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St Paul's Catholic Primary School

Alive in Jesus

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Year 1

Monday 19th July

During the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis has asked us to go on a pilgrimage. On this day, we went on a pilgrimage around school, thinking especially of refugees and the journey they have to make to safety. We said special prayers for these people, asking God to keep them safe and protected on their journey.

'They said goodbye to their people' -Erick       'They needed to get away from their country because of civil war' - Roman                            'They might have to leave in case their country gets destroyed' - Erick               'It is made from wood from a boat. It broke and refugees died'- Tyler                 'I would take a picture of my family' - Erick           

Friday 27th November

On Friday, we celebrated the feast of Christ the King. We explored what it meant to be the King of Kings. We knew that Jesus wasn't a king like we see in movies that wear crowns and valuable jewels. He was a king that wanted to help the poor and needy. We used this to think about CAFOD's message of saving water. Unfortunately, there are places in the world where water isn't as readily available as it is for us. We had to decide on good and bad ways to use water and made a promise to try and save water.

Friday 11th December

On Friday, we had a whole school retreat to celebrate Advent. Advent is a time of waiting and preparation. We started our day thinking about Mary and how frightened she must have been to be asked to do such an important job. However, Mary still said yes to God. We thought about how we can say yes to God during Advent, just like Mary did. Then we thought about the journey that Mary and Joseph made from Nazareth to Bethlehem. We know from our Geography lessons that Israel is a hot country, so Mary and Joseph must have been exhausted travelling so far under the hot sun! We wrote down our ideas of how they might have been feeling. After our retreat day, our hearts were definitely ready to celebrate Advent and anticipate the birth of Jesus.