As part of our Advent preparations, we will be holding simple Advent prayer services in our classroom at the end of each day.
We have all had a fantastic day at Longshaw today.
We have found out all about how a wounded soldier would have been treated at the front and then sent back to Longshaw to recover from his injuries. Here, he would be cared for by volunteer nurses until he recovered from his wounds. Some men were sent back to France and Belgium.
Many of the Sheffield Pals Battalion were killed on the first day of the Somme. Very few survived without injury.
Today, we learnt about the vocation and commitment of the priesthood.
After the fact swap, we wrote our facts on a graffiti wall to help us remember them. We then chose our top nine facts that showed St John was committed to his faith and diamond ranked them.
Next week, we will use these facts to show how St John’s life was shaped by his faith.
Today, two girls from our class led us in a wonderful collective worship about being unique. They used these words from James to help us see that no one is more important than anyone else:
1My dear brothers, you are believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ. So never think that some people are more important than others. 2Suppose someone comes into your church meeting wearing very nice clothes and a gold ring. At the same time a poor man comes in wearing old, dirty clothes. 3You show special attention to the one wearing nice clothes. You say, “Please, sit here in this good seat.” But you say to the poor man, “Stand over there,” or “Sit on the floor by my feet!” 4What are you doing? You are making some people more important than others. With evil thoughts you are deciding which person is better. 5Listen, my dear brothers! God chose the poor in the world to be rich with faith.
After the reading, we all wrote down something that makes us unique. We finished with a brilliant video about how special we all are.
Well done girls, it was a wonderful liturgy.
This afternoon, Y6 investigated different gears, levers and pulleys. They were looking to see how the direction or speed of force changed as well as finding examples of when a smaller force could be used to have a greater affect.
Last week, two boys led us in collective worship which was all about facing our fears.
They shared the reading of Jesus calming the storm and showed a very inspirational video about how a mother and son had faced the adversity of being born with no arms but had managed to lead full and fulfilling lives.
Thanks boys for this inspirational collective worship.