Week beginning 1/3/21
WALT: understand how churches celebrate Palm Sunday.
Firstly, to recap can you say which religion celebrates Easter? What do Christians believe happened at Easter? What symbols represent Easter? Why do we have Easter eggs at Easter?
Now can you watch this short video clip https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zy2hyrd
This is the Sunday before Easter Sunday.
It is the first day of Holy Week and celebrates Jesus's arrival in Jerusalem riding on a donkey. Crowds of people came out of the city to greet him, throwing down palm branches on the road. Some churches give out small crosses made from palm leaves, as a reminder of Jesus's entrance into Jerusalem and his death on the cross. Some Christians keep these in their homes all year as a symbol of their faith.
Please watch the video link to find out how Christians celebrate Easter in churches.
Finally, I have set a 2do on Purple Mash for you to complete. The task involves creating an information text about Palm Sunday. Use the information from the first video clip to help you say what happened on Palm Sunday. I'm look forward to seeing your work.
Week beginning 22.2.21
This term our new RE topic is Why does Easter matter to Christians. We will be recognising that Incarnation and Salvation are part of a ‘big story’ of the Bible. Hearing stories of Holy Week and Easter from the Bible and recognise a link with the idea of Salvation (Jesus rescuing people). Recognising that Jesus gives instructions about how to behave and give at least three examples of how Christians show their beliefs about Jesus’ death and resurrection in church worship at Easter and finally we will think, talk and ask questions about whether the story of Easter only has something to say to Christians, or if it has anything to say to pupils about sadness, hope or heaven, exploring different ideas and giving a good reason for their ideas.
First of all can you say which religion celebrates Easter? What do Christians believe happened at Easter? What symbols represent Easter? Why do we have Easter eggs at Easter?
This week WALT: understand 'New Life.'
During Spring you may notice lots of new life. Flowers, buds, eggs, lambs and so on.
For Christians, also during Spring, Easter Sunday happens. It is a day of joy to celebrate what God has done for humanity. This short film focuses on Christianity, and narrates the story of Easter. It tells the story of Jesus's crucifixion, his rising from the tomb three days later to the delight of his followers and his ascension to heaven.
At Easter Cards are swapped, and in the UK, chocolate Easter eggs are given and eaten by Christians. The eggs symbolise new life and, for some Christians, they remind people of the shape of the boulder that rolled away from the entrance of Jesus' tomb.
Please follow this link to find out more about Easter, watch the video and then read the story of Holy week and try putting the days of Holy week in order.
On purple Mash there is also a task set for you to draw your own Easter egg. Do you know why we have Easter eggs?
Week beginning 8/2/21
This week WALT: understand how Christians put their beliefs into practice in the church community and their own lives. Christians attend church as they believe it helps them remember the ways in which Jesus's life and teaching offers them 'good news': where Christians can find friendship, peace and forgiveness. Lets see if we can find out how prayer is encouraged, Does it feel peaceful and why? Are their groups that promote friendship in the church? To find out watch these two short tours of a church. 1) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxLir3p9z8U
A church offers friendship to others, finding ways of being at peace and bringing peace, such as through forgiveness - these are all good things for people, not only Christians. Christians believe they receive these things especially (but not exclusively) through Jesus. Now there is a purple Mash 2do for you to complete called Being a good friend. I would like to know who are your good friends and why?
Week beginning 1/2/21
This week WALT: understand why Christians forgive.
What is a Christian? What does Gospel mean?
Jesus teaches his followers that God forgives them, but they need to forgive others too. Who do you think needs forgiveness and how might they feel if they are forgiven?
Forgiveness is a familiar concept in Christianity. Most people realise that they have done bad things, have sinned against God and need his forgiveness. When Christians receive his forgiveness, they receive many other benefits including freedom and peace. Forgiveness is important for us all. What happens if someone does not forgive, compared with if they do?
There is a 2do on Purple Mash for you to complete. It is a short video clip and a task to write to someone to ask for forgiveness for a wrong you have done.
Week beginning 25/1/21
This week WALT: give clear, simple accounts of what Bible texts mean to Christians.
Can you say what a Christian is? What does Gospel mean?
Watch this short clip which shows how Jesus shared his stories
Now, do you think you could choose 12 people or professions to change the world: who would you choose and why? They could be strong, clever, brave etc. I have created a worksheet but if you can't print it off write it down on paper.
The New testament describes the 12 people Jesus chose-they were not necessarily the kinds of people you might expect. To learn more about how Jesus chose the 12 disciples listen to the following story by clicking on the link and answer the questions at the end https://uk.video.search.yahoo.com/search/video?fr=mcafee&p=jesus+and+his+twelve+disciples+story+for+kids#id=1&vid=11c1a1149ea5727ad24ff8be3b89f233&action=click.
How and why was Matthew's life changed by his encounter with Jesus? These accounts are part of the 'Gospel' of Jesus, meaning 'good news'. What was the 'good news' that Jesus brought?
Week Beginning 18/1/21
This term our RE topic is Christianity and it is called What is the 'good news' Christians say Jesus brings? We will be listening to stories from the bible, understanding what the stories mean to Christians and recognising that Jesus instructs people how to behave.
Lets begin by recapping and reminding ourselves of Christianity and the key beliefs.
Before you watch the video, could you say Who is Jesus? Why is Jesus special? What does Gospel mean?
Click on the link where you will find a video and some further information about Christianity and Jesus https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/ztkxpv4/articles/zvfnkmn