In R.E we learnt about the fruits of the Spirit: these are the qualities that Christians want to grow or develop in their lives, with the help of the Holy Spirit. We discussed why these qualities are important, and used a diamond 9 sorting diagram to order them from most to least important.
We learnt about the 'I am' sayings of Jesus. These were metaphors that he used for himself, to teach people about his character and abilities. Two of these were: 'I am the bread of life' and 'I am the true vine'. We began our lesson by sharing bread and grape juice together, to help us consider what he might have meant by this.
We have been learning about different communities in R.E and how the Church is a community, because its members are untied by their beleifs and faith in God. We looked at the Apostle's Creed; the belief statement of Christians. Then, we looked at lots of different statements, and discussed the ones we believed, the ones we didn't and the ones we weren't sure about, justifying the reasons behind our thinking. Lastly, we used all of this learning to write our own individual belief statements, or creeds. It was interesting to compare and contrast our beliefs with one another, as well as with Christians.
In term 1 our topic is: Ideas about God. In our R.E lessons, we are exploring what different people and faiths believe or think about God. We started off by discussing what each of us personally believed. It was great to hear what our class mates thought and consider how our beliefs were different. We created a display to show all of our ideas.
We learnt about the Christian idea of God, and the fact that they believe in the Trintiy: 1 God in three parts. We worked in teams to create sculptures that symbolsied this belief.