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Wednesday 23rd May 2018

Gospel

LO -Give examples of how Christians try to show love to all, including how members of the clergy follow Jesus’ teaching

 

Explore how far Christians are making the kind of world that Jesus wanted. Look at some signs from a church noticeboard or website showing what is happening in the community. List a range of these activities and ask pupils to decide which are the most important and why. There will obviously be lots of answers, as toddler groups are very important for young families, shelters very important for the homeless, and so on. Get pupils to offer reasons to say which are more important: worship services or caring for the elderly; celebrating a wedding, a baptism or a funeral; reading the Bible or giving to charity.

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Wednesday 25th April 2018

What kind of world did Jesus want?

LO-Make clear links between the calling of the first disciples and how Christians today try to follow Jesus and be ‘fishers of people’

 

Share the start of the story of the calling of the first disciples (Matthew 4:18–19). Pupils pick out what Jesus asks Peter and Andrew to do. Explain that by following Jesus, Peter and Andrew would be giving up a lot. Remind pupils of their sketches and lists - how would they feel if asked to give up so much? Pupils imagine giving up so much by symbolically getting rid of their possessions and daily routines (for example, rubbing

sketches and lists out/giving them to the teacher/screwing the paper up).

 

Pupils take on role of Peter or Andrew and decide what they might have thought on hearing Jesus’ words - write thoughts on fish shapes/thought bubbles. The word ‘gospel’ means good news. They must have thought that Jesus was good news. In the work that follows, get pupils to look out for anything that might have seemed like good news to the disciples then and to Christians now about what Jesus said and did.

 

Finish the story (Matthew 4:20–22). What did James and John leave behind? Although they have given some things up, what special new job have the disciples gained once they follow Jesus? Ask pupils to think what Jesus might have meant by ‘fisher of people’. Together, create images of what a ‘fisher of people’ might do.

 

Tell pupils that this is part of a ‘Gospel’, which means ‘good news’, and tells the story of the life and teaching of Jesus. It’s a kind of biography, and the writers made choices about what to include — they don’t tell everything he ever said and did. Ask pupils why they think Matthew included this story in his Gospel. Why not just give a list of qualities Jesus was looking for in a disciple
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Wednesday 14th March 2018

What is it like to follow God?

LO – Make simple links between promises in the story of Noah and promises that Christians make at a wedding ceremony or between adults and children of a family

 

Adults

 

I promise to raise my children up through the eyes of the church no matter what happens in life, even if we’re richer or poorer and even if they have struggles or success. I promise to stay and protect them from any harm. I will love them with my whole heart until the end of my days. I will educate them if it means sending them to an awesome school or teaching them at home.

 

Children

 

I promise to honour my Father and Mother and listen to them, to make them proud and to learn God’s rules and words. I promise to be curious, kind and caring towards others, I will love my Mum and Dad with all my heart. I will never lie or hurt them.

 

God

 

As a child of God, I will follow you all the days of my life, I will teach your word to others, I will love you with all my heart, soul, mind and strength. I will love my neighbour and family always!

 

By Hannah Keyte

15.12.17

How do festivals and family life show what matters to Jews?

LO – Describe how Jews show their beliefs through worship in festivals, both at home and in the wider communities

The Talmud code tells Jews to say ‘thank you’ 100 times a day. Children were tasked with keeping a ‘Gratitude Diary’ over the Christmas period to see if there are benefits of expressing gratitude regularly.

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How do festivals and family life show what matters to Jews?

 

Passover Meal 29.11.17

After learning about the story of Moses and it's significance to the Jewish people, the class investigated the symbolic meaning of all the foods on the Seder plate used for the Passover meal.

Can you remember the symbolic meaning of the following items:

 

  • Parsley dipped into salt water
  • Horseradish
  • Charoseth
  • lamb shank bone
  • Egg
  • unleavened bread
  • wine

 

Some of the foods didn't taste the best, which may explain the odd faces pulled in some the pictures.

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