10 Jan Year 6 Assembly and Learning Look
Year 6 did an assembly about the Epiphany for the children and parents. Epiphany is a Christian feast day of celebration. The word ‘epiphany’ comes from the verb ‘to appear’. This means that the feast of Epiphany is a celebration of the time the Baby Jesus…
Year 6 did an assembly about the Epiphany for the children and parents. Epiphany is a Christian feast day of celebration. The word ‘epiphany’ comes from the verb ‘to appear’. This means that the feast of Epiphany is a celebration of the time the Baby Jesus was seen by the visitors who had travelled to see him. The visitors were the Wise Men. They are sometimes called the Three Kings. They studied the stars and constellations. In those days, people ‘read’ the stars and interpreted what they meant. The Wise Men were very clever, and understood the religious writings that had been written many years before. These religious writings told them that one day there would be a great star and the star would mean that a new king had been born. So when they saw this star, the men decided to pack up their belongings, and follow the star to wherever it led them. The journey would have been very long. It is approximately 1000 miles from Persia to their destination. The star came to rest over the place where the Baby Jesus was. It is often thought they were in the stable, but the Wise Men arrived so much later after Jesus was born, they actually found him living in a house in Bethlehem, with his mother and father.
The Wise Men had taken expensive gifts with them. Gifts suitable for a king. They brought gold, which was a sign of their love. They brought frankincense, which was a sign of their faith. They brought myrrh, which was a sign of obedience to the king.
After the assembly, our parents visited our classroom to have a look at what we have been learning about. They looked in our books and we shared our favourite pieces of work with them. It was a pleasure to have them in our learning environment and they said they enjoyed it too!