Year 4 led our Harvest celebrations this year with a fantastic assembly. During the assembly the children came in dressed in brightly coloured tops in an effort to Brighten Up Harvest and work with CAFOD. The children reiterated the words of Pope Francis who, during this Year of Mercy has asked us to rediscover the corporal works of mercy, one of which is to feed the hungry. That is why they wore bright clothing and held up the word Harvest – to help build a brighter world and to put into action the corporal work of mercy: feed the hungry.
They expressed what Harvest is about using each letter of the word.
H is for Harvest. Farmers work hard, hour by hour, to cut and store the golden grain that is then made into flour.
A is for apples, pears and plums, all hanging from the tree. They’re fresh, sweet and juicy – a treat for you and me.
R is for red and yellow, orange, gold and green, the trees so full of colour as nature paints the scene.
V is for vegetables, gathered and safely stored away. Potatoes, carrots, sprouts and peas. So there are some for every day.
E is for earth, providing all our food, with sun and rain to make things grow and give us all that is good.
S is for seeds, so gently twirling to the ground, settling deep within the soil where new growth will be found.
T – So it is a big Thank you we must not forget to say to God above who shoes his love and caring day by day.
They also acted out the Feeding of the 5000 before saying seven small prayers presented on 5 loaves of bread and two fish.
Prayer 1 - Thank you, Lord, for the foods we enjoy. Teach us how to share what we have.
Prayer 2 -Thank you, Lord, for showing us how to share. May we follow your example.
Prayer 3 - Thank you, Lord, for sharing your love with everyone. Help us to do the same
Prayer 4 - Thank you, Lord, for the wonder of creation, for the sun, the rain and the earth. We pray that we may share your gifts.
Prayer 5 - Thank you, Lord, for all that we help. We pray that they will be blessed.
Prayer 6 - Thank you, Lord, for our school family. Remind us to work together.
Prayer 7 – Thank you, Lord, for all that we have in life. Help us to share.
Below are some pictures and videos from the assembly - enjoy!