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Week 5 - Kindness
This week we reflected on the fruit of the Spirit, kindness. We heard the story of four friends being resilient in bringing their friend to Jesus. They didn’t give up despite it being challenging, instead they continued to show great kindness to their sick friend.
We thought about how easy it is to be kind to the people that we like and love and how we can often enjoy the act of being kind. We compared this with how hard it is to show kindness to those that aren’t our closest friends and those who may even treat us badly. We thought about God’s desire for us to show kindness to others, just like Jesus did.
In our classes we all considered the idea of kindness starting with ourselves. We decided that we would all try to pay kindness forwards.
This week in our collective worship service on Wednesday, Year Five opened and closed the service by lighting and extinguishing the candles.
The KS1 activity was shared by Year One, watch the video to see their suggestions for being kind.
Year Four also had some excellent suggestions for acts of kindness.
Here is some work by Year Six
We all enjoyed listening to Year Five sing today.
Year Six led thank you prayers and Year Three, wrote and shared some prayers of petition.
Year Two retold the story of the four friends bringing their sick friend to Jesus. Watch their video in the video gallery here
Rev. Charlie spoke to us about kindness. He spoke about the four friends who cared for their friend, carried their friend and climbed with their friend. We thought about how kindness can be shown in many different ways.
Week 3 - Joy
This week we are looking at the fruit of the Spirit, Joy. Our reading was John 6: 5-13, the Feeding of the 5,000, which was read in class and was also read in service by Year Six. We reflected on the small actions of the boy in sharing the small amount of food he had and the huge impact it had in bringing joy to many people. We thought about Captain Tom Moore who has also brought joy to many people recently as a result of a small action.
We reflected on the joy we can receive and the joy we can bring to others as a result of our actions.
This week in service, Year Two opened and closed our time together, by lighting and extinguishing the candles.
The KS1 activity was carried out by Year One who shared the ways that they will spread joy.
Have a look at our video in the worship video gallery above.
Year Four shared times when they spread joy to others unexpectedly and the joy it brought them.
We all enjoyed listening to Year Four’s singing today.
Year Three led thank you prayers and Year Five, wrote and shared some beautiful prayers of petition, focusing on bringing joy to those less fortunate than ourselves.
Rev. Charlie told us that there is a difference between joy and happiness. That we should have an attitude of gratitude as it is this that will bring us the most joy and finally he reminded us that we need to look down for joy and not upwards.
Week 2 - Love
Today we thought about love. When Jesus came, he gave two new commandments to his people. The first commandment to Love God and the second commandment that we should love our neighbour. We considered Jesus’ message, that if we love God first, we will naturally love our neighbour. We thought about the Salvation Army, first a church and second a charity.
Our reading this week was Mark 12: 30-31
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ 31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”
We tried to answer the question - How does loving God help us to love each other?
Year Three opened and closed service this week, by lighting and extinguishing candles.
The KS1 activity was to think about people who we love and the reasons why. Year Two shared their work.
KS2 thought about who their neighbours might be and wrote responses onto hearts. There were some very moving responses. Thank you Year Five for sharing them with us.
We all enjoyed listening to the song, A New Commandment sung by Year Six. You can see that in the video gallery above.
Year Four read the bible passage to us.
Year One led thank you prayers and Year Six, prayers of petition.
Rev. Charlie spoke to us about the importance of love and encouraged us to love one another as Jesus loves us.
Week 1 – Introducing the Fruit of the Spirit
This week we were introduced to the theme of the fruit of the Spirit and were told what the nine fruits are. We reflected on the words in Galatians 5: 22-23 and thought about the characteristics we already have and those we would like more of.
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.”
We also thought about the question: Do you think that by showing more of these fruits we will more like Jesus?
Year One opened and closed the service by lighting and extinguishing candles.
The KS1 Activity was to choose a fruit that they would like more of and to draw a picture of a fruit to represent it.
Some of Year Three’s work was shared in service
The KS2 Activity was to draw different fruit and accompany it with the fruit of the Spirit they would like more of and their reasons why.
Some of Year Six also shared their work
We all enjoyed listening to Year Five signing the Fruit of the Spirit Song, they also led the reading.
Year Two led thank you prayers and Year Four, prayers of petition.
Rev. Charlie spoke to us about the importance of the fruit of the Spirit and encouraged us to write prayers for our neighbours, the hungry, peace, healing and for the climate. There is a tree in the school lobby that prayers can be added to.