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:
For the Spring term, our focuses in RE will be Stories Jesus Heard, Stories Jesus Told and Easter.
We will be looking specifically at stories Jesus would have heard as he was growing (these can be found in the Old Testament). We will be looking at the following stories in particular; The Story of Moses, Daniel and the Lions' Den and Jonah and the Whale. We will be exploring many different aspects of these stories, including expressing our opinions on whether we liked them and what our favourite stories are. We will also be linking our Christian Value to the story of Daniel and the Lions' Den, talking about whether it is ok to lie and what might happen if we do.
When exploring Stories Jesus Told, we will be looking at Bible Stories; The Good Samaritan and The Sower. We will be exploring these in a smiliar way to the stories Jesus may have heard. We will also be linkming The Sower with our Christian Value of COMPASSION and discussing that we need to be nourished by love, patience, kindness etc and that it is also a positive to be compassionate to those around us.
Finally, as we almost finish the term, we will be looking at the events of EASTER. We will be looking at the importance of the events leading up to Easter Sunday (Palm Sunday, The Last Supper and Good Friday) as well as knowing that Easter is a celebration of Jesus' death and resurrection.
This term we will also be looking at the Christian Values of TRUTHFULNESS and COMPASSION.
This half term our focus in RE will be Christmas – specifically “Why do we give and receive gifts?”
By looking at the Nativity story in more detail we will be developing a deeper understanding of the true meaning of Christmas - that Jesus was a gift from God. We will also be discussing the thoughts and feelings associated with giving and receiving gifts. We will be taking part in our EYFS/KS1 Nativity Performance of The Smallest Angel.
This half term we will be looking at the Christian Value of SERVICE. We started this topic by learning about Remembrance Day and how soldiers served our country.
Year 2 Spring 1
This half-term, we will be learning all about the Christian Value of Truthfulness. We read the story of Zacchaeus and learned that he was inspired to tell the truth and admit what he had done wrong after Jesus visited his house for tea! In our whole school worship, we will be exploring all about the importance of telling the truth, choosing the truth, standing for the truth and searching for the truth.
In our class work, we will learning all about special places and how and why The Church is a special place for Christians. We will also be visiting our church as Father Ian teaches us more about the features of a church and their uses.
This half term's Christian Value
This half term we are exploring the Christian value of TRUTHFULNESS. We have talked about what this might look like in to today's world. We discussed what Jesus's friends were like and how they served Jesus. What can we learn from them? We will be guided to lead a good life and we will be walking in Jesus's footsteps by always being truthful. We looked closely at scenarios exploring the importance of always telling the truth.
In addition to this, we have been exploring what it means to be called by God. We discussed that sometimes we are asked to do jobs and this can make us feel special and important. We read the story of the calling of Moses. We discussed how Moses must have felt to be asked by God to do his work. We enjoyed retelling the story and drawing picture of our own burning bush.
Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.
In Spring 1, our Christian Value is Truthfulness. Christians believe that truth is revealed in the Bible and supremely in the person and life of Jesus Christ. Through Jesus’ teaching we are given an insight into the nature of God and the way in which He means us to live.
In class we will be learning about Jesus, the Son of God. Through this unit we will look at the importance of respect, reverence, responsibility and justice.
Our Key Questions are:
- How do we know Jesus had power and authority?
- Where did Jesus’ power and authority come from?
- How do the actions of Jesus show that he is the Son of God?
- How do the actions of Jesus show his divine nature?
- How do these stories reveal Jesus to be the Son of God?
- What do Christians believe about Jesus and God because of these events?
Our Christian value in Spring 1 is TRUTHFULNESS. We will be exploring how important it is to be truthful in our dealings with others but also how important it is to be true to ourselves too and to have the courage to stand up for our beliefs. We will be looking at as we grow up the importance of making informed moral choices.
In class we are exploring Jesus as a great teacher. We will be reading the Parables Jesus told and exploring what they meant for the people at the time but also what they mean for us in todays world.
This Spring term in year 6, we will be learning about the importance of TRUTHFULNESS. As Christians, we believe that truth is revealed in the Bible and supremely in the person and life of Jesus Christ. Through Jesus’ teaching we are given an insight into the nature of God and the way in which He means us to live.
Jesus said ‘I am the way the truth and the life’ John 14 v6
How can we demonstrate our value of TRUTHFULNESS?
- Be truthful with each other by showing kindness and understanding
- Think about how being truthful in life helps us to be better Christians
- Sharing our hearts with one another is a great way to be TRUTHFUL
In class we will also be discovering - -Unit 6.6 Ideas about God?
Some of the questions we will be discussing
- What words would you use to describe God?
- What is the nature and character of God? What images do you have of God?
- How is it possible for God to be visible and yet invisible?
- Where is God? How old is God?
- What is God’s name? What makes God happy? What makes God sad?
- What does God do all day?
- Does God really know everything? How do you know?