Our Lenten Journey
We have been finding out about a man called Zacchaeus who was a tax collector. He was a mean , rich man ...he took money off people even if they were poor. Zacchaeus didn’t have love in his heart all he cared about was money. One day he heard the news that Jesus was in town and climbed a tree to see him. Jesus told Zacchaeus to come down from the tree and make tea for him. After meeting Jesus Zacchaeus was a changed man and was very sorry for the wrong choices he had made. Zacchaeus now had love in his heart 💓
We enjoyed retelling the story of Zacchaeus....
Getting ready for EASTER
During Lent, we try to ‘give up’ or ‘stop having’ something we like. It might be chocolate or playing with a special toy.
We do this to remember Jesus’ struggles in the desert, when he didn’t have food or drink and also to see if we can resist being tempted, like Jesus did in the desert.
Lent is a time when we try to ‘grow’ in a special way: to grow ‘inside’. We know we cannot see the growing happen, but it does! We grow in love, goodness, kindness, helpfulness – this happens ‘inside’ us. Lent is also a special time when we think about Jesus and how he grew. We will try to grow more like him.
Our Lenten challenge in Reception is to ‘do’ something extra during this special time…
How can we grow and become more like Jesus?
During collective worship we talked about this... I will...
Tidy up my toys
Go to bed as soon as mummy asks
Help to set the table before tea time
Help wash the car
Be kind to my brother
During the season of Lent, in class each day a child will be awarded with a ‘Kindness Certificate’.
Throughout the year we have been talking about ‘Gospel Values’ . One of these values is ‘Kindness’. We know the children can be extremely kind to each other.
We have recognised these acts of kindness with this special award.
We know it is not always easy to be kind. If we hurt our friends or family members we can say sorry by…
“giving a hug” “shaking hands” “giving a kiss” “shaking hands” “make them a card”
We can say sorry in different ways
I know that Jesus will forgive me if I am sorry.