Summer Term - Week 5
Have a look at this picture. Holy days, like holidays, are times for celebrating and enjoyment. We relax from ordinary life and think about other things. Holy days are special times for thinking about the life of Jesus and about God the Creator’s love and care for us. This is Good News. The Holy Spirit guides us and gives us strength and courage to share that Good News with others.
SOME KEY QUESTIONS
- What are the people in the picture doing?
- What is the Good News they are hearing?
- How do you feel if you have good news to tell or receive? What do you do?
This week I would like you to have a think about how you can share the Good News of Jesus to others around you. Maybe you could make bookmarks to give to others, maybe you could do something kind, maybe you could read someone the story of Jesus. Have a think and see what you could do. I have put some ideas below for you to have a look at.
Go out, go out in Jesus’ name
Tell the world His story
By the way you live and work
By the love you show
Bookmarks to Share
Summer Term - Week 4
Jesus had returned to God, his Father, and the Holy Spirit was helping the friends of Jesus to pass the message on to others so that they might become his friends too. This marked the beginning of the Church, its birth. Pentecost is a holy day on which many parish families celebrate with a party. On the holy day of Pentecost, the priest wears red vestments at Mass like the colour of fire.
SOME KEY QUESTIONS
- Who is in the picture?
- What do you think the people in the picture are celebrating?
- How do you celebrate a birthday?
- Why is Pentecost a holy day?
To help us to remember the holy day of Pentecost and what it means there is another video below. I wonder if you could make a head band with a flame on. The flame template is below but you could draw your own.
Could you write on it how the Holy Spirit guides you to help and serve others. It might be easier to think about what you could do to share the love of Jesus. The 'fruits or gifts of the Holy Spirit' can help us think about the kind of people we would like to be.
What will I do to share the love of Jesus?
Summer Term - Week 3
This week we are looking at the amazing story of Pentecost in the Bible. The moment that the gift that Jesus had promised was sent to his disciples.
Please read the story below and watch the video and think and talk about the following questions.
1. Who was in the room when the Holy Spirit came at Pentecost?
2. What were the signs of the Holy Spirit?
3. How do you think Mary and the disciples felt?
4. Why do you think they felt like that?
5. What do you like best about the Pentecost story and why?
6. What change had the Holy Spirit made to the friends of Jesus?
7. How would you be able to tell what the Holy Spirit had done?
8. What was the Good News the friends shared?
God is like a triangle. He has three parts. The heart represents that He is God the Father who loves us and takes care of us.
The cross represents He is God the Son, Jesus, who died on the cross for us.
The hand represents that He is God the Holy Spirit who is our helper.
You need all 3 parts to have all of God.
God is the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Pentecost story and activity
The Holy Spirit is a lot like the wind coming from a fan or the wind outside on a windy day. Even though we cannot see it, it is there. Just like the wind from the fan moved the paper, the Holy Spirit moves us. The Holy Spirit guides us and helps us when we need to make important choices.
Summer Term - Week 2
Jesus goes up to heaven
It was 40 days after Easter that Jesus ascended to heaven. I have given you lots of activities so that you can learn about the story. I look forward to seeing some of you craft on Purple Mash!
Try to answer these questions. Have a good chat with your family at home!
- What happened on Ascension Day?
- Why were Jesus’ friends sad again?
- What was the promise Jesus gave to his friends?
- Who was the helper and guide?
- How did this make Jesus’ friends feel?
Summer Term - Week 1
Holidays and Holydays
This term our R.E. begins with us thinking all about holidays and Holydays.
Lots of our R.E. is all about us talking to each other and sharing our ideas. First of all what I would like you to do is have a think about where you would like to go on holiday. At the moment we can't go anywhere but if we could suddenly go anywhere in the world, where would you go? Would it be a really hot place with sandy beaches or a swimming pool? Would it be mountains to climb? Would it be a snowy place? Would you camp in a tent or stay in a cottage or in a hotel? Maybe your favourite place is your back garden! Have a good chat about what you would love to do.
Then have a think about what you would need to take with you on this amazing holiday. A swimming costume, suntan lotion, a warm ski jacket and hat, a wet suit, flip flops, walking poles! Think carefully about what you would need.
Below there is an activity that you can print and complete but you can always design your own. The words at the bottom of my activity are words that we are going to be thinking about in this topic. You will know some of them already!
I can't wait to hear about where you would love to go for your dream holiday! Add it to the R.E. blog on Purple Mash!
If you wanted to challenge your learning you could always look at a map to find out where exactly in the world your chosen destination is!