Today we ended our Gunpowder Plot unit of work by holding a courtroom debate. We chose if we wanted to be on the ‘Prosecution’ side to prove he was guilty or on the ‘Defence’ side to prove he was innocent. We had to think about what evidence we had. We recapped on what a fact and opinion was. We then used the evidence to try to prove that Guy Fawkes was guilty or not guilty. We even had time to question Guy Fawkes We had the sentence starters ‘In my opinion’ or ‘The facts lead me to the conclusion’ to help us and tried to use ‘because’ to justify our ideas.
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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Here are the words to one of the songs we will be singing in our assembly on Friday 27th October. There is a link to the song on Youtube to help you practise.
On Friday we were continuing with our quest to become superheroes by making our own capes. We have been busy thinking for a few weeks about the materials we could use, the design and also how we could attach things. We have been looking at recycled fashion and so made our capes out of materials that we have decided to re-use/ E.g. Empty bottles, scrap paper, odds and ends of wool etc. We had a great time making them.
Watch out for the debut of the capes at our assembly...