This term we will be thinking about the meaning of forgiveness and why it is important. We will reflect on times that we have forgiven others or asked for forgiveness and what that really means. Have we really meant it when we said sorry? Have we really forgiven someone who has said sorry to us?
We will begin by exploring the story of 'The Prodigal Son' from the Bible. You can watch it here:
This term our collective worship value is 'Peace'. We will explore with the children what the word peace means in it's different contexts and will help the children reflect on what peace could mean to them. As a starting point to our value we will focus on Remembrance Day and how the poppy has become a sign of peace to many people. We will also think about the word peace in our lead up to Christmas and explore within the Christian Bible why Christmas is a time for Peace.
This term our Collective worship theme will be based around 'Family'. We will be exploring how families are different, what is special about them and how we can be members of lots of different families. We will also be exploring some stories from the Bible to help us understand more about being part of God's Family.
At home perhaps you could talk about all the different people in your family together? Perhaps there are members of your family who live in your house but others might live in another town or another country?! We will be inviting the children to tell us about their family over the term and discussions at home beforehand will help them to have lots to tell us about!
On our first day back together we read a story about families. We met different families in the story and were surprised to find out how many different types of family there are. Afterwards we talked about our class and how we can be a family too. We then all made a model of ourselves to put together as a family.