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Please create a prayer area, light a candle and begin your RE as we always do: with the sign of the cross.


Prayer and Reflection

I have chosen the way of faithfulness;
I set your ordinances before me.
I cling to your decrees,
O Lord; let me not be put to shame.
I run the way of your commandments,
for you enlarge my understanding.
Teach me, O Lord, the way of your statutes,
and I will observe it to the end.
Give me understanding that I may keep your law
and observe it with my whole heart.
(Psalm 119: 30-34)



LEARNING INTENTION:     How rules can help at home and in school.


Rules of sport

Faye asked her big brother David if he would play football with her.  David explained that football has rules and that you have to keep the rules to play properly.  Faye was only four, so she did not understand about the rules of football.  David explained simply that she had to try to get the ball and kick it into the net.  David knew he had to be patient with Faye.  Faye ran round making silly noises, kicked David and picked up the ball and ran up the garden path.  When she came back David asked her whether she wanted to play with the other boys and girls in the park.  “Yes, yes,” replied Faye.  “Right,” said David, “well if you are going to play with others you have to learn some rules, or no one will want to play with you.”


David told Faye she must kick the ball and not pick it up, she was to keep on the pitch and not hurt other players.  Faye understood and tried hard when she and David practised.  The next week Faye was joining in the game with other boys and girls in the park.  She really enjoyed herself.  David was proud of her.




  1. What new rules did Faye learn?
  2. Why were they important?
  3. What do you think of David?
  4. What made Faye happy?
  5. What would have happened if Faye had not followed the rules when she played with the others?


  • Activity: Make a book of your home rules, with words and pictures.  Give reasons why they were chosen.  Design a cover and give it a title.