We visited Rev. Fran at St. Michael’s to find out how the clergy helps us.
we learned all about how Fran supports Christian celebrations, how she cares for people, and how she shares the live of God in our Shap community.
Sadly due to COVID restrictions we had to postpone our visit to the fire station!
Despite this we learned how firefighters help us! We are proud thst one of our mummies and two of our daddies are firefighters!
We enjoyed role playing what we keratin RE!
We included firefighters in our thankful prayers!
PC Dean and PCSO Karen can into school to meet our younger children. The children asked them questions to find out ‘how they help us’.
The children dressed up and role played the role of police officers too!
We expressed our thanks through prayers.
All of our classes took part in ‘caring for God’s acre’ in St. Michael’s churchyard!
Rev. Fran and Pauline Harron, our RE governor supported the children’s learning!
We celebrated Ascension Day across school! Within classes, the children were learning about its significance, and Ruth Evans at NISCU rounded the day up for us with an Ascension Day Worship Time at the end of the day!
Helvellyn class approached their learning through drama, specifically exploring the feelings of the disciples as Jesus ascended to heaven.
Catbells children have been learning about ‘Belonging’!
The children have been exploring how they belong to 3 families... their own family our school family and the church family!
The children were learning about the Christian celebration of baptism, following on from the Bible story about John the Baptist, and other naming ceremonies. Reverend Fran and Elizabeth Grose helped our Catbells children continue their learning up at Saint Michael’s Church.
The children found three fonts up at the church, one was over 700 years old, and one was made of Shap granite, and that was extra special as it was the one used to baptise Suzanne ‘?? Years’ ago!
Catbells children and their buddies seemed with their ‘sticky sticks’ went on a ‘journey’ around the school environment, collecting materials on their sticky stick to allow them to recount their journeys when they returned to school.
The children have been learning about religious and Christian journeys such as the journey Jesus took to the temple with his parents, and the story of the Good Samaritan!
Ruth Evans (NISCU) and a team of ‘Open the Book’ members provided an amazing RE experience for our children from Nursery to Year 6 today! Our children went on a journey at St Michael’s, The Christmas Journey! Ruth started with the creation story, and led us through the first Christmas and concluded with the ‘second beginning’. The children had the opportunity to meet Mary, baking bread, when an angel appeared! They visited a dark hillside where shepherds were tending their sheep! They listened to cows talking in the stable where Jesus lay in the manger. Finally they met a Wise Man, who shared his knowledge and gifts, allowing us to smell his frankincense and myrrh!
A wonderful experience, huge thanks to Ruth and team for making the bible come alive!