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Religious Education

We explored the meaning of the Ten Commandments and the influence they have on our decisions. We created and filmed our own scenarios!

Oak class have been exploring the meaning and importance of the Ten Commandments in RE. We created a human bar chart to aid our exploration of how important and relevant each commandment is to us! We had some superb discussion.   

Our Human Bar Chart!

We have been exploring what it means to trust someone through ‘blindfold challenges.’ We have been reflecting on the different ways Abraham and Moses responded to God’s call.

Some of us felt just like Moses at the beginning of this activity. We felt unsure, we doubted ourselves and doubted our leader but as time went on and we  got overcame challenges we grew in confidence-just like Moses! 

Some of us were more similar to Abraham and entered into the blindfold activity with great trust in ourselves and our partners! 

Our 'Unique and Valued' virtual retreat with Dan and Emily from One

Virtual Retreat.

It's been a strange few months and a very busy time in school for everyone since returning in September. We are so proud of our children; their hard work, resilience and care and support for one another. We therefore thought that Anti-bullying week was the perfect time to join together (but still in our bubbles!) to celebrate a retreat; time to be still, reflect and to spend time focused in the presence of God. Time to appreciate how utterly loved we are by God and how precious and unique we are to him. 

We absolutely loved the music, reflections, prayers and activities the morning brought. 

As a class we have explored the Laudato Si’ written by Pope Francis. We learned that the Laudato Si’ discusses the damage being inflicted on the Earth by humans and calls on ‘every person living on this planet’ to make urgent changes to our lifestyles and how we consume energy in order to protect the planet.

As part of our RE topic, we have been looking at the wonders of creation and how we can upset the balance. 

We learned that in his letter Pope Francis implores us to work together to create a better world for future generations and asks us to make the necessary changes in our lives in order to take care of, respect and value our ‘common home’. We discussed what changes we could make personally and in our wider communities and came up with our own Laudato Si’ style poster slogans.   

Laudato Si' animation for children | CAFOD

We watched and discussed what this animation means to us.

We listened and explored the Laudato Si' song lyrics

Our class collective worship insipred by the Laudato Si'

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We have been exploring what it means to be 'Stewards of Creation.' We have been discussing ways we can use our gifts to be 'co-creators' rather than 'de-creators.' We have used : the book of Genesis, the 'Parable of the Three Servants', the work of Nelson Mandela and the Laudato Si' to design and create our own 'Crowns of Creation.'    

Look at our wonderful 'Crowns of Creation!'

The children in Oak class are co-creators!

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