Year 2 have been learning about the Gospels. They know they tell us Good News about Jesus and they are found in the New Testament. The children sorted some pictures from Gospel stories to match the correct author – Matthew, Mark, Luke or John.
Today the ladies from Open the Book joined us to share the story of when Jesus was lost in the temple. Mary and Joseph were so worried and couldn’t find Him anywhere. They returned to the temple and found Him sitting with the elders. Jesus said, “Why were you worried, I am here at my Father’s house.” The children enjoyed listening to and joining in with the story.
This week in RE, Year 4 learnt about the third Sunday in Advent, which in the church is called Gaudete Sunday. Gaudete, meaning ‘Rejoice in the Lord always,’ is a very joyous occasion as it celebrates and reminds people of the nearness of Jesus’ coming. Next we studied the song, ’We Praise You God’ by John Burland and listened to the words, reflecting on how they celebrate this special time. Then working in groups we choreographed our own movements to create a meaningful dance.
In RE today we learned that Advent comes from the Latin word ‘Adventus’ which means ‘a drawing near.’ We learned about the symbols, prayers and readings of the season and reflected on God’s love which he made known by giving us the wonderful gift of Jesus. Then working in groups we each wrote one verse of a collective class Advent hymn entitled: Jesus – God’s gift to our world. Each group then performed their verse to the rest of the class.