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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.

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We learnt about the festival of Diwali.

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Our Reception children went to visit a Church to look at the nativity scene and learn about why Christmas is an important time of year for Christians.

We learnt all about the Christian celebration of Christmas. Reverend Nigal came to tell us the Christmas story.

Lent

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Lent is the period of 40 days before Easter in the Christian calendar, it is a time for  many Christians as they prepare to remember the death and resurrection of Jesus.

We discsssed how on Ash Wednesday, ash is placed on the foreheads of Christians. We thought about how we can help those who are less fortunate then us.

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is also known as the Spring Festival. It is the most important celebration of the Chinese calendar.

In Chinese tradition, each year is named after one of the twelve animals. This year is the year of the Earth dog. People born in the year of the dog are usually independent, sincere, loyal and decisive.

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Our reception and nursery children have been learning about the Chinese New Year.

Easter

 

The most important Christian festival.

Easter is the time of the Christian year when Christians remember the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We read the Easter story and discussed it. 

In their classes the children did various activities to help them more about Easter.

 

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Ramadan

Ramadan is a period of fasting observed by muslim adults- that means abstaining from food and water from sunrise to sunset.

A celebration and feast, known as Eid-ul-fitr, marks the breaking of fast at the end of Ramadan.

We had a special visitor at our assembly, Imaam Mahmood from the local Mosque told us all about Ramadan. We asked the Imaam questions about Ramadan and how we can help the less fortunate. 

During Ramadan the children and the staff have been contributing money towards UNICEF every Friday. This money will be given to the charity to help people that are less fortunate than us. 

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