When you return to school on Tuesday you may notice a new addition by the gate in the playground … it is our new recycling bin!
As you can see, it clearly states which materials are accepted and we would love for you to get involved by donating some clothes, towels, sheets, blankets, curtains or even shoes. The bank holiday weekend is the perfect time for a spring clean and all donations are greatly appreciated!
Thank you in advance, Miss Costello and the Eco Council
Our RE topic is based around the theme of Spread the Word.
Key words for the topic are: risen resurrection Holy Spirit Ascension witnesses blessing Pentecost promise Good News
As part of this topic, we will consider
the Big Question ‘Why should we spread Good News’?
children will read from the bible to find out how the women at the tomb were
asked to tell the disciples that Jesus has come alive again. We will hear Jesus’s message that he would give them a special helper called
the Holy Spirit and then find out about the effect of the arrival of the Holy
Spirit on the disciples at Pentecost as they then went out to spread Jesus’s
word on the streets of Jerusalem.
As part of their home learning, the children
will think about how they can pass on the Good News that Jesus is alive in each
and every one of us. Read John 14: 18-19 and Acts 2: 1-4 together
and talk about how the Holy Spirit helps and guides us.
child will bring home a flower with the phrase ‘Jesus is alive in me’ at the
centre, with a space where they can draw a beautiful self-portrait.
Talk to your child about the different things
that they do which show that the Holy Spirit is working through them. These things can include
reading the bible, maybe about the experience
of Jesus and the disciples after the resurrection
telling other people about the life and message
examples of how your child follows Jesus’
message to love other people through their actions and service
talking about your child’s prayer life and what
they pray about
talking about ways in which your child contributes
to the Common Good by giving time or money to charities so that they can do
Through a combination of images and writing, ask
your child to fill in each petal with a different way in which they show that
Jesus is alive in them. They need to
write their sentences in their own words (not a direct copy of the bullet
points above!) and ensure that their handwriting is neat and correctly
punctuated as the flowers will all contribute to a classroom display.
We are looking forward to seeing
the finished flowers and you will be able to see them on display during our
next Sharing Friday.
The children had a great time on Red Nose Day. They donated money to come into school dressed in red and shared a red snack together while wearing their red noses.
As part of their maths learning, the children found as many different ways as they could to pay for a £1.25 red nose. We also looked at the Comic Relief website and thought about the good that would be done as a result of their donations.
The children ended the morning by writing messages of thanks to our classroom cleaner Mandie, who has been working at St. Adrian’s for over ten years. They were very pleased to be able to give Mandie their messages, best wishes and a gift later in the day. Thank you once again Mandie.
The children have enjoyed a wonderful liturgy with Father Francis on the theme of Thanksgiving. As part of the worship, the children all had a role to play and each group planned a different part of the service, including making up their own verses to familiar hymns, writing the prayers and reading from our new class bible.
Father Francis spoke warmly with the children and during his homily, he talked in detail about the importance of the Eucharist as a way of giving thanks in the mass. At the end of the liturgy, the children were congratulated on their singing, which is such an integral part of their everyday prayer life in Year 2. The service ended with Father Francis blessing our food (brioche from France!) and four new bibles which were then delivered to year groups across the school.
Well done to everyone for the very thoughtfully decorated crosses that have come in as part of our class RE home learning. The crosses are all so unique, they look wonderful on the display and reflect the children’s understanding of The Last Supper and the celebration of mass. If your child has not brought in their cross yet, please bring it in by Friday.
I have been asked if there are any books that are recommended for Year 2 children to read. Ideas can be found here: https://www.booksfortopics.com/year-2 and it is also a wonderful idea to visit your local library which is filled with hundreds of age appropriate books for free!
Welcome to our first ‘Fluency Teaser ‘ of the year. Fluency is one of the key aims of the primary mathematics curriculum. Try the activity at the link below at home to give you lots of opportunities to recall addition and subtraction facts as well as some conjecturing and convincing too!