We recapped our learning so far and discussed how Jesus wanted everyone in his kingdom to serve others, especially the vulnerable. We discussed if this was a good idea, Alastair suggested that those in need often need more help and it was a little bit like our school where everyone gets what they need not necessarily what they want. We then put our learning into practise and played Kahoot!
This afternoon the children in Roses listened to a Jewish prayer, we used our knowledge of prayer to compare and contrast them. We then played Kahoot, revising our knowledge of Judaism.
This afternoon we talked about the Kingdom of God and what the children thought it was. Maja thought it was heaven and everything on Earth whilst Benj said its Gods land. We talked about why Christians would say God’s rule on Earth is a good thing today and what it looks like. Elsie said its being kind, helpful and helping others. Dylan suggested it was everyone following Gods rules. We looked at the words on the Lords Prayer and discussed their meaning - Ameila C said the 'daily bread' was from the Last Supper story where Jesus told his disciples "This is my body, given to you, do this in remembrance of me"
This afternoon the children in Bluebells recounted all the knowledge they know about the Jewish faith, Mrs JJ couldn't believe how much they had remembered! We then found out about how Jewish people celebrate harvest. We saw they create a sukkah, which is a little hut, they live, eat and sleep in them. Arthur noticed the roof had palm leaves on and remembered how Jesus came to Jerusalem in the Easter story and everyone waved them! Kingsley was worried as the rain might get through.
This afternoon we recapped the story about what happened after Jesus died on the cross and discussed more about where the Holy Spirit appears in the story. We talked about how Christians believe the Holy Spirit is like a battery, which keeps them energised whilst doing Gods work.
This afternoon we looked at what special things Jewish people have in the home. Millie remembered they have special prayers by the doors, the children recognised the star of David and knew the Torah was a scroll which was like the Bible. Jude remembered they eat 'flat bread' and Macy told us they share grape juice and wine on special means. We then looked at some objects and talked about them. The Torah was very special, it had to be kept very clean and had some very different writing on. We also looked at the Seder plate which is used at Passover and has special foods that remind people about the slaves in Egypt.
The whole school celebrated the Coronation of King Charles today! In the morning we learnt all about what a coronation was and the history behind them. There was lots of activities across the school from making flags and crowns to creating PowerPoint presentations. After lunch Mrs Chapman held a very special assembly honouring the King. We listened carefully to music, watched a role play of a coronation and shared prayers.
This afternoon we recapped about our special things and then relooked at some Jewish special things such as the Torah, Star of David and a synagogue. We compared them to Christian special items like the Bible, cross and church. Teddy remembered the name of the new faith we are learning about and Oscar talked about the little prayers Jewish people have by their doors in their homes. We learnt that Jewish people believe in one God, like Christians, and they pray and listen to stories in the synagogue. We found out that Jewish people have Shabbat at the end of the week, which is a special day where they rest and have meals with their families.
This afternoon we recapped the story following Jesus' death - we learnt The Kingdom of God is the 'area' which God reigns as King. So wherever God is 'in charge,' that's where his kingdom is. This means any person who puts God first carries the Kingdom of God within them, as they go about helping the poor and sick. We found out that after Jesus died the holy spirit entered many of Jesus' friends who then spread the word of God and that the church was officially 'born' at this time.