This week our Word of the Week is Pentecost. The feast of Pentecost is very important in the Church, as it’s when the disciples are visited by the Holy Spirit and baptised in tongues of fire and wind! Take a look through the different resources that we have for you this week.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Today we start with a video that explains a bit more about what Pentecost is.

 

We end by making the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Today we’re going to have a look at some scripture and have a think and a chat about it. Choose somebody to read the scripture out below to your whole class, it can be a teacher or a pupil!

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles

When the day of Pentecost came, all the believers were gathered together in one place. Suddenly there was a noise from the sky which sounded like a strong wind blowing, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then they saw what looked like tongues of fire which spread out and touched each person there. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to talk in other languages, as the Spirit enabled them to speak.

There were Jews living in Jerusalem, religious people who had come from every country in the world. When they heard this noise, a large crowd gathered. They were all excited because all of them heard the believers talking in their own languages.

The Word of the Lord (Thanks be to God)

KS2 – In pairs have a chat about how you think you would have felt if you’d been one of the people listening to the disciples speak. Can you come up with some interesting words or feelings? Comment them below!

KS1 – Show each other the faces that you might have made if you had heard people speaking your language suddenly, how would you have been feeling? Write in the comments box what faces you made if you get a chance!

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

The Holy Spirit is often thought of as fire, and being shown and represented in tongues of flames burning. Today we have a great song for you called Burning In My Soul. It’s a great one to have a listen to, and when you get to Friday’s tab you’ll be able to learn the song and the actions with Issie!

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Good News!
When Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to his friends, the disciples he wanted them to have the courage to go out and spread the good news about Jesus and their faith.
KS1 -draw a picture of some good news you have had recently. This could be a birthday, a new baby, seeing your friends when you are back at school etc
Share this good news with the children at your table and with your teacher to remind us that all good news come from God.
Then come together as a class and say a prayer of thanks for all the Good News we have had. End by everyone saying together ‘THANK YOU GOD’!
KS2 – write a letter to someone who you do not go to school with, telling them all about the Pentecost story. This way you are being a modern day Disciple and spreading the good news. Put your letter in an envelope and either post the letter to the person or if they live near you post it through their letter box.
We end with the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Today we’re going to learn the song that we heard on Wednesday. If you enjoy this video, head on over to the Be Inspirational YouTube channel for a whole series of songs to learn!

(Video coming soon, in the meantime, the link below takes you to the series so that you can see a little what the videos are like.)

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

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