Monday 5th October
Here are your lessons for today
English - grammar work
Maths - see attached worksheet and tutor video
Guided reading - Oxford Reading Tree
times tables - times tables Rock Stars
RE - see the attached lesson
R.E. - The Sacrament of Baptism
When a baby is born, it is a time of celebration for their family. The parents want to share their joy and happiness and provide a loving home with their child. They do this by asking for Baptism for their child so that they are accepting the invitation to join the Church family on behalf of their child. Sometimes the Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated when the parish family is gathered together for Mass. Sometimes family and friends come together in church at another time. A person may be baptised at any age. It is a sacrament that only may be received once in a lifetime.
When parents bring their child for Baptism they are invited to make a promise or a commitment to help their child to grow up to love God and to love others. Baptism is a Sacrament, an occasion when God’s love and presence touches our lives in a special way. We celebrate the Sacrament of Baptism, in the name of the Trinity: God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
A Sacrament helps us to appreciate who God is, what God is like, and what God is doing everywhere and for each person. It is God saying. ‘I am with you and I love you.’
The prophet Jeremiah speaks of God’s love for us in the Book of Jeremiah chapter 31: 3
God says this, ‘I have loved you with an everlasting love, so I am constant in my affection for you.’
SOME KEY QUESTIONS
- Why do Christian parents want to have their children baptised?
- How do you think parents can share their love and faith with their children?
- Why is Baptism a special time?
- How do the Sacraments help Christians?
- What did you think or feel when you heard the words of Jeremiah?
- Create a spider-gram or flowchart with the word SACRAMENT at the centre, add words and or pictures which explain what a Sacrament is.