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Tuesday 3rd December 2019 2:15pm

Fr Tony's visit - 9th October 2019

Ms. Stevens Retirement Mass

Ms. Stevens Retirement Mass 1

Holy Communion Mass

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Holy Communion Mass 3
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Holy Communion Mass 5
Holy Communion Mass 6
Holy Communion Mass 7

Exposition

Exposition 1

This week at Holy Family we are celebrating Exposition.

 

At the beginning of the exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, a priest removes the sacred host from the tabernacle and places it in the monstrance on the altar for adoration. This visit to the Blessed Sacrament is a great treasure of our Catholic faith.

We were lucky enough to have Fr Tom come to our school to show us the Monstrance and the Tabernacle. We sang Jesus Our Saviour to gather us all together and listened to Fr Tom say a prayer.

He explained that when Jesus comes to us through the monstrance a bell will ring to signify his presence. During benediction a bell rang and we closed our eyes and felt him near us.

Afterwards,  Fr Tom asked us what it was like and we said, 'It felt like he was next to us', 'He was blessing us' and with one child commenting that 'It felt like a little bit of heaven'.

To end our Liturgy we sang Christ be Our Light and as we left the exposition we all had to genuflect on one knee to say goodbye to Jesus.

 

EYFS and KS1 Exposition

CAFOD Lent assembly with Joe Galloway

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CAFOD Lent assembly with Joe Galloway 2
CAFOD Lent assembly with Joe Galloway 3
CAFOD Lent assembly with Joe Galloway 4

Lenten Class displays

Whole school stations of the cross

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Friday 18th January 2019

Thank you to all those parents and adults who came to celebrate Mass with us today. Holy Family really is a family and the support you give us as a community only serves to strengthen the relationship the children and ourselves have with God.

 

We asked all adults who came to Mass this morning to write a short reflection or prayer and put it in our prayer box. If you would still like to write one please come to the main office and staff will direct you to it.

 

 

Spring classroom RE displays

Act!onaid

 

You may remember that last year Holy Family decided to adopt a child. Well we were successful and we adopted a girl called Estella.

 

Just before Christmas we had a letter sent to us by her but translated by her field worker called Etienne

 

Dear Holy Family,

 

I am a field worker and your friend Estella asks me to help her to write this message because she doesn't know how to write yet. She greets you wishing you peace of God. How are you and your family? Her parents and siblings are well and they all greet you. She is repeating grade 2. She didn't succeed last year because she was ill during examination. She is doing her best in order to succeed and move in grade 3. They are in Cultural season A. Her parents are now growing various crops that is why she comes from school. She helps them to fetch water and prepare food. Their pig and goat both gave birth, they will get sufficient manure to enrich their soil. She has tried to draw their house and hopes it will please you. She will be very glad to see a photo of you all. She wishes you all the best.

Your friend

Estella

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Holy Family RC Parish information

 

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION Enrolment for Our Lady’s Church will be this Tuesday

(27th) at 7.45pm in Our Lady’s Church (children do not have to attend); the sessions are on a Sunday morning starting in the new year. Parents at Our Lady’s will be asked to purchase the First Confession Book at the meeting - price £5. Enrolment for Holy Family Church will be next Sunday (2nd December) after 9.30 Mass. Holy Family’s sessions begin in the new year and will be after school on Wednesdays.

 

CERTIFICATE OF CATHOLIC PRACTICE Parents applying to Catholic Primary Schools for entry into Nursery and Reception class will need this certificate. Parents are asked to contact Kathryn Hubbard on 01707 322579 to make a 5-minute appointment at Our Lady’s Church with Fr. Norbert. At the back of our churches is an additional form which parents are asked to fill out beforehand and bring with them to the meeting together with their child. Please wait in the church and Fr. Norbert will call you. The dates are: Tuesday 4th December 4 - 5.30pm, Friday 14th December 4 - 5.30pm and Wednesday 19th December 3.30 - 5pm.

 

Please see the parish newsletter for further information: http://www.wgc-catholics.org.uk/newsletter/20181125.pdf

Month of Remembrance - November 2018

Month of Remembrance - November 2018 1

Class RE diplays

Ascension of the Lord Mass- 2018

Start of Summer Term Mass 2018

Lenten Fast Day - CAFOD appeal

Lenten Liturgy

Lenten Liturgy 1
Lenten Liturgy 2

Carol Service 2017 at Holy Family Church

Start of Advent Mass 2017

Year 5 class Mass - 29th November 2017

Action Aid Assembly - sponsoring a child

Year 6 attended and sung at Mass at Holy Family Church led by Bishop Paul on Tuesday 21st November 2017

Year 6 attended and sung at Mass at Holy Family Church led by Bishop Paul on Tuesday 21st November 2017 1

EYFS welcome service 2017

Start of New Academic Year Mass - 22nd September 2017

Sunday 17th September 2017 Education Sunday Mass led by the children at Holy Family Church

St Peter and St Paul Mass led by the First Holy Communion Children

Liturgical Year 2016-2017

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Sikhism Week May 2017

CAFOD workshops

On returning after the Easter break we were extremely lucky to have a representative from CAFOD come to our school and carry our workshops with year 3,4 and 5. These workshops were based on the subject of "care for our common home", as covered in Pope Francis' encyclical "Laudato Si". Children worked in groups to discuss 'GOOD' and 'BAD' pictures of different world issues, such as wasting water and food, the picture prompts prompted ideas for the main activity where they thought about pollution, water and what we are doing wrong/what we should do next. This really challenged the children’s thinking on how we can care for our world. The session ended with the children receiving the CAFOD postcards and time for a reflection in which all children make their own personal promise.

Letter from Bishop John

Letter from Bishop John 1

Whole School Buddhism Week - February 2017

We were extremely lucky to have a whole school workshop provided by ‘Buddhism for Schools’. Years 2,3,4 and 5 also had individual class workshops where they learnt about the story of Buddha,  life of a Buddhist Monk, Meditation and the Buddhist way of life. Then the children were able to dress up and explore Buddhism artifacts and religious objects. Each class has been continuing to learn about Buddhism this week as part of our study of other faiths, which happens for a week twice a year.

Start of New Year Mass 2017

KS2 Carol Service 2016 at The Holy Family Church

Year 6 singing at the KS2 Carol Service 2016

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Travelling crib. If you would like the travelling crib during Advent, prayer cards and activities for the evening please complete the letter and return to the office

Bibles for schools. Each child in Year 2,3,4,5 and 6 were kindly given their own Bible from the charity Bibles for schools.

Bibles for Schools

 

This week we were extremely lucky to receive Bibles for every child in Year 2 to Year 6 from a charity called Bibles for Schools. Bibles for Children was founded by Ted Hudson in July 1997 to advance the understanding of the Christian Faith through the provision of Children’s Bibles and Bible related materials to children in Primary Schools.

 

Now, in its twentieth year, the charity has provided Children’s Bibles to over 466,000

pupils in over 1,800 schools in over 125 Local Education Authorities throughout the United Kingdom.

 

Fr Norbert very kindly came and gave them out to the children and spent time with each class talking about the importance of the Holy Bible. He also showed each class the Bible in the original language of Hebrew and the New Testament in Greek and read to us. Each class also prayed and thanked God for the great work of the charity, Bibles for Schools.

 

We thank Bibles for Schools for their kind generosity.

Mrs Worton-Geer

 

Education Sunday 2016

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Education Sunday 2016 2
Education Sunday 2016 3
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Education Sunday

We started our new school year by celebrating Education Sunday at The Holy Family Church on 11th September 2016. Approximately 50 children attended the Mass in their school uniform and participated by reading prayers, reflections, acting out the Gospel and singing. It was a deeply spiritual Mass in which the children reflected upon how the Year of Mercy has enabled them to become closer to Jesus. It concluded by the children giving out mini doors of mercy to the congregation to remind them that we are praying for each other in this Year of Mercy. The children led the Mass with great spirituality and many of the parishioners commented on how the children had touched them by their words and

singing. It was a wonderful occasion where our school and our parish came together to celebrate and give thanks for all the students, staff and parents who work so hard, in and for, our Catholic schools. It was also a chance for us to reflect upon the contribution that Catholic education makes to our communities.

Thank you to all the children who participated in this wonderful Mass and for the parents who supported them so well.

Mrs Worton-Geer

 

Whole School Pilgrimage to Our Lady's Door of Mercy - Friday 10th June 2016

Afternoon Tea Concert - Sunday 12th June 2016

We start the new school year by exploring our Mission Statement. Have a look at the gallery below to see what it means to our pupils.
 

 We follow The Way, The Truth and The Life RE scheme which fully meets the requirements of the Religious Education Curriculum Directory. Please see the below documents for more details and the curriculum map.

 

Each half term a newsletter will be shared with parents identifying what children will be learning about in each year and how you can support them at home.

 

Please do come and see me if you have any question about the teaching of Religious Education or the Catholic Life of our School.

 

Best wishes,

 

Mrs Worton-Geer

RE Leader 

 

 
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Whole School Judaism Week 23rd May 2016

Please put your prayers and intentions in our school prayer box. These will be shared during Monday's Liturgy Assembly.

Please put your prayers and intentions in our school prayer box. These will be shared during Monday's Liturgy Assembly.  1
Please put your prayers and intentions in our school prayer box. These will be shared during Monday's Liturgy Assembly.  2
Please put your prayers and intentions in our school prayer box. These will be shared during Monday's Liturgy Assembly.  3
Please put your prayers and intentions in our school prayer box. These will be shared during Monday's Liturgy Assembly.  4
Please put your prayers and intentions in our school prayer box. These will be shared during Monday's Liturgy Assembly.  5
Please put your prayers and intentions in our school prayer box. These will be shared during Monday's Liturgy Assembly.  6

Letter to Parents regarding Section 48 Diocesan Inspection.

CAFOD Lenten Appeal, 'make a splash'. Tuesday 23rd February 2016. Thank you for your support, we raised over £170 by making our own splash in the playground. This will go towards helping provide clean water in villages and towns so that children no longer have to walk to get water but instead can attend school

Year of Mercy

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Year of Mercy 2

Invite to the Year of Mercy Mass

Invite to the Year of Mercy Mass 1

Our Year of Mercy Missionaries attended a special Year of Mercy Mass at Westminster Cathedral celebrated by the Cardinal

CAFOD Harvest Fast Day - Friday 2nd October 2015. Bring £1 and wear bright clothes

CAFOD Harvest Fast Day - Friday 2nd October 2015. Bring £1 and wear bright clothes 1

CAFOD Harvest Fast Day - Thank You to everyone who wore bright clothes and gave £1. Have a look at our bright clothes below.

CAFOD Harvest Fast Day - Thank You to everyone who wore bright clothes and gave £1. Have a look at our bright clothes below. 1

The Holy Family School's 50 Year Anniversary Mass. Wednesday 16th September 2015

Operation Christmas Child Appeal, November 2015 - A BIG thank you!

Year 2 Class Mass - 15th January 2016. Pictures of the Mass and Year 2 preparing for for it.

Curriculum Map for RE

How the teaching of RE meets the RE Curriculum Directory

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