In St. Clare's we use 'Come and See' to help our children grow in their Religious Education. Children will learn about the life of Jesus through real life and familiar topics such as myself, welcome,birthdays and celebrations.
Each topic is split into 3 sections-
Children learn through shared experiences and make connections between their life experiences and their friends.
At the heart of the programme is the mystery of God’s self-revelation of love through Jesus Christ. Come and See gives pupils the opportunity to explore the mystery of faith through Scripture and Tradition.
Children remember and celebrate what they have learnt and apply their knowledge individually.
Children are taught in creative and engaging ways; role play, hot seating, drama, art, music, reflection; the children learn and live through experiencing living faith.
Our current topic is Welcome. We have been exploring how to welcome people and have learnt how to say hello in French (Bonjour), Spanish (Hola) and Irish (Dia dhuit). We can now talk about and recogonise the signs and symbols linked to baptism and even re-enacted one in our classroom.
Throughout the school year we also explore other faiths and this term we will be learning about Judaism. If you or your family have any artefacts at home that you think could help with this topic please feel free to pass them to Mrs Farrell.
During the Birthday topic children explored the importance of birthdays. They shared their own experiencs and then thought about what it must be like for a family getting ready for the birth of a new baby.
Children were taught the meaning of the word advent and each morning took part in collective worship linked to the theme. The children loved lighting the candle each morning and grew with excitement as we got closer to Christmas day on our Calender.
All children took part in our EYFS Natvity- The Noisy Natvity. Each child had a special part to play and retold the story of the first christmas beautifully.Well done everyone!
Infact they loved it so much they continue to sing the songs and ask if we can do it again :)