RE is taught across each year group and is part of an enriched curriculum taught here at Well Lane Primary School. The children cover many topics across the year and will learn at least one religion, whist also linking it to others previously learnt as well as our own thoughts and beliefs. The children are always eager to learn about other religions and beliefs and enjoying asking many how and why questions! We have established a strong link with our local church and Reverend Jane Parry is always encouraged to come and talk to the children in order to support learning. RE is an excellent way for children to learn to be open minded and accepting of other people's faiths and backgrounds. It helps to challenge misconceptions and prejudice whilst also teaching ethical values.
Please find attached the yearly overview for the RE curriculum which highlights what will be taught to each year group and when.
As part of our collective worship we say three prayers on a daily basis. These include a lunch time prayer, an end of the day prayer and a whole school prayer.
Lunch Time Prayer
Thank you for the world so sweet,
Thank you for the food we eat,
Thank you for the birds that sing,
Thank you God for everything.
End of Day Prayer
At the end of the day we put our hands together and say thank you Lord for a lovely day,
Whole School Prayer
At the start of this school day,
Help us to learn and help us to play,
To try our best in all that we do,
To understand and remember too.
Autumn 1 2018
Visits for this Autumn term
Reverend Jane to visit year 1 to discuss the meaning or our hands 10.10.18
Trip to the Mosque to consolidate the learning of Islam in year 5 11.10.18
Reverend Jane to visit year 6 to discuss the meaning of prayer 17.10.18
This half term the children are focusing on the gift of our hands. We have discussed how important our hands are to us and what we can do with our hands. We learnt that some people use their hands to talk and that some people are without any hands at all. The children performed a poem using their hands only.
Year 1 have continued to learn about the importance of hands this week and we have been learning some basic Makaton. The children learnt how to make animal signs using Makaton and also how to sing a song called Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
Year 6 have been learning about an inspirational lady called Corrie Ten Boom, and how her faith and religion helped her through the darkest times of her life. The children learnt about her story and how she was arrested and put into a concentration camp after being caught hiding Jews during the second world war. The children described what it would be like to be inside the camp and interviewed each other as they put themselves in the shoes of Corrie Ten Boom!
Year 1 have been learning about the story of Noah's Ark. They used small world play to re-enact the story.
During the spring term year 6 have been learning about the Easter story through art. They have been looking at different artists perspectives and have created their own still images of the events from the Easter story. Can you guess which scenes the children are portraying?
This term year 3 have been learning about the religion of Sikhism. We held a Sikh workshop where we were lucky enough to have a visit from Bobby Singh who is a practising Sikh from Manchester. He talked in depth about his religion and what it involves, and he also brought some items to show the children. They were particularly fascinated by the Kirpan!
Year 3 enjoyed acting out the story of The Good Samaritan.
Year 5 have been studying Islam and enjoyed a trip to the Birkenhead Mosque to consolidate their learning. They were able to watch the prayers take place and were shown how and why Muslims wash before prayers.
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