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Archbishop Cranmer CofE Primary Academy Striving for life in all its fullness. John 10: 10

R.E.

2015 Peace Day Poems plus our 34 Little Pieces of Peace

2015 Peace Day Poems plus our 34 Little Pieces of Peace 1 Our 34 Pieces of Peace
2015 Peace Day Poems plus our 34 Little Pieces of Peace 2 Peaceful thoughts as we leave our classroom
2015 Peace Day Poems plus our 34 Little Pieces of Peace 3 Our Peaceful room
2015 Peace Day Poems plus our 34 Little Pieces of Peace 4 Our Peace Day Doves
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Our Reflective Area in Class 5

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Spring Term R.E.

 

We  returned to school  on the 6th of January which was also Epiphany - the 12th day after Christmas which celebrates the visit of the wise men or three kings to baby Jesus. We looked at the Advent cards we prepared in December and talked about the things we had managed to achieve on them! 

 

Our new topic is about Journeys of Life and we started this off with the Big Question: Where am I going? We talked about Rites of Passage and mapped important events in our life. 

Tristan and Saffie brought in some gifts they had received for their Christenings for everyone to look at and we also investigated the Hindu Sacred Thread Ceremony and made some comparisons  and discussed another Big Question: How is water important to people on their journeys?

 

We then asked another Big Question: Where is God? This prompted us to  find out more about The Holy Trinity and after some time to reflect and wonder about the spirit of God we wrote some poems which are about how God breathes life into our world.

 

 

In March, Class 4/5 went to Southwell Minster to take part in the 20th anniversary Time Travel Pilgrimage experience.

 

Our day started with a candle procession through the great West Door and we sang a song we had learned in class.

 

Afterwards, we enjoyed six different activities before rejoining at the end of the day for more singing and a prayer and candle ceremony. Lucy and Frances were chosen to hold the candle.

 

We all took away special mementos and memories from the experience.

Time Travelling Pilgrimage to Southwell Minster

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Autumn Term R.E.

We celebrated World Peace Day in September by creating our own Peace Poems, which we also linked to the Christian values we have in school. Our calming poems were written  on peace doves and are on display in our class reflection area.

 

We then studied guidelines and rules for living a good life - there was lots of discussion about this, and it linked in with our topic work of Crime and Punishment. We looked at the characteristics of a villain and made charts of good and bad behaviour. We discussed the consequences of breaking guidelines we have at home and school (we  tried to link this again to our Christian values - mostly trust and endurance!)  and created dramas with two different endings: one showing the consequences of following a rule and the other showing the consequences of breaking a rule.

 

Working in jigsaw groups we became experts by focusing on the guidelines from one specific religion before sharing back with our groups. The religions we chose to research were: Christianity, Judaism, Sikhism and Islam.  We were amazed that there were so many similarities between their guidelines  and  we used a Diamond 9 to sort them into the ones we felt were most important - there was lots of discussion about this!Finally, we  took the guidelines from Islam, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Sikhism and shared these with our families at home: we had to decide which we did not think were so important, which we thought were important but not in our 'top 5' and which were in our top 5 ideas about what's good!

 

During Harvest time we all enjoyed reading the Parable of the Sower and we interpreted this parable and showed our understanding of the story by adapting it to a real life modern day situation. We performed role play of the Parable in church for our Harvest Festival.

 

We have also been doing a lot of wondering following reading the story of the Tower of Babel. We wondered what God's idea was.....we wondered what the consequence of our ideas might be...we wondered what might happen if...................................

 

Advent started with our Advent cards which we keep in class and add to as  we head towards Christmas. We have to think carefully about what we will think about, do , plan , prepare and pray over Advent. We have really enjoyed using these.

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