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Durrington C of E VC Junior School

Every child, Every chance, Every day

Religious Education at our school asks about meaning and purpose. Space is given for the children to reflect on their beliefs and ideas. We enjoy exploring Christianity and Islam alongside the other principal religions and world views. Time and space is given for the children to discuss the big questions, share their thoughts and ideas and reflect on the nature of truth. The Religious Education classroom is always a lively, creative and safe place to be!

Children at our school enjoy exploring different faiths and beliefs through art, drama, dance and discussion. Here are some examples of the exciting and creative work our children have produced.

Oak and Lime classes have really enjoyed making diva lamps this term. They have shared the Hindu story of Rama and Sita and recreated the story in a dramatic way.

 

Oak and Lime classes

In term one the children will be questioning if celebrating Divali in the home and in the community brings about a feeling of belonging. The children will be able to think about their own lives and beliefs whilst they learn about the lives and beliefs of other people.

In term two the children will be exploring the true meaning of Christmas. They will compare the way Christians celebrate Christmas to the way Hindus celebrate Divali. There will lots of opportunity for art in this term so please make sure your children are feeling creative (and have their art shirts!).

 

Willow and Sycamore classes 

In term one the children will question what Hindus believe God is like and they will explore how this belief influences their worship. This topic promises to be colourful, inspiring and very creative.

In term two the children will be learning about the Bible with a focus on the Nativity story. They will question whether the Bible and the Nativity story are still relevant in the world today. There will be a lot of discussion and sharing of ideas this term so the children need to be ready to use their listening and debating skills.

Chestnut and Hawthorn classes 

In term one the children will question what Hindus believe God is like and they will explore how this belief influences their worship. This topic promises to be colourful, inspiring and very creative.

In term two the children will question whether the Nativity story is true. They will analyse what the word truth means and focus on ideas about faith, belief and how different people interpret the Bible. There will be a lot of discussion and higher level thinking so they will need their thinking hats on!