Jesus said "Let the children come to me" We live and learn and love in His way.
Ash End Farm - 21st June 2019
Reception Gardening Day - June 2019
In Reception, we have been learning all about 'Baptism.' We have learnt that during our Baptism, we were welcomed into God's family in church. We looked at the different artefacts that are used during a Baptism, like the white cloth, candle and font. We then took our class baby, Joy, over to church to be baptised. We each played a very important role during the ceremony.
Today in Reception, we had a very special message from our class elves. We were told to:
We just couldn’t work out what the surprise may be!
We creeped over to the yurt to find Father Christmas eagerly waiting for us – he had travelled all the way over from the North Pole! What a treat! He told us that we were all on the Nice List and reminded us to make good choices right up until Christmas Eve. We ask him some questions and found out who his favourite reindeer was – Rudolph of course! Father Christmas brought us one more treat… an early Christmas present. We are so lucky.
A huge thank you to all of the Mummies, Daddies and other family members who came to help for our Advent Activity Day today. We each took part in lots of activities - from Christmas colouring, to paper-chain making, to wreath creating and bauble decorating. We’ve prepared our hearts and classroom for Jesus coming and had a truly memorable day.
The children have had tremendous Autumn fun walking around our school grounds and toasting yummy marshmallows on our special ‘campfire’. Please help your child to collect their sponsor money and bring into school. Next week we will be voting on the new toys the children would like to see in their outdoor classroom. Thank you so much for your wonderful support. We really couldn’t do it without you!
Today we visited our church, Holy Family.
We call church 'God's house.'
We talked together about how we use Holy water to bless ourselves as we enter God's house.
As they explored our church with interest and fascination, The children were in awe of its size. They recalled previous learning about the meaning of a cross to us, commenting, "That's for Jesus; he died on there."
The children were encouraged to notice some very special parts of our church; The Altar, The Baptismal font, Statues and figures of The Holy Family and the benches where we sit or kneel to pray.
Finally, we knelt down and said a prayer together thanking God for His love and for creating our wonderful world.