Catholic Life

Class 5’s World Book Week - The Greatest Book Ever Written: The Bible

This year, The Year of the Word, we all used the books of the Bible . See what class 5 did.

Our Lady of Lourdes Feast Day in Year 2

Wow! What a great day learning all about Our Lady of Lourdes. We made links to our trust name, learnt about what Our Lady did for us, the meaning of the work words pilgrimage and apparition, where Lourdes is, how many times Our a lady appeared to Saint Bernadette and lots more. We showed Mr Giorgio our work and had a great day, Thank you to Ms Marshall for the photos and short videos to enable me to make this video! Well done Year 2! Thank you, Miss Duong.

The Year of the Word

The Briars Team came into school to give all our Foundation pupils a Bible to take home. We all had a the God Who Speaks speech bubble to wave and we sung our school’s God Who Speaks to us song to welcome them.

19.11.19 Trees for Learning return to Holy Cross - Class 2 and Eco-Warriors

We welcomed Nic and Lynn back to our school this afternoon. We planted two trees on the field. The oak tree was planted in the corner near the fence, where the playground meets the field near the trim trail and the field maple tree, a little further along . We also ran a nature find relay, looking at the trees we planted last December, using clay and the natural resources to make a creature and then sticks and leaves to make a home for it. We had great fun! Thank you Nis and Lynn, Miss Duong.

11th November 2019 - Remembrance Day

11.11.19 - Remembrance Retreat Day- We started the day with an assembly and then were mixed up in our Key Stages to take part in some Remembrance Day activities. We ended the day with a Remembrance Mass with Father John. We Will Remember Them. Thank to Mrs Brothers and Miss Marshall for the video footage and photos. Videos produced by Miss Duong.

Class 2 - Saint John Henry Newman

14.10.19 - Today we learnt who Saint John Henry Newman was and why he was canonised as a Saint yesterday. We learnt that he was a caring person who helped the poor and those less fortunate then us, he wrote lots of poem and prayers, performed two miracles, became a Catholic and is the first English Saint in over 50 years, and lots more. We then sketched Saint John Henry Newman and showed our artwork in our assembly. We learnt lots about our new Saint this morning. Well done. Video produced by Miss Duong.

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Come and See - Religious Education

30.1.20 Year 6 Come and See work

Today, we read our work to Year 2, how to live like Jesus in our world and gave reasons for this. All of the children listened well and all of the Year 6 children have worked hard. Brilliant Come and See work Year 6. A proud Mrs Simpson.

Look and Discover Judaism By Class 2

This week, Class 2 have looked and discovered Judaism. This included looking at Jewish artefacts, learning all about Shabbat, what it is and what it means and then we discovered how to make Challah bread, a bread that Jewish people have on Shabbat. We learnt lots and enjoyed making and tasting the bread as a class. To respect the Jewish faith, we looked at the Havdalah candle and for homework this week, we designed our own. We had a great week learning about the Jewish faith. Miss Duong

A Simple Seder Meal by Class 5

Class Reception Our journey in love

We learnt lots and had a great morning of activities. Miss Duong.

Class Reception Our Journey with God 2019

We enjoyed our last Retreat with Joe and Brodie this year. We learnt about our journey with God and the items we would need. We had a great afternoon. Thank you Joe and Brodie. Miss Duong.

The Pentecost 2019

We learnt lots about the Pentecost story and the Holy Spirit. We spread the news by making Pentecost banners using the colours of flames and then spread the good news and celebrated Jesus going back to His Father in heaven and keeping His promise to send His special friend. Miss Duong.

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Collective Worships

Class 4 Collective Worship

Class 4 were really lucky to be supported by Joe in preparing and delivering a Collective Worship for KS2 lined to their come and See topic of Giving and Receiving.

Class 2 I can try to follow the class and school rules

We planned our Collective Worship today for Class Reception and a Class 1. We have been thinking about class and school rules and God’s rules. We decided the sit and gather in the shape of a heart to show our love for God and Jesus. Well done! Miss Duong. Thank you to Ms Marshall for the photos and short videos to make this video.

Class 1 Collective Worship

Thank you to Miss Marshall for the photos and videos for this video.

Class 2 Signs and Symbols Retreat with Joe

We ended our Signs and Symbols topic in come and See with a Retreat afternoon with Joe. We ended the afternoon by planning a collective worships and sharing this with Class Reception and Class 1. We have learnt lots in this topic and would like to thank Joe for his support. Keep it up, Miss Duong.

Lenten Adoration

Christ has no body here on Earth but yours. So, what are we doing today, Lord. We heard The Beattitudes and then thought of the good things that we can do with our hands, feet and eyes to do His good work. We drew a self portrait, made a promise to Jesus as to what we are going to do this Lent to be a good disciple.

Class 2 I can co-operate with others in work and play

Video produced by Miss Duong.

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Class Reception

Bikes on the road

We wrote notes to Miss Duong if we wanted to have a go on the bikes. This was our writing challenge and we enjoyed challenging ourselves. We learnt how to be safe when using bikes on the road. Well done, Miss Duong.

Using our ten frames

We applied our understanding, knowledge and skills to show Miss Duong what she had taught us. I was very impressed with your work children and I’m sure you’ll build upon these skills in Year 1. Fantastic!

Class of 2019 Graduation

I am so proud of what the children have achieved this year, well done to you all and thank you parents and carers for all the help and support this year. You have made my last year in EYFS an amazing one! Thank you, Miss Duong.

Our journey in love 2019

We looked and learnt about lots of different things on our journey in love. We learnt about similarities and differences, how to be a good friend, how God is our friend and said some prayers. We had a great morning taking part in lots of activities. Well done Class Reception, Miss Duong.

A visit from the chicks

Wow, haven’t they grown?! The children enjoyed seeing two of our eight grown-up chicks today. Just as last year, one even escaped and ran off and had to be chased by Mrs Knight!

Outdoor Learning at Brackenhurst 2019

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Class 1

Making bird feeds

Year 1 linked their topic with writing instructions to make bird feeds. We hope that the bird feeds will attract birds and wildlife to our school. You have worked hard. Well done Year 1. Mrs Khalil.

Our first Collective Worship in Year 1

Well done Year 1 for the planning and readings today. Thank you to Miss Marshall for the photos and short videos to make this video, Mrs Khalil.

Saint Patrick’s Day 18.3.19

Chinese New Year 2019 - Class 1

We had a great time learning all about the Chinese zodiac and why we celebrate Chinese New Year. We celebrated the year of the pig today.

Baking cookies

Four of our chicks visit

Wow, haven’t they grown?! The children enjoyed seeing four of our eight grown-up chicks; Summer, Jed, Spot and Harry. Harry even escaped and had to be chased by Mrs Knight!

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Class 2

The Good Times

We’ve had lots of good times in our two years. Here’s a video of some of the good memories we shared. Take care and thank you, as always, for your continued help and support over the two years. Thank you, Miss Duong.

Friday 12th June 2020 Chapter 4 The Rescue part 2

Listen to the last part of the final chapter and then answer the VIPERS questions on the home learning document. Have fun.

Friday 12th June 2020 - Chapter 4 The Rescue part 1

Listen to the first part of the final chapter and then answer the VIPERS questions on the home learning document. Have fun.

Thursday 11th June 2020 - Chapter 3 In Trouble

Listen to the third chapter and then answer the VIPERS questions on the home learning document. Have fun.

Wednesday 10th June 2020 - Chapter 2 Miss Porter Changes

Listen to the second chapter and then answer the VIPERS questions on the home learning document. Have fun.

Tuesday 9th June 2020 - Chapter 1 Miss Porter’s Secret

Listen to the first chapter and then answer the VIPERS questions on the home learning document. Have fun.

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