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St. Chad's Catholic Primary School, Catholic Lane, Sedgley, Dudley

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Nativity Assembly

Wednesday, 16 December 2020

One of the Nativity Assemblies

On Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th December we held special Nativity Assemblies so that each class could gather together in the hall to listen to the story of the Nativity and listen to Christmas songs and hymns.

It was very special to share the Nativity story and complete our Advent journey.

Completed Jesse Tree

Wednesday, 16 December 2020

Our completed Jesse Tree

On Wednesday 16th December we completed our Jesse Tree by adding the final symbol – the Holy Family at Jesus’ birth.

The Jesse Tree symbolises our journey through Advent – the transformation from just bare branches of a tree to a full and colourful one, a reminder that we have changed our lives and are ready for Jesus.

A Special Gift

Wednesday, 16 December 2020

The Christmas Gift!

On Tuesday 15th December everyone in school received a special present from a special visitor!  Father Christmas visited each of the classes to deliver a gift to every child.

The children were given a special Christmas story bauble which tells the Christmas story from Mary’s point of view.

The gift for the children is a gift from the school and we hope they children hang their story bauble on their Christmas tree at home and remember the true meaning of Christmas.

Father Christmas pops in!

Wednesday, 16 December 2020

Father Christmas visits Reception class!

On Tuesday 15th December a special visitor landed at St Chad’s to say hello to all of the children and give out special gifts as they’ve all been so good this year!

The children were SO excited to see Father Christmas and we are very grateful he could fit St Chad’s into his busy schedule!

Merry Christmas!

Year 1 lead Mass

Tuesday, 15 December 2020

Year 1’s altar display

On Tuesday 15th December the children from Year 1 led a class Mass which was celebrated by Fr Paul in our school hall.

The children did a wonderful job of sharing the readings and creating a beautiful altar display to celebrate the last Mass of the school year.

Thank you Year 1!

Bambinelli Sunday

Friday, 11 December 2020

Year 2’s Bambinellis

On Friday 11th December the children from St Chad’s took part in the Catholic tradition of Bambinelli Sunday.

Bambinelli Sunday is celebrated on Joy Sunday, Gaudete Sunday, where a tradition started by Pope John Paul II involves children bringing their baby Jesus statues form their home managers into the church to be blessed.

Pope Francis encourages us to continue this tradition.  So today, the children brought in LOTS of Bambinellis which they had made at home to be blessed in school.

We held a special prayer service and prayed for God to bless all of the Bambinellis this Advent.  The children then take God’s blessing and their little Bambinellis home to be with them this Christmas.

Celebrating Mass

Thursday, 10 December 2020

Year 6 celebrating Mass

On Tuesday 8th December Year 6 led a class Mass celebrated by Fr Paul in school.

The celebrated the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Our Lady and shared beautiful readings.

Well done Year 6!

Tins for the homeless

Thursday, 10 December 2020

The collection of tins

On Friday 4th December the children brought in tins of food for the Good Shepherd Appeal in Wolverhampton in exchange for wearing their own clothes to school.

The children take great pride in helping the homeless and are always generous with the tins of food they bring in.

We will be contacting the Good Shepherd in Wolverhampton soon and we know that they will be very grateful for all of the food.

CAFOD’s Advent Assembly

Thursday, 10 December 2020

Year 5 enjoying the assembly

On Thursday 10th December the children from St Chad’s all took part in CAFOD’s live assembly.

We joined with schools all over the world to share special prayers this Advent and learn even more about the work of CAFOD.

Our Advent Wreath

Monday, 30 November 2020

Our Advent wreath

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.