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Week beginning 15.6.20

Spellings

appreciate     environment      muscle     sincerely

attached        equipped       necessary     soldier

 

1) Choose two of the words, and use them both in the same sentence – the sentence must make sense, and must include 2 clauses.

2) It is necessary for a shirt to have 1 collar and 2 sleeves. (i.e. necessary has 1 c and 2 s). This is a way I remember how to spell necessary. Come up with your own explanation for how to remember the spelling of one of the other 7 words.

3) ‘muscle’ has the –cle ending. Can you think of or find 6 other words with –cle at the end that you might use in everyday language?

4) Create a wordsearch that includes all 8 words. Post it on Seesaw and I’ll share some of the best ones with the class. It will need to be at least an 11 x 11 grid to fit ‘environment’

 

 

It was lovely to see some of your maps for your Anywhere Island last week - what a fantastic job you did.  This week you will be using your senses to create descriptions of your island.  I am looking forward to seeing what ambitious vocabulary you come up with to describe your island.  Have fun!

Come and See

LEARNING FOCUS 1:   Jesus cares for the sick.

 

From the very beginning of Jesus’ ministry, he was concerned with the sick and needy.  He never turned anyone away even when he was tired and weary.  In Jesus’ day, there were many sick people and they often had to survive by begging at the roadside.  Jesus Gives Sight to a Blind Man -this story from Luke illustrates Jesus’ compassion:

 

As Jesus was coming near Jericho, there was a blind man sitting by the road, begging. When he heard the crowd passing by, he asked, “What is this?”

“Jesus of Nazareth is passing by”, they told him.

He cried out, “Jesus! Son of David!  Have mercy on me!”  The people in front scolded him and told him to be quiet.  But he shouted even more loudly, “Son of David!  Have mercy on me!”

So Jesus stopped and ordered the blind man to be brought to him.  When he came near, Jesus asked him, “What do you want me to do for you?”

“Sir”, he answered, “I want to see again.”  Jesus said to him, “Then see! Your faith has made you well.”   At once he was able to see, and he followed Jesus, giving

thanks to God. When the crowd saw it, they all praised God.

Luke 18: 35-43

 

SOME KEY QUESTIONS

 

  1. Why do you think Jesus was so concerned with the sick and needy?
  2. Why do you think the people scolded the blind man?
  3. How do you think the blind man felt?
  4. What do you think was the significance of the title the blind man gave to Jesus, ‘Jesus! Son of David!’  What did it show about his faith?
  5. What was Jesus’ attitude to the blind man?
  6. What do you think Jesus meant when he said, ‘Your faith has made you well’?
  7. What do you think of the attitude of the people once they saw Jesus’ healing power?
  8. How do you think the blind man felt when he could see?

 

LEARNING FOCUS 2:  Caring for those in need; a Christian responsibility.

Christians are called to care for others, especially for those most in need.  Jesus explains this very clearly in a parable he told.  A parable is a story which conveys an important meaning or more than one meaning.  In this story from Luke’s Gospel, a lawyer was trying to catch Jesus out with questions.  The final one was, ‘Who is my neighbour?’  Jesus answers this with a story, but the story also has another meaning.  It shows the care and compassion with which we should treat each other.  Notice the care and concern the Samaritan showed to the man who had been mugged.

 

A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell into the hands of robbers, who stripped him, beat him, and went away, leaving him half-dead.  Now by chance a priest was going down that road; and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.  So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side.

 

But a Samaritan while travelling came near him; and when he saw him, he was moved with pity.  He went to him and bandaged his wounds, having poured oil and wine on them.  Then he put him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him.  The next day he took out two denarii, gave them to the innkeeper, and said, “Take care of him; and when I come back, I will repay you whatever more you spend.”

 

“Which of these three, do you think, was a neighbour to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers?”  He said, “The one who showed him mercy.”  Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.”

Based on Luke 10: 30-37

 

SOME KEY QUESTIONS

  1. Why do you think the Samaritan acted as he did?
  2. How do you think the man who was mugged felt?
  3. What showed that the Samaritan was doing more than his mere duty towards another person?
  4. What does this parable have to say to us today?
  5. What do you think ‘mercy’ means?
  6. Good deeds are often called ‘acts of mercy’.  Why do you think that is?
  7. Why are these acts of mercy a particular responsibility for the Christian?

 

SOME SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES

  • Create a storyboard of this parable to make a film.  Include the reasons why the Samaritan acted as he did and what effect it had on the man who was mugged.
  • Make a PowerPoint presentation, with modern representations of this story and link them with what you have learnt about the hospice movement.  Include some scripture references.

Compose a litany prayer (like the one used in the reflection at the end of Explore), for all those in the neighbourhood who are in need.  Look in the parish newsletter for a list of the sick and include anyone in the class who has a sick relative or friend.  Explain why it is a responsibility of Christians to care for the sick.

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