In term 5, we are focusing on Judaism, and asking ourselves the question : what does it mean to be Jewish in Britain today? In week one, this meant we looked at the key beliefs of this faith and how these affected the lives of Jewish people.
This term, we are asking the question: what did Jesus do to save human beings? As part of this, we considered who was actually responsible for Jesus' death, by reading lots of different Bible verses and discussing what we found.
This week in R.E, we have been focusing on the meaning of sacrifice. Firstly, we made our way around 4 different scenarios, that we had to read in a team and answer questions on, to understand how the characters had been sacrificial and their motivation for their actions. We then related this to Jesus and his actions. In order to help us to do this, we completed a carousel of activities, including drama, artwork and story boarding.
At the moment we are learning about the life of Moses in R.E - this is as part of our topic looking at how following God can bring freedom and justice. To start, we read and interpreted three different Bible passages detailing events of his life: his birth, flight from Egypt and encountering the burning bush. Then, we worked as teams to create comic strips that detailed these stories.
The question that we have been trying to answer this term is: Was Jesus the Messiah? Having looked at the biblical evidence for this, we wrote some news report scripts, imagining that we were interviewing people at the time, to gain their perspective on this. We then acted these out and filmed them.
Each table was given a pack of illustrations that made up a timeline. We had to decide the order they went in and why, and what we thought they represented. After some fantastic teamwork and discussion, we realised that they told the story of the Bible, and illustrated the core concepts of Christianity. We then used this to think about the part of the Bible that our learning this term will be based on.
In R.E we have been answering the question: What does it mean if God is loving and holy?
We learnt about what people in the Bible tell us God is like, and what Christians believe about him as a result. We used these qualities to create some artwork, that represented these ideas. Then, we turned these into a class collage.
We took a trip up to our local church, to see how the building worshipped God. We learnt about the shape of the spire, the yew tree, the stained glass windows and the things inside the building that worshipped, or bought worth to, God. We worked in pairs to label this on a plan of the church and then discussed our findings back at school.