The children have been learning about dinosaurs. We have been measuring dinosaurs by length.
Year 5 spent a full day looking at a Native American Artist – his name is Douglas Miles. Throughout the day, we explored his inspirations and themes of paintings. Once we felt we had a good understanding, we then took inspiration from him: experimenting with colours, investigating different patterns for the background and choosing our figure for the foreground.
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We were asked the question: do we all belong to a community? We spoke about our faiths, family and clubs we go to.
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Year 5 have been looking at how Christians believe the world was created. As well as this, they have been researching how other people and religions believe the world was created. Using their knowledge and beliefs, they then read several different statements and put their photo to the one they felt strongest for and gave a reason why.
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We have been learning about ‘under the sea’. Here is a photograph from our fantastic trip to The Blue Planet Aquarium.
This half term, we explored black history through researching the imprisonment and enslaving of Africans within the North American continent. We looked the conditions these people were forced to work in, creating our own plantations to get a better understanding of their daily life. We also looked into the Underground Railroad, learning about how some people escaped from slavery.
In 1ZM we have been comparing the religions we have learnt about so far. We recognised that all religions care for our planet. To show how we care, we planted some potatoes, courgette seeds and green bean seeds.
We have been exploring how people can live by the example of Jesus in the 21st Century. We learned all about Mother Teresa, and how she followed in Jesus’ footsteps by helping people around the world. We then linked this to our own lives, thinking about how we could help others by following Jesus’ word.
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We have been learning about ‘People Who Help Us’. We really enjoyed the visit from the nurse and she showed us how to wash our hands like a nurse!
Our topic this half term has been ‘The Vikings’. We went to a Living History day at Tatton Park where we had the opportunity to handle a range of artefacts that would have been used during the Viking Age. As well as this, we learnt how Vikings made bread and also practised Viking shield positions to make sure we were ready if we needed to join the Viking Army!
We have been looking at places and objects that are sacred to Muslims and Christians. We discussed why each item is important for each religion.
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We began this topic by sharing all of the things we already knew about places of worship.
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This is a photo of our display that covers some of the wide range of faith communities and sacred places within our class.
During this lesson 6APS read the Oliver Jeffers book The Heart and the Bottle. They then talked about the metaphorical meaning behind the girl putting her heart in a bottle, the impact of death on everyone involved and the beliefs of different religions on life after death.
In Reception we have been looking at the life cycle of a butterfly. We studied and cared for our own caterpillars until they turned into beautiful butterflies.
Frederick Catherwood was a British artist and architect who used a technique called Lithography to document what he had discovered about the Mayan people. We tried to replicate his work, and the technique he used, through the use of watercolours and wax crayons.
In Reception we have been learning about different Traditional Tales this half term. We listened to the story of The Gingerbread Man, wrote instructions about how to make Gingerbread Men, then made and decorated our own delicious biscuits. We even gave one to Mrs Stubbs!
Year 6 have been covering the topics of Victorians, with a particular focus on our local area and how it has changed. We were fortunate enough to visit Elizabeth Gaskell’s house and explore different Victorian artefacts whilst there.
In year 1 we have been looking at who is a Christian and what do they believe in? We have been looking at the celebrations they partake in and their traditions. We have also been comparing them to different religions.
We spent time comparing Christian Aid and Muslim Aid to see how the different charities want to help everyone.
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To begin our new RE topic, ‘Why is the Bible important for Christians today?’, Reverend Craig came into speak to the class. He explained why the Bible is important to him and when he uses the Bible. He also read some parables and explained how they could help and guide us.
In Reception we have been learning about Mother’s Day. We talked about why we love our mums so much and discussed why we are thankful for all they do for us. We made our own Mother’s Day cards to take home.
In Reception we have been learning all about our Topic ‘Under The Sea.’ We went on a trip to the Blue Planet Aquarium where we saw sharks, stingrays and starfish.
As part of our Rivers Topic we have been looking at the Amazon River. In order to help us deepen our understanding and knowledge, we researched, scripted and filmed our own David Attenborough style documentaries on the Amazon.
The children made EID lanterns and cards to give to their friends and/ or family. They also researched different religions on the internet in mixed ability pairs.
The children spent a day learning about all aspects of Viking life with a ‘real life’ Viking. They were able to get their hands on several primary sources and experience many things that a Viking would have done during their daily lives.
We enjoyed learning about the life cycle of chicks and the children were very excited to watch the chicks hatch.
As part of our ‘All about me’ Topic we went on a walk around the local area. We spoke about different landmarks and homes. Back at school the children wrote a recount of the walk.
Reverend Craig came to visit Year 1. We asked the question: Why is the Nativity important for Christians? Reverend Craig told us the story of the birth of Jesus.
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This term we are looking at what is important to different religions. We are forming our decisions after looking mainly at Christian charity and art. It has been interesting to see how both of these things can be so very different but also, so very similar for different religions, specifically Christianity and Islam.