To finish off our RE topic from last term we were visited by a Jewish lady in class. Sally is a practising Jew who lives in Eastbourne, and attends the local Synagogue there. We found out all about her lifestyle and what it was like to grow up in a Jewish house, the festivals and celebrations they had and their beliefs. We were lucky enough to explore and look at some artifacts that she brought with her. The children were really engaged and made us very proud with their excellent behaviour and good questioning.
Year 3 and 5 have enjoyed their final Forest School sessions with a warm hot chocolate and tasty s’mores. The children whittled their own sticks to toast marshmallows on.
We had a morning of trying different foods that would have been eaten in the Stone Age the children enjoyed sampling, berries, creamed cheese, flat bread and apples. They of course at a lot of meat. They started to cook their meat in the middle period (mesolithic) of the Stone Age.
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Alice Darby, Thivya Thivakaran, Jaxon Cole, Tia-Louise Gannon, Matthew Rayner, Awlad Meraj, Amy Day, Laila Osmond
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
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.
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!!