Our stained glass windows are up in the classroom. Each window represents a scene from The Lion, The witch and The Wardrobe. Just like the Easter Iconography we investigated, the images convey ideas and themes from the story…
Can you see the window that is half Aslan and half Edmund on the stone table? This represents the idea that Aslan sacrificed himself for Edmund!
How about the scene showing Aslan’s resurrection. The sun symbolically shining on the new day/new life?
Several children split their depiction of the White Witch in half, representing the 2 sides to her character!
Very deep thinking everyone, well done!
We compared the Easter story to our class book. We noticed very similar themes and ideas in both Narnia and ancient Jerusalem! (Hopefully, this explains why I am covering the Easter story with the children in November!!!!)
We saw that the central theme of the story is one of sacrifice for people in your care. We saw that this sacrifice led to the resurrection because people had faith in their ‘hero’. We even saw similarities in the locations of the story and the way in which the hero died!
The kids were brilliant at spotting these links and created a booklet comparing the 2 stories!
We looked at icons that told the Easter story. The pictures all had a similar style. We noticed that:
- some of the people had a gold circle around their head (Mr Swallow explained this represented their halo)
- the pictures had rich, strong colours
- the people tended to always look to the side
- the scene in the paining wasn’t “real” it had other elements from later in the story in it. Mr Swallow explained that the scene was a representation of lots of elements or ideas from the story
we decided to use this style to create our own representation of a scene from the Easter story.