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Religious Education

Religious Education is provided for all children as part of the curriculum and is taught in accordance with the Lancashire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education.

 

R.E lessons offer a chance for children to explore beliefs and practices of 5 major world faiths.  Visits to places of worship, handling artefacts and visits from practising members of different faiths enhance children’s understanding of our society, while developing their understanding, tolerance and respect for the beliefs of others.

R.E. is a large part of SMSC and it is through RE that we examine spiritual beliefs from around the world including those of the children and their families. 

We hope to give the children more understanding through displays, visits, lessons and discussions.

We believe by encouraging the children to ask questions about what they see and hear that this enables them to be active independent learners.

 

We learnt about the Jewish festival of Yom Kippur.

We learnt about the Jewish festival of Yom Kippur.  1
Diwali, Deepavali or Dipavali is the Hindu Festival of Lights, which is celebrated every autumn in the northern hemisphere. One of the most popular festivals of Hinduism, Diwali symbolises the spiritual “victory of light over darkness, good night over evil and knowledge over ignorance.”
We had a special assembly on Diwali and this was followed up by Diwali activities in the classroom.
Diwali

 

Advent

We celebrated the advent assembly. Advent is an important part of the Christian calendar. It means ‘coming’ and it’s the period before Christmas. Advent lasts about four weeks, beginning four sundays before Christmas and ends on Christmas Eve. The church’s Christmas seasons begins on Christmas Eve and lasts for twelve days. So, Advent is a season of anticipation that leads up to Christmas. Christmas celebrates Jesus birth so the Advent period reminds Christians to remember and prepare for those celebrations. 

Our assembly was about advent and how Christians prepare for Christmas. The children learnt about what the advent candles represent. We finished the assembly with some of the children reading prayers.

Christmas

Christmas is one of the most important popular festivals celebrated throughout the year. The name Christmas comes from the mass of Christ (or Jesus). Our assembly was about how Christians celebrate Christmas and why. The children listened to the Christmas story and discussed Christmas traditions. This was followed up by Christmas activities in class.

 

 

Our Advent and Christmas assemblies

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