Throughout the Autumn term, our themes for class worship have been; Trust, Hope and Endurance.
We started off by looking at the word Hope and what it meant to us.
We read a story all about the 3 Threes.
This story told a tale about what each tree hoped to be when they were a taller and stronger tree. The trees didn't end up being what they originally dremt of, but because of God being by their side and having hope in God, they ended up being something even better - even better because they were so important in Jesus' life.
We then talked about what we hoped for in our future.
This could be something that we wanted to be when we were older. Or, it could be that we hope in our future that we and our family are happy and healthy.
We created our Tree of Hope so that our hopes could keep growing like the trees from our story.
After looking at hope, we then looked at the word Endurance.
We discussed as a class what this word meant and how we need to use this word when we feel like giving up or if we are finding times tricky or harder than usual.
We noticed how hope and endurance go hand in hand together.
Without hoping for something at the end of it - we wouldn't use endurance to keep going to achieve our hopes and dreams.
We looked at times when maybe we do lack endurance and what we do to keep going. We decided that people's words towards us are sometimes very important for us to keep going.
To help us with our endurance - we created a Wall of Endurance.
These bricks will help us build a wall of endurance when we may be finding something difficult.
We used lots of different Lego bricks to write messages on for us to use for endurance.
Following on from this, we then discussed who helps us at times when we may feel like giving up.
We spoke about how important it is to have people to support us and to help us with our endurance when sometimes we may be finding something hard.
We watched the inspiring video of athlete Derek Redmond. Derek pulled a muscle in an important race and looked like he was unable to finish. However, with the support of his dad he limped over the finish line in order for him to complete this important race.
We then created our own paper people chains.
We discussed who are there for us like Derek's dad was there for him.
Some of the people we mentioned were:
While we created our paper people, we listened to the song "You've Gotta Friend In Me" from one of Miss Smith's favourite films - Toy Story.