Policy: PHSCE Policy
Staff Co-ordinator: Mrs. D. Cross
Link Governor: Ms. S. Ingwersen
Statement of Intent:
Opal Learning Zone
Amethyst Learning Zone
Sapphire Learning Zone
Ruby Learning Zone
Emerald Learning Zone
Diamond Learning Zone
September 2020- February 2021
The Christmas Story – In R.E. this half-term, we have focused on the Christmas Story. We read and acted out the story. We thought about why Christmas matters to Christians and what made baby Jesus so special. We have learnt about advent, and found out how Christians count down to Christmas.
RHSE – This half-term, we have covered a lot of areas. We learnt a lot about Remembrance Day during “War Week.” We have also learnt about Bonfire Night, anti-bullying and road safety.
Christian Creation Story – In RE this half-term, we have focused on the Christian Creation Story. The children have read, watched and acted out the story. We found out what God created on each day of the week and made a wheel to help retell the story. We also took part in a class-based harvest festival, thanking God for food and everything else He provides.
Here we are – There has been a strong focus on settling the children back into school this half-term. We took part in a whole school integration topic, ‘Here We Are.’ We focused on integrating the children back into school and finding out about themselves and the ever-changing world that they live in.
Friendship – In Character development, we have been working on our friendships. We have investigated the qualities needed to be a good friend and have looked at our differences.
Incarnation – In RE, the children have been looking at Incarnation. We have looked at the Christmas story and unpicked the different characters and the roles that they played. We have asked why Jesus was a special baby and looked at people that are special to us. We have discussed what gifts we can give for free this Christmas, like the gifts the Wise men gave to Jesus.
We have also visited our prayer space, taking the time to be quiet and reflect upon someone we might want to give a special prayer or thought to.
Christian Creation Story – In RE this half term, we have looked at the Creation Story. The children have acted out the story and thought about their favourite day and given reasons for their choices. We have thought about God’s planet, his creation and how we can look after it for him. The children took part in a class-based harvest festival and we gave thanks to God for food and many other things that the children are thankful for.
The children wanted to give back to the local community so have made cards and pictures for the lonely and vulnerable people who aren’t able to get about due to Covid restrictions.
Feeling settled – In Character Development, we have been using a range of texts to help the children to settle back in school life. We have looked at how we are all unique and the special qualities that we all have.
Christian Creation Story – This half term, Class 3 have focused on the creation story in RE. We looked closely at the main parts of the story and decided why these were important to Christians. The children had some great explanations and have all worked very hard.
Feeling settled – There has been a big emphasis on settling the children into their new classes this year. We have worked a lot on: self-confidence, changes and our feelings. The children had great fun thinking about their family tree and what each person means to them. The children were able to talk openly about this and had some great ways as to why their family is important to them.
Incarnation – We have been learning about the Incarnation in RE. In this lesson the children spent time reading passages from Matthew 1:18 and Luke 1:26. The children found key words linked to the Holy Trinity in their text and discussed the context they were used in. They were able to locate words such as Father, Son, Holy Spirit, King.
How we are all different – In Character Development, we have been exploring how we are all different. This included our anti-bullying week when we discussed different types of bullying including cyberbullying. The children participated in mature discussions and were able to identify adults they could go to, to report bullying in school.
The Ten Commandments – In RE, we have been looking at God’s instructions (The Ten Commandments). The children took it in turns to be an ‘instructor’ in groups and had to describe a picture for their group to draw. Jack did a great job of describing his picture to the rest of the class.
Anti-Bullying – Since coming back to school, we have focused on the mental health and wellbeing of children. We have looked at how bullying can affect others and what we can do if we are being bullied. We had a great discussion about this and the children were able to recall the different forms of bullying.
Bible Stories – Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, the children have been participating in class assemblies. They have really enjoyed listening to Bible stories read by a range of different people. They have had the opportunity to participate in class discussions and reflect on the stories they have heard.
Lily’s Poem – Lily wrote a beautiful poem on “How does God feel about His wonderful creation:
The Big Picture – In RE, Class 5 will be working on Christianity during this academic year. We will open our learning by looking at ‘The Big Picture’ where we will be studying main events in the Christian calendar. We will begin by doing work on ‘The Creation’ whilst asking the question ‘What does it mean if God is Holy and Loving?’.
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