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Religious Education

In Year 4 we have been learning about the period of Lent in our RE topic. As part of this we made pancakes, had a Teams call with Reverend Peters and made purple candles including words to signify this time of year. Year 4 would like to say an extra special thank you to Reverend Peters for giving us her time! We learned so much about how important Easter is for her as a Christian and what special things happen in church at Easter.

Children in Reception have been looking at Easter and the theme of new life. Reception went for a lovely walk around the school grounds today to look for signs of spring. The children took iPads to take photos of all the things we saw.

The focus of Year 3's Easter work has been looking at the importance of Palm Sunday to Christians. As part of this work the children have been working with actual palm leaves and followed instructions to successfully make their own palm crosses.

Year 2 as part of their RE work have been looking at Easter traditions. They got creative making Easter bonnets and looked at the significance of this long standing Easter tradition.

Year 3 have been looking at Christian symbols in RE. Christians believe the dove , which represents peace, was sent by Jesus as a Holy Spirit as a presence, a feeling that God is there with them to guide them. Jesus died on the cross to show his love for humanity. Ichthus (the fish) was used to show they were followers of Jesus. This symbol was used by early Christians. We painted the symbols onto rocks

Mr Cowie's Year 5 class have been learning all about the significance of the Chinese dragon as part of their work on Chinese New Year.

Reception have been learning all about Chinese New Year traditions. The children made lanterns and dragons then had a Chinese banquet!

Reception have been learning about the preparations that are made to celebrate Chinese New Year. They know they have to clean the house and put up red decorations (red is a lucky colour). A table has been set to have a family meal too! We can’t wait to celebrate on Friday!

Year 4 have been learning all about the reason and symbolism behind the Advent Wreath . They learned that the first one was made in 1839 by a German minister called Johann Witchers. They also leaned that the word ‘wreath' means twist.

Reverend Peters led the school in worship today and talked to us about the importance of Advent. She reminded us of why Advent is celebrated and what we can do to prepare for the lead up to Christmas.

Reception have been celebrating Diwali! We made Diya lamps and also made some delicious chapattis to dip into curry sauce and mango chutney.

Children in Nursery and Reception have retold the nativity story through the story of 'The Sleepy Shepherd'. Our parents were very proud just as we were...

Reception have been learning about the Jewish Festival of Sukkot in RE. The children made a "Sukkah" which is a special tent where they would celebrate by eating a meal with their families. We even collected leaves, twigs and grass to decorate the roof and we even ate our snack inside with our school friends. Fabulous learning Reception!

The Year 5 children have used their sculpture skills to create these beautiful diva lamp holders as part of their work in RE.

KS1 had a lovely time celebrating Harvest festival at church today! Reverend Peters read to us the story of the loaves and fishes and we talked about the vegetables that we could see in the delicious vegetable display in the church

Our Reception children visited the church today to role play the baptism of our baby dolls, Katie and Felix. Reverend Muriel Peters very kindly led the service. Afterwards, the dolls and their extended families had a party back at school!

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