Religious Education at Grove
In spring 1, Nursery children have been looking at how wedding are celebrated. They have read The Scarecrow’s Wedding by Julia Donaldson and have looked at real wedding pictures and invitiations.
Chinese New Year
In spring 1, Reception children have been exploring the festival of 'The Chinese New Year'. They have been doing lots of dragon dancing, lantern making and 'Year of the rabbit' paintings.
Festivals of Light
In Autumn 2, children have been studying festivals of light. They have explored Diwali, Hanukkah and Christmas and thought about why they are celebrated by people around teh world. They have read lots of stories relating to these festivals too!
A Study of Islam
In Autumn 1, children in Year 2 have studied Islam. They explored the life of Prophet Muhammad and were able to put key events of his life in order. They also explored the importance of the 5 Pillars of Islam, focusing on how Muslims pray. The children thoroughly enjoyed their visit to a Mosque.
In Autumn 1, children in Year 3 have really enjoyed their Initiation Rights topic. They considered their responsibility towards others in school and creating a sense of belonging to out school community. Children looked at various religious ceremonies for babies when they are born (Islamic naming ceremony and Christian baptism ceremony).
Learning from the past and having a vision for the future
In Autumn 1, Year 4 children have taken part in deep discussion about the past and having a vision for the future. Children studied the story of Noah’s Ark; they reflected on qualities he showed and how he showed hope for the future. The children came up with detailed thoughts on what they can learn from Noah and how they can show courage in their lives too!
How do different religions advocate peace?
In Autumn 2, children in Year 5 have been thinking about what peace means and what we can do to create a peaceful world around us. They have studied various religious teachings and considered what can be learned and adopted from them.
In Autumn 1, children in Year 6 have been exploring Judaism. They have reflected on the qualities of Moses and what made him a good leader. They have also looked at the importance of the Sedar meal and the symbolism involved in it. Furthermore, children also compared their own dietary requirement to those that are adopted by Jews (Kosher and Treif).