Today marks the start of Lent and this morning we all went to church to receive the ashes. In class we have been looking at the qualities of being a follower of Jesus and have looked at the Beatitudes and other teachings of Jesus. Based on these teachings, Year 5 have made special Lenten promises which we have displayed in class to remind us to keep them…

We have also made a class Lenten promise that we can do together to show our love for others during Lent…

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I would be very grateful if each member of Year 5 could donate one piece of unwanted clothing before the end of term so that we can fulfil our collective Lenten promise. We have chosen Barnardo's as our charity as it links in with "Street Child" that many of the children have chosen as their Lenten reading challenge (see below). Thomas Barnardo first set up Barnardo's during the Victorian period when he met a street child called Jim Jarvis who the novel is based upon. Thank you so much for your support. 

Lenten Reading challenge

Year 5 also came up with a great idea for a reading challenge for Lent. We've decided to form a book club and so by the end of term, alongside our normal reading, we - Mrs McVey, Miss Evans, Mrs Hodgkiss and all of Year 5 - will read one of three books. The three books we have chosen to read from are: Street Child, The Secret Garden and The Demon Headmaster. In the last week before we break up, we will share our thoughts about the books and discuss what we liked and disliked about them. I'm so pleased with the enthusiasm the children showed - I wouldn't be surprised if they read all three! The book your child has chosen will come home with them tomorrow on World Book Day.

Please encourage your child to read their chosen book so that at the end of term they are able to take part in our book club celebration. Thank you!

AuthorKay McVey