LO: To know what the term FREEDOM means and understand that everyone has the right to be free.
Please answer all of the green questions on a piece of lined paper or discuss your answers with an adult at home.
Freedom is the theme at the heart of the Passover festival.
Freedom means the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without being imprisoned or enslaved.
What would your definition of freedom be?
How do you think it would feel to be free?
Everyday we have the choice to do right or wrong and we are free to make those choices.
We have to be responsible for our actions and show responsibility for protecting the freedom of others.
As we get older we have more freedom, for example, to walk to school on our own, to choose what we would like to eat and to decide what we are going to wear. But, as we gain more freedom there are also more responsibilities to go with it. We have to be responsible and tell an adult when we will be home, we have to be responsible and eat healthily, we have to be responsible and choose clothes that will keep us safe and warm.
Sometimes we will make mistakes and then we have to say sorry and promise to do better as we try again.
It is important to remember that a lot of our freedom comes from having rules and responsibilities and therefore we must always try our hardest to make the right choices, to respect others and to live our lives in the way God has asked us to.
Please now click on the following link and watch the YouTube video, where Ruby and Jack discuss children's rights.
This is an example of how rules give us freedom.
Without these rights children might not be allowed to go to school, or to play or allowed access to medical care.
The government, parents, teachers and carers all have a responsibility to keep these rules.
If they do this then children have the freedom to learn, to play, to eat, to share their beliefs and many more things!
Not everyone in the world has their rights respected. There are people who are not free. There are people who feel trapped.
There are lots of stories in the news where people’s rights are not respected.
Can you think of any examples of when people may not have freedom?
Is this right? Why? Why not?
How do you think the Israelites felt when they were free from slavery in Egypt?