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Christ the King RC Primary School

Christ at the Heart Of All We Do

Religious Education work examples Spring

 

In the Spring term we studied the three themes of Local Church (Community), Eucharist (Relating) and Lent/Easter (Giving). Each class  approached the themes through different topics.

Reception Spring Term

The Spring term started with the theme 'Local Church - Community.

We explored the theme of Celebrating generally,  and when people celebrate. We then thought about Celebrations that happen in Church and how the Parish Priest is an important part of that.

Our second topic was  Lent Easter- Growing.

We though about the season of Lent being a time to grow more like Jesus. We asked ourselves, what would Jesus do and how can I be more like Him? We also listened to the Easter story and were struck by how sad it was. The children said it was sad that Jesus dies because he was a good person who tried to help others.

Year 1 Spring

The Spring term started with the theme 'Local Church - Community :Special People'. 

All families who live or worship in a parish are part of the parish family.  As in any family there are people who have special roles within the parish.  On Sunday, in church, we meet people who do special jobs as we gather to celebrate the Good News of Jesus.  There are special people in our lives who are there to help us.

The second topic was Lent/Easter - change.  

Lent offers a time to reflect on life and change. This is a time to prepare for Easter. Change is a necessary part of healthy growth.

The third topic was Eucharist - special meals. 

The parish family gathers for the Eucharist (Mass), Jesus’ special meal. We find strength in gathering for the celebration of the Eucharist and of God’s love in our lives.

Year Two - Spring 

Local church - Our community / books

In year two we started our Spring RE by looking at our local church and our local community. Throughout the topic we were able to talk about our experience and feelings about the different books that are used at home and school,  to say what we wonder about the importance of books in our lives and to ask and respond to questions about our own and others’ experience and feelings of the different books that are used at home and school.

By the end of the topic we were able to answer our big questions such as:

Why do we need books?

How many kinds of books do we use and why?

What is special about the Bible and why is it important to us?

Eucharist - relating 

We were able to ask and respond to questions about how we and others feel when receiving and giving thanks and were able to show how feelings and beliefs affect our behaviour with regard to giving thanks.

By the end of the topic we were able to answer our big questions such as:

Why is it important to say thank you?

How does it feel to say thank you?

How does it feel to be thanked?

Lent / Easter - Giving

Lent is the season when Christians practise both giving and giving-up, to identify with the complete self-offering of Jesus which is remembered in the liturgy of Holy Week and the Easter Triduum (Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Vigil).

In his Gospel, Matthew makes it clear that in loving and caring for other people we are loving and caring for Jesus.

By the end of this topic we were able to answer our big questions such as:

How does each day offer new opportunities for doing good?

What helps a person to choose what is right and good?

Year 3 Spring Term

 

During Spring term year 3 have explored the liturgical calendar, the Eucharist and Lent. 

Liturgical calendar- Through this sequence of learning we have explored the importance of g with Christ and sharing his way of life. We have begun to understand that the churches year links to and celebrates parts of Jesus’ life. 

key questions for this topic were: 

How events mark the journey through the seasons of the year?

How can we help one another in life’s Journey?

 

The Eucharist- During this topic we explored the Eucharist of two parts. The first being the Eucharist of the word and the celebration of the eucharist. We focused on the importance of listening and sharing.

Key questions for this topic:

What is the importance of listening?

What is the cost of sharing?

What are the joys of sharing?

 

Lent- Lent and Holy Week is a time of giving in different ways and remembering the total giving of Jesus. 
pour key questions were: 

Why are people brave and courageous?

What does it mean to give yourself to others?

 

 

Year 5 Spring

In the first half of the Spring Term, we looked at the importance of The Eucharist and how it is a reminder of Christ's sacrifice on the Cross. We learned that through his sacrifice on the Cross, Jesus gives us his body and blood for the salvation of all people and provides hope for the future.

 

In the second half of the Spring Term, we explored sacrifice and learned that Lent is the season when Christians try to focus on giving. This helped us to identify with the complete sacrifice of Jesus, which is remembered in the liturgy of Holy Week. We also investigated the build up to Holy Week and Christ's journey. To help us understand the sacrifice that Jesus endured for us, we made Lenten promises and prepared ourselves for Easter Sunday.

Year 6 Spring

In the first half term, we looked at the Bible, learning about its history, how it is structured and reading some of the many different text types within it. We then moved onto the Eucharist where we focused on the concept of  unity and explored what makes and breaks friendships.

In the second half term, we worked on our Lent unit of work. We concentrated on answering the question: can any good come from loss and death? We discussed how loss and death can bring about change and, in some ways, can ultimately benefit us. We linked this idea to the death and resurrection of Jesus .