St Norbert's
Catholic Primary School

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Celebrating Faith

SION Mission- June 2018  
   

 

 

Month of Mary- May 2018

 

 

Children from each year group are invited to come and learn to pray the Holy Rosary during the month of May on Wednesday mornings during their break-times. Our first rosary together will begin on the 9th May, (Intention for our forthcoming Parish and school Mission) 16th May, (Intention for our School and Families) and the 23rd May, (Intention for Vocation’s) .

 

We can take the month of May as an opportunity to renew our devotion to the Mother of God by dusting off our rosaries and coming along to join in this devotional prayer time together. Therefore, parents please encourage your children to come along.

 

Time: Key Stage 1   Break-time  10.15am - 10.30 am                      Time: Key Stage 2   Break-time  10.30am – 10.45am

Mrs Amess will be in Mary’s Prayer Garden to welcome you and to lead a decade of the rosary together. Also don’t forget to bring your rosary beads with you and maybe a friend 

 

Year 5 Class Worship- 25th April 2018

 

 

Year 5 presented their Collective Worship all about Transformation. We have learnt that the first friends of Jesus used their new energy given through the Holy Spirit to spread the Good News of God’s love for everyone. The effects of the coming of the Holy Spirit and the change and transformation the Spirit make are called the ‘fruits of the Spirit’, because of the way they grow in our hearts. We shared the experience of disciple on the Road to Emmaus through making a Lego video animation of the story with voiceover narration. We also gave key points based on Saint Paul’s letter to the Galatians to share the message about the fruits of the Spirit with the rest of the school. We used drama to re-enact ways we can use the fruits of the spirit to inform our choices and actions.

 

(Galatians 5: 16-17, 22-23)

 

Easter Play- March 2018

 

The children portrayed Jesus’ journey to the cross through drama and song, bringing across reverence and subsequent joy at Jesus’ resurrection. The pupils have been working hard to learn their lines, cues and stage positions to perfect their retelling of this poignant event in our Christian calendar. Furthermore, the choir have been singing their hearts out, learning lyrics and actions to contribute to a powerful overall effect. Our actors and actresses have developed their performances with gestures and body language, adding their own take on each character.

                       

 New School Year Mass- January 2018 
Yr 6 children lead the New Year Mass at St. Norbert’s Primary school. The service was led by Fr. Paul, accompanied by Year 6 readers and prayers shared by the children. The mission shared was to ‘Be Merciful like the Father’.

The whole school displayed a reverence for the words and readings being shared and shared in the ‘New beginnings’ that the New Year brings. Fr. Paul challenged the children to respond to the Gospel reading (The Prodigal Son), asking probing questions and gaining a good, informative response from the children. We thank Fr. Paul and the Year 6 children for their involvement and sharing of God’s message. 

EYFS/KS1 Nativity 

 

The children in EYFS and KS1 performed their Nativity ‘Gabriel’s Big Break!’. The performance was outstanding and the children demonstrated excellent skills in reading, speaking in clear voices, beautiful singing using expressive voices and fantastic acting. The children were able to share a clear message of the true meaning of Christmas from an alternative point of view. They really enjoyed performing to friends and family and took great pride in their achievements. Thank you to all parents and family who provided costumes, as well as supporting the children in learning their lines confidently and joining us to celebrate the event.

 
 Year 6 Mass- 15th November 2017  
Year 6 welcomed Fr. Jim and Deacon Dennis to their class Mass. The theme was focused on Wisdom and how we can share our understanding and knowledge of wisdom with others. It was a beautiful experience for all those in attendance as the Year 6 children demonstrated a high level of respect and reverence during the Mass. The singing was angelic, peaceful and underpinned the message being delivered. The children organised and arranged who was to take the role of ‘reader’, whilst the Year 6 girls organised their own choir and hymns to support the mass. The children shared God’s message clearly with the Class and members of the Parish who had also been invited to worship. The class respectfully offered their prayers and thoughts with the congregation as they led the Mass, Fr. Jim sharing and reflecting on the meaning of the Word, whilst discussing with the children the importance of using our gifts wisely.  
 All Saints Mass- 1st November 2017  

We walked to church with our partners for the All Saints Day Mass.  When we arrived and sat down we sang some songs while we waited for Father Jim.  We had some readers from the Chaplaincy Team from Year 4 and two people from Year 5 carried the bread and wine to the altar.  Father Jim taught us about how we could be like a Saint and asked us who we knew that were like saints.  Also in Mass the people that have taken their Holy Communion ate the bread and the people that have not taken their Holy Communion had a blessing from Father Jim and Deacon Dennis.  Then we had our final blessing before we returned to school for our learning.
Written by Year 4 child 

 New School Year Mass- 13th September 2017 
We celebrated our first Mass of the New School Year here at St. Norbert’s with Fr. Jim and Deacon Dennis. It was lovely to see our families and parishioners joining us for this special Mass in which we focused on the theme of, “Faith, Commitment and Joy.”  Fr. Jim gave a fantastically reflective homily which enabled us to consider how richly diverse our school community is and how faith brings us together in God’s family. He reminded us that at the start of a new year it is a good time to reflect on how committed we are to things in our lives, we remembered that at times tings may not be easy but that we should remain committed, try our best and shine the light we have been given. Finally he spoke to us of the absolute joy that lies within our hearts that are filled with the love of Christ and how we can be joyful in our daily lives. Let us take those messages forward into the way we approach this new school year and all the adventure and challenge lying ahead of us.