Our new RE topic, from Monday, 21 June, until the end of term is ‘Our World’.
Core vocabulary: world, wonder, wonderful, care, love, share, work/play together
The children will be learning that life is God’s gift. All that makes up life – people, the earth, places, things – are part of that gift. They will explore following scripture – the Creation story:
For some children, knowledge and experience of our world may only be their immediate surroundings eg. home/street etc. We will, therefore, be exploring many aspects of the world to widen the children’s horizons. They will learn that God made the world and everyone shares the world.
Our teaching will draw upon many CAFOD (Catholic Agency for Overseas Development) resources to help the children learn how to take care of God’s world and everyone who shares it. You may wish to browse the activities for families on their website:
In Reception, we will be preparing for our Class Assembly on Friday, 2 July. The children will share songs, paintings and prayers that they have been learning during this topic.
In Nursery, the children will be reading the Creation story and working on a group project of how God made the world.
Both classes will also be exploring the concept of fair trade and how we can look after the world, for example, recycling and saving water.
Invite your child to choose a small world figure and hold it. Ask your child to think about our wonderful world when they next play with this item.
Read the Creation story from your child’s Bible.
Invite your child to show you how they can take responsibility and care for God’s world. For example, putting items in the recycling bin, turning off light switches, saving water, picking up litter, caring for animals, looking after plants. You may also wish to point out fair trade produce and the fair trade logo next time you are shopping.
Lastly, here is our special class prayer which you may wish to share at home:
You made our amazing world and all the amazing things in it.
Thank you for making me and loving me.
Help us to take care of ourselves and the world.
As usual, we would love to see your child’s ideas and home learning in their Tapestry learning journal.
Mrs Palmer and Mrs Solakova