Year 2 RE - Old Testament Stories and Prayers

We learnt about people in the Old Testament, who had a special relationship with God. They are all people who God asked to do difficult things. Because they trusted in God and believed in him, they were all able to achieve amazing things.

We wrote our versions of the stories of Noah and David, drew a storyboard to tell the story of Abraham (using speech and though bubbles to show how Abraham and Isaac might have been feeling), and thought about Jonah’s attitude at different points in his story. We also thought about how we, like all of them, are called to do something special with our lives and how we can serve God in our own ways…

We learnt about special songs, that are also prayers, called Psalms. We read Psalm 23 and thought about what it means, drawing pictures to illustrate different parts of it.

We looked at some of Jesus’ parables and thought about what messages they had for us. We read; ‘The Parable of the Sower’, ‘The Parable of the Prodigal Son’ and ‘The Parable of the Birds of the Air and Lilies of the Field’.

We retold all three stories, using dance, storyboard, writing and a whole class collage and prayer.

We thought about the choices that the Prodigal Son made at different points in the story and what we can learn from this parable:

We wrote some prayers: