RE Certificates for Term 1

Classes have been working hard right across the school in RE during term 1.  Here are some of the ways that we have been learning.

Class teachers have nominated pupils who have shown super effort and enthusiasm throughout the term.  Congratulations to everyone who has earned a RE certificate for term 1!

Reception

Amber and Emerald talked about why God is important to Christians and drew their own representations of God.

Certificates: Olivia Igbineweka, Ana-Maria Gaman, Yara Mustafa, Ella Dipple, Gabriel Taylor, Leonidas Kotziamanis

Year 1

Jet and Moonstone started their learning by visiting the nature trail. They said that being outside made them happy because it is calm and there are lots of things to see and touch.  They made the link that God created the world and Christians are thankful to him for this.

Certificates: Kit Watson, Joseph Donoghue, Amiyah Jenner, Land Ali

Year 2

Peridot and Garnet have been learning about the good news Jesus brings through the stories of ‘The Prodigal Son’ and ‘Matthew the Tax Collector’.

Certificates: Alexsandr Bruzas, Sofia Darby, George Lock, Daisy Martin, Mohammed Sadullah ,Amalia Wells, Frankie Edwards, Callie Harper, Ioachim Gaman, Otto Gadd

Year 3

Amethyst and Jade have been exploring what a covenant is through the story of Noah. They made links to the promises made at wedding by acting out a wedding with the help of Fr Nick.

Certificates: Kitty Harris, James Coleman Cross, Navamanisha Nirmalan, Pearl Coram, Steven Leich

 

Year 4

Coral and Topaz have been making links between the story of Noah and how we live in school and the wider world.

Certificates: Lily-May McHenry, Soheil Samadi,  Fiona Mustafa, Rubi Carman-Smith, Jannah Mohammed, Lola Liddle, Emma Cooper, Rebecca Martin, Oasis Ncube, Betsey-Rose Selley, Scott Richards, Stacey Miller, Nikki Vitolina, Paula Brizga,  Erin Watson

Year 5

Pearl and Ruby used Godly Play to inspire them to think about how Christian beliefs about God being holy and loving can make a difference in the world today.   They created their own ‘Ten Best Ways’ for living.

Certificates:

Alice Darby, Thivya Thivakaran, Jaxon Cole, Tia-Louise Gannon, Matthew Rayner, Awlad Meraj, Amy Day, Laila Osmond

Year 6

Opal, Sapphire and Diamond explored ideas about whether Creation and Science are conflicting or complementary.

Certificates: Maddie Rosewell, Tommy Peters, Harry Malone, Reggie Rosewell, Leo Matassa, Summer McHenry, Chloe Ansell, Angel Ward, Briony Wright, Joel Zachariah, Vitalijs Sveds, Flori Harris, Libby Fairless, Robin Price, Rida Jaffari

Circuit Training

Today we were lucky enough to have a visit from athlete  ‘Darran Challis’ who has represented Great Britain at the 2016 Invictus games Orlando. We learnt about his career in the army and his passion for sports from a young age. Sadly he was medically discharged from the service due to an injury which also affected his ability to pursue his dream of being a professional runner. He spoke of the perseverance and resilience he required to overcome his injuries teaching the children that we can do achieve our goal and dreams with the correct mindset. The children were then lucky enough to perform a circuit session with Darran.

Year 3 Wedding

In RE we have been exploring covenants and promises. Looking at the story of Noah and the promise God made with Noah to never flood the lands again .We have been exploring the symbol of a promise and thinking about the promises we make in our own lives. To finish off our learning we learnt about the promises made in a wedding by having a mock wedding with Father Nick. Thank you for all the support families and staff gave,without which we would not have been able to have such a fantastic time.

 

 

Our Planet Rocks Finale!

In Year Three we have been exploring the life cycle of a volcano and looking at where rocks begin their journey  in our ‘our Rocks’ Learning Adventure. After making papier mache volcanoes, we then created the lava by combining vinegar and bicarbonate of soda to create an acid and alkali reaction .Below are some photos from the actual explosion that some lucky parents managed to attend as our fantastic finish to this term.

   

Jade class share their home learning!

Today we have shared our home learning with each other. We had some beautiful artwork, times tables, posters and fact-files about famous composers and fossil hunters. Thank you to all the families that helped the children and encouraged them!

‘Forest School Fun’ Term 1

During term 1 groups from years 3 to 6 have enjoyed several ‘Forest School’ sessions. The children have been busy planting fruit bushes,learning how to light fires safely,whittling and using a bow saw.

They have also transferred their math knowledge that they have learnt in class. Partitioning using natural resources. The final session included toasting marshmallows and drinking hot chocolate.

But most of all they have just enjoyed playing in the mud and getting dirty!!