Collective Worship / Our Assemblies
This term, our assemblies will be focused on Living our lives for God - we will be learning about what God says in The Bible and looking at lots of world religions. In our class assemblies, we will be looking at kindness, forgiveness and friendship.
RE in our school
The teaching of Religious Education (RE) is an important part of our curriculum. We believe that RE should get children thinking about the big questions in life and help them to begin to form and express their own beliefs, as well as understand and appreciate other's beliefs. We support children to understand and respect different opinions and beliefs and to appreciate diversity. We encourage children to develop: respect, appreciation and wonder, self-awareness and open-mindedness.
We use the Emmanuel Project, provided by the Diocese, to provide a framework for the lessons. As a Church school, two thirds of our RE lessons are focused on Christianity.
The Long-term plan below shows everything that we will be teaching in RE this year, across our school.
We love to invite visitors into our school and we also enjoy visiting different places of worship. Recently, Year 5 and 6 went to visit the Hindu Mandir in Ipswich. This tied into their RE topic for the half term. They learnt so much on the trip and were able to ask questions about everything they had learnt. We are really grateful to the Mandir for allowing us to visit.
We often supplement our RE learning with RE mornings or a whole RE day where we focus on a particular festival, topic or faith.
Previously, we have learnt about Christmas, Easter, Harvest, Passover, The Trinity and Eucharist.
We have also spent time learning about Kagera in Tanzania and the church and school that the Diocese of St Edmundsbury is linked to.