Year 4, had an amazing time on the retreat at St Cassians Centre. On day one we enjoyed a sing-song around the camp fire, a treasure hunt, sampled the tuck shop and bought some handy torches and pens, had a quiz, said our evening prayers around candle tree and feasted like Kings! On the second day, we watched the film Inside Out in their home cinema, created a team chant and song, made a faith island and said our final goodbye and prayers of the visit.
Thanks to everyone who came to watch the children in Year 3 and Year 4 in their special Stations of the Cross production. I hope you agree that it was a wonderful and moving performance. The Stations of the Cross are a 14-step Catholic devotion that commemorates Jesus Christ's last day on Earth as a man. At each station, the children retold a specific event from Christ's last day. The children did an amazing job of presenting this through drama and song. I hope that you as proud of them as we are!
On 25th Febraury, Year 4 spent a day guiding in Shakespeare’s Birthplace, his New Place home and at Halls Croft. The children took up their roles as guides, bringing with them 50 other pupils from school who were invited to see them in action.
‘I felt nervous and proud. It was like a miracle to be able to guide’— PUPIL
As well as seeing their friends guiding, the children were able to look around some of the other rooms in the houses. The children and staff all had an amazing day together! The children know a lot about the three important Shakespeare houses and this will tie into their current topic - Macbeth!
Year 4 made poppies and wrote messages to remember the soldiers of the First World War. We visited a local war memorial to lay the wreaths and to find out about the history of those that served in the local area. They found out a lot about what life was like as a miner and a soldier in the war. We were invited back to visit next year!
Year 4 learnt how to fence! It was great fun. We learnt how to lunge, how to defend ourselves and how to move with accuracy.
We also have a weekly collective worship. The children have started leading their own sessions. During collective worship we explore and understand the values at the heart of our daily, catholic life. From forgiveness and humility, to gratitude and justice, collective worship gives us a space and time to reflect.