Y6 Religious Education Topic: Loving

Our new RE topic is on the theme of family and our loving God. For Christians the pattern and ideal of family life is found in the Scriptures.  God is the loving parent of the human family and Jesus was born and lived in a human family.  While offering ideals for family life, it is important to acknowledge and respect the real experience of some children which is not ideal. our loving God and .

We will explore what showing love to others involve in different ways.

The Prodigal Son by Rembrandt

Through Scripture, we will explore the parable of the Prodigal Son and how this story demonstrates God’s unconditional love for us, just as the prodigal son’s father forgave his wrong doings without question.

We will then look at the people, such as St Paul, who by the power of God’s unconditional love and Holy Spirit managed to be changed to some one who was all for God.

We will look at how God demonstates His unconditional love for us and what this means for us as we endeavour to follow Him.

RE Home Learning:

I would like you to write a prayer for our class prayer book. This can be a prayer of thanksgiving; a prayer of praise; a prayer asking for God’s love and mercy, a prayer asking for God’s love and help with an issue you are concerned about or a prayer involving all of these aspects.

Present your prayer with pride both in your handwriting, illustrations and most of all with the thoughtful content.

We will use your prayers throughout the school term.

Prayerful reflection:

As you support your children through their learning, please join us through reflecting on Jesus’ words from the Sermon on the Mount:

Jesus explains the meaning of true happiness and its rewards. 

The Sermon on the Mount: true happiness

Jesus saw the crowds and went up a hill, where he sat down. His disciples gathered around him, and he began to teach them:

Blessed are those who know they are spiritually poor;

the Kingdom of heaven belongs to them! 

Blessed are those who mourn;

God will comfort them!

Blessed are those who are humble;

they will receive what God has promised!

Blessed are those whose greatest desire is to do what God requires;

God will satisfy them fully!

Blessed are those who are merciful to others; God will be merciful to them!

Blessed are the pure in heart;

they will see God!

Blessed are those who work for peace; God will call them his children!

Blessed are those who are persecuted because they do what God requires;

the Kingdom of heaven belongs to them!

Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you and tell all kinds of evil lies against you because you are my followers.

Be blessed and glad, for a great reward is kept for you in heaven. This is how the prophets who lived before you were persecuted.

(Matthew 5: 1-12)

Year 6: Bushcraft Trip!

Year 6 went adventuring this week in the beautiful Blenheim woods!

Arriving shortly after 10.30am on Monday 21st June, the Bushcraft tribe leaders, met us from the bush and walked us to what would be our woodland home for 36 hours.

Task 1: Build a fire

We were shown several ways to try and create fires including covering cotton wool in vaseline, then lighting it with a flint and steel. Once the fires were up and going, we could cook our lunch- burgers. By the time they were cooked we were STARVING!

Task 2: In the two tribes- come up with a tribe name, tribal dance and a back story:

Task 3: Archey and games

Task 4: finding our tents, dinner and camp stories and riddles

Task 5: Shelter building

Sadly we don’t have pictures of these but some brave children slept in the shelter they made- despite the cold and rain. They certainly are a hard lot!

Tuesday morning brought some much needed sunshine and more fun activities: trap making, Capture the Flag and the Bushcraft challenge.

There wasn’t a minute spent twiddling our thumbs wondering what we could be doing. Every minute was accounted for and fun packed.

Coming back to school, we had a very tired, quiter bunch of children than the ones we took with us- a sign of a great time had by all!

Mr Sallis and I were incredibly proud of all our children as they worked as a team, looked out for each other and embraced new tasks with enthusiasm.

It is with this enthusiasm, we will continue to make the most of every day we have left together with the Leavers of 2021.

Best wishes,

Mrs Gallaher

Y6 RE

During this topic we will cover this somewhat sensitive theme. The experience of ‘family’ in society today is varied, with many joys and sorrows.  Whatever the experience, family still remains the first place for growth and development, the basic social unit. We will look at questions such as:

  • What does the word ‘family’ mean to you?
  • What people do you associate with ‘family’?
  • What joys and sorrows do you remember of family life?

For Christians the pattern and ideal of family life is found in the Scriptures.  God is the loving parent of the human family and Jesus was born and lived in a human family.  While offering ideals for family life, it is important to acknowledge and respect the real experience of some children which is not ideal.

The following scripture summarises perfectfully what we want to God to reveal to us:

“As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness and patience.  Bear with one another and, if anyone has a complaint against another, forgive each other; just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you must also forgive.  Above all clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body.” (Colossians 3: 12-15)

We will ask ourselves:

  • In your daily life, how can you be ‘clothed with compassion’ or ‘with love’?
  • In practical terms, how can these be expressed?

At the end of the topic, we aim for the children to respond to it by asking themselves and each other:

  • What positive message about the family of the school is put across in the classroom?
  • How does the school ensure that when it welcomes a child, it welcomes that child’s family?
  • In what ways can the partnership between home and school be developed?

I’m sure the children will tell you more about the topic as it progresses over the next four weeks. Do ask them what they have been learning- it’s always nice to include you too.

Mrs Gallaher

Keeping active

Alongside your daily home learning tasks I would encourge you to try and stay active!

You may also want to take this opportunity to become Master Chefs.

Imoves

Imoves is available to access from home.  No login is required and no password. sign up using the link:. http://join.theimovement.com/

Change for life

Change for Life website has activities for Early Years, KS1&KS2.  It has fun food facts, recipes to make and activities for inside and outside for all the family.   https://www.nhs.uk/change4life 

Tuesday 24th March

Please log on to Google Classroom to see the work for today. Remember that you will need to go into designated groups to find the work (Mrs May or Mr Sallis). You will find your English and Maths work under your respective teachers and any other subject work under the Y6 classroom folder.

Today your subjects will be English, Maths and Science. Your new RE homework task is available too. Continue to read daily and use additional resources to practise skills of other key areas.

Remember that you can use the stream to ask questions.

Monday 23rd March Home Learning

Please log on to Google Classroom to see the work for today. Remember that you will need to go into designated groups to find the work (Mrs May or Mr Sallis). You will find your English and Maths work under your respective teachers and any other subject work under the Y6 classroom folder.

Mr Sallis and I will be setting daily maths and English tasks and I will set you an additional task based on another area of the curriculum.

Today your subjects will be English, Maths and Geography. Continue to read daily and use additional resources to practise skills of other key areas.

Remember that you can use the stream to ask questions.

Those of you who were absent last week need to accept invites to new groups.