Today's worship had the theme of Thankfulness. The children heard a passage from Psalms which taught them about God's never ending love ‘Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, for his love has no end’. The children thought about what this message meant for us today and why we should be thankful for this, particularly in the current pandemic. We also took time to think about the people in our lives for whom we are thankful. Thank you to our worship leaders.
Today, the children in Year 5 had the ultimate Viking experience using Now Press Play. They put on their pink headphones, were immersed into a Viking land and given the following mission:
'Food is scarce in the Norse lands, and you and your sister, Freja, have heard tell of other Vikings travelling to England to start a new life. Led by the village headman Grim, however, some of your fellow villagers are more intent on pillaging and stealing than settling alongside your new Anglo-Saxon neighbours. When Freja is captured by King Alfred, you’re pulled into the fray. Can peace prevail?'
All children had a thoroughly enjoyable time and can't wait for their next Now Press Play experience.
In RE, we heard about the beginning of the world and how God created our planet in seven days. We shared our amazement at this creation and discussed how God created us in His image and likeness to rule over plants and animals. We created pieces of art based on his most special creation to display in our corridors.
Year 5 celebrated the birthday of Our Lady by reflecting on the important stages of Mary's Life. We discussed how she played a huge role in making Jesus the man he was and how difficult it must have been for her to say 'Yes' to God.
We created birthday cards, sang 'Happy Birthday' and ate cake to celebrate!
In our first week back at school, Year 5 thought looked at women across the world who inspire them. We focused our study on people who were working hard to fulfil their duty to protect God's Creation. This led us to the work of Greta Thunberg and her passion for preventing the effects of climate change. We wrote a fact-file about her life so far and thought about what we could do to reduce our impact on the planet!