courage-bannerEastertide is about going out into the world and celebrating our faith. Expressing that faith to others however, can be difficult. It’s usually hard and scary to put yourself out there, to expose your beliefs and express what your truly feel. To do it, we need courage.

This week’s ‘Word of the week’ is something the disciples often found hard to find. In fact, the days after Jesus’ resurrection were spent hiding in a room rather than proclaiming the good news. They needed to turn the Holy Spirit for courage, and we do too.

This week were going to think about being brave and having courage. We’re going to think about how we can be filled with the Spirit and filled with the courage to go out into the world and make it a better place.

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Monday

We begin with the Sign of the Cross

It’s time for our “Word of the Week” check out for the notices at the bottom of the screen and don’t forget to leave your comments below!

After the video above has finished, take this opportunity to share the things that have scared you over the last week and what you’ve done to overcome them.

Lord, thank you for the courage that you give us. Amen.

We finish with the Sign of the Cross

Tuesday

We begin with the Sign of the Cross

If you’ve not had chance to check out this week’s ‘Word of the week’ watch it above!

imagesToday you’re going to make a ‘Catwalk of courage!’ Having courage is something we can all achieve, but its it’s a lot easier to find that courage with other people supporting you!

Spend 1 minute thinking of something you’ve done in your life that took courage and that you’re proud of. Don’t try and say that there is nothing because everyone does things every day that are courageous!

Help each other out if you need to!

When you’ve done that, starting with the most courageous person and one by one walk up to the front of the class and announce what you did. At this point the class will erupt with support and applause! Continue until everyone has walked the catwalk!

Lord, help us to give courage to others. Amen.

We finish with the Sign of the Cross.

Wednesday

We begin with the Sign of the Cross

Having courage is about being brave and being brave is often something that feels good – once you pluck up the courage!

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Think about something you need to do that scares you while the song/video is being played. Pray for the courage to do what you want to do!

Lord, give us the courage we need to do the things that scare us. Amen.

We finish with the Sign of the Cross

Thursday

1000We’re moving onto a new topic for out PSHCE this term – ‘Right and Wrong.’

We’re going to look at the law, crime and punishment and of course how we can make the decision about what is right and wrong in our world. We are also going to look at doing something about the things that we see as wrong and exploring the ways in which we can take action.

Following on from last week we’re going to continue our focus on the general election. It’s not far away now and the parties have recently released their manifestos (their key policies).

Have a look at the data sheet. Use the Key Process of ‘Expert Groups’ to find out about each parties main polices on education. Split into 7 groups and find out about a different party in each! Feed them back to each other and then share your thoughts!

Download the data sheet here: Expert Group Education Policies

We begin with the Sign of the Cross

Lord, help us to make the good choices about what is right and wrong. Amen.

We finish with the Sign of the Cross.

Friday

We begin with the Sign of the Cross

Lourdes-5As you know, we are going to use the Scripture from this Sunday’s Gospel to reflect on every Friday. If you are in KS 3/4 You can use your planners to to help you understand the scripture.

John 15:1-8

Jesus the Real Vine

“I am the real vine, and my Father is the gardener. He breaks off every branch in me that does not bear fruit, and he prunes every branch that does bear fruit, so that it will be clean and bear more fruit. You have been made clean already by the teaching I have given you. Remain united to me, and I will remain united to you. A branch cannot bear fruit by itself; it can do so only if it remains in the vine. In the same way you cannot bear fruit unless you remain in me.

“I am the vine, and you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will bear much fruit; for you can do nothing without me. Those who do not remain in me are thrown out like a branch and dry up; such branches are gathered up and thrown into the fire, where they are burned. If you remain in me and my words remain in you, then you will ask for anything you wish, and you shall have it. My Father’s glory is shown by your bearing much fruit; and in this way you become my disciples.

KS 3 /4 – Have a read of the explanation in your planner and answer the questions with your friends.

Finish the morning by praying the prayer you find at the bottom of the page.

Lord, help us to stand up for what we believe. Amen.

We finish with the Sign of the Cross.

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