Father Simon came to visit us to talk to us about what happens when a baby is baptised. He brought an ‘alb’ with him, explaining that this is the white garment worn by priests and he also brought a stole which a priest wears around his neck. Some of the children then took on the roles of the people involved in a Baptism and ‘baptised’ a baby doll. Ben and Ashlyn were the parents and Amelia and Harry were the Godparents. Violet was the Priest and she poured water over the baby’s head while saying, “In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.” Father Simon explained that the most important symbols involved in Baptism are the water and the words of the Sign of the Cross. Amelia wrapped the white garment around the baby. Father Simon was very impressed with all and said that he really enjoyed his visit.
This week nursery A have been reading Giraffes Can’t Dance. In the secret garden we have danced like Gerald on our very own stage. The children were very excited to make their own music to dance, using the musical instruments. They also made food to feed Gerald and his friends in the mud kitchen. We discussed how many leaves, twigs, conkers we might add. Fantastic participation by all of the children.
We hope to see Nursery and Reception parents and children at our Autumn Festival. Please purchase your tickets in the infant office.
Mental health problems can affect anyone, any day of the year, but 10 October was a great day to show your support for better mental health and to recognise the importance of starting to look after your own wellbeing.
This week Year 4 have been learning about the Jewish New Year celebration of Rosh Hashanah which took place between 29th September and 1st October. To celebrate we had some apples dipped in honey and listened to some Jewish music. We greeted each other with the words, ” Shanah tovah’, which means, ‘Good year.’
First Holy Communion session on Saturday 12th October