This term we will be studying the three themes of Domestic Church (Family), Baptism and Confirmation (Belonging) and Advent and Christmas (Loving). Each class will approach the themes through different topics. The children will also spend a week studying Judaism.
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The first theme that we studied was 'Domestic Church'. In Year 1 we looked at families, including God's love and care for every family. The following photograph slideshow shows the sequence of our learning.
The second theme that we studied was 'Baptism/Belonging'. The Year 1 learning outcomes for this unit were to know and understand:
• About belonging to different groups.
• That Baptism is an invitation to belong to God’s family.
The third theme that we studied in Autumn was Advent/Christmas - loving. The Year 1 learning outcomes were to know and understand:
• About the times that it is necessary to wait and the use of that time.
• That Advent is a time of waiting to celebrate Jesus’ coming at Christmas.
We started by making a class advent calendar that contained 2 acts of kindness for each day of Advent. Then we made our own Advent wreaths.