Tuesday, Week 3

SHARED LUNCH – This Friday

To celebrate what we hope will be a very successful assembly, as well as Chinese and Vietnamese New Year, we would like to come together for a shared lunch.

We are asking for all class members to please bring a plate of savoury food. If there are any cultural desserts you would like to bring, please be in touch with us beforehand.

The lunch will begin around 12 noon, so if you are free to join us or would like to bring in hot food, you are more than welcome. We are unable to heat up food at school.

Please label all containers that you wish to have returned and provide a serving spoon or tongs if your dish requires.

Happy 10th birthday to Yshi! We hope you had a great day. 🙂

As we get closer to our Assembly this Friday, the more we start to see the final product evolve. The dance is looking awesome, and we have started to collate everyone’s Country Inquiry and the Chinese/Vietnamese New Year research. Students are looking forward to being able to practice their acting and reading parts tomorrow.

Practice coupled in with Spanish and Music for both classes made for a busy day. We got the chance to learn about Lent, and celebrations and significant days inside Lent. Below are some student reflections about Lent:

Alyna said,

Lent is where you give up something you like for 40 days because jesus went to the desert and survived for 40 days and 40 nights without any food or water.

The ashes are marked on our forehead to humble our heart and to remember that life passes away on earth

Brendan said,

Ash Wednesday gets it’s name from the blessed ashes It represents the palms from previous years of Palm Sunday

Grace said,

To me lent is a time where people give up a treat or something they like for 40 days and on ash Wednesday we get ash on our head for god and Jesus to forgive you for what bad sins you have done.

Isabella J said,

In my opinion, lent is a time to celebrate the fact Jesus survived in the desert for 40 days without any resources.

We put ash on our forhead’s which were made from palm branches blessed on the previous year’s Palm Sunday. It cleanses out all our sins and represents the following saying: “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”

Diana said,

Jesus what to the desert because to help the people in the desert.

Isabella R said,

Lent is when you give up one of your favorite foods for 40 days because Jesus went to the desert and gave up food for 40 days.

Ryan said,

The reason you get ashes is Repent, and believe in the Gospel” or “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.

Shanthana said,

Lent is when you give up something like meat or chocolate like Jesus didn’t eat of drink any thing for 40 days.

The Ash’s represent a blessing from palm leaves.

Taniya said,

Lent is when you celebrate and its a little bit about Easter. It also means abut Jesus and God.

Ash’s are burnt leaves and it kind of represent the sight of the cross cause you do a cross on your head with ash’s

Osi said,

I think lent is a time where people give up a treat or something they like for 40 days for the fact that Jesus went to the desert for 40 days and survived.

We put ash on our forehead’s which were made from palm branches blessed on the previous year’s Palm Sunday. It cleanses out all our sins and represents the following saying: “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”

As a class we created a Padlet. We asked the questions “How can you be more like Jesus this Lent?” Below are the responses the students had:

Some fantastic reflections from the Year 5s. We finished off the afternoon by talking about Shrove Tuesday and Lent as a whole group. We also celebrated with Pancakes, making a delicious end to the day.

*Remember tomorrow is the Ash Wednesday Mass. You are more than welcome to come and join us at 11:30am.

 

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