Other Faiths - Sikhism
As part of our other faiths curriculum in come and see we have been learning about Sikhism. We listened to the story about Guru Gobind Singh, who founded the Khalsa in 1699. We role played this story in small groups and and wrote a diary entry and newspaper article as if we were one of the people in the crowd at Baisakhi and how we felt about the experience. We also had an opportunity to experience visiting a Sikh place of worship and see first hand the values of a Sikh.
Year 5 Class Mass Preparation
On Monday 28th November, year 5 will be having a class Mass to mark the beginning of Advent. We will be reminding ourselves that Jesus is the light of the world and we are waiting in joyful hope for the coming of Jesus into the World at Christmas. Today we planned our class mass in collaborative groups. We decided on what hymns we would like to include for the gather, the offertory hymn, the communion hymn and for the final hymn. We also wrote our own prayers of the faithful. We learnt that when we write these prayers we write them in a special order writing prayers for the church, the world, for those facing difficulties, our community and offer a silent prayer.
DOMESTIC CHURCH – FAMILY
In year 5, during this topic we have been learning that we are all made in the image and likeness of God. We have been getting to know ourselves and to appreciate that our value and uniqueness is central to our wellbeing.
The keep vocabulary we have been learning throughout this topic is;
Qualities, talents, unique, gifts, challenge, joys, happiness responsibility, dignity, image and peacemaker.
The key areas that we have covered throughout this topic are listed below
- Made in the image and likeness of God.
- God as a loving parent.
- Thanksgiving to God.
- God’s children.
- Called to holiness.
- To know, love and serve God.
- Virtue of peace.
- Lives of holy people.
Please see the links below to see some of our learning in Year 5
Scripture in Year 5
Throughout this topic we have been listening to and engaging with a variety of Scripture to help us understand and make links with how we are made in the image and likeness of God.
From Paul’s letter to the Colossians (based on Colossians 3:10-11)
You are created by God to be like God.
You are God’s people, his saints. He loves you. You are all different.
You come from different places, speak in different ways, have different customs.
But the important thing is that you are God’s children.
So love one another, help one another, be at peace with one another.
And let the love of Jesus fill your hearts and minds.
We used this scripture to reflect on and answer the below questions;
- What qualities does Paul list?
- Which is the most important of all?
- How would they help us to be a peacemaker?
- Which of those qualities do you admire most and why?
- When are people not at peace with one another and why do you think this happens?
- Can you think of someone you know who is a peacemaker, what do they do?
- How could you be a peacemaker?