P2 - Lent

These exemplar narratives follow the core learning chosen by St Aidan's cluster group/working group and contained in the diocesan planning exemplars:
P2 Lent short version (click to open)
P2 Lent long version (click to open)

Class Wilderness, St Mark's Hamilton

Exemplar narrative 1:

Northern cluster P2 working group

Lent


- Setting the scene:  colour of purple on class altar/display.  A time of change, waiting, getting ready

- Ash Wednesday - attend service and discuss symbolism of ashes

- Fasting - sacrifice - almsgiving - renewal - forgiveness/reconciliation highlighted

- People to be prayer for - different types of prayer experiences offered to the children - display of people/groups to be prayed for.

- Bible stories regarding temptation and forgiveness - then share own experiences of temptation and forgiveness

Holy Week
 
- concept of Holy Week and especially Easter as a celebration - compare to Jesus' family celebration and own family celebration

- Palm Sunday - story and discussion - bring in palms from Sunday Mass (when not in school during Holy Week, can borrow in advance from local parish)
(Editor note: helpful clip about Palm Sunday and the significance of palms in Jesus' time thttp://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/the-riddle-of-palm-sunday/290.html)

- Holy Thursday - activities about Last Supper, the first Mass
(Editor note: useful 2-minute animation about Last Supper athttp://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/the-last-supper/4444.html)

- Good Friday - sequence Stations of the Cross

Exemplar narrative 2:

Trinity learning community meeting working group


Shrove Tuesday:
- make pancakes to use up sugar etc before Lent begins

Ash Wednesday:
- go to church and receive ashes
- Lenten promises
- introduce Missio and SCIAF

Display:
- promise tree
- liturgical calendar changing to purple

Visit to church:
- highlight Stations of the Cross
- Bible stories - Passover - Palm Sunday - chance to dramatise/art and crafts
(Editor note: helpful clip about Palm Sunday and the significance of palms in Jesus' time http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/the-riddle-of-palm-sunday/290.html)
(Editor note: useful 2-minute animation about Last Supper http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/the-last-supper/4444.html)

Forgiveness:
- highlight the importance of saying sorry
- how we can say sprry - ways of showing (personal prayers)

Teacher's own resources:
- colouring book
- Alive-O teacher's book

Hymn: My soul is sad
Prayer service and examination of conscience

Mass in school (before school once a week?)

Exemplar narrative 3:

Holy Cross cluster meeting working group


-          Changing altar/display – liturgical colours

-          Shrove Tuesday: preparation for fasting and abstinence

-          Significance of Ash Wednesday – where ashes come from (Editor note: palms from previous                   year’s Palm Sunday burned)

-          Lenten promises – Promise Tree for display – review at the end of Lent

-          Good deeds jar – choose a good deed per day (ideas coming from children)

-          Fundraising for charity – whole school

-          Scripture –

  • Jesus at Last Supper

  • Jesus forgiving Peter – idea of forgiveness and reconciliation


-          Reconciliation service and examination of conscience

-        Stations of the Cross: images/meditation/prayer service (acting out the Stations – photographing           each stage for display); use Stations of the Cross at  Lourdes as pictorial representation

-       Share a meal with the pupils e.g. lunch on Holy Thursday –emphasise Last Supper/important                  meal with friends

-          Set family homework tasks – good deeds/learn a hymn/photos of a special meal

Assessment ideas: 
Write:

Can write personal Lenten promise for tree and reflect on how to achieve this.
Story sequencing of Jesus at the Last Supper
Say:
Discuss a time when they were forgiven, as Jesus forgave Peter
Can contribute to discussion of significance of Ash Wednesday
Make:
Make promise tree
Make pancakes for Shrove Tuesday
Make own Stations of the Cross
Modelling Stations e.g. with playdo
Do:
Change altar/display to correct colour and explain to other pupils
Display for Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras exploring history
Contribute ideas and involve in fundraising and share info with whole school

Exemplar narrative 4:

St. Ambrose cluster


1-18a - Discuss importance of colours - uniforms
- Use Liturgical Calendar to highlight colours.
- Allow children to change the class altar.

- Primary Resources Power Point (Editor note: SCES?) - Ash Wednesday

- Write down Lenten promise - display around class

- Carry Lenten Stones around (decorated by child) to show struggle and burden initially 
   then commitment and reward.

- "I am the vine, you are the branches" scripture class display - children branches - 
   grapes=recognition of God in others.

- Class Masses for additional prayer and almsgiving.

- Stations of the Cross - treasure chest.

- Lenten Charities - Sciaf - MIssio - Mary's Meals.

- Class Last Supper

- Bible Stories - Drama

- Watch different clips of various nationalities celebrating Easter.

- Visit a different Church to celebrate Mass and highlight similarities etc.

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