A Week of Learning and Exploring
This week Doves and Bullfinches have been exploring and learning in a variety of different ways and avenues.
Over the last two weeks, Doves have had a wonderful time finding different ways to learn. The challenge was how to work out the Mean/Mode or Median in ways not using words. The children rose to the occasion with using post-it notes, dice, counters and blocks! Pretty inventive in my opinion...
Doves also decided to celebrate world Down Syndrome day by wearing odd socks! We looked strange and wierd and we loved it!
On Wednesday, we went to Christ Church to experience the story behind Easter. Pupils from Year 6 were able to explore the different points of the story through interactive learning and storytelling.
We explored the meaning behind why people call Jesus the Servant King and the story about him washing the disciples’ feet.
Children sat in a replica of the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus went to pray the night he was taken. How Jesus was alone praying to God while his disciples were supposed to be keeping watch.
We looked at the cross and how his blood from the cross is what gives power to our prayers. The pupils had a very meaningful discussion about the origins of the cross and why it was used to crucify Jesus in the first place.
Most notable was the Last Supper. We sat around a small table to discuss why the Last Supper was so important and why Christians share bread and wine during certain services.
Finally, we discussed how Jesus rose from the grave and left behind an empty tomb. Not only that, but the three women witnessed an angel sitting on the stone waiting to tell the good news to anyone who came. As an activity we discussed the types of emotions those women were feeling when they saw the angel and the empty tomb.
A huge thank you to everyone at Christ Church who were able to organize such an event.
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