Forgiveness

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Description:

Join Tabz (David Taberner) as he brings us another video assembly / collective worship on the theme of forgiveness. Also featuring: content from Hettie & Emily in the CCS Kids studio too! Safe Space is a project of Southport & Area Schools Worker Trust, creating a safe space to explore the big issues of life and faith in local schools.

Learning Objectives and curricular links:

  • To widen understanding of the Christian Easter Celebration and its origins.
  • To implement widened understanding through remembering the times when we’ve needed to forgive others, or sought forgiveness from those around us.
  • To reflect on Jesus’ example of forgiveness to Peter, as shown in the Easter accounts in the Bible, and see an impact in our own willingness to forgive.

Session plan:

Intro: Tabz welcomes Hettie and Emily who introduce the assembly.

Game: The Bean Game | Children follow the instructions given and do the actions for the relevant bean named e.g. run on the spot when ‘runner bean’ is called.

Story: ‘Jesus forgives Peter’ rewritten in a rhyming summary by Hettie from John 13 and John 18-21.

Game: Hit and miss game. A game of throwing, counting up how many you miss instead of how many you score and questioning how it feels to focus on the negative things we do, when actually it’s better to focus on the positive things we, and others, do.

Thought: Reflections on saying sorry, forgiving ourselves and others ending with what we mean when we speak of forgiveness in the Lord’s Prayer.

Challenge: To say the Lord’s Prayer with us and choose to forgive others or ask for forgiveness for yourself.

SMSC Impact:

ONE. SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT

This session reflects upon the Christian celebration of Easter and the spiritual practice of forgiveness, focussing on what is meant by ”Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us’ in the Lord’s prayer.

TWO. MORAL DEVELOPMENT

Pupils are encouraged to consider the impact their actions have on others. They have the opportunity to take responsibility for their own actions by saying sorry where they need to and forgiving people, rather than remembering the wrongs of others. 

THREE. SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

The children are invited to reflect personally and discuss with others how their actions affect themselves and those around them. 

FOUR. CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT

Our country, although historically a Christian nation, is now home to many people of differing cultures, backgrounds and beliefs. In these sessions, pupils have the opportunity to celebrate and reflect respectfully on our similarities, differences and the role faith plays in the lives of people around the world.

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