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Eccleston St Mary'sChurch of England Primary School

Autumn Term

Carol Service

We held our annual Carol Service in School on Friday 21st December. The theme of the service was peace as we looked back on the ways in which we had commemorated the centenary of the end of World War One in November. Y6 read 'The Christmas Truce - The Place Where Peace Was Found' by Hilary Robinson and Martin Impey, which retold the happenings on Christmas Day 1914 when the soldiers on opposing sides laid down their weapons for a few short hours. As we listened to the traditional Christmas Bible readings, read by representatives of each year group in school, we reminded ourselves that Jesus came as the Prince of Peace. Looking forward, we asked God to help us all to be peacemakers in our own lives and everyone took away a dove bookmark to remind us that we should strive for peace in every season of the year, not just at Christmas.

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Infant Nativity Play - 'Children of the World.'

Infant Nativity Play - 'Children of the World.' 1 Action!
Infant Nativity Play - 'Children of the World.' 2 The Nativity Scene
Infant Nativity Play - 'Children of the World.' 3 Chidren from Poland
Infant Nativity Play - 'Children of the World.' 4 Children from Australia
Infant Nativity Play - 'Children of the World.' 5 Children from Malawi
Infant Nativity Play - 'Children of the World.' 6 Children from China
Infant Nativity Play - 'Children of the World.' 7 Children from the USA
Infant Nativity Play - 'Children of the World.' 8 Children from Eire
Infant Nativity Play - 'Children of the World.' 9 Here we all are!

Our last 'Open the Book' this year was wonderful

Our last 'Open the Book' this year was wonderful  1

Prayer Walk

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Y5 Class Worship - Hospitality - 28th November
Y5's Worship was on this half-term's Christian Value of Hospitality. They taught us that Hospitality means being welcoming to everyone and this extends then to being kind and friendly. They solved a mystery that had been puzzling a number of the staff when they explained that it was members of Y5 who had been leaving kind messages to make staff smile around school. They also presented a very lively rendition of one of our favourite songs (called 'Hospitality'). It seems Mrs Jones has been putting her choreography skills to good use again. Thank you, Y5, for entertaining us whilst getting across a very important message that we should always be kind and welcoming to others.
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Y4 Class Worship - Justice and the Rule of Law -  25th October
Y4's Worship was on the Christian Value of Justice, linked to the British Value of Rule of Law. They told us about when God gave Moses the Ten Commandments and then explained that Jesus added a new commandment - that we should love one another. They told us about fair play in all aspects of life, especially sport and reminded us why we support Fairtrade in school. The message of treating everyone fairly and with respect came across loud and clear. Well done Y4!
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Harvest Service

We held our annual Harvest Service in Church on Tuesday 25th September. Y6 led the service and shared the story of 'Stone Soup' with us all - a story demonstrating that everyone is better off if we all share. 

Thank you to everyone who brought in Harvest gifts; these were distributed to the Chorley homeless.

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