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Religious Education

At  St. Luke's pupils enjoy a weekly Religious Education lesson.  We use the Hampshire agreed syllabus called ' Living Differences' which introduces key concepts to the children such as sacrifice, special books and holiness.  There is a clear cycle to our learning of these concepts: communicate, apply, enquire, contextualise and evaluate.

 

During the contextualise stage we explore how this concept is applied in different faiths.  For example, in our Y1 and Y2 Special Books unit we look at the importance of the Bible for Christians and the Torah for Jews.  In our Y5 & 6 pilgrimages unit we study the fifth pillar of Islam, Hajj. 

 

Core Literacy skills are developed through Religious Education teaching, such as writing a balanced argument, communicating ideas clearly and reading religious texts for meaning.  We also teach R.E. creatively and look for opportunities to develop our artistic skills (painting our interpretation of Angels) and practical skills (building a sukkah or making a Holi sweet).

Y1 Easter gardens, linked to happy and sad emotions

Y1 Easter gardens, linked to happy and sad emotions 1 Easter garden using a plant pot for the empty tomb
Y1 Easter gardens, linked to happy and sad emotions 2 Easter garden with 3 crosses

Y2 built a sukkah to understand the Jewish festival of sukkot (harvest), as part of their learning on thankfulness

Y2 built a sukkah to understand the Jewish festival of sukkot (harvest), as part of their learning on thankfulness 1 We all managed to squeeze in to our shelter

Examples of creative Religious Education teaching and learning at St. Luke's

Examples of creative Religious Education teaching and learning at St. Luke's 1 Learning about journeys, Y1 made 'messy maps'
Examples of creative Religious Education teaching and learning at St. Luke's 2 Y2 made a photo-story of a parable
Examples of creative Religious Education teaching and learning at St. Luke's 3 Learning about stewardship
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