In year six our new project, in which we apply our literacy, numeracy and IT skills in different contexts, is entitled ‘Water, water Everywhere! How can we use it sustainably?
As part of Expressive Arts learning, the children have compared how 20th and 21st Welsh artists portray water. Initially we have focused on a local artist called Gayle Rogers. Please find attached examples of the art work we have produced.
Next week we will be looking at the world famous Welsh artist Kyffin Williams, and how he depicts water in such a contrasting way.
Advent Penitential Service
As parents are aware, this coming Sunday marks the start of Advent. This Friday, Year Six will present a Penitential Service and we are delighted to welcome Father Scanlon to celebrate the service. Father Justus is presently on holiday but will return in time for the Christmas Mass. I have included a prayer that the children can say in school and at home to celebrate the first week of Advent.
Week One of Advent School and Home Prayer for Reflection
Father in this season of Advent we prepare our hearts for your coming. You are the vine, we are the branches. Come and tend us, prune us, clean us. Discard in us everything that does not bear fruit, nourish in us everything that bears much fruit. As we celebrate your coming as a vulnerable baby Our hearts await your glorious return as the eternal King. Nurture in us expectant hearts, O Lord. Cultivate in us a deep longing for more of you. Until that Day when you burst through the heavens, And flood our horizons with your glorious splendour. For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory, throughout all ages and generations. Amen.
Year Six Christmas Production
A Christmas Carol: The Meaning of Christmas
The children in year six will be producing a show called ‘A Christmas Carol: The Meaning of Christmas’ It is our intention to perform the show for each class in the school so that the children have the opportunity to live Christ’s message through drama and to have the opportunity to perform in front of a live audience. Due to Covid restrictions, parents will not be able to attend the live performance, but the show will be recorded so that you have a keep sake of the children and maybe something that can be shared with the family during your Christmas celebrations.
Costume Requirements for the Year Six Christmas Show
Children that have specific roles have been told what they need for costume purposes for the performance. However, the children need to be dressed up as though it is Winter. They should have a warm coat, scarf, gloves ear muffs, a flat cap or a top hat. I do not want parents going to any expense if avoidable.