In RE, as part of our signs and symbols topic, we have been learning all about Baptism. We have looked today at the different symbols that are used.
Remembering that 'A sign tells, a symbol makes us think' we have explored this more. We have looked into the white garments worn, why a Baptismal candle is used and then we thought about the blessing the person who is to be Baptised with water and annointing of the Oil. After thinking about the symbolism of the water and oil we decided to have a go. We all had a go at Baptising the doll. We then annointed each other with oil (sadly not the oil of Chrism but ordinary baby oil) saying " (name of the person being annointed) is a special friend of Jesus'. Afterwards we talked about how it felt to use the water and oil in this way.
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