Religious Education

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

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.

Chrism Oil

Chrism Oil

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.”

Baptism

Baptism

Year 2 went to church to learn more about Baptism. Father Rose talked about the things that happen during a baptism service and what these symbolise. These included; chrism oil, white robe, holy water, baptismal candle and the sign of the cross.

 

Baptism with Fr. Rose…

This week we went down to church to talk to Fr. Rose about baptism. He showed us the font where children get baptised and some of the other items needed for this sacrament. He also talked to us about Jesus’ baptism and about the signs and symbols of this important event. Fr. Rose was very impressed that we knew so much about baptism! Well done Year 1!