In our last week, Year 5 and 6 led us in our final collective worship. Pupils from these classes, joined together to plan and lead their family group reflection.
Here are the pupils from Miss Robinson’s family group, leading us in our prayers.
Each family group reflected on how Advent is the Church’s season of waiting in joyful hope for the coming of Jesus, the promised one, at Christmas and at the end of time.
The pupils had an Advent wreath as their focal point, as the progressive lighting of the candles on the Advent wreath symbolises the expectation and hope surrounding our Lord’s first coming into the world. We have to wait patiently until Christmas Day to light the last candle, the white candle which represents Christ; the Light of the world.
We also celebrated Youth Friday.
The theme this year was Love Undeserved.
It was an opportunity to say thank you to everyone who helps us within our school and community.
We are about to begin a special year in the Church, a Jubilee Year of Mercy.
In the Gospel we often hear that Jesus showed mercy. This means he showed love to everyone, whoever they were, whatever they had done, no one was excluded.
In Luke’s Gospel of the Good Samaritan, reminds us that we must show love and mercy to all we meet, not just people we know or people we like.
Our celebration theme is Love Undeserved because we must try to follow Jesus’ example to love others and not to judge whether we think they deserve that love or not.
We must especially remember to show love to those in need.
On Wednesday 11th November, the whole school came together to pay our respects to the service men and women who have dedicated their lives to protect us.
They shall not grow old,
As they that are left grow old
Age shall not weary them
Nor the years condemn
At the going down of the sun
And in the morning
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM
We listened to prayers and waited for 11am, when the last post was played. After our 2 minute silence, we sang the song ‘Turn your Thoughts to this occasion’.
During our first Family Group Collective Worship, Year 6 led us in a quiet reflection on the theme of ‘New Start’.
Pupils from the class, prepared their own prayers reflecting on the feelings of starting a new school year.
Each family group were asked to think about how a new school can bring new opportunities and responsibilities.
Year 6 also introduced the new reception children to their family groups.