Sacred Heart by Reception class

Reception Class are learning about Jesus’ love for us. During the month of June, we as Catholics, have a special devotion to The Sacred Heart of Jesus as it represents Jesus’ love for us. The Heart is Jesus’ real heart as a sign of His divine love. God’s Light shines from the Sacred Heart. A Wound from the spear that pierced Christ is present and a Crown of Thorns is around the Sacred Heart, both representing the sins that hurt Jesus. A Cross sits on top of the heart. It represents how Jesus died. The Fire represents the power of God’s love.

Reception children wrote a message of love to Jesus on a heart which they decorated. Reception children are proud of their display. Take a look at it in the hall.

Sphero Review

Image result for spheroThe Spheros are a fun, sphere shaped robot toy, controlled by an app on a device. The Sphero app is available on iPhone, iPad or Android devices. They can also change colours. The price (s) start from £38 – £98, depending on your price range.

There are many different types of Spheros – The Sphero Mini, The Ollie and the original, normal sized Spheros. They are reasonably easy to connect to your device and come with a charging station, meaning you can take it with you if you are going out. They also help you with coding.

You can use JavaScript to program your bot, and can buy additional things, such as football nets to play against your friends. Spheros are great for education and fun.

Review By Loiza (Digital Leader, Year 6)

Behind The Scenes Digital Leaders

At Our Lady’s Primary School there are Digital Leaders from Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6.

To be a Digital Leader you need to have certain skills, such as working well in a team, being able to use advanced coding software on the computers and also you will have to give up some lunch and break times to come to meetings, but it is worth it.

Ruby, a Year 4 Digital Leader says, “It is a role of responsibility that is very fun, and I can do fun activities.” In my opinion it is great fun to teach children how to use coding software.

If you would like to join the 2018/19 team, fill in the application here by the end of the year.

Written by Georgina

Pentecost

Happy birthday to the Catholic Church! Happy birthday to you, who are the body of the Church!

The word Pentecost is Greek and it means “50th day.” Fifty days after Easter Sunday, we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and their followers, and the beginning of their Earthly ministry to make disciples of all nations.

 

At Pentecost, the Apostles and their followers were gathered in a room. Jews from all over the world were gathered with Peter, the leader of the Apostles and the Eleven. At this time, a great wind blew and a flame appeared as a tongue of fire, which split itself into many individual flames above the heads of all those present. The Holy Spirit came upon these people and each began to speak in tongues. Despite the fact many had no common language, they were perfectly able to understand one another.

Peter then called all those present to be baptized and about three thousand people were baptized that day.

These people were among the first Catholics, and Peter is the first pope of the Catholic Church.

The symbols of Pentecost are the flame, wind, and the dove, which represents the Holy Spirit. The color of Pentecost is red and the priest wears red vestments on this day. Parishioners are also invited to wear red on this day. Red decorations as well as celebrations are appropriate, similar to any other birthday. Special prayers are often said just for Pentecost.

Reception Green Screen Fun!

Last term, pupils in Reception class learnt how to make their own Green Screen photos and videos. To fit in with their topic ‘All About Themselves’ they first found and saved an image on Safari to use as their backdrop. They then worked in pairs using the iPad app Green Screen by DoInk to capture either a photo or video in front of the green backdrop. They then superimposed their saved background image to make it appear as if they were really there! View their fantastic creations below …