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St Edmund's Vision
The Church has always promoted education. God made the world, and everything and everybody in it; and the more we understand the world, its history, and our place in it as human beings, the better equipped we are to increase our faith and hope in God, our love for God and our neighbour, and our love for the Church on earth, in and through which God invites us all to come to know, love and serve him.
All Year Groups:
KS1: To plan on a 2 yearly rolling programme to cover all content from the Years 1 and 2 Come and See programmes.
LKS2: To plan on a 2 yearly rolling programme to cover the content from both years 3 and 4 come and See programmes.
UPKS2: To plan on a 2 yearly rolling programme to cover the content from both years 5 and 6 come and See programmes.
The 5 W’s signs have been tailored for Catholics Schools.
These signs are the ideal way of promoting the 5 W’s within classrooms and the whole school community. Children are encouraged to place photographs of their peers within the sections and can then share why they have chosen to do so. Some schools have decided to focus on one W per week and give certificates in the whole school assembly.
The children and staff feel they have a much better understanding of the meaning of each W. It enables them to talk with a shared understanding.
Welcome, Word, Witness, Welfare, Worship. In student speak, these translate as come, talk, work, walk, pray.
Welcome [come] – come together in welcome.
Word [talk] – talk together as a word of God’s community.
Witness [work] – We look at our School mission statement and work together as a witness community.
Welfare [walk] – Walk together as a welfare community.
Worship [pray] – We pray together as a worship community.
The children in LKS2 enjoyed a morning of prayer and worship visiting Advent Stations. The children were able to reflect on their journey of the past year and pray what they hope for in our world, knowing Jesus will shine his light to be with us every step of the way.
During the month of October, prayerful meditation time in class was dedicated to praying the Rosary.
During Advent, The GIFT team planned and delivered virtual Advent collective worship assemblies for the whole school. Each week they focused on a different theme of hope, peace and joy. The children were then set a task for them to complete to help reflect on the theme.
How to perform the Sign of the Cross.
The children in Nursery prepared for advent by creating an advent pathway to the stable. This was help them to count down the days to Christmas. In the construction area, the children enjoyed making stables ready to celebrate the birth of Jesus
What makes God's World wonderful?
The children in Nursery and Reception record their Religion work in floor books. In their floor books, there is evidence of how the children celebrate the Liturgical Year as well as work relating to 'The Come and See' themes they follow throughout the year.
The Nursery children loved painting the canvas linked to Peace Day. The children also had their hands painted to make Dove'
Year 1/2 have been doing lots of work about 'Remembrance Day'. After watching a production all about the First World War the children wrote prayers to all those who have died in wars. We will always remember them.
On Thursday 21st September, we celebrated the International Day of Peace. We did lots of activities during the day such as painting peace signs onto plates and creating a whole class collage of words that mean peace to us. We had a fantastic day!
During October the children in KS1 learnt how to pray The Rosary.
Examples of the CARITAS unit of work 'The Poor and the Vulnerable' is shown where children explored thoughts and feelings.
Prayer and refection area
The children wrote peace poems, prayers for peace and created personalised symbols to represent peace.
The children from 3/4 prepared for Advent by creating an Advent Wreath and Jesse Tree in class.
The children worked collaboratively to create a peace masterpiece on a canvas. On their artwork they wrote what peace means to them.
On All Saint's Day, the children researched many Saint's and wrote fact files about their favourite Saint.
An example of Lectio Divina is shown, where children use sacred scripture to pray, reflect and explain how the words of Jesus will help them to make changes in their lives.
The children took part in many sensory activities during peace day. These activities promoted relaxation and calmness.
The children enjoyed lots of discussion about Peace around the world and the celebration of Peace Day. They then created their own peace poems and created peace artwork, reflecting on how the can spread love and peace around the world. In the afternoon, the GIFT team were joined by Christ the King, a local school, thus fostering the spirit of peace in our local community.
The children in Year 5 and 6 studied Mother Teresa gaining an understanding of how she devoted her life to God by the choices she made.
Examples of Lectio Divina are shown, evidence from the children's books show that the children are able to give a point of view around a piece of sacred scripture.
Year 5 had a fantastic day celebrating Peace day. We took part in a range of activities, including creating individual Peace day art works, Class art works and some beautiful poetry. Here we are showing some of our amazing work in the shape of a peace symbol.