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Week beginning 6.7.20

Spellings

Make sure you know them, and get an adult to test you on Friday.

accidentally   actually    although   bicycle   believe  

1) Do ‘look/say/cover/write/check’ to practise each word 2) Note your mistakes and re-write. You could use coloured writing, pyramid writing and other strategies you have learned to help you. 3) Write each word in a different sentence. Make your sentences as interesting as you can. Avoid starting each sentence in the same way.

 

Reading Comprehension

In this lesson, we are going to make predictions from a story and explore inference questions.

 

 

Click on the link below for this week's tasks.

 

Come and See

LEARNING FOCUS 4: The Sacrament of Reconciliation 

 

One of the more formal ways of saying sorry to God is through the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  It is sometimes called Confession or Penance.  It is in this Sacrament that Christians celebrate God’s love and mercy.  It helps them to think about their lives and how they are following Jesus and it gives them the opportunity to make a new start.

The word penitent means the person who is saying sorry.  The word absolution means forgiveness.  

There are three steps to a making new start:

 

  1. To recognise and admit purposeful wrongdoing.
  2. To say sorry and ask forgiveness for the wrongdoing and really mean it.
  3. To make up in some way for the hurt and harm caused.

 

SOME KEY QUESTIONS

 

  1. How does the Sacrament of Reconciliation help people?
  2. How would you prepare to celebrate this Sacrament?
  3. How do you think you could make up for any hurt and harm caused?
  4. What difference might this Sacrament make to the one who receives it?

 

SOME SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES

  • Make a glossary of the key words and phrases with definitions.
  • Act of Sorrow: give the children a copy of this prayer.  (You may use your own school version.)  Talk about its meaning and explain that grace is the touch of God’s love in our lives.  

 

O my God because you are so good,

I am very sorry that I have sinned against you

and with the help of your grace I will not sin again.  Amen

 

  • Write you own prayer of sorrow.

 

LEARNING FOCUS 5: What happens at the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

 

  1. The penitent (person confessing his/her sins), takes time to examine their conscience (life).  This means to think about the times they have not followed Jesus’ way of love and kindness.
  2. The priest welcomes the penitent, and they both make the Sign of the Cross.
  3. The penitent confesses (tells the priest his/her sins).
  4. The priest talks kindly to them and encourages them to do or say something to make up for what they have done wrong.  This is called a penance.
  5. The person then prays an act of sorrow, which includes the promise to try not to do the same again.
  6. The priest says the words of forgiveness and absolution.
  7. The person leaves the priest and prays and thanks God for forgiving them and completes the penance the priest has asked them to do.

 

SOME KEY QUESTIONS

 

  1. Why do you think this Sacrament is called ‘Reconciliation’?
  2. Why is Reconciliation important for everyone?
  3. What kind of things do you think the priest might say to the penitent?
  4. How do you think the person feels when they hear the words of forgiveness and absolution?
  5. What kind of things might a person do to make up for their sins?

 

SOME SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES

 

  • Make a ‘Reconciliation’ booklet to help a person understand the different steps, words and actions in celebrating the Sacrament of Reconciliation and what they mean.  
  • Re-enact the stages and actions of the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Take photographs and use these to write explanations for each stage.

 

Click on the image for a fun art activity

 

Click on the image and Jack will teach you how to cook beautiful bruschetta for lunch.

 

 

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