On Monday 30th November we lit the first purple candle to mark the start of Advent – yesterday was the first Sunday of Advent. We talked to the children about the significance of the circle the advent wreath makes – to show that there is no end to God’s love for us – just like the greenery which never dies.
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Archive for November, 2020
Our lovely Christmas tree is now all lit up in the hall to be enjoyed by all the children! The children love to see the sparkling lights and shinning baubles – a sign that we are now in Advent and preparing for the second coming of Christ.
On Monday 30th November the Nativity scene was shared with the children. At the moment the stable is very bare, with only the animals and an empty manger – but Mary and Joseph with the donkey are already making their way there and will be in the stable very soon.
On Monday 30th November we began a very special Advent journey by learning all about Jesus’ ancestors in our special Jesse Tree Assemblies.
During each assembly we learn about one of Jesus’ ancestors and how they can help us to become better people today. Following on from our learning we place a symbol to represent that ancestor on the Jesse Tree to remind us of their example.
The week beginning Monday 16th November is national Anti-bullying week.
The theme of this year’s anti-bullying week is – United Against Bullying.
As part of our learning this week, each of the classes have been learning about different aspects of bullying and ways in which we can speak out and stop bullying happening. Children have looked at why bullying happens, what to do if they feel they are being bullied and how adults and other agencies are there to help.
The children have taken part in all of the activities really sensibly and thoughtfully – well done children!
On Wednesday 11th November St Chad’s took part in the two minute silence to remember all of those who have died in conflict for our freedom.
The children remembered the sacrifice made by others and prayed the Eternal Rest.