Our First topic this term is Ourselves
In this topic the children will be thinking about how each of us is unique and have different qualities and gifts. We will be looking at how Christians are called to be like God and how sometimes it takes courage to use these qualities to help others. We will be researching role models that we admire, who use their qualities and talents to help others.
In this topic children will learn that Advent is the church’s season of waiting in joyful hope for the coming of Jesus, the promised one, at Christmas and at the end of time. In addition, they will learn how people wait in different ways, for different things. What the prophets Isaiah and Jeremiah said about the coming of the Messiah/the Promised One and The first two Joyful Mysteries of the Holy Rosary that show how Mary waits in joyful hope.
In this topic, children will study the church structure .The Church, the Christian family, is made up of smaller Christian families called dioceses. Each diocese is led by a bishop. The bishops continue the work of ‘the twelve’, the apostles, who continued the work and mission of Jesus. Jesus is the head of these families. He is the head of the Church. There are other Christian families which are not part of the Catholic Church. Ecumenism is the word used for promoting unity among Christian churches. One of the final prayers of Jesus was that all Christian families might be one.