Our Faith Matters
Year of the Word 2020 - The God who Speaks
This year has been designated by the Bishops of England and Wales as a period of specific focus on the Bible. You can find out more about it on the diocesan webpage: https://www.birminghamdiocese.org.uk/pages/category/the-god-who-speaks.
Here at St Joseph's we have started our reflection on the Bible by interpreting a reference to the incarnation from St John's Gospel.
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us (John 1: 14).
Each class has followed up their discussion of this quotation by producing some art work, details of which you can see here.
Years 1 and 2 talked about the birth of Jesus and used mime to interpret the song 'And Love Shone Down' by Andy Piercy.
Year 3 made a series of pictures in the style of stained glass windows depicting the annunciation, the visitation, the ministry of Jesus and the presence of Jesus with us today in the Holy Eucharist.
Year 4 children talked about how Jesus was true God and true man. They used natural materials such as pieces of stone and straw to interpret the Nativity, when Jesus came to earth as a tiny child.
Year 5 decided that they wanted to show Jesus as one of the Holy Trinity. The light represents God and the dove represents the Holy Spirit. The crucified Jesus is shown in the middle as a reminder that he died for us. They children reflected on images, names and words relating to Jesus which mean the most to them,. They used their hand prints to show their desire to be Jesus's hands on earth here and now.
Year 6 used water colours and thin gold paper to represent the presence of Jesus, adding words which they associate with him such as Lamb of God, Truth, Light and Saviour.