Partnership with home is a really important to us, since parents are the first educators of their child in the faith. Children receive RE Homework frequently so that parents are involved in their child's religious education. Parents and families are invited into school frequently to share in class and whole-school liturgies, weekly Mass, concerts, nativities and Stations of the Cross. Below are some other initiatives that families are involved in to support our Catholic Life:
Advent Family Pack
During the important season of Advent, you might like to prepare for Christmas by thinking about the true meaning of the season. This family Advent pack has lots of lovely activities that you could do at home. Please bring in an activities or photos showing your children engaging in this at home to share with the class. All children will be making a Bambinelli (a clay baby Jesus) which they will bring home after they have been blessed by Fr Anton during Mass on Thursday 21st December.
To develop our children's prayer life at home, children in Reception class get the chance to take Prayer Bear home. Prayer Bear encourages children and parents to pray together in a variety of different, creative ways, and journal these prayer experiences as a family, to be shared with the class on Prayer Bear's return.
Children in Years 3 and 5 also have the opportunity to take home a prayer bag weekly, wtih a specific focus on sacramental preparation. Year 3's Prayer Bag enables children and their families to reflect upon the significance of the Holy Eucharist as thanksgiving to God. In Year 5, the prayer bays encourage children to think specifically about the life and inspiration of the saints, in preparation for receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation in the Autumn term of Year 6.