This afternoon we heave learned all about the different symbols on the Paschal candle, otherwise known as the Easter candle. We then have created our own Paschal candle!
This afternoon we looked at different items linked to Easter. We learned that Easter eggs represent the stone that was rolled away from in front of the tomb where Jesus’s body was left. We learned the cross on a hot cross bun represents the cross Jesus died on, the currants represent the nails that were hammered into Jesus’s body and the spices symbolise the spices that were used to preserve his body. We also discussed why shrove Tuesday is significant. We then talked about lent and how people give up eating and drinking in the run up to lent. We then looked to see where the Easter story was on the “Big Frieze”. We saw the word “sin” and discussed what that means. We also spotted the cross, the desert and a dove.
This afternoon we learned the story “Jesus blesses the children”. We then discussed how Jesus loves everybody know matter where they live, their age, skin colour or job.
Father Peter has come to talk to KS1 about the bible, how it is used in church and he he uses it in his daily life! He showed us the different bibles he had read during his life!
Over the last few weeks, we have been looking at the bible. We have discussed that the bible comes in different shapes and sizes, different languages or different styles. We learned that all bibles are split into two parts; the New Testament and the Old Testament. Today we learnt the Old Testament has 39 books and the New Testament has 27 books. We then ordered the books as they are found in the bible.