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St Mary's Catholic Primary Schools Trust

Junior School

Dear Parents,

As we enter the month of November there are many opportunities for the children to deepen their spiritual understanding about loss. In November we mirror the Church by remembering loved ones who have gone before us in faith. All of the children will have the opportunity to add the names of relatives and friends who have passed away. The names will be added to a special register which will stay on the altar in the school hall and be the focus of our prayers.

11th November is an important date in the shared life of our country.  It was on this date in 1918 that hostilities ceased on the Western Front, ending a huge shared trauma for the people of these islands. The fact that 2018 will be a commemoration of the hundredth anniversary of this event is extremely significant. In school we will be discussing this with the children and allowing them to reflect on the sacrifices made by previous generations. We will, of course, be supporting the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal and it will be the responsibility of our prefects to sell poppies to the rest of the school.

Also in November we will begin Advent, and there are many ways that you can support and encourage your child to deepen his or her faith.  As we approach the end of Advent more details will be shared about this with you.