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Week beginning 6.7.20

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1) Do look/cover/say/write/check using rainbow colours for repetition

2) Find a synonym for each of your words.

3) Play hangman with a partner with the words from this list.

 

Reading Comprehension

Click on the book to explore the meaning of words using poetry.

 

Click on the link below for this week's activities

 

Come and See

UNIVERSAL CHURCH – WORLD

 

EXPLORE

For many people, some places in the world are special. For others the whole world is special. We all feel a need to look after what is special to us. Sometimes it is easy to explain why things are special. At other times it might be difficult to put into words why something is special.

 

1. What are your special places and why?

2. Can you recall an occasion when you were hurt or angry by the way your special place was treated by others? Why were you hurt or angry? What did you do?

3. Do you know any groups who campaign because of the way people or our world are being treated today?

 

LEARNING FOCUS 1: The wonders of God’s creation.

 

 

Genesis 1: 1-25

 

It’s important to remember that this beautiful, poetic story of the creation of the world is not meant to be scientific account. Today, thousands of years later, there is continued interest in the beginnings of the universe and the origins of humankind; there is still a sense of wonder at the beauty of creation. Although in the 21st century, with our constant scientific developments, we know so much more about our world, like the writer in Genesis, we continue to stand in awe and still ask the question, ‘how did all this happen?’ And we are privileged to see the continuance of creation in history and in our own time.

 

Read the story of creation, aloud to yourself, straight from the book of Genesis. Be aware of the structure of the story and notice how it builds up gradually… starting from nothing, with everything brought into existence and given life by God. Notice the quiet yet powerful line that ‘God’s spirit’ or ‘the divine wind’ hovered over the waters. Feel the rhythm of the poetry, and hear the recurring line which is repeated like a mantra – ‘…and God saw that it was good.’ This is the writer’s way of telling us that God loves what he has created, that God creates with wisdom so that everything has its place and purpose, and there is harmony present in creation. All created things are related, and this means there is an inbuilt wholeness and integrity to our world. We all need to think about how we maintain this integrity and wholeness, how we continue to develop this ‘right relationship’, how we appreciate the gift we have been given – particularly as we are teaching the next generation.

 

The book of Genesis is not meant to be a scientific account of how the world began. It is a beautiful poem which tells us the truth about the goodness and creative power of God. It also helps us to understand the harmony and interrelatedness of all creation. This is called the integrity of creation.

 

People of every time, in every place, have been struck by the beauty of the world and wondered about its beginnings.

 

How did the world begin? Scientists are always searching to discover more about how the world began. Some spend their whole lives researching and share their results in books, on television and on the internet. They are always discovering more about our beginnings and the beginnings of the world.

 

SOME KEY QUESTIONS

 

  1. What does the text from Genesis tell you about the writer?
  2. What questions do you think the writer asked about the world?
  3. What did the writer want people to know about God?
  4. How do you think the many parts of God’s world are in harmony with each other?
  5. What do you think is meant by the integrity of creation? Q  What are some of the ways people can look at the world today that the author of Genesis could not and what do you think this means for us? (e.g. space, knowing the diversity of the world, volcanoes, icebergs, rainforests, deserts.)

 

St Francis (1181-1226) cared greatly about God’s creation and God’s people. Share and reflect on his Canticle of the Sun (cafod.org.uk/comeandsee).

 

SOME SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES

  • Take photos/film of the wonders of God’s creation. Present photos/film on the class blog.
  • Write a prayer or poem of their own starting each line with ‘We praise you Lord …’ making links between the Genesis story and belief in God as Creator of all. Illustrate the prayers/poems for display or publish using IT using appropriate fonts and inserting pictures to show aspects of nature.

 

Click on the link above for a fun art activity.

 

 

Click on the link and watch Jack will be teaching you how to cook Spanish eggs and homemade flatbreads for lunch.

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