In Year 4, we have been learning about Christian Baptism. We read the story of Jesus' own Baptism in the Gospel of Matthew and noticed that at the very start of Jesus' public life on earth there is a picture of the Holy Trinity; God the Father speaking from Heaven, God the Son (Jesus) being baptised and God the Holy Spirit coming down from Heaven in the form of a dove. We saw how famous artists have represented this story through their paintings.
We learned about the symbolism of the water for Christians, representing cleansing and a new start. Some Christians even describe Baptism as being 'born again'.
For Christians, being baptised means forgiveness from past mistakes, a renewed relationship with God and a chance to join the Church family. We compared infant and adult baptism and talked about our own experiences of special religious ceremonies.