Teaching and learning in RE is indicated in the purple writing.
Our infant children performed a nativity play ‘An Unexpected Christmas’!
Adapted by Mrs Kelsall, the play told the story of the transformation of a bunch of grumpy animals, who on the birth of Baby Jesus became joyous and SMILEY!
Our children have enjoyed learning about the beginning of the Easter story: Shrove Tuesday.
The children learned that Shrove Tuesday is a Christian festival celebrated in many countries across the globe. It falls on the Tuesday before the beginning of Lent – a period of around six weeks leading up to Easter. During Lent, Christians give up luxuries to remember when Jesus went into the desert for 40 days to fast and pray
Catbells children took part in pancake races in PE, and the children across school made and ate pancakes too... It has to be said that Catbells children were spoiled rotten with their choice of toppings!
Our Catbells and Kidsty Pike children wowed their audience this week with their performance of Whoop-a-Daisy Angels!
There was a star studded cast:
Whoops-a-Daisy Angels: Thomasina, Orlagh, Lucy and Molly
Narrators: Bea, Bella, Riley and Matthew
Smart Angels: Sophie, Ava, Penny G, Harper-Rose, Daisy and Harper
Star of Bethlehem: Erin
Stars: Jessica, Gisella, Olivia and Aster
Donkeys: Bethany V and Isabella
Cows: Albie and Tommy
Shepherds: Logan, Tristan, Jayden and Oliver
Sheep: Bethany B, Alice, Penny H and Charlotte
Wise Men: Casey, Logie and Sonny
Camels: Hadley, Harry J and Harry H
Snowflakes: Brooke, Jessie, Alicia, Aleah-Rae, Jasmine and Grace
The film can be viewed here!
Did you know that mince pies were once known as Christmas pies or crib pies as the oblong shape resembles Jesus’ manger!
Year 6 Buddies helped our Catbells’ children make ‘mince pie mangers’ as part of their learning about the Christmas story!
Our Year 5s and 6s have been exploring what it means if God is loving and holy.
They have explored different Bible verses and thought about which books of the Bible they are in to help them work out the messages about God they give.
They have used their own thoughts and feelings along with the knowledge they have gained about God, from the Bible, to create a collage using the word God. They found pictures that represented their ideas about God and used them to create the collage.
Sophie said, "David describes God as loving, so I chose a picture of a heart to show this...the picture of people holding the cross Jesus dies on shows how Christians believe God is worth worshipping because he sacrificed his son for us".
Amber said, "I chose the picture of two people to show the friendship between Christians and God".
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!