Primary Schools

Project Ideas demonstrate the Congress theme to primary school children through a range of activities which are suitable for individual classes and the entire school community.

Project Ideas for primary schools
Project Ideas use art, prayer, music, poetry, heritage and scripture to prepare primary school children for the 50th International Eucharistic Congress.  The projects engage children in faith development through creativity and awareness of parish, community and a global faith family. 

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You will find below resources for primary schools classes based on Stage II and Stage III of the Pastoral Preparation Programme for the 50th International Eucharistic Congress.

The theme for Stage II to be used in primary schools is: Christ gathers us to hear, to be nourished and to be formed into community by God’s Word.

Stage II Pastoral Preparation Programme
Lesson plans for Junior and Senior infants 

Powerpoint presentation for Junior and Senior infants
Lesson plans for First and Second classes
Lesson plans for Third and Fourth classes
Lesson plans for Fifth and Sixth classes

 

 

The theme for Stage III to be used in primary schools is:  Christ gathers us to be nourished by the Bread of Life.

Stage III Pastoral Preparation Programme
Lesson plans for Junior and Senior infants 
Lesson plans for First and Second classes
Lesson plans for Third and Fourth classes

Powerpoint presentation for Third and Fourth classes
Lesson plans for Fifth and Sixth classes

Worksheet for Fifth and Sixth classes

 

transfigurationFor Primary Schools in Northern Ireland the following class delineations are used:

Junior Infants=Primary One;

Senior Infants=Primary Two;

First class="Primary" Three;

Second class="Primary" Four.

Third class="Primary" Five;

Fourth class="Primary" Six;

Fifth class="Primary" Seven.

Primary Seven (Fifth Class) is the most senior class in Northern Ireland.

There is no Sixth Class (Primary Eight) in Northern Ireland.

Cube of Love

cube of loveThe Cube of Love is a dynamic resource for primary school children which teachers can use each morning before lessons begin. Children roll the cube, read a Bible phrase on the cube and follow this as a motto for the day.  

The Cube of Love resource is a four piece kit with a colourful cube, prayer book in English or Irish, worksheet for children and notes for teachers.

The Cube of Love material is prepared by Focolare. Find out more about the Cube of Love programme. 


Growing Wheat
In preparation for the 50th International Eucharistic Congress in June 2012 some people with special needs suggested sowing containers of Irish wheat and placing these in community locations to grow as we approach the Congress.

The community locations includes schools, church grounds, nursing homes or any place that helps to generate interest and communion through the symbolism of the growing wheat.

The Cistercian monks at Bolton Abbey in Moone, County Kildare kindly supplied and blessed the seed wheat.

Download an information leaflet for growing wheat.

Growing wheat, photograph is copyright Paul Henry, 2012Would you consider taking your class to the IEC 2012 children/schools' section?

Children's and schools' programme at the Congress - Read more here.


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