Category Archives: Religious Education

Orienteering & Art…Pre-SATs?!…Surely not!…Y6…23rd March

Orienteering & Art…Pre-SATs?!…Surely not!…Y6…23rd March

Everyone in Y6 is working hard in Maths and English as the countdown to this year’s SATs begins.  But, as is the St Columba’s way, we strive to retain a balanced curriculum.  We’ve started a Geography topic on English counties and have done some excellent programming in Computing to make video games using Kodu.  In Art, we’ve finished our R.E. Passover display and even found time to take advantage of the Spring weather this week and do some orienteering in P.E.

 

Art…2nd March…Y6

Art…2nd March…Y6

We began our R.E. Easter topic this week which includes learning about the story of the first Passover.  We watched the brilliant animated movie “The Prince of Egypt” which in turn inspired an all-too-rare opportunity for some high-quality art work.  I’ll put some examples of our finished pictures on twitter and on this blog, but…Read More

Happy Christmas from Nursery

December has been a magical month in Nursery. The children learned about the first Christmas and how people celebrate Jesus’ birthday each year. They role played the Nativity in the home corner and made an Advent wreath to take home. As always Nursery put on their amazing Nativity Play. This years performance was called ‘A…Read More

Happy ‘Diwali’ from Nursery

It has been a very busy week in Nursery. We have had ‘Stay and Play’, ‘Italian Day’ and celebrated ‘Diwali.’   We value the role that festivals and celebrations play in supporting children’s learning and development in every area of learning. Miss O’Connor encourages families to help understand one another’s cultures and beliefs in a…Read More

Welcome Back Nursery

The children have returned to Nursery full of excitement and enthusiasm! Miss O’Connor is very proud of the new children and how well they have settled in.     We have been learning each other’s names and discussing how God loves us all. The children’s handprints and photos are beautifully displayed on our RE wall.  …Read More

Year 2’s work on Community

As part of our RE topic, A Journey in Love, Year 2 looked at the values and importance of communities. The children thought about family members and discussed how each family could look different but share similar values. They explored the different communities that they are part of and discussed what makes each community special.…Read More

Y6 9th June

Y6 9th June

In a neat link with our R.E. topic, for St Columba’s Day in Y6 we examined the role of Columba as a witness to the Good News of Jesus. We considered the qualities he would have needed to convert to Christianity the savage and warlike Picts (see photo below) and the arguments he would have used.…Read More