You may have seen in the news people peacefully protesting as part of the 'Black Lives Matter' movement. Some protestors pulled down some statues - which some people have disagreed with and others have thought it was the right thing to do. This is a complicated issue - if you would like to think a bit more about this, have a look at this information.
What do you think about this issue now?
What do you think about what the protestors did?
What do you think about historic statues in general?
Here are some really good songs that you may know. Watch the powerpoints which will help you think about how the lyrics (the words) could be rewritten.
Jesus told a story (a parable) about a lost coin to teach his followers a message. Here is the story and some activities - what do you think is the message of the story?
200 years ago today, Florence Nightingale was born on 12 May 1820. She worked with injured soldiers during the Crimean war and when she returned to her home in Hampshire, revolutionised how nursing care treated patients. You might be going outside to clap for NHS staff on Thursday evenings and have thought about what nurses (and other staff) are doing - Florence Nightingale was doing similar things 200 years ago. To find out a bit more, watch this clip which has lots of interesting music too:
VE Day is always an important date in the calendar but this year is the 75th anniversary of this day which marked the end of World War II in Europe. It was a bitter-sweet celebration because there was tremendous relief that the war was over but so many families had lost people during the fighting. However, there were parties and celebrations all over the country where people enjoyed being able to do the things they couldn't do before because of the war. There is a strange similarity to what we are experiencing now and when our isolation ends it might feel a bit like it did for people in 1945 for VE day!
To find out more about this most important day in our history, explore some of the resources below. If you have questions, try to find out the answers and do your own research.
St George is the patron Saint of England and 23 April is the day he is celebrated. You probably know the story of St George and the Dragon. Here is a slightly different version which is a nicer story (and appropriate for all ages):
Monday 6 April - Friday 17 April Easter Holidays
The Easter holidays are with us! Easter is the most important time for most Christians around the world - Christmas is lots of fun but Easter has greater meaning. Palm Sunday (which was on Sunday 5 April) starts off a week of different events that are so important that it is called 'Holy Week'.
It starts with Maundy Thursday, where Jesus washed His disciple's feet and tried to talk to them about what to do when He was gone. They didn't really understand but Jesus tried to teach them at the last supper.
On Good Friday Jesus faced a trial where the city elders who didn't like Jesus sentenced Him to death - the Roman Governor went along with it. Jesus had to carry his cross and was made to wear a crown of thorns whilst people laughed at Him. He died on the cross.
His body was then sealed in a cave (or tomb) until the people could do something with it. On Easter Sunday two women went to the tomb but found the door open. They didn't know what had happened but then Jesus was alive in front of them.
Jesus coming back to life, beating death, was His greatest sacrifice. With it, He gave a message of love and forgiveness for all.
And here are some Easter songs you might like to have a go at singing:
It's the last full week of Lent this week so you could think about all the things you have learned about saving electricity, water and energy. Over the last few weeks when you have been at home, you have probably got better at saving food and not wasting as much. It's made me realise how much I would normally throw away. Why not draw a poster to remind you of what you've found out.
On Sunday, it is Palm Sunday which is the beginning of Holy Week, leading up to Easter. Palm Sunday was a celebration time, people were gathered to celebrate the Jewsih festival of passover. Lots of people carried on with their parties but many stopped to welcome Jesus as he arrived in Jerusalem. Here are some nice animations that tell this story:
It's still Lent - week 4 - so even though you are at home you could think about how we could help the planet more. Our theme this week was to think about the choices we make. Something you could do is find out a bit more about Fair Trade foods.