Welcome to fabulous Friday. Today is also Catholic Identity Day.
Today is also Aleer’s 7th birthday. We sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to help him celebrate his special day. Children get to be classroom assistant on their birthday and choose their partner for the day. Today Aleer chose his friend, Arnav.
Congratulations to Arnav, who has achieved his 100 books home reading award – a super achievement. And here’s a picture of Kayla, whose achievement of 125 books we celebrated yesterday.
Religion | Shared Reading
Today the children listened to the story of Zacchaeus and then viewed a short animation too.
Luke 19:1-10 Jesus and Zacchaeus
He entered Jericho and was passing through it. 2 A man was there named Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was rich. 3 He was trying to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he was short in stature. 4 So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore tree to see him, because he was going to pass that way. 5 When Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, hurry and come down; for I must stay at your house today.” 6 So he hurried down and was happy to welcome him. 7 All who saw it began to grumble and said, “He has gone to be the guest of one who is a sinner.” 8 Zacchaeus stood there and said to the Lord, “Look, half of my possessions, Lord, I will give to the poor; and if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I will pay back four times as much.” 9 Then Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because he too is a son of Abraham. 10 For the Son of Man came to seek out and to save the lost.”
The children gathered in a circle as some of their peers played musical chairs in the middle of the circle.
We imagined what we would do if Jesus came to our house as he went to Zacchaeus’ home … what wonderful ideas we came up with.
Ariana: I will be kind to him and eat dinner with him.
Kayla: If Jesus came to my house I would have dinner with him.
Nicole: Jesus and me went to dinner.
Arnav: I would give Jesus some food.
Tri: Jesus and me are having dinner at the table.
Riva: I would share fruit and salad with Jesus.
Sam: If Jesus came to my house I would play with my toys with him.
Riaan: We would eat cookies together.
Liam: I will put balloons up in my house. I will give Jesus some cola and one thousand red apples.
Ebony: I will give Jesus a rainbow cake, some bread and wine and fizzy water. I’d make him a picture with hearts on it for love.
Kyle: I will give Jesus a cookie.
Eerat: I am giving Jesus cookies.
Deanna: I would eat soup with Jesus.
Arielle: I would give Jesus food and a drink.
Vincent: I met Jesus and eat dinner later.
Aisha: I would eat dinner with Jesus. We’re having steak.
Harjas: I’m playing ‘What’s the Time Mr Wolf’ with Jesus.
Aleer: I will give Jesus some food and a happy face.
Joshua: I would have Christmas at my house with Jesus. We’d eat food and it is snowing outside,
Vonn: I would play on my laptop with Jesus.
Yasha: If Jesus came to my house I would give Jesus cookies, a chocolate, a letter and a coin, a golden coin. And pancakes.
Isabella: I would share my toys with him.
Dylan: Me and Jesus are eating chicken.
Athian: If Jesus came to my house I would be happy.
Williams: We are playing a game together.
Anthony: I would share my toys with Jesus and play toys with him.
Braiden: I’d pack my toys to make it tidy. Then I would set up a game. Then I would make my bed. I’d eat dinner with Jesus.
Lowell: I will pack up. I will make my bed. I would offer him a snack. I will have dinner with him.
Micky: I will play games with Jesus and have dinner with him.
Isla: We would watch TV and eat tea.
Sahana: I would give Jesus some food. I would give Jesus a drink.
Andrew: I will open the door to the house.
Priya: I would play with Jesus.
Kevin: Eating dinner with Jesus.
Abel: I would share my blocks and we would build a bridge.
Ayan: I would share my tablet with Jesus.
Shruti: I would give Jesus some food.
Li One: I would give Jesus some food and drink.
Victoria: I would open the door for Jesus.
Agamjot: I would have dinner with Jesus.
Our prayer space at the end of the day. Well done everyone!