Category Archives: Religious Education

Reception’s Church Visit

Reception’s Church Visit

Linked to our Religious topics of ‘Celebrating’ and ‘Gathering’ this term, the Reception children enjoyed a visit to St. Columba’s church.

Two of our parish members Mrs Dodds and Mr Finlay helped us on our visit.

Mr Finlay drove the children to the church in the minibus.

There was great excitement getting out of school and having a ride on the minibus!

Mrs Dodds helped the children bless themselves when they arrived and entered into the church.

Mrs Dodds spent time chatting with the children. She showed them around the church and pointed out many main features. They looked at the Baptismal Font where many of our children would have been baptised. Mrs Dodds and Mr Finlay showed us a baptismal candle, some special oils and a precious shell that the priest uses to pour the water on the head of the person being baptised.

 

The children had a walk around the altar and found the lectern where the priest often stands to speak to the congregation.


The children enjoyed ringing the church bells!

Mrs Dodds showed us the priest’s vestments and talked about how they wear different colours at different points in the year.

The children really enjoyed their visit and found lots of things in the church.

Thank you to all of the people who came along to help us on our visit. A big thank you especially to Mrs Dodds and Mr Finlay.

 

RE in Nursery

In RE we have been been looking at what a ‘celebration’ is and how the parish family celebrate. What is a celebration? Why do people celebrate? Can you celebrate on your own?   We looked at photos of ourselves at our Christmas party. We noticed our special clothes, special food and the fun we  had…Read More

Celebrating The Epiphany in Y3

Celebrating The Epiphany in Y3

On Monday 7th, on returning to school, we completed our RE topic on Visitors with our final learning focus on the visit of the Wise Men to the infant, Jesus. First of all we looked at Matthew’s gospel to see what we could learn about the Wise Men.  It said “Some Wise Men came from…Read More

Reception & Nursery learn about Baptism

Reception & Nursery learn about Baptism

Our topic in Religious Education is ‘Belonging’ and in Reception and Nursery we having been talking and finding out about Baptism. The children enjoyed joining together and acting out a Baptism in the school hall. We discussed the signs and symbols of Baptism. The children decided the baby’s name was George. We choose some parents…Read More

Y3 reflect on their Judaism topic

Y3 reflect on their Judaism topic

Y3 have been learning many things about the Jewish Synagogue – and many new words in Hebrew!  Not only is the synagogue a place of worship, but it is also central to the lives of Jewish people.  Today we have been reflecting on all that we have discovered and respected over the course of our…Read More

RE in action…Buddy assembly…CAFOD lunch…Y6 7th Oct

RE in action…Buddy assembly…CAFOD lunch…Y6 7th Oct

It was “RE in Action Week” this week in Y6 with two big events.  On Thursday it was the Buddy Assembly where Year 6 pupils formally welcome the new starters in Reception to be a part of our school family.  On Friday it was the annual  CAFOD Harvest Fast Day fund-raising lunch where the soup…Read More