Christians celebrate a special day called Pentecost 50 days after Easter. It was on the day of Pentecost that God sent his Holy Spirit to the church. The Bible tells us that the apostles were all gathered together in one place when suddenly there was a sound like a mighty, rushing wind. They saw what looked like tongues of fire that came to rest on each of them and all of them were filled with the Holy Spirit.
To celebrate Pentecost, the children and staff dressed in something red, orange, yellow or something bright and colourful and took part in a variety of activities throughout the afternoon. Parents were also invited to come and join their children in class.
At the end of the day, we held a whole school collective worship to share the activities and celebrations that had happened in each class. It was wonderful to see such a variety of activities ranging from drama and poetry to art and music.
EASTER COMPETITION 2023
Our Worship team invited all children to make, decorate or colour a cross to enter into this year's Easter competition. The crosses could be made of anything and be of any size. Children were encouraged to be creative and remember what Easter is really about.
After the competition, every cross entered will be taken to St.Peter's and St.Mary's Church in Stowmarket where they will be displayed around the church for visitors to see as part of their Cross Festival. The festival will be open to the public 1st-15th April at the church.
As you can see from the photographs below, we had lots of amazing crosses which we thoroughly enjoyed judging. The high standard of the entries definitely made it difficult for winners to be selected. Congratulations to the winners who each received a small wooden cross and an Easter egg.
On 6th January, the whole school paraded to St Mary's Church following the star and three kings. On arrival at the church, we found Baby Jesus and sang hymns. We also witnessed Rev. Jenkins chalking the door. Once we were all back at school, we used the blessed chalk from Rev. Jenkins to chalk our classroom doors too.
Visit to St. Mary's Church - Autumn 2022
Years 5 and 6 visited St Mary’s Church in Combs to find out what evidence there is in the church that shows:
a) Jesus is important to Christians.
b) Christians believe Jesus is God incarnate / the Son of God.
c) Christians worship Jesus as God.
d) Christians value the belief that God became one of us, human.
Below, are some photographs of us exploring the church and finding lots of evidence.