P7 - Paul and Pilgrimage
These exemplar narratives follow the core learning chosen by the John Ogilvie cluster group/working group, and the Our Lady's/Cardinal Newman cluster group/working group and contained in the diocesan planning exemplars:
P7 Paul and Pilgrimage short version (click to open)
P7 Paul and Pilgrimage long version (click to open)
Exemplar narrative 1:
St Mary’s, Cleland:
Introduction or Starting Point:
Link to children’s own personal experiences of ‘journey’ to help them gain a sense of change and growth over time.
P1 to P7 academic journey through school
Spiritual and Sacramental journey of faith through Baptism; Reconciliation; First Communion and Confirmation
Children could bring in personal reminders of receiving the Sacraments; such as photographs, workbooks, Baptismal candle or gifts received (with permission)
Transition from Nursery to Primary and from Primary to High School
Actual holidays - Going away kind!
Create individual or group Flow Charts of these journeys
Development:Introduce St. Paul and his personal journey from conversion to mission.
St. Paul’s life before conversion
What his mission became
The end of St. Paul’s life (I have fought the good fight...I have kept the faith...all that is left for me now...)
Use bibles in groups to study scripture readings from St. Paul’s letters, especially on theme of ‘Love’
Map work to follow his actual journey
Create a flow chart of St. Paul’s journey
Introduce idea of places where people travel to on special journeys called ‘Pilgrimage’; and why they go there. For example:
· Santiago de Compostela
· Holy Land etc.
· Class can study and research one place of pilgrimage in class.
· Invite someone from a local group of HCTP for example to come and give personal experience of pilgrimage and what it means for him/her. Children compile a set of questions to ask.
· Children can undertake to do a personal research project on one of the other places of pilgrimage, which they present to the class/school assembly.
· What do I know about St. Paul?
· What do I understand ‘pilgrimage’ to mean?
Exemplar narrative 2:
St. Ambrose cluster
Scottish/Celtic faith heritage
- Mark on the map five places (seats) of learning
-Create the first word from an illuminated manuscript.
-In a group learn a Taize chant
-Listen to the story of Br. Roger of Taize, discuss his character.
-Stained glass depicting the daily tasks of a monk.
- Write a diary entry for a monk in a Scottish Abbey from the ancient past.
-Meditate as a class on the mission of (listen) St. Therese of Lisieux.
-Compare the mission of St. Therese of Lisieux with a modern prayer mission -Sciaf, missio etc.