After several weeks of Summer Holidays we are now back and ready to start the new School year!

Some of us are starting new schools, some of us are starting new Classes and we are all getting used to being back at School.

It can take a while to settle back into the School routine after such a long break so our focus this week is all about why we are here to learn. We will be thinking about how we learn more about God, why we are trying to become wiser people and what we have to do to make a good start to the new School year.

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The music for this week is from an amazing Musical called The Sound of Music!

In this song, Maria teaches the children how to sing and as they do they grow in confidence and are soon excellent singers!

thesoundofmusic-do-re-miAs it says in the song “When you know the notes to sing, you can sing almost anything!”

During this year you are going to learn lots of things, new stories, new facts and even new songs too! Throughout this year we will continue to learn more about God and Jesus His Son. By becoming better friends with Jesus we can trust Him even more to take care of us and to guide us in our lives.

For us to start at the very beginning on our journey to become closer to God we must begin by praying. Just like in the song, words are our tools for prayer and we just have to put them together to talk to God.

Let’s begin our year with a prayer.

Thank you Lord for our break during the Summer Holidays.

Please help us in this school year. Help us to learn new things, be kind to our friends and to become closer to you.

Amen.

 

Sit in a circle and share your own prayers for the School year. It’s okay if you don’t want to say your prayer out loud in front of the group, God will still hear it!

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Now we are back at school we need to know what to expect.

Watch this video carefully for what you will be doing this year.

We saw lots of things that happen at school there!

Which bit of school is your favourite part?

Are there any things that you are worried about at school?

Every day there will be lots of fun and interesting things to do at school. Sometimes we will find them easy and sometimes we will find them a bit tricky.

One thing that we must always try to do during our time at school is to love our neighbour, just as Jesus taught us.

Love means sharing, being kind, saying sorry and forgiving each other.

Try to show love to everyone in your school this year.

Please help us God to love our friends and our neighbours.

Help us to be kind to them and to be friendly even when things go wrong.

Amen.

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This week’s scripture is from the book of Proverbs. This book of the Bible teaches us how to live good lives and how to become wise people.

My child, learn what I teach you and never forget what I tell you to do. Listen to what is wise and try to understand it. Yes, beg for knowledge; plead for insight. Look for it as hard as you would for silver or some hidden treasure.

(Proverbs 2: 1-4)

children_learning-zbbjrxThis scripture tells us to try to learn new things all the time. We should always be looking for something new and exciting that we didn’t know before.

If we search in the Bible for new things then we will learn more about God and we will become better friends with Him.

If we try to learn new things about our friends and classmates then we will become closer to them too.

Think carefully about something that you learnt during the school holidays. It could be a really interesting fact that you learnt whilst on a trip to somewhere new. It could be something that you did at home like learning a sport, or learning how to make something.

Share what you have learnt with your Class.

We can help each other to become wise and to learn lots of new things just by sharing what we have learnt with others.

Remember to share and to help other people during this school year so that you can all become wise and become closer to each other and to God.

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