Week 2 Religious Education- Christianity
LI- To create and discuss the meaning of the cross
Making Sense of the Text
1.) I can create a cross with different colours
2.) I can say what the different colours represent
3.) I can record what the different colours mean making links to Holy Week
Look at the pictures of the three crosses.
What do you notice?
Which do you think is the palm cross? Why?
Which do you think is a crucifix? Why?
Which is the plain cross?
Thinking back to last week's learning, which cross links to which aspect of Holy Week?
Depending on what you have at home, I would like you to decorate your own cross.
- You could use lollipop sticks and wrap wool around it
- Use the template below and colour it
- Use the template below and cover it with different materials e.g tissue paper
- Create your own template using paper or cardboard and decorate it
When you are creating your cross, reflect on the meaning of the cross and what the different colours represent. This will help you with the explain it part of this lesson.
I would like you to think about the meaning of the cross and what is symbolises. Using the template and stem sentences below I would like you to record what the different colours you have decorated your cross with represent.
The red represents Jesus' blood.
The blue represents Mary's tears when Jesus was nailed to the cross.
The grey represents the nails used to put Jesus on the cross.
The brown represents the cross.
The _______ represents __________________.
How do you think Mary (Jesus' mother) felt during Holy Week? Why?
Justify your answer with links to the Bible.