'With Jesus, we learn as a joyful family and flourish to be the best that we can be'
Thursday 24th June & Friday 25th June
LO: to make links to show how feelings and beliefs about care for the earth affect their own behaviour and that of others.
LO: to show how their own decisions about how they care for the earth are informed by beliefs and values.
care, world, Earth, sustainable, stewards, stewardship
LEARNING INTENTION:Transforming energy.
Starter activity: write down:
1. A person/people on earth they care about.
2. A place on earth they care about.
3. Something on the earth they care about.
What is the distinction between natural and man- made places on earth?
What do you really care about? Either an object or something you really care about. We all care for things in this world. When we care for something, we have some responsibility for it, and we are stewards of it. What do you think the word ‘steward’ means?
There are stewards at football matches, concerts or even at church. When we look after something, this is called stewardship. Often, the word stewardship is used to refer to a responsibility to take care of something that is owned by someone else.
KEY QUESTIONS (ANSWER IN COMPLETE SENTENCES LIKE WE WOULD IN CLASS PLEASE)
In simple terms, sustainability means taking into account the impact that our choices will have on other people, future generations and on the earth that nourishes us.
Thursday 1st July
LO: to give reasons why Christians are concerned about the stewardship of creation.
LO: to make links between scripture and the belief of caring for creation.
LEARNING FOCUS 1: The wonders of God’s creation.
Look at the Wonders of Creation PowerPoint (attached below) while reading Genesis 1: 1-25. God’s Story 3 page 8 In the Beginning and read through the slides for each verse.
Read the paragraph about the writer of Genesis from God’s Story 3 page 7. The book of Genesis is not meant to be a scientific account of how the world began. It is a beautiful poem which tells us the truth about the goodness and creative power of God. It also helps us to understand the harmony and interrelatedness of all creation. This is called the integrity of creation.
People of every time, in every place, have been struck by the beauty of the world and wondered about its beginnings.
How did the world begin? Scientists are always searching to discover more about how the world began. Some spend their whole lives researching and share their results in books, on television and on the internet. They are always discovering more about our beginnings and the beginnings of the world.
SOME KEY QUESTIONS (ANSWER IN COMPLETE SENTENCES LIKE WE WOULD IN CLASS PLEASE)
St Francis (1181-1226) cared greatly about God’s creation and God’s people. Read through and reflect on his Canticle of the Sun (uploaded powerpoint).