During the first week of the new school year we celebrate and learn all about our class Saints.
Our class saint is Saint Therese. She loved flowers and saw herself as the "little flower of Jesus," who gave glory to God by just being her beautiful little self among all the other flowers in God's garden. We painted our own flowers to remind u of her story and to decorate our classroom. St Therese's motto was "to love Jesus and make Jesus loved". We talked about ways that we could show Jesus that we love him and we decorated a shield with our ideas.
Year 2 have been learning about St Patrick's life. We enjoyed making our own paper plate shamrocks to symbolism the Holy Trinity and St Patrick's teachings.
In Year 3 we were learning about S. Peter. We started off by finding out what we already knew about St Peter (a lot) and added it to a spider diagram in our books. We then watched a video and listened to some of the stories about St. Peter and added more information to our diagrams. Then, we split into groups and looked at different Bible verses, before telling the class what we thought they meant, and how they show St. Peter is important to us. We finished by writing a report about what we had learned, then wrote about why St Peter is important to us on some fish so we could make a display.
This week we have been drawing portraits of St John Paul (not finished yet!). We have been creating fact files about him and we have been describing his attributes using short films of his life to inspire us.
This week we introduced the story of the Children of Fatima. We learned about, 'The Miracle of the Sun' and how Our Lady appeared to three children over six months, encouraging them to pray and make small sacrifices.
From this, we were inspired to create a mosaic sun and a spinning sun. We are very pleased with our work.
This week in Year 6 have been studying our class saint Jerzy Popieluzsko. We found out all about his story and then created collages representing his life. Later on we linked our learning about Jerzy to pacifism and explored how Catholicism and other denominations of Christianity promote non-violent solutions. From here we worked in groups to create reports linking in everything we had learnt.