For the Spring two term, the children will be looking at Christianity with the focus question ‘Why does Easter matter to Christians?’. The children will answer a range of questions within the term to finally answer the over all unit question above.
The children were visited today by Lead Pastor Rich Grant and Kids Pastor Maddie Cullum from St George's Church. They were here to discuss the Easter story and inform the children about the amazing activities they do as a church during this time. Maddie read the children a story from the Bible to help them to understand how people were feeling. She got them to freeze frame themselves looking shocked, angry, sad and happy.
Lead Pastor Rich Grant discussed the story and the activities in more detail to help the children understand what they had to do. He showed the children how he breaks the bread and drinks the grape wine during this time. The children had to write what they think the people would be thinking and feeling at different parts of the Easter story. The children then made a Christian cross stained-glass window to take home.
Within our Spring term, we will be looking at the Jewish religion to answer the question 'How do the followers of Judaism live?'
To help us answer the question, we will be comparing the religion to Christianity to find out if they are any similarities and differences. We will explore the Kosher foods that the Jewish people eat and understand how their food is prepared. The children will also look at the clothing that is worn by the Jewish and what they symbolise.
For our second Autumn term, we have been looking at the Hindu religion. Our main focus question was 'What does Hinduism teach?
To answer this, the children looked at Hindu stories within the Ramayana and what these stories teach the Hindu people. We looked at the Diwali celebration and sampled an assortment of dried fruits that are used within this. To further our understanding, we looked at a Hindu person’s way of life and what the goals are that they adhere to.
Within our Autumn term, the children have been focusing on a main question 'What do Christians believe God is like?'.
The children have been exploring a range of facts showing Christians belief in God and that he is loving, kind, fair and forgiving. The children have looked at stories involving God to show how Christians believe and worship him. Over the term, the children have used a range of strategies to help them understand this. They have analysed texts, used artwork, designed comic strips and participated in group activities.