RE Curriculum

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RE is taught following the Awareness Mystery and Value syllabus, using the Understanding Christianity resources to support it. Lessons are taught creatively using, for example, Drama, Art, Music, Reflection, Debate, Poetry and visual stimulation from artefacts. Support from SACRE grants, has enabled visits to places of worship.
Godly Play
World Faiths- Festivals
The children enjoy having visitors to talk to them about different faiths as well as visitors from the Christian faith.
Working together is very important in school. It promotes mutual respect and allows the older children to act as role models for younger children.
December 2017 -Journey to Bethlehem
The whole school went on a 'Journey to Bethlehem'. 
Older pupils took younger children around different stations around the school, each with a focus on a part of the Christmas Story. They had questions to answer at each station. It was lovely to see the older children helping and supporting and great that the youngest children, were able to answer a lot of the questions!
Stations of the Cross
All the classes had a chance to explore the symbolism of the stations and perform activities linked to the Holy Week events.
15th May 2018   The wedding of  the year
The whole of fledgling unit ( yrs R, 1, 2) went to St. Julian's Church to re-enact a wedding.
The Rev. Tom Benyon officiated ( One of the church team and a Governor).
The children all dressed up and put their learning into real life as they saw why promises are made before God, why rings are exchanged and why the vicar puts a stole around the bride and grooms hands. All the symbolism we had looked at, became easy to understand.
The children were amazing and got into character very seriously!
It complemeted work being done in class about the Royal Wedding.
September 24th 2018
Mr Avramenko visited Sycamore Class to share his experience of pilgrimage to Iona, as part of our,"Why are some journeys and places special?" topic. He talked about the feeling of being close with God and having the time to reflect and pray.
All 38 children from Years 1 and 2, went to Wells Cathedral for our "Why are some places special?" topic.
They had a tour, looking at the architecture and key features and the famous clock! They took part in a stained glass window workshop and also a Christian symbol badge- making workshop. They finished with some sketching.
This was all thanks to Erasmus funding and also a SACRE grant. 
Exploring our Christian narrative
Sycamore Class have explored the running theme of Gardens and God as the Gardener, in The Bible. This reflection and Godly Play enabled them to reinforce the ' Big Story' concepts of God, Creation, Fall , Salvation and Gospel . They thought about the three gardens and the symbolism attached: Eden- an apple garden of 'choice', Gethsemane- an olive grove of 'chance' and the Vineyard- a  grape garden of hope.  They then explored the symbolism, to make triptychs of the three gardens.