Learning in Summer Term
Reception have been learning about their place in a community and thinking about different places in which they belong. The pupils thought about how co-operation and teamwork is important in a community and explored this idea practically through team games.
In Year 1, pupils have learnt about Hindu celebrations and can identify special occasions in a Hindu childhood.
In Year 2, pupils have learnt how Siddhartha Gautama came to be known as ‘the Buddha’ and the meaning of Buddhist symbols.
In Year 3, pupils have learnt about the importance of the Bible to Christians and the Old and New Testaments.
In Year 5, pupils have learnt the Hindu belief that God is represented in different forms and Hindu teachings.
Learning in Spring Term
Reception have been learning about different religious festivals. For Purim, pupils made a delicious treat called Hamantaschen!
In Year 1, the pupils have been learning about special books. The pupils shared special books of their own and learnt about the special books for the Jewish, Christian and Islamic religions.
In Year 3, the pupils have been learning about Sikh’s rites of passage. The pupils identified who they are, what they believe and different ceremonies celebrated.
In Year 6, pupils have been learning about Sikhism. Pupils have learnt how Sikh people worship and the role of a Langar within the community.
Learning in Autumn 2
Reception learnt about the Nativity and the birth of Jesus. Pupils performed the Nativity to their families.
Year 1 have been learning about why Christians celebrate Christmas.
Year 2 have been learning about the Nativity. Pupils coloured pictures of scenes and wrote sentences to retell the story.
In Year 3, pupils have been learning about Judaism. They described different celebrations in Judaism including the Passover festival which is celebrated with the Seder meal.
Year 5 have been learning about the advent wreath and why this important for Christians as well as what belief each candle represents.
Year 6 have been learning about Christianity, focusing on the importance of churches. Pupils learnt about different denominations of Christianity and how churches are different around the world.
Learning in Autumn 1
Year 1 have been learning about different creation stories. The pupils have learnt about the Christian creation story and that it is from a special book called the Bible. They showed their learning by drawing what happened on each of the seven days.
Year 2 have been learning about leaders and teachers. The pupils learnt about leaders at school, as well as leaders of faith communities.
Year 3 have been learning about Judaism. The pupils learnt about the 10 Commandments that were given to Moses on Mount Sinai.
Year 4 have learnt about their identity and how everyone is unique. The pupils have considered ways in which identity is formed and shaped, for example through family and local community, religion and culture. The pupils have then considered how they can show tolerance and respect to people of different beliefs.
Year 5 have learnt about different communities and have considered the religious and non-religious communities that they may belong to. The pupils then drew a coat of arms to show what communities they personally belong to.
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