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The Intent of the RE Curriculum at Holy Family

At Holy Family, we provide our children with a religious education that encourages understanding of others and the world around them, providing opportunities for children to ask questions and learn about Christainity. We aim for religious education lessons and experiences to be unlike any other in school to create the opportunity for not only learning about the Catholic Faith, but also awe, wonder, reverence and spirituality in a creative way. 

 

We are committed to valuing and respecting every individual as being created special and unique, in the likeness and image of God. We learn about God's love and explore our Christain responsibilities, so our children can learn about their unique place within the home, school and parish community. 

 

We learn about and explore Catholic and Christain traditions, alongside traditions from other faith backgrounds, so we can develop an understanding and respect for all and the world around us. Visits and hands on experiences allow opportunities for children to explore and understand religions and their traditions and experience them for themselves. 

Year 1 chose to 'gather' in the prayer garden today. They enjoyed feeling close to God whilst being calm and peaceful. We used our senses to listen to all the things that God has created for us. 

Year 6 have completed their first RE journey - Loving. We met our learning objectives through different forms of writing, art, freeze frames and role play! The children have produced some fabulous work...

Welcome Mass with Father Joseph!

Year 6 have enjoyed leading their own reflective Liturgical Prayers!

Prayer Bear

FS2 children have welcomed a new member to our class, everyone, please meet Prayer Bear. Prayer Bear is very excited to help the children learn their prayers at home.

Year 4 Liturgical Prayer

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Year 4 children have planned and delivered a Liturgical Prayer about love.

Year 4 - Building Bridges

In Year 4 in RE, the children have been looking at Building Bridges. The children have been exploring what makes a strong friendship and reflecting on our own friendships. This week, the children looked at the importance of admitting when you are wrong and being reconciled with God and one another. We listened to God's Story 3, based on Luke 15: 3-7. The children then participated in role play and played the part of the lost sheep. The children wrote on post it notes to say how the sheep might have been feeling when the sheep was lost and how the sheep might have been feeling when it was found. We then reflected on what makes a friendship strong, how to build bridges of friendship and what we can do when a friendship is broken. The children then wrote on post it notes to say what they will do to build a bridge of friendship and we made it into a shape of a bridge. 

Collective Worship in Reception

Using bubbles to experience our prayers to God.

EYFS and KS1 Collective Worship

Year 4 - Collective Worship

In Year 4 this week, we focused on kindness for one of our collective worships. The children chose the centrepiece which was a green cloth and a cross. They listened to reflective music whilst gathering in a circle and thought about how they had been kind today. The children had to make a fist of friendship, they thought of one friend they were proud to have, one person who they thought needed their friendship, one person who they find challenging and one person who they thought needed their prayers. They then placed their friendship fist next to their heart and listened to the word kindness. We read scripture from the bible (Ephesions, 4:32) and then the children thought about how they can be an example of Jesus today, showing kindness, helping someone in need, sharing with someone and looking after our world. 

Year 3 and Year 6's trip to Doncaster Minster

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Year 4 - Pilgrimage of Faith Trip to the Jamia Mosque and the Sikh Temple.

In Year 4, the children have had a lovely school trip to the Jamia Mosque and the Sikh Temple in Doncaster as part of our Pilgrimage of Faith. The children learnt lots about Islam and Sikhism. At the Jamia Mosque the children learnt about the 5 pillars of Islam and even took part in a prayer. At the Sikh Temple we learnt about the history of Sikhism and the 5 K's. The children really enjoyed learning and visiting the different places of worship and finding out about how different religions pray. 

Year 2- Month of Mary

Year 2 have used collage to create stained glass windows surrounding Mary, Mother of God. 

Year 1 - Artistic representations of the Holy Spirit

Year 4 - New Life

The Holy Spirit gives courage to Peter and John

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In Year 4, the children have been continuing to learn about their New Life topic in RE. Today, the children read and highlighted the scripture: God's Story, 4: 1-26. We cannot keep silent. The children learnt about how the Holy Spirit gave courage to Peter and John and allowed them to speak out about the Good News of Jesus even when they were threatened. The children then created some interview questions and participated in role play in which they asked Peter and John different questions. 

Year 4 - Pentecost

In Year 4, we have been looking at the topic New Life. In today's lesson the children learnt about what Pentecost is. The children answered questions about Peter's message and the coming of the Holy Spirit. The children then looked at the painting 'Pentecost by Titian' and described what they could see. 

Celebration Mass

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We recently attended a beautiful mass at 'The Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster' to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of our Catholic feeder school 'McAuley High School. Congratulations McAuley and thank you for inviting us to be a part of this occasion and creating this special memory for us all.

May: The month of Mary

Year 5 created some outstanding artwork, using pastels,  to represent our Blessed Mother, Mary. 

Year 2- Judaism

In Year 2, we have studied Judaism. We have studied the Jewish celebration - Shabbat. We watched a video showing how families celebrate Shabbat and why it's important to their faith. We then labelled and wrote about special items that are used during Shabbat. 

Year 3- Lent & Hinduism

Easter Wishes

Children from all classes, made a beautiful Easter basket containing lovely Easter cards for the parish of 'Our Lady of Assumption' Church. The cards were given to different members of the Parish community on Easter Sunday. We hope everyone enjoyed receiving them as much as we enjoyed making them!

Year 2 visited Our Lady of the Assumption during Holy Week

Year 5- Lent

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Year 5- Lent

Year 5 have been learning about sacrifice during the time of Lent. Take a look at some of the wonderful work that we have been doing to observe this special time of year.

The Good Shepherd

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Day 1 - 'Connect' Reception children made Easter cards for the Parish
Day 2 - 'Mindful' All the children in Reception wrote a prayer
Day 3 - 'Intra school competition' Raising money for The Good Shepherd

Stations of the Cross at Church

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At our local church, we had the opportunity for Years 4 and 6 to look at the Stations of the Cross. Year 6 children explained to the Year 4s what happened on each station until the sacrifice Jesus made on the cross.

Reception children tasting hot cross buns and understanding the cross on the bun represents the crucifix Jesus was nailed to and to remind us of the sacrifice Jesus made.

Our Lenten Penitential Service 2022

Lent 2022

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Take a look at some of our beautiful Lent displays, including our whole school Lenten Promise tree. Every child in the school has made a Lenten promise which has a special meaning to them.

Reception children have been learning all about Lent around the world.

In FS1, we celebrated the start of Lent by making promises. We put these onto our Lenten crosses, and hung them on the tree at the front of school.

Ash Wednesday in Reception.

Reception children learning about Diwali.

Children learnt that Diwali is a five day festival. Lamps are lit and windows and doors are left open.

The children also learnt other ways to celebrate the festival:

  • Spring-cleaning the home - children swept the class room and surrounding areas and dusted everywhere!
  • Wearing new clothes - children wrapped themselves in fine silks.
  • Exchanging gifts - children made sweets and dried fruits to give as gifts.
  • Decorating buildings with fancy lights - children attached fairy lights to the underneath of our tuff tray.
  • Huge fireworks displays - children used brightly coloured paint to create a firework picture.

Our Community

FS2 have been very busy and produced this wonderful 'Our Community' display in the entrance of school. They have been reflecting on the meaning of community and have learnt that it is a special gathering. 

Feast of the Epiphany

Year 2 have been using art to reflect on the Feast of the Epiphany.

Whole school Carols Around the Crib Celebration

Year 6 - Advent

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Celebrating Advent.

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EYFS Nativity.

KS2 Nativity!

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Blessing of the Wreaths 2021

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As a School we gathered for the Blessing of the Advent Wreaths. We were joined by Father Joseph as we reflected and saw the first candle- Hope being lit. Each class has a blessed Advent Wreath in their classrooms to reflect, light and pray with during this special season of Advent.

Belonging - Baptism in Year 1

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Year 1 have been exploring Baptism as part of our RE topic. We enjoyed exploring what happens in a Baptism and were able to recognise some of the signs and symbols used in a Baptism. We all understand we are welcomed in to God's family and enjoyed sharing our thoughts and feelings.

KS2 Remembrance Day Service

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Year 2 Remembrance Day

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We gathered outside of school for our Remembrance Day service. We learnt why a poppy is an important symbol and how we remember those who gave their lives for us. In R.E we wrote a Remembrance Day prayer asking God for peace in our world. We will remember them!

EYFS Remembrance Day.

Harvest Festival 2021

October - The Month of the Rosary

All classes have reflected on the special prayers of the rosary during this very special month. 

Our RE Learning Environment

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