We have been looking at Creation. The children have listened to the Creation story and thought carefully about all of the things that God created. They then used playdough and made their favourite thing from Creation.
Please join us at St Saviour's Church on Friday 6th October at 9am for our Harvest Service. Some of the children in Year One will be performing a reading all about clean and dirty water.
Throughout our Harvest topic we have looked at where our food comes from and how Christians celebrate Harvest. Today the children have learnt about the Jewish festival of Harvest called Sukkot.
During Sukkot Jewish people build a shelter called a Sukkah. Together the children built a Sukkah in the classroom. Throughout the afternoon the children sat in the Sukkah, read Bible stories and ate their afternoon snack.
Methodist Art Exhibition
Our theme for this year's exhibition is 'Hunger and Thirst'. Year One have chosen to make a woven basket made out of newspaper. Inside the basket will be different food parcels to represent different Bible stories such as The Feeding of the 5000 or The Last Supper.
As part of our 'Christmas Gifts' RE unit we have explored the charity 'Operation Christmas Child'. The children in Year One have asked for the whole school's help in making a collection of shoeboxes to send to less fortunate children around the world to share God's love.
This week we had a special assembly led by two representatives from the charity who told the whole school about why collecting the shoeboxes is important and where they go around the world.
The children have had lots of fun using Christmas paper to wrap the shoeboxes and have been busy choosing which items they would like to put inside each box. They have shared some really thoughtful and kind ideas and are very proud and excited that they have helped other children. Well done Year 1, great work!
The photographs above are just some of the shoeboxes that we filled. We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who donated items!
Our RE unit for this half term is 'Jesus was Special'. During this topic the children will be reading various Bible stories and linking them to their own experiences. We started by talking about friendship during circle time. The children talked about their own friends and why they are special.
"My friends are kind to me." - Kane
"My friends play with me." - Faith
The children have acted out the story of 'Jesus' Special Friends'. They thought carefully about why Jesus chose these men to be his special friends.
"They are his disciples." - Finley
The children retold the story in their own words by drawing lovely pictures and writing some sentences.
We will be celebrating new life this half term in RE. The children will be learning all about the Easter Story and how Christians believe that Jesus was raised to a new life.