On Friday 18th May we held an Ethos Day at Westcliff Primary Academy. Our focus was Pentecost. Reverend Alan and Reverend Dallas taught us that Pentecost is a Christian festival celebrating the descent of the Holy Spirit on Jesus' disciples.
We also learnt how the disciples knew the Holy Spirit had come as it was not something that could be seen. There were signs of fire, wind and being able to speak other languages.
We took part in different activities to represent these signs. we made fire collages using paint, tissue paper and glitter.
We made our own kites and took them outside to fly them. This showed us there was wind around even though we couldn't see it.
After lunch, we played some parachute games linked to the fruits of the spirit which are love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
We then went to St Gregory's Church, we had a look at Reverend Alan's clothes that we will wear on Pentecost Sunday, we made prayer cubes using the fruits of the spirit and we sang a new song.
We then came back to school to join in with assembly and tell everyone what we had been learning about