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Youth Friday – Y3’s Liturgy

Youth Friday – Y3’s Liturgy

Year 3 led us all in a beautiful Liturgy on Friday 24th November to celebrate ‘Youth Friday’. The theme was based on the message of Pope Francis for 2017 – ‘The Mighty One has done great things for me’, say Yes!

On Youth Friday we celebrate the gift of young people in our schools, parishes, partnerships and Diocese. We also give thanks for the wonderful work that the Youth Ministry Trust do within the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle.

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Parents, staff and children were all invited to listen to the Gospel reading where Mary said ‘yes’. This was her response to God when He asked her to be the mother of his Son, Jesus.

Y3 led us in a beautiful reflection on the Gospel message and encouraged us to think more about how we can follow the example of Mary. As we listened to a piece of music entitled ‘Yes Lord’, Y3 placed hearts around the focal table with their personal mission written on.

   

Every year on Youth Friday, we listen to a message from Bishop Seamus. This year the Bishop explained to the children that Mary had complete and total trust in God, saying ‘yes’ time and time again. Mary was able to say ‘yes’ because she was close to God. Bishop Seamus asked all of our young people to live a life in close union with God, explaining that one of the best ways to do this was in still and silent prayer.

Y3 ended our Liturgy by asking us to be more aware of the needs of others, reach out and show kindness and love to other people.  This is what it means to say ‘yes‘.

 

In February we will celebrate ‘Be a goody, wear a hoody’ day in school. This is an opportunity to raise much needed funds for the work of the Youth Ministry Trust. Look out for more information to follow in the new year.

Y3 Blog 18th October:  Stone Age Drama

Y3 Blog 18th October: Stone Age Drama

Look at the fun we have had creating Stone Age scenarios!  Thank you to Bart’s mam for the help with making some stunning resources like Shaun the mammoth, the stone axe and the bone necklace!               And take a look at the stone henges some of Year 3 have made at home after using the…Read More

Y3 Blog 29th Sept Prehistoric Pottery

Y3 Blog 29th Sept Prehistoric Pottery

This week we had a visit from Sarah Lord, an iron age woman who taught us all about the history of pottery from the Paleolithic era to the Iron Age.  We made our own Prehistoric pots using natural objects and tools that Prehistoric people would have used.  You can see it all here!  What a…Read More

Our First Week in Y3

Our First Week in Y3

On Friday 7th September, Marc Barkman-Astles (archaeologist, historian, film maker, lecturer, owner and manager of http://archaeosoup.com …and oh a man of so many other roles…) held a morning workshop for Y3 on prehistorical eras.   First he took us to the Palaeolithic era – ‘Old Stone Age’ – 20,000 BC. It was very cold then – colder…Read More

Y3 Blog 12th July

Y3 Blog 12th July

On Wednesday 12th July, Y3 headed down to Tynemouth to see the Victorian Station there.  We saw the ancient abbey (where naughty monks were sent) and visited Northumberland Park (where the monks tended to their gardens in medieval times).  We also had chips by the abbey and plenty of fun on St. Edward’s Bay, making…Read More

Y3 Blog 5th July

Y3 Blog 5th July

As part of our history of Newcastle topic, we went to Newcastle College to print our own T-shirts.  We selected iconic places to print and added some personal Geordie touches:         Read More

Y3 Blog June 21st

Y3 Blog June 21st

As part of our Newcastle topic, Y3 took a wonderful historical tour of our town on Wednesday, 21st June.  First we looked at the 13th century city walls.  The smells were very medieval!   Then we walked the Cloisters of Blackfriars, just like the monks did back in the 1200s.  We also discovered the door…Read More