As part of our R. E., unit on ‘Prayers, Saints and Feasts’, we spent a morning exploring the rosary. We learnt that the rosary is all about Jesus’ life and when we pray each decade, we think of a different story about Jesus. We were given all of the different stories and asked to sort them. We were then told that they were split into four different mysteries, joyful, luminous, sorrowful and glorious.
We used a rosary board to help us say the rosary. We didn’t say the whole thing as that would take a couple of hours, but we said the prayers at the start of the rosary – the Apostles Creed, one Our Father, three Hail Marys and a Glory Be , and then two decades. Each time we said a prayer, Miss Thomas lit a candle. It made it really special.
We have learnt lots of things about the rosary:
Harvey – If you pray a full rosary, you would say 200 Hail Marys.
Monica – St. Dominic is associated with the rosary because he was told by Mary to pray it to help with the terrible untruths being told.
Ruby – The rosary is split into four different mysteries: joyful, luminous, sorrowful and glorious. The sorrowful mystery is sad because that was when Jesus was crucified.
Oliver – When we pray the rosary, we pray with Mary and think about Jesus’ life.