Advent and Lent


Advent is often called a 'Little Lent'.  In the days leading up to Christmas it is important that our children think of doing things that help us to be better people or help the world to be a better place.  Advent is always a special time of year in school with Prayer Stations and fund raising.  Year 6 remind us about the meaning of Advent and the role of the Prophets in predicting the bith of Christ,  in their beautiful assembly on Advent Day. Due to Covid, Year 6 recorded a relection on the real meaning of Advent.

Please see videos below. 

Advent day is a day off timetable so that the children can think carefully about their Advent promises.  This year they made Angels to decorate our huge tree in the hall - each one carrying a personal promise that they make between themselves and God The children also enjoyed decorating their classrooms and making cards and Christmas crafts.

Unfortunately, EYFS and KS1 are unable to perform a Nativity this year. However, each class made 2D or 3D pieces of art work that describe a scene in the Nativity Story. These were then pulled together to make a short video which depicts the Nativity.  We distributed this with our families and friends which they really enjoyed watching. (see video below)

Please take some time alone or with your child, read the following reflections and think about the real meaning of Advent during these troublesome times.

First Sunday of Advent Reflection

Second Sunday of Advent

Third Sunday of Advent

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Deacon Peter has provided us with a link to the Justice and Peace website. Their weekly Advent Reflections provide prayers and practical ways to make a difference.

Justice and Peace Advent Reflections

( Click on the links for more information)

Advent Day 2021

The children had lots of fun being creative and exploring the real meaning of Advent in school today. 







The children wrote their advent promises on stars this year and hung them proudly on our beautiful tree. 



Year 6 led a beautifully reflective assembly that explored the real meaning of Advent. The assembly was performed in front of Year 5 and live streamed to the other classes,

Thank you to Deacon John who was able to attend and light the first candel on our Advent wreath. 



Advent Prayer Bags 2020

Each child in school received an Advent bag this year which contained numerous resources and activities for the children to explore at home with their families; a unique  opportunity for the children to discuss, pray and reflect upon this very special time in our Liturgical calendar. 

CLICK HERE to see the resources and activities that have been sent home.



Advent Assembly 2020




Advent Day assembly 2019

The Head Boy and Head Girl from St. THomas More's Catholic High school join us on our Advent day assembly to light the first candel on our Advent Wreath. 




Celebrating Advent Day with residents from Richmond Village 2019

Some of the residents from Richmond Village joined us on Advent Day. The Mini Vinnies did some craft activities with the ladies whilst the choir sang some festive carols. 



Lent 2022

Resources for Lent 2022

This years Lenten fundraiser was to support CAFOD's emergency Ukranian appeal. The children took part in a 'Walk with Ukraine' sponsored walk. We walked an amazing 502 miles in total around our St. Annes' mile track and our children and families raised an astounding £4,094 to support the DEC and provide emergency aid to those families seriously in need of help in Ukraine. 

Thank you to everyone who sponsored the children for this year's Lenten Appeal. Your generosity will go a long way in supporting those in depseperate need. 





Year 3 and Year 4 performed the Easter story to their parents and the whole school. Their singing and acting was exemplary. Well done to Y3 and Y4 for telling such an important story in an engaging and reflective way. 


Lent 2021

Lent Calendar 2021

Lent Reflection

Please see the following documents regarding our annual Lenten Fundraiser activities. This year's charity is Mission Together'.

We will also be collecting much needed items for Nantwich Food Bank - an essential charity that is seeing unprecedented requests during these troublesome times. 

2021 Lenten Fundraiser

Whole School Lent Competition 2021

Lent Quest Outside Activity


Thank you to Fr. Tony Grace for leading our assemblies with lovely Lenten Reflections during each week of Lent. Please find the reflections below:

Tuesday 2nd March Reflection

Wednesday 10th March Reflection






Lenten Live Stream 2021



On Tuesday 23rd March, Year 3 were lucky enough to participate in a Lenten Live Stream, led by Dan and Emily from One-Life Music. This event was live streamed from St Christopher's Church in Codsall, Staffordshire. This brought togther children from both the Shrewsbury and Birmingham Diocese in reflection and prayer.

As part of their interaction, Year 3 learned to sign a hymn, My Hands are Your Hands, reminding us that we are all disciples of Jesus, an important message at our most important time in our Litergical calendar. They were asked to illustrate their words demonstrate their own feelings and thoughts about the hymn- some of their pointiant work can be seen below.

The children also enjoyed having a glimpse into a real church, recognising the symbols that they have researched during our lessons, and, of course, seen in their own churches too.


'Lent Through a Lens' photo competition 2021

Thank you to all the children who entered our 'Lent Through a Lens Competition'. We have some talented photographers at St. Anne's. You have managed to capture Lent in God's natural world, well done!  Thank you to those who donated money to 'Missio'. 



Passion Story - Lent 2019

The children of Y3/4 perform the story of Easter each year. This year we were priviledged to welcome residents of Richmond Village and our parents/ grandparents to come and watch our performance. 




Easter Hats 2019

This year Mrs Mosely set all the children a challenge. Who can make the best Easter hat using recyclable materials! Well - what a hard decision it was for staff to decide on the winners. 



Lenten Challenge 2019

Each year, the children of St. Anne's are tasked with raising as much money as they can for a given charity (this charity may change annually.) The teacher is given £5. The children in the class vote on the fundraiser they would like to do. An example of fundraisers that St. Anne's have had in the past are sponsored silences, sponsored reads, wear your pyjamas to school day, bad hair day, stationary sale, cake sale etc. The children have lots of fun yet learn the importnace of Almsgiving during this most important time in our liturgical calendar. 


Easter Artwork 2020

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