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Sacred Heart Feast Day!

 

To celebrate Sacred Heart Feast Day, we had mass this morning and spent time this afternoon making some Art work to depict the Holy Family. We did our work based on images of the African Madonna. First we sketched our outlines...

 

   

 

And then we painted our designs!

    

  

A Virtuous Life

Our next topic, we will be thinking about what it takes to lead a 'virtuous' life and what rules we should follow to allow us to live like Jesus. 

Today, we read the story of the Good Samaritan and explored who our own neighbours are. We also looked at what the story teaches us and why Jesus chose to tell the parable. 

This week we have explored the 4 virtues; prudence, restraint, courage and justice. We painted a picture of the Good Samaritan and made a mind map of all the virtues he possesses. We also thought about how we demonstrate them. 

      

Sikhism 

 

During this topic, we have learnt all about the gurdwara as a place of worship and why it is important to Sikh's. We also explored and compared a Sikh place of worship with a Catholic Church. 

  

Summer 1

This term our topic will be Easter to Pentecost. We will focus on Luke's Gospel and his account of the resurrection and how the Holy Spirit appeared to the disciples.  

 

Today, we reflected on Luke's Gospel and his retelling of the resurrection through drama. We acted and spoke about the women who found Jesus' empty tomb and how they must have felt. 

   

   

 

We have also been exploring how the Gospel portrays Jesus' resurrection and we have read two passages to help our understanding. One passage was about the road to Emmaus, whilst the other was about Jesus revealing himself to the disciples in Jerusalem. We made an Easter story wheel, containing information about different parts of the story that can be spun around and we made a story board to help us remember the other event. 

   

Today we learnt about the Ascension and how this is recorded in the Bible. We sequenced all the events of Easter that we have learnt so far and discussed what was significant about the Ascension and what the disciples felt. Using black card and chalk, we then created our own pictures to show what we believed the Ascension would have looked like. 

   

Today, we looked at Pentecost and the gifts that the disciples were given from the Holy Spirit. We then wrote prayers around the topic of the Easter season and reflected on symbols of Pentecost. 

  

 

Today, we sequenced story cards to help us remember and order the events of Pentecost. We also explored the fruit or the gifts of the Holy Spirit and how they help make us a better person. We thought about occasions where it had been present in our lives and how we acted because of it. 

  

Spring 2

During this topic from Lent to Easter, we will be exploring; how we prepare and wait during Lent, the Stations of the Cross and learning to recognise significant events in Jesus' life and using the Bible to study how the Gospel of Luke records, the Last Supper, Passion of Christ, Jesus' crucifixion and his resurrection. 

 

Today, we looked at how we prepare for Lent. Under the three categories, prayer, almsgiving and fasting, we ordered several images and discussed which category they best fit with and why. We also made our own Lent promises and explored why the colour purple is used to symbolise/represent Lent and Easter. 

    

Following last weeks lesson, where we ordered the Stations of the Cross and learnt about what they meant, today we looked at them in more detail and how they are depicted in Church. We also used drama techniques such as, freeze frames, to think about how it may have felt for people watching and experiencing this alongside Jesus for the final moments of his life. 

  

Today, we looked at different representations of the stations of the cross through Art. We made our own designs for a station of our choosing and created a water colour picture. Afterwards, we explained why we had chosen it and what we had created. 

   

      

Today we looked how Luke's Gospel portrays Jesus entering Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. We read the Bible passage, answered some questions and a little bit of drama.

  

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Today, we looked at the story of the Last Supper. We looked at the work of Leonardo da Vinci and his famous painting before sketching our own and considering what conversations we may have heard if we were there ourselves.

  

Today we learnt about the crucifixion and retold this story together. We then created a water colour wash and used black card to create a painting/representation of Jesus on his cross. We also thought about the people who wanted him killed and those who tried to stop it and how they might have felt. 

  

   

Hinduism 

This week, we are learning about Hinduism. We identified that they believe in many Gods and Goddesses but also one overall supreme being Brahman. We then explored how a Hindu God was represented in stories and retold the story of Krishna and Kans. 

      

Spring 1

 

This term our focus is on being a 'Sacramental People'. The children will explore the language and what it means for something to be 'sacred' as well as exploring he sacraments and how God is present within our daily lives. We will also look at the actions of believers and explore why Catholics act and behave in particular ways. 

 

The past few lessons in RE we have looked at what the word 'sacramental' means and how we can be a sacramental people. We thought about what a believer might say and do to show that they are a sacramental person. 

   

We also looked at where we think God is and how we can identify his presence. We read a lovely story called 'Maybe God is like that too' and identified how we could see and hear God in the world around us. 

   

 

After this, we looked at the sacraments and the meaning behind words, actions and symbols involved in each of them. 

 

 

Autumn 2

Our new unit in RE will be 'Advent to Christmas' where we will explore the preparations and the waiting period of Advent and why it is an important time of the year. This years focus will be on the Gospel of Luke. 

 

So far this term we have explored which liturgical year we are in and who's gospel we are reading. The children have become more familiar with the Bible, especially the Gospel of Luke. We have read two stories from chapter 1, the annunciation and the story of Mary visiting Elizabeth. We have also looked at how these women prepared for the birth of Jesus and how we prepare to celebrate today.

 

  

 

Over the past few weeks we have been exploring different signs and symbols of Advent. We discussed what makes them special and how we prepare for Advent. We have also been looking at the Gospel of Luke portrays the birth of Jesus and how this compares to other stories we know. Last week we made a class advent calendar and today we made Advent promises and a class wreath.  

   

Judaism 

After a week spent on Judaism last term, where the children further explored Moses and what it means to be Jewish, today they had a workshop based around the synagogue. They learnt about the place of worship, special signs and symbols, the language and the alphabet used when writing in Hebrew, as well as looking at artefacts and designing their own. It was very fun and informative for everyone involved!

      

Autumn 1

Our First topic is 'In the Beginning', where we will look at a range of metaphors to describe God, retell religious stories and relate and relate what we know to our own experiences. 

 

We have exploring our school prayers and understanding the importance of why we ourselves and others pray. 

 

We have also been taking the opportunity to explore prayer through our Class Worship and times of reflection. 

In our class sessions we have also explored who and what God is and what qualities he possesses so that we can try and be more like him. 

 

The past few lessons we have been looking at the story of Moses and the Burning Bush and exploring his relationship with God. To show our understanding we answered some questions about the story followed by some artwork.

  

 

This week we explored the Trinity and the idea that God is three persons in one. We also learnt the Glory Be and put actions to the prayer to help us remember it. Afterwards, we reflected on how the Holy Spirit is present in our lives and how it helps us. 

     

 

Today we planned our own class worship sessions. We spoke about the word, response, how we would gather and what our mission would be. We will start leading our own sessions very soon-how exciting!

   

 

Today we further explored the Trinity and where it was present in our lives. We also made our Trinity pieces of Art for our display! 

    

    

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