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Month: February 2020

Planning To improve our Play Area, School Council Meeting 12.02.2020

Schools’ Council, three children from Year 2, Year 1 and Reception, met on Wednesday to discuss plans for the future.

Our School castle will be taken down by Mr Coughlin during February Half Term. Children shared with Ms Beaumont and Mrs O’Leary their ideas from a previous meeting with Mrs Turner. If possible children would like to continue with the tree house idea and include slide, climbing ramp, periscope, climbing ladder. Ms Beaumont will discuss the possibility of installing 3 separate small playhouse towers with Mrs Coughlin. Watch this post!

Missio in Action

Huge thanks to Year 2 children who braved the weather to clean and tidy the prayer area this afternoon.

2 Jesuit values:


Praying for others




Prayer Partners

Reducing waste- water Switching off lights Recycling Cutting down on food waste/Healthy foods Loving our world-litter Beach comb



School Council: Rights of the Child

Autumn: Spring


Article 29:

Your right to become the best that you can be.


Article 12:

Your right to say what you think should happen

and be listened to.

Article 15:

Your right to meet with friends and join groups

and clubs.

Article 6:

You have the right to life and to grow up to

be healthy.

Article 28:

Your right to learn and to go to school.


Article 19:

You should not be harmed and should be looked after

and kept safe.


Christmas Crafts-Peru


Silver Egg,

World Book Day,

Welsh Dimension/ 4 Key Purposes

Day of Many Colours

Multi -cultural weeks



Prayer Buddies:

  • Delphine, Josh, Jonny, Frankie, Evie, Aarika to lead and organise prayer buddies in school  (Week beginning 24th  Feb 2020).

Prayer Garden:

Jet Wash Prayer Area and use buckets from car wash.

Children to investigate whether we would need a roof  and come back with ideas after Half Term


What should we do to improve the look of the Prayer Area?

Paint Images of



  • Baby Jesus
  • May and Joseph
  • Angel
  • Creation
  • Noah’s Ark
  • Jesus calming the storm
  • The good Samaritan
  • Ask Mr Coughlin to repair pole wall and add 3 crosses if possible.

We should include our Catholic Virtues:

Love and Compassion

Discerning and  Listening

Hopeful and Faithfilled

Truthful – Learned

Grateful and Giving

Cayden suggested we should bring in the 4Rs?

Resilience –Do your best and God will do the rest


Ella suggests fake grass on pebble area

Nest step to consider:

  1. Collect Flags for around the world/ Bunting (Tibet).
  2. Research Hanging display
  3. Do we want a structure?
  4. Collective Worship/ Prayer Resources

Collective Worship Overview

Monday Head: JBR

Whole School

Tuesday Lead: Mrs Sarah Turner (1), Mrs Elaine Mapp (2)

Whole School

Wednesday Mass: St Joseph’s Parish 9:30am


Thursday Lead: Miss Aimee Wellington(1), Mrs Kath Torrance (2)

Whole School

Friday Whole Class

Collective Worship


School Collective Worship will follow the Church’s Seasons



  • Is the first Sunday of the Church’s year
  • It is the fourth Sunday before Christmas
  • It is the time to prepare ourselves to celebrate the birth of Jesus
  • The advent candles are lit during this season



  • Celebrating the birth of Jesus
  • The fixed date of 25th December (was originally the date of a pagan festival)



  • January 6th – 12 days after Christmas
  • Remembers the baptism of Jesus and the Good News being taken to the Gentiles (non-Jews)
  • Often linked to the arrival of the Wise Men in Bethlehem



  • A time to reflect on ourselves and our relationship with God
  • Starts on Ash Wednesday and continues for 40 days (the length of time Jesus was in the wilderness and was tempted by the devil)
  • Christians often ‘give up’ something for Lent
  • The 4th Sunday of Lent is ‘Mothering Sunday’ or ‘Refreshment Sunday’ when the disciplines of Lent can be rested!


Holy Week

  • Palm Sunday / Maundy Thursday / Good Friday



  • The resurrection and appearances of Jesus



  • Celebrating the coming of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost (50 days after Easter) and the beginning of the mission of the Church


‘Ordinary ‘Time

  • The Sundays which follow Pentecost (except Trinity Sunday) are sometimes called Sundays in ‘Ordinary Time’
  • This season includes, Harvest Trinity Sunday and All Saints day


  • The four basic liturgical colours are white, green, red and purple. The traditional symbolism of these colours is:
    • WHITE/GOLD – innocence, purity, victory, joy, resurrection;
    • GREEN – hope, growth, increase, life;
    • RED ‐ sacrifice (particularly the sacrifice of life), charity, zeal, Holy Spirit;
    • PURPLE – sorrow, penitence, preparation.