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EASTER JOURNEY

Hawthorn have reflected on the events of the Easter story and empathised with Jesus' dilemmas and hardship over this time. 

We have prayed in our garden, just like Jesus prayed in the Garden of Gethsemene, asking God to give us strength and guidance in times of struggle or upset.

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REFLECTION DAY 2

Why did Peter deny knowing Jesus?

Let's tell god when we have got something wrong or let someone down.

"God willingly forgives and his love is always there." Psalm 86:6

 

We each burnt a stick to symbolise how we can ask for forgiveness.

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REFLECTION DAY 3 - GOLGOTHA

We visited the 3 crosses and made our own as we remembered the last day for Jesus.

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SHABBAT - THE JEWISH SABBATH

Jeremy was a Jewish visitor to Hawthorn Class this week. He came to tell us how Jews celebrate shabbat, how Jews remember that God made the world in 6 days but on the 7th day he rested.

Jews remember this every week from Friday sunset to Saturday sunset. They make the day a family day when even Mum cannot cook so all food is prepared earlier before shabbat starts. Anything that resembles'creating' anything is not allowed on shabbat - even switching on a light. No mobile phones or TV are allowed as this needs a person to work them. It's a complete rest day to recover from a hard week's work. Yes please!

Picture 1 Jewish boys wear a kippar
Picture 2 Girls don't need to wear kippars as they are smart
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Picture 14 Jeremy's prayer book in Hebrew
Picture 15 The torah - Old Testament
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HAWTHORN CLASS ASSEMBLY- PERSEVERANCE - DOING THE RIGHT THING

Today we performed to our parents and the whole school. We re-enacted the story of Jeremiah from the Old Testament who was a prophet. God insisted that he keep trying to tell the people to mend their ways as they had started to pray to false gods. 

God even lowered his hand from heaven to touch Jeremiah on the lips to help him find the right words. He never gave up.

 

Likewise our 'Tipping Point' game show put Grace to the test about famous people who have also inspired us by doing the right thing such as Nelson Mandela and Mother Theresa. Grace won £10,000 and promised to take Hawthorn Class to Disneyland!!

 

Picture 1 This is the word of the Lord
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Picture 3 Christian values
Picture 4 Jeremiah against angry people doing wrong
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Picture 6 Jeremiah finds himself in goal
Picture 7 The king is not amused, he is pushed down a well
Picture 8 Down the well, he still preached to the people!
Picture 9 He was saved by some washing and good people!
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Picture 11 A reading from the book of Jeremiah
Picture 12 Tipping Point
Picture 13 Counters keep falling and Grace answers correctly
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Picture 16 Yeah! the star counter has been pushed off!
Picture 17 I'm proud of my class.

CHRISTINGLES

We made Christingles to remember Jesus's love and sacrifice for the world. The sweets represent his god's goodness and how he provides for us through the 4 seasons. The candle represents Jesus as the light of the world.

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HAPPY HANAKKAH!!

We had great fun playing the ‘Dreidal Game’ just like the Jewish children we watched on the BBC Class Clips video. We played for £1’s!!

Whilst playing we sang the ‘Dreidal Song’ as well.

 

I have a little dreidel
I made it out of clay
And when it's dry and ready
Then, dreidel I shall play.

Oh, dreidel, dreidel, dreidel
I made it out of clay
And when it's dry and ready
Then, dreidel I will play.

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PLANTING OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS FOR REMEMBRANCE DAY.
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Picture 2 "We should remember all the soldiers who have died

REMEMBRANCE AND WHOLE SCHOOL POPPY INSTALLATION

Hawthorn Class have contributed to collecting and painting plastic bottles which we have used to cut and paint poppies using the bubbly bottoms plastic bottles. As we painted, we remembered the moving video we had just watched which brought to mind soldiers from past and present. We know what a sacrifice our servicemen and women made and still make today for our country's safety and freedom.

Picture 1 Our thoughts turn to those who have not returned.
Picture 2 We thought about the families left behind.
Picture 3 "Be brave little boy, your Dad is a hero."
Picture 4 "Thankyou soldiers for saving our lives."
Picture 5 "I wish the soldier could have seen his newborn so
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DAVID AND HIS PSALMS

We hot-seated David who recounted his bravery and heroic defeat of Goliath. He told us how God had talked to him and told him he could save the Israelites. David trusted in God. Despite being a young shepherd boy, he won the day and saved his people from tyranny.

Picture 1 My relationship with God began when I was born.
Picture 2 God said "Do it!"
Picture 3 I believed in God and knew I could kill Goliath.
Picture 4 I saved my people, they cheered and I felt proud.

GIVE THANKS FOR OUR HARVEST

We have harvested the apples in the school orchard in preparation for our enterprise to raise money for the Blackburn Diocese Bishop's Fund. Apple chutney is on the menu this year. We'll keep you posted on our progress and Hawthorn class will be leading our Harvest Celebrations in church on 12th October.

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APPLE CHUTNEY IS ON IT'S WAY!

Here's our recipe:

handpicked organic apples,

soft brown sugar,

white vinegar,

raisins,

onions and ginger.

Simmered for one hour.

Enjoy with cheese and ham.

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