Catholic Life at Sacred Heart School

Catholic Social Teaching
As part of our RE work we are learning more about the Catholic Social Teaching of participation, Year 4 have sowed seeds and we have started selling the seedlings to raise money to help others around the world. 
Thank you to Brian from CAFOD who shared information about CST with every class; learning how we can help others and how we can all be promotors of peace.
Thank you so much to Father Tim for leading CPD to support staff and children in how to write prayers in class and bidding prayers for mass.
FY’s collective worship was all about knowing we are all welcome.
They enjoyed learning the actions and singing ‘Our God is a Great Big God’
Children undertaking their own learning at home and creating wonderful worked linked to our CST principles. Very proud of their virtue wristbands!
October- The month of the Rosary
Our Faith Ambassadors teaching younger children how to make and pray the rosary.
CAFOD- Brighten Up the Harvest
The children had a wonderful day  wearing their colourful clothes to celebrate the gifts of God’s beautiful world. Staff were overwhelmed with the generosity of children and parents. We understand the huge sacrifices made by families who sometimes struggle themselves but still put other’s needs first. Thank you so much for the food donations that were sent in to help and support others who are less fortunate- you have all been truly living out this half term's Virtues of being grateful and generous! 
Month of Holy Souls- Remembrance Sunday

KS1 and KS2 gathered together to celebrate the month of Holy Souls and Remembrance Sunday. The children gathered around the hall so they could focus on the candles in the centre and the large poppy they contributed to.

FY - Wedding at Cana
FY enjoyed re-enacting the Wedding at Cana today in class. We can see that someone has run out of wine!
Black History Month
We celebrated Black History Month in school during October. Freshwater Theatre Company performed  Anansi stories for KS1 andTales from Windrush for KS2. Year 4 created this incredible image of Nelson Mandela after studying his impact on the world.
Sacred Heart Window
Mrs Craig spent time with FY explaining why the Sacred Heart of Jesus is so important to our school. They took some time to talk to God in this peaceful place.
FY Welcome Mass
FY were very excited to receive their prayer book and Crucifix from Father Stephen. Father told them, 
"Remember Jesus loves you."
Year 4 Advent prayers and promises
Year 4 children have created this wonderful tree that is displayed in the Computing suite to remind everyone of how they are preparing and thinking of others this Advent.
Thank you, Year 4!
Every child in school enjoyed making a Christingle today and joined in beautiful services to remind everyone of Jesus love around the world, the fruits of God's creation and the hope that Jesus brings us as the light of the world.
It was lovely to hear children explaining the meaning of the christingle to their parents at home time.
The Journey of The Magi
Some of our children have discovered The Wise Men travelling around school on their way to Bethlehem; just in time to celebrate the Epiphany of our Lord on 6th January.
KS1 Nativity- Christmas Presence
Our shining stars in KS1 performed wonderfully to show us the real meaning of Christmas- the coming of our Saviour Jesus Christ.
Gaudete Sunday
Our Bambinellis are all ready in time for children to take them home for their Nativity scenes.
Christmas Carol Service
A beautiful end to our school term.
Have a happy, holy and peaceful Christmas everyone!
Rosary Group
Mrs McKernan and the children preparing for the Sacrament of The Eucharist pray the Rosary every week by our beautiful Sacred Heart window.