Big Easter RE – Exploring Together

Why do Christians call the day Jesus died ‘Good Friday’?

As a big finish for our RE topic this term, both Rowan and Chestnut classes came together for a fun-filled morning of RE activities in the hall as the children expressed their understanding of our big question ‘Why do Christians call the day Jesus died ‘Good Friday’?’ We watched two videos which recapped the Bible texts we have been exploring during the term surrounding Jesus ultimate sacrifice for his people – death on a cross. The children could explore their thoughts and understanding in four different zones – colour, word, busy and reflection.  In the colour zone, the children drew pictures of the scenes they recalled from the Bible stories.  They annotated their drawings to show their understanding about why Jesus died for us.  In the word zone, the children retold the story using origami folding and cutting which from a single sheet of paper, created the words life, along with a cross. In the busy zone, they build crosses and tombs using Lego. Some of the boys spelt out the name Jesus whilst one of the girls built a clever frame supporting the word ‘Life’.  In the reflection zone, the children shared their personal thoughts about why Jesus died for us.

Exploring Together Collage: Why do Christians call the day Jesus died 'Good Friday'?