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Kerry our RE Governor came to visit school in December. She looked at our RE books and wrote, ” I am really impressed with the knowledge and effort right throughout the school. The understanding of the Sacraments was superb as was knowing how God shows love. All of the books were well presented and unbelievably neat with all work marked and responded to by the children. It is obvious that a huge amount of effort goes into this subject by staff and children alike.”
We follow the Come and See R.E. Curriculum.
The parent newsletters are sent out termly explaining the topic for each year group. Topics are also highlighted on each weeks newsletter
Parents Newsletter Letter to parents Spring 2017
Awe and Wonder- the Big Questions
Awe and Wonder week enables pupils and staff to contemplate all that God has given to us and why.
Some Big Questions that we asked during this term include:
Who am I?
Why am I precious?
Why do we have family?
Autumn Topic 1 Domestic Church
Myself God knows and loves each one
Family God’s love and care for every family
Beginnings God at every beginning
Homes God’s dream for every family
People The family of God in Scripture
Ourselves Created in the image and likeness of God
Loving God, who never stops loving
Autumn topic 2: Belonging <-> Baptism/Confirmation
EYFS: Welcome – Baptism: a welcome to God’s family
Year 1: Belonging – Baptism: an invitation to belong to God’s family
Year 2: Signs & Symbols – Signs and symbols in Baptism
Year 3: Promises – Promises made at Baptism
Year 4: Called – Confirmation: a call to witness
Year 5: Life Choices – Marriage, commitment and service
Year 6: Vocation and Commitment – The vocation of priesthood and religious life
Autumn Topic 3 Loving <-> Advent/Christmas
EYFS: Birthday – Looking forward to Jesus’ birthday
Year 1: Waiting – Advent: a time to look forward to Christmas
Year 2: Preparations – Advent: preparing to celebrate Christmas
Year 3: Visitors – Advent: waiting for the coming of Jesus
Year 4: Gifts – God’s gift of love and friendship in Jesus
Year 5: Hope – Advent: waiting in joyful hope for Jesus, the Promised One
Year 6: Expectations – Jesus born to show God to the world
Some Big Questions can be asked during Advent. We asked Big Questions when we went to the Stations of Advent.
Spring Topic 1: Community <-> Local Church
EYFS: Celebrating – People celebrate in church
Year 1: Special People – People in the parish family
Year 2: Books – The books used in church
Year 3: Journeys – Christian family’s journey with Jesus
Year 4: Community – Life in the local Christian community; ministries in the parish
Year 5: Mission – Continuing Jesus’ mission in the diocese (ecumenism)
Year 6: Sources – The Bible, the special book for the Church
Spring topic 2: Relating <-> Eucharist
EYFS: Gathering – The parish family gathers to celebrate Eucharist
Year 1: Meals – Mass: Jesus’ special meal
Year 2: Thanksgiving – Mass, a special time for saying thank you to God for everything, especially Jesus
Year 3: Listening & Sharing – Jesus gives himself to us in a special way
Year 4: Giving & Receiving – Living in communion
Year 5: Memorial Sacrifice – The Eucharist: the living memorial of Jesus’ sacrifice
Year 6: Unity – Eucharist enables people to live in communion
Spring topic 3: Giving <-> Lent/Easter
EYFS: Growing – Looking forward to Easter
Year 1: Change – Lent: a time for change
Year 2: Opportunities – Lent: an opportunity to start anew in order to celebrate Jesus’ new life
Year 3: Giving All – Lent: a time to remember Jesus’ total giving
Year 4: Self-discipline – Celebrating growth to new life
Year 5: Sacrifice – Lent: a time of aligning with the sacrifice already made by Jesus
Year 6: Death & New Life – Celebrating Jesus’ death and resurrection
Summer Topic 3: Universal Church
EYFS: Our world – God’s wonderful world
Year 1: Neighbours – Neighbours share God’s world
Year 2: Treasures – God’s treasure; the world
Year 3: Special places – Holy places for Jesus and the Christian
Year 4: God’s people – Different saints show people what God is like
Year 5: Stewardship – The Church is called to the stewardship of Creation
Year 6: Common good – Work of the worldwide Christian community
Recently, our RE Governor visited school. She had been invited to look at the RE displays in every classroom and in the general school environment.
She was impressed by the attractive nature of the displays and by some high quality pupil work on display. There were inventive ways of displaying key words to promote our children’s developing religious vocabulary.
She has challenged us to incorporate ICT and promote interaction in all topic displays in order to enhance the children’s learning.
We have recently interviewed pupils from Year 1 to Year 6 to invite their views on RE. Here are their honest and enthusiastic responses!
What do the pupils enjoy about R.E?
LLeyton – It’s fun!
Tia – I liked New Beginnings and what we learnt. Judaism.
Daniel – I liked learning about Baptism in Promises.
Summer – We learn about gifts from God and our gifts to God.
Billy – I like preparing Collective Worship using Come and See lessons.
Quade- I like reflecting on how Jesus is in my life.
How could R.E. lessons be improve?
Lily – Maybe bring our two classes together?
Jonathon – Look at the mind map every lesson to add what you’ve done.
What prayers do you know?
Our favourites are:-
- Our School Prayer;
- Eternal Rest;
- Morning Offering;
- Hail Mary;
- Our Father;
- Grace Before Meals;
- Act of Contrition;
- Sign of the Cross;
- Goodnight God.
What do you think it means to be a Christian?
Lucy – God takes care of us and Jesus.
Tia – we never forget about God.
Millie and Daniel – You can be an example and others might follow Jesus. It means to be a follower of the light.
Summer and Jonathan – You follow God and Jesus, spread the love and respect people. You live in the light.
Libby and Billy – To be part of God’s family. God is always with us.
Lily, Annie-Mae and Josh – To be God’s witness, To believe in unconditional love of God for us. He leads is into the path of commitment to do what we love.
Thank you children for your time and for sharing your love of RE with me. Your excitement in your faith is truly inspiring.
Traditional Prayers for Key Stage2