RE in our school
In each class, the children learn about specific RE topics of work alongside work that links with our current Assembly theme, covering 1 of our 7 values. Each class displays these activities as well as in their classrooms and other display areas such as the school hall. For further details on the topics studied in each class, please refer to Class specific pages or to the RE curriculum section of the website by clicking here:
This half term we have been learning about the stories that Jesus told. We listened to the stories that Jesus told during his ministry. We learnt that these stories have a message and are called parables.
The Lost Sheep
God is like the shepherd in this story. He worries for the bad people and is really happy when they are found and are sorry for what they have done.
The Good Samaritan
We learnt that we should be like the Samaritan and help people in need even if we don’t get along with them.
The Parable of the Sower
The seeds are the things that God tells us.
The seeds on the path = sometimes people don’t want to listen.
The seeds on the ground = sometimes people forget what God tells them.
The seeds in the weeds = sometimes people are too busy to listen.
The seeds that fell on good soil = the people who listen to God grow stronger.
We also learnt about Easter and the events of Holy Week.
Our Christian Value this half-term is Humility. As well as our collective worship sessions we have been listening to a variety of stories in class such as A prideful Ant, The Emperor’s New Clothes and Brenda’s Eggs to help us understand this concept.
Our focus for learning in Religious Education, for this half-term, has been all about why Jesus was special. We have learned three stories about Jesus, and enjoyed re-telling these in different ways to support our understanding. The stories we have read are;
The Calling of the Disciples (Luke 5: 1-11, Luke 5: 27–28)
We re-told this story through art work. We first listened to the story, and then engaged with it through creating our own art. This helped us to really identify the different emotions of the people within the story. This story also opened up a great discussion about friendships and why these are important in our lives, just as they were in Jesus’.
The Stilling of the Storm (Luke 8:22-25
We re-told this story through drama. Year 1 first read the story, and then we imagined ourselves to be on the boat with Jesus and his disciples. We acted out each person, thinking about how frightened the disciples felt and how strong Jesus faith was. We discussed times we had felt scared and how we had faith in special people in our lives, and God, to help us.
Feeding of the Five Thousand (Matthew 14:13-21)
We re-told this story through an eye witness account. We imagined that we had been one of the hungry 5000 and we had witnessed the miracle that took place. We pretended that we had sent a text message to a friend to explain to them. We explored the feelings that the hungry people must have had, and related this back our previous learning in the year about charity work and how people donate food to others who may be in a time of need.
Our Christian Value for this half-term has been ‘thankfulness’, this has been a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the many things which we have to be thankful for. We read the bible story of The Ten Lepers · (Luke 17: 11-19) and discussed why it was important to be thankful. We enjoyed joining in with a song about thankfulness and sharing this experience with our friends.
Last half term, our class work has been based around learning more about The Church as part of our work on Special Places. We learned about the different features we would find in a church and compared the church to other holy places of worship. We also wrote about our visit to Church with Father Ian and all the facts we learned during our visit.
Whilst we were learning about the whole school Christian Value of wisdom, we read the parable of the Wise and Foolish Builder and created some art work based around the story.
This half term, we have started to learn about Easter and events of Holy Week in our RE lessons and we discussed the story of when Jesus washed the Disciple's feet during The Last Supper to begin to learn more about our Christian Value of Humility. As this half term progresses, we will be learning lots more about humility both in class and in our collective worship sessions.
This half term we have thought about how God gives us Wisdom. We listened to the story 'The Wise Man and the Foolish Man'. We wrote about why these 2 men were wise and foolish. We discussed how we can be wise in our lives. We discussed that if we follow God's 10 commandments and follow his wise words then we will be guided to lead a good life and we will be walking in Jesus's footsteps
Our topic in class is 'Being called by God'. We have explore what a prophet is and explored the lives of many of the Bible's prophets. We especially enjoyed learning how God called Moses and Elijah. We also explored a recent Christian who followed God's will - Eric Liddell. Have a look below at our fantastic work.
Peace Day - This half term we had a day in school to promote peace in our world. We raised money for anyone effected by war in our world. Well done everyone!
This half term our class topic has been about Jesus, the son of God. We have looked at different stories within the Bible that show us that Jesus is the Son of God. We have discussed how Jesus had authority and when it is right to challenge authority.
Our school focus this half term is Wisdom. We have discussed how to be wise and to make the right choices.
This half term, we have explored Easter as a story of betrayal and trust. Within this unit we focused on the significance of the incidents of betrayal and trust. The children were given the opportunity to reflect upon the importance of power and the effect of betrayal, trust and forgiveness.
Our school focus this half term was Humility. We have discussed that humility is the quality of being humble. We will continue to use what we have learnt this half term in our everyday lives.
We have been thinking about the Christian value of humility. In our R.E. lessons we have been thinking about 'loss, death and Christian hope.' We thought about life as being like a journey with special ceremonies along the way. We shed some tears thinking about and remembering people we loved who have passed away. We designed our own version of Heaven. Father Ian spent an hour with us to answer our questions on this delicate subject.
This term in year 6, we have been learning about the importance of THANKFULNESS. Christians believe that God loves and cares for them in many different ways in all aspects of their life. They know their response to this provision should be one of thankfulness and praise. We will be using songs, hymn, bible stories etc to help us realise the importance of saying and most importantly feeling thankful.
In class we will be discovering Why is the Exodus such a significant event in Jewish and Christian history?