father Hycinth even came into school to baptize our teddy bears to show us what happens during baptism.
To continue our fundraising we held a hot chocolate sale after school to raise funds for CAFOD
We held a Cake Sale to raise money for Cafod.
We are the Prayer Rangers and we have an important job in the school. We help during masses, fund raise for charity and help to promote the Catholic ethos of the school.
Bishop Pat blesses the new school entrance
Holy Family school welcomed Bishop Pat last week. Part of his visit included blessing the new school entrance as well as officially opening it.
Bishop Pat stayed for our weekly commendation assembly and presented the awards for Outstanding contribution to RE.
The children showed their books and learning to Bishop Pat who asked them questions about their lessons.
It was a wonderful spiritual assembly which we all enjoyed.
Bishop Pat presented the awards at our weekly commendation assembly. He was accompanied by our Parish Priest, Father Arbo.
This week's assembly was for outstanding learning in RE. The children brought their books to share with Bishop Pat and Father Arbo.
Before this assembly, Year 3 and Year 6 attended Mass in St. John Fisher Church where they celebrated Mass with the Bishop.
We have been learning about St. Patrick in RE.
We role played his story in order to gain a greater understanding of why he is such a well known saint. We then acted out in front of the class and were recorded on the Ipad.
We then peer assessed our learning.
Our Class Saints
Each class has been learning about their class saint. They created a display of this learning.
Nursery- St. Teresa Lisieux
FS2 - St. Anne
Year 1- St. Nicholas
Year 2 - St. Francis
Year 3- St. Catherine of Alexandria
Year 4 - St. Thomas More
Year 5 - St. Jude
Year 6 - St. Patrick
Visit to Hindu Temple
As part of RE week KS2 visited the Hindu temple in Plumstead. This was to show respect and tolerance for the different religions in our society.
It was most informative. We recognised that Hindus have many of the same signs and symbols as in the Catholic Church eg. candles, holy water, food.
As part of their Religion we all left with a small gift of food.
Duggy Dug Dug
As part of RE week we had a visit from Duggy Dug Dug and his helpers.
Duggy Dug Dug delivered a science based assembly but it was related to God and our Christian faith. As you can see we had a great afternoon learning about science and God. We played games and sang songs. We learned a lot!
Okey Dokey Karaoke
I got you Lord
Year of Mercy
As part of our celebration for the Year of Mercy each class has created a year of Mercy door. This is to remind us of the door that Pope Francis opened in St. Peter's, Rome at the beginning of the year. By walking through this door of mercy the children and adults will be asking God to forgive them for any wrongdoing.
Ten Ten Workshop
Today we had the Ten Ten theatre company in our school. This is a professional theatre company that presents plays and workshops at differing levels for the children based on a religious theme.
The day began with a workshop for the parents and then 3 different plays were performed for the children with a reflection time at the end. The children were absolutely mesmerised by the plays and gave great reviews on the day.