This week in RE we will be looking at Holy Week.
Revise with the children the names, traditions and liturgical colours associated with the different liturgical seasons of the Church’s year. Put the seasons into the correct chronological order.
Can the children recall some of the different symbols associated with the season? What do the symbols tell us about the season?
Explain that “Holy Week” is the name given to the week when the Christian Church celebrates the death and resurrection of Jesus. Why do you think that it is given that name?
Children to brainstorm ideas associated with the last few days in the life of Jesus and his resurrection from the dead.
Can the children remember anything about the special celebrations that take place in church during this week?
Palm Sunday is the beginning of the Church’s celebration of Holy Week.
Children to read the story of Palm Sunday(Matthew. 21: 1-11, Mark. 11: 1-11, John. 11: 12-19) from the Bible and recall the main points through questioning.
• Why do you think Jesus was so popular?
• What titles was Jesus given by the crowds waving their palms? • Research the meaning of these titles.
• What do you think the people were expecting Jesus to do?
• Children to write their own story as one of the crowd. What did they see? What was the reaction of other people there?