St Bartholomew’s C of E Primary School is extremely lucky to have such a diverse culture within the school. Through the teachings of RE, we want every child to understand the different religious beliefs held by their peers within school. In doing so, we want all children to leave us knowing how important understanding is to living a fulfilled and happy life.
As RE is a central subject in our curriculum, we aim to develop children’s curiosity about different beliefs and in doing so, develop their own cultural, spiritual, moral and social beliefs.
We aim to enable learners to identify why religious beliefs influence people’s behaviours, allowing them to be positive towards people who hold a different belief to their own. This in turn will let pupil’s be able to become more aware of their own beliefs and values, allowing them to choose their own spiritual and cultural journey.
Right to Withdraw
As a large multicultural church school we hope that all children join our worship which covers themes that are relevant to all children and adults regardless of faith and beliefs. If you would like to withdraw your child from worship you must put it in writing and discuss it with Mrs Wainwright.
Curriculum - Religious Education - Key Documents
Curriculum - Religious Education - Useful Links
Curriculum - Religious Education - The Importance of Rules
This half term in R.E we have discussed rules and the importance of rules. Today we discussed why we have rules and what can happen if those rules are broken. A lot of the children explained that people can get hurt or upset. We showed the importance of rules through drama. We focused on the physical strand of the the framework and made sure our voices were loud and clear.
Curriculum - Religious Education - Breaking Rules
Class 6's RE lesson this week had an oracy focus. We were working on the physical aspect of the oracy framework, focusing on making sure our voices are loud enough to be heard. We created mini performances about somebody breaking a rule, then discussed what would be different if we had a positive role model to show us how to make the right choices.
Curriculum - Religious Education - Baptism
In class 6, we have been learning about the importance of baptism to Christians. We have looked at different items important for baptism, such as a candle and christening gown.
Curriculum - Religious Education - Values
Class 13 writing down values they live by and the actions that come along with it.
Curriculum - Religious Education - Carol Service at Church
This years Worship Council have had the opportunity to work with Mr Leadbeater to produce a wonderful Carol Service at church today. They led the service in front of the whole of KS2 and some parents. Along side the Worship Council, Mr Leadbeater has been working hard with this years choir, who have performed outside of school quite a few times already this year. Today, they showed off all they have learnt with a wonderful performance at the service. Well done to all the children, and thanks goes to Mr Leadbeater for all his hard work (and organ playing).
Curriculum - Religious Education - Christmas & Church
Today we decorated Christmas decorations whilst we practiced our hymns for our church service tomorrow.
Curriculum - Religious Education - Advent
In RE, class 6 really enjoyed learning about advent and making their own advent wreaths.
Curriculum - Religious Education - Diwali 2023
This week we have continued our Celebration topic by learning all about the Hindu celebration Diwali - The Festival of Light. The children made their own Diya lamps and decorations to celebrate.
Curriculum - Religious Education - Jesus Calms the Storm
Well done class 17 on re-creating Jesus Calms the Storm in some very inventive ways. We understood how much trust the disciples needed to have in Jesus.
Curriculum - Religious Education - Diwali Workshop
Year 1 enjoyed taking part in the Diwali workshop. We learned all about Diwali and how it is celebrated. The children looked at Diya lamps and then painted their own Diya lamp. In the afternoon, the children learned a Bollywood Dance and performed it in front of some parents and grandparents. We learned about Diwali from Miss Riyat, who was kind enough to bring some Diwali objects into school and explain to the children what they were used for.
Curriculum - Religious Education - The Lost Sheep
In RE, we have been exploring the parable of The Lost Sheep in class 6. After watching and reading the story, we completed a carousel of activities including creating sheep pictures, retelling and performing the story and writing notes to loved ones.
Curriculum - Religious Education - Harvest Festival
A lovely Harvest Festival in church with all the KS2 children. Thank you to everyone who donated “just one thing” for our harvest collection. The food will be generously donated to families in the local area that need extra support over the colder winter period. It was also lovely for the year 3 children to be in church for the first time. They were lucky enough to stay behind after to have a look around and hear the brilliant organ played not so brilliantly!
Curriculum - Religious Education - Collective Worship Songs
Here are class 13 singing a collection of worship songs.
Curriculum - Religious Education - Collective Worship Song (Class 16)
Class 16 have worked hard at creating a song based off of our St Bart’s characteristics for worship this week.
Curriculum - Religious Education - Collective Worship Song (Class 17)
Well done class 17 on a wonderful thankfulness song.
Curriculum - Religious Education - Older Religions
Class 11 have started looking at some older religions and how they all had a sun god to worship. They have looked at Ra, from Ancient Egypt, Huitzilopochtli and Quetzalcoatl from Aztecs and Apollo from Ancient Greeks. They used iPads to research more information about them and will write up all the facts in a fact file next week.
Curriculum - Religious Education - Singing Hymns
We enjoyed singing our hymns in our collective worship at the end of the day.
Curriculum - Religious Education - Worship Council Assembly
The Worship Council helped lead worship in the hall for years 1-3. They met beforehand and planned what they were going to do. The theme was around thankfulness, our half termly focus and they explored how we should be thankful for our food and that some children in England and around the world are not as fortunate.
Curriculum - Religious Education - Religious Festivals
Class 11 have been looking at different festivals celebrated across a variety of religions. This week we looked at the Hindu festival of Diwali. We thought about the story of Rama and Sita from last week and looked at how Hindus celebrate this time. We then made our own colourful Diwali lamps.
Curriculum - Religious Education - Diwali
In RE this week we have been finding out all about Diwali and how it is celebrated. The children then made these amazing lamps.
Curriculum - Religious Education - Sun God Mythology
This week in RE class 12 have been researching sun god mythology, we will then use this information to create leaflets next week.
Curriculum - Religious Education - Celebrating Diwali
Class 10 have been learning about the festival of Diwali. We then made our own Diva lamps and talked about their significance in the story of Rama and Sita. We talked about how fun it was learning about different beliefs and enjoyed talking about some of the festivals celebrated by children and families in our class.
Curriculum - Religious Education - The Story of Rama and Sita
Class 11 have enjoy the reenactment of the story of Rama and Sita. Sita was kidnapped by the demon king Ravana and imprisoned. Luckily, with a bit of help from the monkey king and his army of monkeys, Rama was able to kill the king and rescue Sita. They followed the villagers burning oil lamps to guide them home. This was the start of the festival of Diwali for Hindus.
Curriculum - Religious Education - Morning Worship
Class 16 singing in assembly. We have been thinking about who and what we are thankful for.
Curriculum - Religious Education - The Teachings of Jesus
In RE, class 6 have been learning all about the teachings of Jesus. We read the parable of the Feeding of the 5000, before creating beautiful water colour illustrations to represent the story.
Curriculum - Religious Education - Ceremonies
Our RE topic this half term is ‘How are important events remembered in ceremonies?' This week we have been looking at the story of Hanukkah and the Maccabee’s. We sequenced the events from the story, retold the most important parts and discussed the message that is given.
Curriculum - Religious Education - Collective Worship
Class 13 have loved being back in school and getting to know their new class. They have enjoyed collective worship this week and wanted to share a song to show how proud they are to be part of St. Bartholomew’s.
Curriculum - Religious Education - Special Places
Class 15 have been looking at the place that is special to them. They have produced some lovely work and worked hard on their pieces.