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2019 and 2020 

Service of Light on Thursday 13/2/20 at 6pm in St John The Baptists Church.

 Please ensure you have a candle with you as this is needed as part of the ceremony.

Confirmation is on Saturday 7 March 2020 at 3pm in St John The Baptists Church

Jan- Feb Curriculum


  • Philosophical thinking -know how appropriate questioning can extend and challenge thinking and understanding
  • learn from and build on own and others’ ideas and  experiences; value other people’s ideas 


Begin to know and understand the differences in language conventions of print, film and digital texts by comparing and evaluating a novel or play e.g. the effects of sound, colour, moving image, framing, camera work


Understand what viewpoint is in a novel


know and understand what form is in poetry, e.g. a kenning compared with a limerick

 -recognise how poets manipulate words to create humour, sadness, pathos etc:

for their quality of sound, e.g. rhythm, rhyme, assonance;


Plan, draft and redraft pieces of creative writing, some of which may be presented for publication

Review understandings of the importance of word order and the work that words do in sentences

Build complex sentences using a clause

the work of  nouns, verbs, adjectives,

development of rhyming words

Use independent spelling strategies

Key vocabular


Investigate link between percentage, fractions and decimals.

Introduce the concept of percentage as “out of 100”.

Calculate percentage of numbers

Be able to measure angles accurately

U/stand and use negative numbers in context

Convert between metric units of weight especially Kg and g, involving up to 3 d.p.

Calculate how percentage increase/decrease alters final amount

Give location of an object using co-ordinates



Lighting the Dark


develop an understanding of what faith means;

Pupils will discuss their faith and belief.  They will look at how their parents have been responsible for what they believe.  They will discuss how light is a symbol of hope and carousel the word ‘hope’ in their lives.

When were they introduced to God? Baptism.  Discuss their baptism and the introduction to the symbol of light



appreciate the relevance of fire in scripture; and

 make relevant contributions to discussion (Comm).


Christians also often associate fire with the Holy Spirit. John the Baptist told the people he baptised with water and that God will ‘baptise with the Holy Spirit and with fire’ (Matthew 3: 11). If children know examples of stories from other religious traditions, encourage them to share them.

How do we live out the Fruits of the Holy Spirit.  Learn Alive-o song.


Discuss their talents and hobbies.  How do we use them? How important is it to use them?


 Learn the basic teachings of Jesus in relation to people.

Discuss in groups how the gifts of the Holy Spirit can help you live a better life.  Brainstorm each of the gifts and record in a carousel how each person might demonstrate them.

Record their own feelings about how they can be better Christians to each gift. Respond to examples of temptations and peer pressure.

discuss Sacraments and the role people have in the church, e.g The Archbishop for Confirmation.

Look at the video clip of Confirmation and the anointing of oil and laying on of hands.  Discuss the importance of the Archbishop- Eamon and why he is confirming them.  Why not a priest?  What sacraments can a priest do?


Pupils will also be completing poster competitions for NI water

Take part in Credit Union quiz and Road safety quiz