In Year Two, we have been learning all about Baptism. We thought about the different parts of a Baptism and put them into order. Some of us were a little confused and had some questions we wanted to ask Father Dave about Baptism. We composed questions in our book ready for Father Dave coming to class. When he came, he brought the oil of chrism, the Easter Candle and photos of special baptisms which Father Dave had carried out in church. The children role-played a Baptism thinking about the key parts which we had ordered. The children then asked Father Dave lots of questions and found out lots of new information. Father Dave was extremely impressed and gave the children a Baptismal Candle so they could see what it looked like! We would like to thank Father Dave kindly!
Father Dave came to visit Year 3 in class to talk to us about Baptism and he brought with him lots of artefacts related to Baptism. He brought Oil of Chrism, Holy Water, the Easter Candle and a Baptismal Candle and he explained their purpose. He also explained the purpose of the white garment. Father Dave told us that the Oil of Chrism comes from a tree and that it is blessed by the Bishop and distributed to the many Parishes in each Diocese. We got the opportunity to ask him some of the questions that we wrote in our books in preparation for his visit and we learned that he has baptised thousands of babies during his 23 years as a priest. He told us about the seven Sacraments when we asked what ‘Sacrament’ means. It was very interesting and we learned lots.
Please find attached our latest newsletter for October…
Year One are having an English Cafe to discuss ways that we teach English in line with the Primary Writing Project. It will involve a discussion about the curriculum and activities to suggest how to support your children at home.
The cafe will be on Tuesday 16th October 2018 and it will run fro 9.00 – 10.30. It will be held in the junior hall.
The A team made an excellent start to the league season this week (Monday 8th), defeating St Matthew’s Jarrow, 3-2. It was a close win made even more impressive after going 2 goals down in the first half. This did not discourage the boys though, who fought back before half time with a goal from Nathan. In the second half, there was only one team in the game and we deservedly equalised thanks to a fantastic team goal: the ball worked from the back and given to captain Jamie, who made a great run forward before squaring to Nathan for his second goal. The winner came a short time letter, with skipper Jamie finishing expertly from outside the box. An excellent start to the season! Special mentions go to Ryan and Max in defence who were outstanding throughout, and Oliver in goal who made his A team debut on short notice. Well done boys!
On Wednesday 10th October, Year Two will be having an English Cafe for all parents to come along to. It will discuss how we teach English using the Primary Writing Project and ideas to support your children at home.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Our Year 6 Enterprise children have been enjoying a reward day at The Forbidden Corner. This was a treat for all their hard work at our after school club and at various markets throughout the year. We had an amazing day, well done everyone!
If you are thinking about going into teaching in September 2019…take a little look at the Carmel Teacher Training Partnership as recruitment will be beginning very soon!
Reception’s phonics workshop for parents was a huge success this term. The children LOVED showing off their phonics skills to their parents. Thank you to everyone who attended.