Ash Wednesday Mass

The whole school wants to say a big thank you to Father Allan and all the parishioners who came along on 1st March 2017 to celebrate Ash Wednesday Mass.

All children and staff are now fully prepared to go into Lent, preparing for the death and Resurrection of our Lord.

St. Andrew’s

P2 bread making

Primary 2 have been learning about Passover. As part of this they made some unleavened bread.

The children loved measuring the ingredients and kneading the dough.
There was as much flour on the carpet as in the loaves!

Therapeutic play turned Into Art!

As Easter is fast approaching the whole school are taking part in a whole school celebration, so in the Base we have begun our abstract representation of Peter’s Denial! When it’s finished it will be displayed in our hall along with the rest of the Stations of the Cross created by the other classes!

Conor making mess look good!

We discussed the story of Peter’s denial and we learned about the different emotions experienced. We reflected on our own lives and how we might feel or act when we experience these emotions.  We were able to recognise how people’s faces represent their emotions and we even practised some these ourselves!

Zack being super creative!

To create our artwork we combined our creativity with some of our therapeutic play techniques. We added paint to shaving foam, matching and mixing colours, then we developed our fine motor skills as we marbled the paint and foam using art straws. Next, we placed our card on top, patting it down gently and then used rulers to scrape it all off, et voila, marbled card! Our next steps will be focused on developing our fine motor skills further through cutting, and developing our teamwork skills as we piece together our work into a giant collage!

Abi deep in concentration!

Easter Hall Displays

In preparation for Easter, each class is creating a display showing one part of the Easter Story. Here are some of our creations so far; we cannot wait to see them all!

St. Andrew’s RC Primary School