P2 - New Birth
These exemplar narratives follow the core learning chosen by St Aidan's cluster group/working group and contained in the diocesan planning exemplars:
P2 New Birth short version (click to open)
P2 New Birth long version (click to open)
A helpful powerpoint document about Baptism, written by Julie Neil and Anthony Hutchieson as part of a Farmington Fellowship, can be downloaded here, and an accompanying matching flashcard activity can be downloaded here.
Click below to listen to a podcast, aimed at teachers, about the Symbols of Baptism
Exemplar narrative 1:
St Aidan's cluster working group
Perhaps deliver in spring term
Revise Christmas story
Discuss preparations made by Mary and Joseph Discuss Mary’s visit to her cousin ElizabethDiscuss the journey to Bethlehem
Discuss preparations we would make for a new baby
Emphasise – a joyful time Excitement of waitingDesign a poster -items a new baby may need-family waiting
Choosing a name - Who choose theirs? Is it after a relative or saint? Home link
Design a nameplate for display.Song I have a name Alive O P.1
Discuss Baptism Special name God’s Family
Home link Discuss and display baptismal photographs of childrenPrayer Service I am part of God’s family He knows my name If possible children bring in baptismal candle or alternatively tea lights one for each child
Symbols Of Baptism Show a video of Baptism (pupil’s ) or Alive O 4
Visit church –photographs-chat with priestClass display - discuss and label: Baptismal name-certificate Baptismal candle (actual or photograph) Pascal candle photograph Holy water (photograph) Journey of Faith-link to Mary and Joseph’s journey (Sacramental Journey) Family of God photographs of church /congregation White garment display one Holy oil photograph Baptismal font photograph
Prayer service Light candles Bible Matthew 3 :16-17
Baptism of Jesus Son of God God calls us by our name
Prayer Service Bible Isaiah 43:1-3
Discuss importance of names suggests relationship shows God’s love for themTeacher blesses each child God saysChild’s name I have called you by your name you are mineadd the words I have called you by your name you are mine to class displayHymn Do not be afraid
Sacraments - discuss meaning with children. Chat about family who have received other sacraments. When? Revisit idea of Journey of Faith.
Exemplar narrative 2:
Coatbridge Cluster Meeting - Primary 2 Group
- RERC1 02a - Discussion about new babies, parents.
- RERC1 09a - Picking a name, make a card saying how you got your name with picture from Baptism or when a baby.
RERC1 04a - Sequencing (cut and stick); recount story, drama - freeze frames.
RERC1 05a - How to care for a baby/What babies need/New mother in community brings baby in for discussion/Hot Seat/Recount story of Elizabeth.
RERC1 09a - Visit to Church(show oil etc), Powerpoint explaining digfferent symbols. Pupils bring in objects and talk about them; labelling/cut and stick activities/report back about them.
- Looking after each other/taking responsibility for being God's cherished children.
*Baptism taught through Katie Morag - welcoming a new baby.*