TERM 3 - Jesus & Authority
We started by thinking about what gifts a fairy godmother might give to a person new to a role in authority. We thought of the two features of authority
POWER AND RESPONSIBILITY
We then brainstormed ideas of times when Jesus showed authority.
What example stuck with you?
We then read from the gospel of Matthew. First, about the time Jesus stood up to the Pharisees when they questioned him in the wheat fields about working on the Sabbath. Then, when he was later challenged in the synagogue about the law and healing the man with the withered hand. We then thought about the points that Jesus made
Were they good ones?
Would you have done the same in the same situation?
Is it ever right to question authority?
We thought about when, if ever, it is right to question authority.
I HAVE ASKED ALL THE CHILDREN TO GO AWAY AND ASK FAMILY AND FRIENDS TO THINK OF EXAMPLES WHEN PEOPLE HAVE QUESTIONED AUTHORITY IN ORDER TO MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE.
Today we thought about the word AUTHORITY
What does it mean? What images does it conjure up?
Who's got it? Why? Who gave it to them? How do they show their authority?
Here's a sneak preview of our opening activity next week. Have a think about it. Maybe all your family could become authority fairies and present a figure in authority with a special present to help them do their job brilliantly!!
This week Year 5 went on a special trip. Tell someone something you learnt.
Year 6 looked at the Christmas story and how it is recounted in the two gospels. What were the similarities and differences? What bits have been added to the story over the years?
We looked specifically at the journeys of the characters in the Christmas story.
Think about the emotions of the characters on those journeys how might they have differed?
Think of a journey you have been on - how did you feel? Why?
CHRISTIAN RITES OF PASSAGE
MARRIAGE (Part 2)
We shared our experiences of wedding; watched the royal wedding of the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge and begun writing our information text about Christian weddings and the associated traditions.
This week have a think about what promises the bride & groom make to each other. Which do you think is the most important and have you got any promises of your own that you would like to add?
In our lesson this week we discussed the traditions you might encounter at a Christian wedding. Talk to your families about their experience of different weddings and (maybe) their own. What were the most memorable bits and why?
In our lesson this week. We will focus on the important times in our lives.
As a follow up, you may like to discuss with members of you family what have been the most important events/ times in their lives and how and why they had such an impact.
JEWISH RITES OF PASSAGE.
Jewish families have several traditions when a family member dies.
HOW DO YOU THINK TRADITIONS MIGHT SUPPORT PEOPLE WHEN A LOVED ONE DIES?
The Ketubah is the Jewish wedding contract which sets out the terms of the marriage. They are handwritten and often beautifully ornate. Couples may choose to hang them on the wall of their home. They may include promises that couple wish to make to each other.
WHAT MIGHT BE A GOOD PROMISE TO INCLUDE ON A KETUBAH?
Coming of Age Ceremony
Bar Mitzvah (boys) Bat Mitzvah (girls)
WHAT DO YOU THINK THE BEST THING ABOUT BEING AN ADULT IS?
WHAT ABOUT THE WORST THING?
The Naming Ceremony
Brit Milah (boys) Brit Bat (girls)
Jewish parents spend a lot of time choosing the name of their child.
They may name them after a family member or maybe they will have chosen the name because of its meaning.
IS THERE A SPECIAL REASON WHY YOUR PARENTS CHOSE YOUR NAME?