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Year 6 Liturgy Service Osmington 2017

Holy Communion Children 2017 - Corpus Christi Mass

The Feast Of Corpus Christi

Holy Trinity Sunday - God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son

Headteacher Assembly 22nd May 2017 - The HELPER whom the Father will send

Crowning of Mary Service - Today in school we held a very special Crowning of Mary Service. Parishioners were also invited to attend. Children brought in lots of beautiful fresh flowers which were presented to Mary during the service. The Year 6 children sang like angels throughout. We have donated a wide selection of our flowers to the Ross Wyld Care Home in Walthamstow. The men and women there were absolutely delighted with them and sent a heartfelt thank you to all of the children at St Patrick's for thinking about them.

Headteacher's Assembly 15th May 2017 - Jesus Warns of his Departure

Key Stage 2 Visit to The Lea Bridge Road Mosque

As part of our whole school  'Other Faith Week - Islam'. Children and teachers from Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 went to visit The Lea Bridge Road Mosque in Leyton. These special visits supported learning in class and feedback received from children and teachers who went to the mosque was excellent. We would like to thank Mrs Hafeez who was instrumental in arranging these visits and also Irfan Akhtar, the education specialist at Lea Bridge Road Mosque, who made the visits exciting and engaging with his wealth of knowledge and insight into this ancient religion. Photos to follow!!

The 24th - 28th April is our whole school  'Other Faith Week'. Our other chosen faith is Islam.

Muslims are followers of the religion of Islam, which began in Saudi Arabia around the seventh century. they believe in one God, Allah. there are two main groups of Muslims, Shi’ah and Sunni. the Sunnis are the larger group. their beliefs are similar but they differ on the forms of leadership. what the children learn in this programme of study is a middle way, offering what is most general in Islam. the spelling used is Makkah rather than the common version Mecca to avoid confusion.

Below is an overview of topics taught in each year group.

                                                                                  

         Age             Theme                      Topic               LOOK                 DISCOVER           RESPECT

 

Early years

N/R

 

Special days/

ritual objects

 

Prayer mats

 

special objects

 

Prayer mats and the

Quran

 

What is special for

Muslims

 

year 1

Fs 1

 

Stories

 

Muhammad

 

Special stories

 

Muhammad

Muhammad is important for Muslim people

 

year 2

Fs 2

 

Prayer/home

 

Prayer at home

 

Quiet times

 

Prayer five times

a day

 

Prayer is important for Muslims

 

year 3

 

Places for worship

 

The mosque

 

special buildings

Friday is a day of special prayer. Call to prayer

 

How Muslim people worship

 

Year 4

 

Holy Books

 

The Quran

 

important books

The Quran.

99 beautiful names

of God

The importance of the Qur’an for Muslims

 

Year 5

 

Beliefs and

festivals

 

Ramadan and

Pilgrimage

 

special times

Shahadah Ramadan, id-ul-Fitr, id-ul-adha, hajj

Respect for the special occasions for Muslims

 

Year 6

 

Belonging and values

 

Guidance for

Muslims

 

Guidance in life

 

The 5 pillars

Zakat

 

What is important for Muslims

Headteacher Assembly 24th April 2017- Doubting Thomas- Believing

Please Look At the Following Letter Re Teaching and Learning For The Summer Term 2017

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Headteacher's Assembly 29th March 2017 - Jesus gives sight to a blind man

RE in Reception

RE in Reception 1 Crowning of Mary
RE in Reception 2 Crowning of Mary
RE in Reception 3 Visiting the Crib in Church
RE in Reception 4 Visiting the Crib in Church
RE in Reception 5 Visiting the Baptism Font
RE in Reception 6 Visiting Fr Kevin in Church
The Aquinas Trust Federation Mass

The Aquinas Teaching & Learning Trust, which is made up of a number of primary and secondary schools based in the Waltham Forest deanery, celebrated its first annual Mass at Our Lady & St George Church, Walthamstow recently. On 8 March, over 400 students and accompanying staff from schools in the Trust came together for the service. Fr Maurice Gordon (OLSG), Fr Kevin Conway (St Patrick’s, Walthamstow) and Fr Jim Kennedy (St Joseph’s, Leyton) concelebrated the Mass, which began with a colourful procession of school banners and mission statements. Schools in the Trust are: Our Lady & St George; St Patrick’s; St Mary’s; St Joseph’s Infant and St Joseph’s Junior Primary Schools; Holy Family School & Sixth Form; St John’s School; and Trinity High School. The primary schools were represented by pupils from years 2 and 6. The representatives from secondary schools included St John’s choir, a group of year 8 students from Trinity and prefects from year 7, 8 and 6th Form from Holy Family. The readings, bidding prayers and offertory were undertaken by the schools, with special thanks to St John’s School Choir who signed the entrance hymn and pupils from Our Lady & St George Primary School who sang and signed the post-communion hymn. Chaplaincy team member Denise Grierson said: “It was lovely to hear wonderful singing from the students, filling the church with sound. It was a joyous occasion, much appreciated by students and staff alike.” During Mass, the congregation remembered Yvonne Inije, head of RE at St John’s, who died recently. Fr Maurice Gordon said it was wonderful looking out at all the schools, united in their belief and education. Dr Andy Stone, headteacher of Holy Family School, concluded: “What was really evident to me was a powerful sense of unity among all our schools and a real sense of community and togetherness. You may not know but, while about one in 10 of pupils in the Aquinas Trust schools are here today, altogether you represent around 4,500 children and young people; and there are also more than 500 staff in total. We really benefit from working together and myself and all the other headteachers and staff are really proud and pleased to be working together for the benefit of all our Catholic schools in the Aquinas Trust.”

The Aquinas Teaching & Learning Trust, which is made up of a number of primary and secondary schools based in the Waltham Forest deanery, celebrated its first annual Mass at Our Lady & St George Church, Walthamstow recently.  On 8 March, over 400 students and accompanying staff from schools in the Trust came together for the service. Fr Maurice Gordon (OLSG), Fr Kevin Conway (St Patrick’s, Walthamstow) and Fr Jim Kennedy (St Joseph’s, Leyton) concelebrated the Mass, which began with a colourful procession of school banners and mission statements.  Schools in the Trust are: Our Lady & St George; St Patrick’s; St Mary’s; St Joseph’s Infant and St Joseph’s Junior Primary Schools; Holy Family School & Sixth Form; St John’s School; and Trinity High School.  The primary schools were represented by pupils from years 2 and 6. The representatives from secondary schools included St John’s choir, a group of year 8 students from Trinity and prefects from year 7, 8 and 6th Form from Holy Family.  The readings, bidding prayers and offertory were undertaken by the schools, with special thanks to St John’s School Choir who signed the entrance hymn and pupils from Our Lady & St George Primary School who sang and signed the post-communion hymn. Chaplaincy team member Denise Grierson said: “It was lovely to hear wonderful singing from the students, filling the church with sound. It was a joyous occasion, much appreciated by students and staff alike.”  During Mass, the congregation remembered Yvonne Inije, head of RE at St John’s, who died recently.  Fr Maurice Gordon said it was wonderful looking out at all the schools, united in their belief and education.  Dr Andy Stone, headteacher of Holy Family School, concluded: “What was really evident to me was a powerful sense of unity among all our schools and a real sense of community and togetherness. You may not know but, while about one in 10 of pupils in the Aquinas Trust schools are here today, altogether you represent around 4,500 children and young people; and there are also more than 500 staff in total.  We really benefit from working together and myself and all the other headteachers and staff are really proud and pleased to be working together for the benefit of all our Catholic schools in the Aquinas Trust.” 1 The Aquinas Trust Federation Mass
Thank you to all of the children and parents/carers who have already donated their hard earned cash to CAFOD during the season of Lent.

CAFOD stands for the Catholic Agency For Overseas Development. They are an international development charity and the official aid agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales.

They stand beside people living in poverty – whatever their religion or culture. Through local church partners, they help people directly in their own communities, and campaign for global justice, so that everyone can reach their full potential. For further information visit  http://cafod.org.uk/

Don't forget to check out the weekly school newsletter with the section of the Sunday Gospel in  it, with questions provided for you to discuss at home as a family.

Please remember to look in detail with your children at the wonderful weekly Wednesday Word - funded and provided for you to share in God's good news by the parish.

Mrs Poultney 

5R and 1N will be going to mass at Our Lady of the Rosary and St Patrick on 21st March. All Welcome!

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY: Friday 19th May 2017

Tea party for parishioners after mass at 10:30 am followed by the Crowning of Mary in the Peace Garden. 

Headteacher Assembly and Haven House

Friday 17th March is St Patrick's Day. As he is the patron Saint of our school we will be holding a special Mass, celebrated by Fr Kevin, in school. St Patrick was born in Britain. He was captured by Irish pirates and made a slave in County Antrim in Ireland. He worked looking after herds of cattle. He spent a lot of time on his own thinking about God and praying. After six years he escaped and managed to make his way home. He trained to be a priest. He kept hearing the voice of the Irish people calling to him in a dream to come back to them. He became a Bishop and chose to return to Ireland where he preached the Gospel for the rest of his life. He died about 461.

Friday 17th March is St Patrick's Day. As he is the patron Saint of our school we will be holding a special Mass, celebrated by Fr Kevin, in school.                                                                   St Patrick was born in Britain. He was captured by Irish pirates and made a slave in County Antrim in Ireland.  He worked looking after herds of cattle. He spent a lot of time on his own thinking about God and praying.  After six years he escaped and managed to make his way home. He trained to be a priest.  He kept hearing the voice of the Irish people calling to him in a dream to come back to them. He became a Bishop and chose to return to Ireland where he preached the Gospel for the rest of his life.  He died about 461. 1
Thank you to all of the parents/carers that came to the Come and See / Journey in Love meetings in school. I hope you found it interesting and many questions were answered for you. Mrs Poultney.

The Transfiguration of Jesus- Headteacher Assembly

Headteacher's Assembly 6th March 2017- First week of Lent

Journey in Love 

(PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS)

Journey in Love is the Brentwood Diocese Personal Relationship programme. In order that children may grow and develop healthily and holistically toward an understanding of successful future relationships, they must be at ease with themselves and grow in self-knowledge.

The following is an outline of what each class covers:

Reception

GOD LOVES EACH OF US IN OUR UNIQUENESS

The children will know and understand that God has made them unique and that although we are all different we are all special to him.

The children will explore the above learning objective through these 5 areas: Physical, Social, Emotional, Intellectual and Spiritual.

Year 1

WE MEET GOD’S LOVE IN OUR FAMILY

The children will know and understand that they are growing and developing as members of their own family and God’s family.

The children will explore the above learning objective through these 5 areas: Physical, Social, Emotional, Intellectual and Spiritual.

Year 2

WE MEET GOD’S LOVE IN THE COMMUNITY

The children know and understand that they are growing and developing in a God-given community.

The children will explore the above learning objective through these 5 areas: Physical, Social, Emotional, Intellectual and Spiritual.

Year 3

HOW WE LIVE IN LOVE

The children know and understand the virtues essential to friendship e.g loyalty, responsibility… and experience the importance both of forgiving and being forgiven and of celebrating God’s forgiveness.

The children will explore the above learning objective through these 5 areas: Physical, Social, Emotional, Intellectual and Spiritual.

Year 4

GOD LOVES US IN OUR DIFFERENCES

The children will know and understand that they are all different and celebrate these differences as they appreciate that God’s love accepts us as we are and as we change.

The children will explore the above learning objective through these 5 areas: Physical, Social, Emotional, Intellectual and Spiritual. In physically the children will look at the difference between a boy and a man’s body parts (Same for girl – women). They will also look at the growth of a baby from conception – 20 weeks.

Year 5

GOD LOVES ME IN MY CHANGING AND DEVELOPMENT

The children will know and become aware of the physical and emotional changes that accompany puberty – sensitively, mood swings, anger, boredom, etc. And grow further in their understanding of God’s presence in their daily lives.

The children will explore the above learning objective through these 5 areas: Physical, Social, Emotional, Intellectual and Spiritual.

The children will also discuss puberty and the many changes they will face in this stage of their development.

Year 6

THE WONDER OF GOD’S LOVE IN CREATING NEW LIFE

The children will develop, in an appropriate way for their age, an understanding of sexuality and grow further in their appreciation of their dignity and worth as children of God.

The children will explore the above learning objective through these 5 areas: Physical, Social, Emotional, Intellectual and Spiritual.

The children will also discuss puberty and the many changes they will face in this stage of their development.

Headteacher's Assembly 28th February 2017

Year 6 will be attending mass at Our Lady of the Rosary and St Patrick on Tuesday March 28th at 9:30 am. All welcome! 

Our new School Banner complete with our Mission Statement and our wonderful Year 4, 5 and 6 liturgy leaders. A huge thank you to FOSPA from all of the children and staff at St Patrick's for their continued support and generosity in kindly paying for our beautiful new School Banner.

Our  new School Banner complete with our Mission Statement and our wonderful Year 4, 5 and 6 liturgy leaders. A huge thank you to FOSPA from all of the children and staff at St Patrick's for their continued support and generosity in  kindly paying for our beautiful new School Banner. 1

Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 Prayers in School. These are all of the prayers that all children should know/be familiar with by the end of primary school.

RE Questionnaire for Children

RE Questionnaire for Parents/Carers

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY!

On Tuesday March 7th 2017 there will be a 'Come and See' and 'Journey in Love' workshop for parents/carers in the school hall. There will be two sessions - the first session will begin at 3:30 pm and will run for approximately 1 hour- the second session will begin at 6:30 pm and will also run for approximately 1 hour. During these sessions you will get an overview of how we teach RE in school and the teaching program 'Come and See' that we use across the school setting. You will also have an opportunity to look at our 'Journey in Love' sex and relationship education program that has been especially designed for Catholic Education. Any questions or queries will be answered on the day. Hope to see you all there!

Mrs Poultney- Re Coordinator

3B and 3S will be going to mass at Our Lady of the Rosary and St Patrick on Tuesday 21st February. All Welcome!

Let your light shine for Jesus!

4J and 2F will be going to mass on Tuesday morning (31st) at Our Lady of the Rosary and St Patrick- All welcome!

Headteacher Assembly January 23rd - The Ten Commandments

Headteacher's Assembly January 16th- World Religion Week

Meet Our School Liturgy Leaders - Spring Term

Brentwood Centenary 1917-2017

Brentwood Centenary 1917-2017 1 In 2017 the Diocese of Brentwood will celebrate its Centenary. Brentwood is the only diocese to have been originally part of the Archdiocese of Westminster, from which it was separated in 1917. A programme of special events to mark the Centenary will begin on 11 February 2017 (the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, Principal Patron of the Diocese), and will run until 16 November (the Feast of St Edmund of Abingdon, one of the Secondary Patrons of the Diocese). On 22 March 1917 Pope Benedict XV appointed Monsignor Bernard Ward as Titular Bishop of Lydda and Apostolic Administrator of the new Diocese of Essex. Bishop Ward was consecrated by Cardinal Bourne in Westminster Cathedral on 10 April 1917. Initially no name was given to the new diocese, save that of ‘Essex’, because a decision had to be made as to where the new bishop would reside. As well as being a distinguished educationalist and the foremost historian of English Catholicism of his generation, Bishop Ward was also something of a railway buff. Hence the choice of Brentwood as the seat of the new bishop because its station was the first on the London side of Shenfield junction, which gave access to the Colchester and Southend lines. Moreover, Brentwood itself boasted a fine, although modest, church which would become the Cathedral, as well as a number of convents and Catholic schools. The Diocese of Brentwood was formally erected on 22 July 1917 and Bishop Ward was named its first Ordinary. He died on 21 January 1920 and is buried at St Edmund’s College, Ware, the very place where he had been born and educated and where he had spent most of his priestly life. Bishop Ward had a great devotion to St Edmund of Abingdon, hence the choice of that saint as a Secondary Patron of the new diocese (together with St Erconwald and subsequently St Cedd). Moreover, Bishop Ward’s great personal devotion to Our Lady’s shrine at Lourdes ensured that Brentwood was the first diocese in England & Wales to have Our Lady of Lourdes as its Principal Patron.

Head Teacher Epiphany and Individual Achievement Award Assembly 9th January 2017

For your information, below is an overview of RE topics and events for the Spring Term

KS1 Christingle

KS1 Christingle 1

Advent Wreaths by Year 2 -In class we learnt all about the advent wreath and other preparations that Christians make during the season of advent. We learnt that the wreath is a circle with no beginning or end, just like God’s love for us. It is made from evergreen leaves to show that God’s love for us is everlasting. There are three purple candles and one rose candle used in the wreath to represent the four weeks of advent. The final white candle is placed in the middle of the wreath and lit on Christmas day to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.

Please check the weekly school newsletter for the "Sunday Gospel Section"  for you to discuss at home as a family. 

Year 6 Trip To The Jewish Museum Camden

Year 1 and 2's trip to A Jewish Faith School in Ilford

Advent Calendar 2016 Print and use at home with your children!


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