Miss Sophie Pitman, Herons' Class Teacher, alongside our Head of Teaching and Learning, Mrs Leila Naldrett, is now developing a lead role in the planning and developing of RE and Collective Worship in the school. As part of this role Miss Pitman has attended RE Hub Meetings and training with the Diocese of Exeter.
Our Mosaics - symbols of Christianity
The children have worked with art teacher Mrs Lucy Gunning to prepare the designs for their mosaics and with local artist Mrs Michelle Farrand to make the mosaics.
Learning about the Hindu Holi Festival
The children in Egrets have been learning about 'Holi' which is a Hindu spring festival celebrated in India and Nepal, also known as the "festival of colours" or the "festival of love".
Cross-Curricular R.E. Day - Learning about Lent
Working together in their House groups the children have spent the day learning about a very important time of the year in the Christian Church, Lent.
In their R.E. groups they learnt about the significance of the Bible story of Jesus in the desert and what this means for Christians, whilst in their Drama groups they interpreted the story through movement and freeze frames.
The D.T. groups prepared and cooked pancakes using tea-lights and small empty cans, whilst the Geography groups looked at the Lenten traditions of other cultures.
Art work for our Christian Mosaics
Learning about St Andrew's Church
Swans and Herons learning about the 'Creation' story
Learning about "Perseverance"
In RE the children in Herons' Class have been reading the story of Noah's Ark and learning how Noah persevered to make the ark for God. They worked in teams to create their own clay models of arks and had the 'Great British Ark Off'. They had to make sure that they worked together and persevered even though it was very fiddly!
Learning Objective: To know Jesus’ teachings about perseverance and to understand how this affects Christians today.
Harvest Festival 2016 - "We are thankful for......"
How big would 'Noah's Ark' be? - R.E. with Kingfishers
Our Nativity 2015 - 'Christmas with the Aliens!'
Our Christingle Service 2015
Egrets R.E. lesson in our village church, St Andrew's
Please take a look at the pdf documents below. The children in 'Swans' class, Years 5 and 6, have been writing play-scripts based on our school values. The play-scripts in this section have been written about 'Forgiveness' and 'Perserverance'.
The children in our Foundation class, 'Kingsfishers', have been learning about Christian celebrations. They have enjoyed acting-out a wedding ceremony and a christening.
A 'Wedding' in Kingfishers (Year F)
Here comes the bride
The shy bridegroom
The bride, groom and best man
Nearing the end of the 'ceremony'
A 'Christening' in Kingfishers - (Year F)
Our whole school Nativity 2014
The whole school Nativity is was held on 15th and 16th December in St Andrew's Church. In preparation for our first performance, a full dress rehearsal was held in school on the Tuesday afternoon. As well as the traditional Nativity roles we had an abundance of 'ice-elves', Christmas trees and snowmen, not to mention a whole 'host' of angels!
The school was filled with enthusiastic renditions of our favourite Christmas Carols as well as music from the well-loved Disney film, 'Frozen'. A special mention must go to the choreography skills of Miss Amos for her routine performed to 'Rockin' around the Christmas Tree'!
The first performances were a great success, with everyone who attended, an audience of over one hundred parents, carers and family members, commenting on how brilliantly the children performed.