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Wisdom & Faith

Waiting (Advent)

Check out the Google Classroom for the interactive Advent calendar to try at home. You can download the file as a PowerPoint.



Prior learning: Looking forward to Christmas, the birthday of Jesus. 


Learning Outcomes - Know and understand:

  • About the times that it is necessary to wait and the use of that time
  • That Advent is a time of waiting to celebrate Jesus' coming at Christmas


Key Questions

  1. How do you feel when you are waiting for something you like?
  2. What do you find difficult about waiting?
  3. What can you do to make waiting easier?
  4. How can we best prepare for Christmas?


Key Vocabulary

waiting, preparing, messenger, visit, celebrate, Advent, Jesus, Mary, Elizabeth, Joseph, shepherds, angels, Christmas, Bethlehem, manger, worship, wreath


Word of God

“This is what love is: it is not that we have loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the means by which our sins are forgiven. Dear friends, if this is how God loved us, then we should love one another. No one has ever seen God, but if we love one another, God lives in union with us, and his love is made perfect in us.” (1 John 4: 10-12)


Prayer and Reflection

Today a Saviour is born!

In the stillness of the night God enters human history 

through the birth of his only Son.

He is our peace and hope.

In him we praise God for his

goodness to us in giving us so great a gift. Amen.