Religious Education 2018-19

‘Happy together in God’s family, we love, grow and learn.’

Well done to all the children who represented our school fantastically at the Bishop Wheeler Catholic Academy Trust mass at the Cathedral.

St Mary's dusted off their aprons and baking tins to donate lots of fantastic baked goods for our Macmillan Cancer Support coffee morning which was wonderfully led by Year 3! In total we raised a fantastic £255 for this amazing charity. Thank you to all who donated and attended!

Year 2 led a fantastic class assembly all about God's chosen people. They acted out and explained the importance of the story of Moses brilliantly. 

At St. Mary's we always look forward to our 'Open the Book' assemblies which explore different stories and themes in the Bible! We particularly like our special 'Amen' at the end of our final prayer!

St. Mary's looked incredibly bright as we supported CAFOD in their, 'Brighten Up' campaign. Key Stage One donated tins of food and Key Stage Two donated £1. We raised a fantastic £104.99 which was donated to CAFOD and the tinned food was donated to the SVP. 

St. Mary's had a special day in school dedicated to the praying the rosary during October, the month of Our Lady. We joined in with the worldwide initiative of one million children praying the rosary and then focused on being creative when learning about the different mysteries of the rosary. 

We love to see lots of 'pink slips' in our Friday celebration assemblies which celebrate kind acts done by the children throughout the week.

During the month of October, we took the time to pray and reflect in Our Lady's Chapel in our church. 

St. Mary's enjoyed learning all about the Jewish faith this week! We shared all of our fantastic work in a special assembly and Year 4 even got to go and visit a synagogue. 

St. Mary's brought a teddy to school today and placed a 20p on Pudsey Bear in support of Children in Need. 

Two girls from Year 6 organised and ran their own bun sale to help raise money for CAFOD. Well done girls!

Members of Year 6 represented our school at a special Armistice Day service. 

Year 5 and 6 enjoying leading reflective Collective Worships for their peers.

Thank you for all the donations you made to the 'Apostleship of the Sea' charity. The school council worked hard to pack a fantastic total of 45 hats! The sailors enjoyed opening their gifts on Christmas day!

Thank you to Fr. Emmanuel who came and visited each class to bless their Advent wreath. 

In our preparations for the coming of Jesus, we have been following the stories of the Jesse Tree in our Collective Worships. 

Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 ran a series of successful Advent Workshops which parents were welcome to attend!

Well done to Year 3 who led a fantastic assembly all about the importance and meaning of Advent.

Year 4 sent individual messages of hope to those children arriving alone in our country every day, this was prompted by the Lampedusa Cross appeal run by CAFOD.

The choir had a lovely afternoon joining with other local schools to support our Horsforth community at the switching on of the Christmas lights. 

Well done Reception on your fantastic nativity!

Key Stage One put on a fantastic Christmas performance of, 'Lights, Camels, Action!' 

Key Stage Two led a wonderful carol service in church complete with fun songs, brilliant readings, talented dancing and musicians and even messages in other languages!

St. Mary's enjoyed a peaceful end to a very busy term, by being led by the staff and Year 6 in our annual candlelit Advent service. 

St. Mary's have enjoyed learning all about the different 'John Paul II Virtues'. Seen here in the picture is a special cross which has all the virtues on wooden squares which can be moved around. Each class has created a lovely display in the hall for the different virtues! 

Year Two are reflecting on what Jesus is like and how we know this.