Last week Year 2 presented their Mother’s Day Assembly. The children carefully explained and showed us how our mothers have the same qualities as Mary, the mother of Jesus; kind, caring, encouraging, loving, honest, supporting and understanding.
The children went to church to baptise the baby. Father Rose told us all about the font, the Holy water, the white garment and the candle which is given to the new baby. We know that when we are baptised we are received into God’s family. After the baptism we went back to class and had a celebration with the cakes we had made.
In RE Year 2 have started a new thanksgiving topic. The children have thought carefully about times that they say thank you and the ways they can do this; saying it, giving a card, a gift, sending an email, being kind or being helpful.
The children then listened to a story from the Bible where Jesus gave thanks to God – the last supper. The children took part in a role play of the Last Supper. They reenacted exactly what Jesus said and did – they took the break, broke it and gave thanks to God saying ‘This is my body, broken for you. Take it and eat it.’ They then took the cup of wine, raise it up saying ‘ This is my life blood poured out for you, take it an drink it.’
The children discussed at the end of the role play that we remember this special meal every time we go to Church.
In our RE topic about Baptism, Year 2 have learnt about Chrism oil. The children know that the baby is blessed with Chrism oil. This is a symbol of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit will help and guide the baby through their life, helping them to make wise choices and live like Jesus.
The children then took part in some role play, blessing each other with Chrism oil and saying the words of the priest
” ………… receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”