Category Archives: Religious Education

‘Celebrating’ in Nursery

In RE we have been discovering what a celebration is and how people celebrate. We talked about a memorable celebration and drew a picture. The children remembered special birthdays, Baptisms, Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

We looked at the different elements of a celebration and discussed how we find out about a celebration – (someone invites you, or you invite other people.) The children then made party hats to celebrate the birth of Jesus.

Following this, we looked at photographs of St Columba’s church and talked about how the parish family celebrates at church on a Sunday. We read the story of the ‘The Presentation’ when Mary and Joseph took Jesus to the temple.

Saturday 25th January marked Chinese New Year. This is a favourite celebration in Nursery. We received lanterns and egg rolls from one of our Chinese families and had a wonderful time dancing like a Chinese dragon. We look forward to many more celebrations throughout the year!

Science and R.E….Y6…Week 10…Nov 15th

Science and R.E….Y6…Week 10…Nov 15th

In the Jewish religion, New Year is celebrated in Autumn with the festival of Rosh Hashanah.  It’s a time to repent, to make up for things that have gone wrong, and to wish friends and family a “sweet New Year” – symbolised by apples and honey (surprisingly delicious, if you’ve never tasted them). In Science,…Read More

RE, Geography, Food Technology …Y6 CAFOD Lunch…27th Sept

RE, Geography, Food Technology …Y6 CAFOD Lunch…27th Sept

With CAFOD’s Harvest Fast Day falling during our time at High Borrans this year, we brought the traditional Y6 CAFOD fundraising lunch forward a week.  A true cross-curricular extravaganza if ever I’ve seen one, though perhaps a shade too subtle for our special visitors to notice when we did exactly the same last year! The…Read More

Art & RE in Y6…week 2…15th Sept

Art & RE in Y6…week 2…15th Sept

Taking a very small amount of time off the relentless Y6 pursuit of excellence in Maths and English, we have extended our Geography topic (aka Creative Curriculum, if any OFSTED inspectors are reading this) on El Salvador to explore the work of world-famous Salvadoran artist, Francisco Llort.  Llort seeks to express the beauty and vibrancy…Read More

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…Read More

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