Autumn Term 2020
Harvest is very different this year for us all, but that doesn't stop the Our Lady's family coming together. We organised to have a collection point at school to coincide with CAFOD's Family Fast Day and the food donations were gratefully received by our very own Dalton Food Bank. This was created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the volunteers have been working tirelessly since March to provide food parcels to local residents. It was great to meet Steve from the Dalton Community Action Group who collected the donations and we look forward to working together in the future.
As well as having a Harvest collection, Key Stage Two also held their own outside Harvest Festival where we had the opportunity to pray together, listen to readings from the Bible read by Class Peregrine, read out our own Harvest poems and thank God for all that we have this year. It was also lovely to come together to sing hymns - it had to be Autumn Days of course!
As part of our RE lessons, Class Puffin have been thinking a lot about refugees. We watched a short video produced by CAFOD and we wanted to do something to help. The children organised a clothing collection for a local charity who support refugees in the Furness area and abroad. The response from our school family was absolutely amazing! A big THANK YOU from Class Puffin for your support.
We celebrated our first RE day on October 8th which is the Feast Day of Our Lady of the Rosary. Each class spent the day honouring Mary in prayer and reflection and spending time praying the rosary. The children in Key Stage Two made their own personal set of Rosary beads that they will keep in school and use throughout the year. The younger children in our school made prayer cards, made flowers for their own Mums and wrote thank you prayers.
Each class have been reflecting on lock down life. After watching Cafod’s National Assembly video, the children have written their own prayers and thoughts on how we can make our world a better place. These prayers have been added to our prayer tree in the entrance hall.
Peregrine Class have been busy preparing their child-led Prayer and Liturgy.