We have been getting into the festive spirit this week in Year 6, wearing our Christmas jumpers, eating Christmas dinner and enjoying a visit from our friend, Olaf! 

We also enjoyed taking part in the Christmas Chocolate Raffle – thank you to all those who bought tickets!

We hope you enjoy your Christmas cards as much as we enjoyed making them! 

Have a lovely Christmas and a very happy new year. Stay safe! With love from all of Year 6 x

A HUGE thank you!

A massive thank you for all of your kind donations for the local care homes. We were completely blown away by the sheer amount of treats from all of you, as were the care homes. All of the hampers were dropped off, with the letters and cards, on Friday and every single care home asked us to pass our thanks on. Due to your generosity, we have made someone’s Christmas a little brighter.

Thank you!

Donation Drive for local care homes

Our Christmas cards and letters have been written ready to send to 6 of our local care homes. We are hoping to put together a little hamper for each care home to give them a special gift and hopefully bring a smile to a face or two but we need your help to do that.

Whether it is a box of mince pies, packet of biscuits, some chocolate treats, shower gel or other toiletries, anything you can donate would be gratefully received to send to these care homes.

Please send any donations in with your children on Friday (11th December) so we can deliver them to the care homes in time for Christmas.

Many Thanks in advance for your support x

*Year 6 promise to be peace-makers this Advent*

Today, our Missio Advent Calendar asked us to think about how we can be

PEACE-MAKERS.

Rainbow Peace Flag' Prints - daboost | AllPosters.com

We first considered what ‘peace’ meant. Here are some of the children’s responses:

‘safe’ ‘quiet’ ‘calm’ ‘reflection’ ‘focus’ ‘still’ ‘no fighting’ ‘friendship and love’ ‘undisturbed’

We then considered why peace is important:

  • Gives us thinking time
  • Allows us to spend time in prayer with God
  • Good for our mental and spiritual wellbeing 
  • Improves our relationships with each other and God. 
  • Builds tolerance and unity

We took it in turns to read out our peace-making promises before adding each of them to create a class paper chain. 

Peace

Themes of Advent: Peace – Epic Theology

Thank you to Ha-Eun and Lola W who planned, prepared and led a beautiful class liturgy on this week’s Advent theme of ‘Peace’. 

The scripture they chose reminded us to always be peaceful and put our faith in God; in turn that will strengthen us.

They asked us to take a moment to reflect on a time when we felt most at peace. Here are a selection of our thoughts:

*Advent Preparation Through Song*

Year 6 enjoyed taking part in the ‘Advent Preparation Through Song’ liturgy with One Life this afternoon. It was lovely to end our first week of Advent by taking some time out to listen to the joyful songs about Jesus’ coming.

Spreading Hope this Advent…

We have been busy in Year Six this week writing letters to the residents of The Spinney Care Home.

As part of our Advent preparation, we discussed how this time of year can be difficult for some people for many reasons. We talked about the many ways in which we could help spread hope, peace, joy and love to members of our community; we agreed that reaching out to the elderly was just one way in which we could do this. We are looking forward to posting our letters and donations next week and hope they bring smiles to the faces of many.

As part of our Advent preparation, we discussed how this time of year can be difficult for some people for many reasons. We talked about the many ways in which we could help spread hope, peace, joy and love to members of our community; we agreed that reaching out to the elderly was just one way in which we could do this. We are looking forward to posting our letters and donations next week and hope they bring smiles to the faces of many.

Advent Day

Happy New Year!

Resources for Advent – Catholic Current

Today, Year 6 came together to celebrate the beginning of Advent 2020. We started off our day with a virtual whole school assembly in which we were reminded of the importance of this special season.

Sermon Series - Jesus Is Coming — Cornerstone Church Long Beach

Our RE lesson today taught us about the dual meaning of Advent: the countdown to Jesus’ birthday but also the anticipation of his second coming. We talked about how we need to be ready in our hearts and minds for when this day comes and therefore need to spend time this Advent strengthening our relationships with ourselves, eachother and God through prayer and kindness. We created some posters to display around the school to advertise the true meaning of Advent to the other year groups.

During the afternoon, we used our watercolour skills to paint a variety of leaves to make an Advent wreath for our display board.

We also took it in turns to build our class wreath for our prayer focus.

In Year 6 this Advent, we are being Secret Saints. The class Advent calendar that we created together will reveal an act of kindness per day; we will be making a conscious effort to fulfill each of these tasks towards the friend we have been secretly given.

We are looking forward to celebrating this special season together.

Outdoor fun!

Year 6 spent some time enjoying the outdoors on Friday.

They used their forest school slot to take part in the bucket challenge. Ask them what they had to do and what was difficult about this task.

The boys also earnt some time on the balancing ropes thanks to their victorious win on TTRS against the girls.

*The Season of Advent*

As we approach the First Sunday (Advent Sunday) of Advent, James and Darci led Year 6 in a prayer service to focus our attention on the Advent message of hope.

Thank you James and Darci for beginning our Advent season in which we prepare our hearts and mind as we look forward to the Second Coming of Christ.