Happy Wednesday to you all! We hope that you are ready for your day of learning.
Writing: luxury holiday
Hopefully, you have remembered that yesterday you were off on a luxury holiday to a far away island. You are very looking forward to a break like you have before. Here are some of your holiday snaps from previous visits:
Unfortunately, and there is no easy way to say this really, but... your plane crashed. Now, before you worry, most people (we think) survived. We will get to that later. However, your luggage is not all intact - in fact, one item has mysteriously vanished - cross the third item off your luggage list.
The plane has crashed near a beach, in a clump of trees. The island looks small and also as if it has not been occupied for some time. You make out some small, wooden huts further down the beach - but they are weather beaten and falling apart. Small animal bones stick out here and there from the sand and a handful of fishing rods are scattered along the beach.
This is not the luxurious trip you had planned for.
So, here you are, crashed on an island. You have two choices really:
1) Sit down and sulk.
2) Write an action plan of what you are going to do for the first couple of days. Someone has to take charge of this. What do you need to do to survive? Write down the most essential things first.
We are planning to hold a debate today on Zoom. This will ask the question: what should happen to statues with a racist past?
You may have heard of the Edward Colston statue from recent events, or seen the following images in the news.
Today we are going to be learning about the Sacrament of the sick or the Anointing of the Sick. But first let’s just check we are ready to find out more...What is a sacrament?
A sacrament is a religious ceremony or ritual regarded as imparting divine grace. Some examples of sacraments are: baptism, the Eucharist and the anointing of the sick.
We will be focusing on the Sacrament of the Sick today. What do you already know about this Sacrament? Have you heard of it before? Watch the video below to find out more.
More detail of the sacrament can be found by reading God’s Story 3 – The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick found below.
Have a go at discussing these questions with a family member if you can or just think through each question yourself.
Task: Compose your own prayer to provide comfort and support to those who are sick.
This day in history: 1973
Dolly Parton records her song 'I Will Always Love You'. It is perhaps most famous for the shouty version by Whitney Houston.