Religious Education: The Easter Story- Sacrifice

Easter- Sacrifice

The Easter story is at the heart of Christianity.
Children will recall the events from 'Holy Week' and think about those events from different points of view.  

 Order the events of Holy Week
 Focus on the washing of the disciples' feet- Why did Jesus do this? 

Why did Jesus wash his disciples' feet?

What message was Jesus giving to his disciples – did this give them an idea about the way he wanted them to carry on his work?

Does this give Christian people today clues about how Jesus would want them to behave and act towards others?  How does this help them develop their own values?

Washing the disciple’s feet was a symbol of service - Can you think of services or jobs which need to be done to help others?

  

 

 

 


What are the external factors that can affect our behaviour? 

Children will be writing their own poem using this format.

Children Learn What They Live

By Dorothy Law Nolte, Ph.D.

 

If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.

If children live with hostility, they learn to fight.

If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive.

If children live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for themselves.

If children live with ridicule, they learn to feel shy.

If children live with jealousy, they learn to feel envy.

If children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty.

If children live with encouragement, they learn confidence.

If children live with tolerance, they learn patience.

If children live with praise, they learn appreciation.

If children live with acceptance, they learn to love.

If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves.

If children live with recognition, they learn it is good to have a goal.

If children live with sharing, they learn generosity.

If children live with honesty, they learn truthfulness.

If children live with fairness, they learn justice.

If children live with kindness and consideration, they learn respect.

If children live with security, they learn to have faith in themselves and in those about them.

If children live with friendliness, they learn the world is a nice place in which to live.

I learn what I live 

I am kind because I have known friendship.
I am brave because I have felt fear.
I am happy because I have felt sadness.
I am friendly because I have known loneliness.
I am loving because I have felt love.
I am protective because I have been protected.
I am fair because I have known fairness.
I am confident because I have been encouraged.
I am proud because I have achieved challenges.
I am strong because I have felt weakness.
I am hopeful because I have felt faithfulness.
I am wise because I have learnt from my mistakes.

I learn what I live.

Abi  (Year 6) 

Children learn what they live 


If children live with encouragement, they learn confidence.
If children live with happiness, they learn with delight.
If children live with wisdom, they have discernment.
If children live with honesty, they learn to be law-abiding. 
If children live with thrill, they learn with excitement.
If children live with ridicule, they learn to be shy.
If children live with attention, they understand popularity.
If children live with jealousy, they learn to feel bitter.
If children live with kindness, they learn to be amiable.

Children learn what they live

Dominique (Year 6) 


 

Children learn what they live

If children live with wealth, they learn greed.
If children live with abuse, they learn cruelty.
If children live with racism, they learn to discriminate.
If children live with strength, they learn passion.
If children live with pressure, they learn distress.
If children live with loneliness, they become solitary.
If children live with kindness, they become respectful.
If children live with attention, they learn popularity.
If children live with thoughfulness, they learn intelligence.
If children live, they learn.

Children live what they learn.

Kieran (Year 6) 


I learn what I live

I am brave because I have felt fear.
I am kind because I have felt friendship.
I am honest because I have heard lies.
I am fair because I have experienced unfairness.
I am a protector because I have been hurt.
I am happy because I can achieve my goals.
I am loving because I am accepted.
I am confident because I have been knocked down.
I am free because I have felt restricted. 
I am strong because I have experienced weakness.

I am living life to the full because I have felt down before.

I learn what I live.

Fern (Year 5) 
I am what I live

I am brave because I have felt fear.
I am kind because I have felt friendship.
I am loving because I know acceptance.
I am honest because I have known lies.
I know love because I have felt loss.
I am generous because I have known greed.
I am respectful because I have felt generosity.
I am confident because I have been encouraged.
I am happy because I have reached goals.
I am grateful because I have felt happiness.
I am strong because I have been knocked down. 

I learn what I live

James (Year 5) 
Success Criteria-
To understand the impact of external influences on life.
To recognise how others can have an influence on my life.

To think about how we can have a positive influence on others.
 

The Resurrection 
In CS Lewis’ book ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’, Aslan dies and rises again – Children watched the appropriate section from the film. 

The girls felt….  How do we know?

The Easter story does not end with the crucifixion. 
Children researched particular sections from the Bible, telling of events from the crucifixion to the resurrection -

Matthew
Mark
Luke
John

Children worked in groups to compare the different accounts which led to the discovery of the empty tomb.  

Design and make a stained glass window.
Children thought about the symbolic meaning of the Easter Story. 
Independently, children designed and made a stained glass window to show the contrast between the darkness of Good Friday and the joy of Easter Day.

 

Contact the School

Rockcliffe CE Primary School

Rockcliffe
Carlisle
Cumbria
CA6 4AA

Main Contact: Mr. David Hodgkiss - Head Teacher

Tel: 01228 674631
admin@rockcliffe.cumbria.sch.uk

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