Thursday, 8 November 2018

Bringing things together

How and why are different celebrations, ceremonies and festivals important?

This has been the final week for our first big question of the year.


We spent our time talking about what we have discovered about four festivals/celebrations.


In year 1 we drew pictures related to each one and thought about why they are important.


In year 2 we wrote about the main points of each one and identified similarities and differences between them.


The children have remembered so much about their learning and have made me extremely proud of them, it is always difficult when starting a new year group.

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Humanism

How and why are different celebrations, ceremonies and festivals important?

This week we have been learning about Humanism.  We found out that Humanists celebrate holidays but there is no religious aspect to them.  These celebrations are created so that each one is unique and personal. 

Year 2 invented a new holiday and thought carefully about how they would celebrate this.

Humanists celebrate the birth of a child and choose guardians or mentors to support them and take a special interest in the child.  They make promises to the new baby.

Year 1 thought about promises that they would say to a new baby.

Have a look at some of the lovely promises Catfield thought of.








Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Holi

How and why are different celebrations, ceremonies and festivals important?

This week we have been learning about the Hindu festival of Holi.  We found out that it is the festival of colours and is celebrated each year in March.  Holi is celebrated to remember good defeated evil when the Demon King's son, Prahlad, was saved by the God Vishnu and the Demon King was killed and Prahlad became ruler.

During Holi, rubbish is collected and bonfires are lit to welcome in the Spring and to symbolise new beginnings.  They dance and sing around the bonfire.  Baskets of flowers are also used during Holi as well as coloured paint being thrown at each other!

We worked together to collect things for our 'bonfire', we then danced and sang around it.  After this we collected coloured paint and were allowed to throw it at each other, we thought it was funny to get Mrs. Holmes too!  We had a fantastic time and lots of laughs and giggles were heard.

Look at the pictures below to see the fun we had and how much we got in our hair.

At the bottom there is a short video of us throwing paint.

Collecting things for the bonfire. 

Dancing and singing around the bonfire. 

Collecting the coloured paint in our tubs. 

Getting ready and very excited about throwing paint at each other! 

Running and throwing paint! 





Look at our hair!








Having lots of fun with giggles.

Saturday, 6 October 2018

Harvest

How and why are different celebrations, ceremonies and festivals important?

This week we found out about the festival of Harvest.  We talked about why Christians celebrate Harvest, sing songs and pray.  We found out that God is thanked because He created the world and all that is in it.  We also found out that many years ago people only had the food that they could grow, luckily we can now get food from around the world.

Some of us thought carefully about what we are thankful for; carrots and broccoli were mentioned quite a lot!

Year 2 sang a Harvest song and then talked about what it means.  Have a look at some of the amazing decorations and writing about it.







Saturday, 29 September 2018

September 2018

How and why are different celebrations, ceremonies and festivals important?

We are well underway with our first big question of the year and have been thinking carefully about what celebrations we know and how we celebrate them.

We have looked at the difference between a celebration, ceremony and festival, this is what we found out:

A ceremony is a formal gathering for a purpose like a wedding or even a funeral.
A festival is something that happens in a town or city and has a theme and sometimes events.
A celebration is a party where something is celebrated, it is usually informal.

Over the next few weeks we are going to be finding out about 4 different festivals/celebrations.  This week we found out about the Jewish festival of Passover.  Year 1 at Sutton acted out the story, have a look at some of the pictures below.
Being beaten by the Egyptians

Killing a lamb as a  sacrifice

Using the lambs blood to mark the door frames

Moses holding his staff out while God parted the sea

Friday, 28 September 2018

Welcome

Welcome to our Keystage 1 R.E blog.

Here you will find out about R.E at our wonderful church schools.

I am hoping you will find this interesting, useful and get an idea of some of the learning our amazing children do.

Mrs. S. Holmes
R.E Lead at Swallowtail Federation