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Welcome to our Religious Education page, 

 

At Broughton Infant School we believe that it is important for our children to learn about all religions. We believe that learning about the religions and beliefs of others will help our children to become better citizens. R.E enables children to develop mutual respect and tolerance for the beliefs of others. 

Home learning

While we are off from school we will be uploading some work you can complete about religions around the world. 

Mrs Legg's Festivals Quiz

The Spirited Arts Competition

 

If you would like to do a task related to R.E we think you may want to enter The Spirited Arts Competition.

NATRE holds this annual competition for children aged between 4-17 years old. The children are asked to choose a theme.

 

This year the themes are:

  1. God's Good Earth? (children are encouraged to explore beliefs about the natural world and human’s responsibilities for the earth).
  2. Holy Words! (children are encouraged to identify words or a story that they love based on a religious theme e.g. a prayer, gospel).
  3. Where is God? (children are asked to express a sense of the search for God or finding God. This includes where he might be and how you might find him).

 

The children then enter art work around these themes using their choice of:

  • Art (painting, drawing, sketching etc)
  • Poetry
  • Photography
  • Dance
  • Music
  • Drama
  • Sculpture

 

So that their art work can be fully appreciated they should then write a paragraph explaining the art they have used (no more than 400 words).

All the artwork/ themes can be done about the child’s own religion or the religions they have learnt about or any they are interested in.

Some examples of previous winners. 

 

Hansika (12), Nonsuch High School for Girls, Glass Painting


As I am a dedicated Hindu, I decided to reflect on the question ‘Where Is God?’. In my artwork, the moon represents someone who might meditate or pray to find God in a spiritual sense. For instance, trying to find light in the darkest of days. The sun represents someone who wants to find God in a physical sense, like a being or object.

I choose the moon to represent mentally trying to find God, as it is a symbol of calmness and peace in Hinduism. The sun generally suggests anger or a surge to accomplish something, i.e. to find God.

The bubbles show how the path is faint and almost disappears into a hazy cloud. I added more bubbles to the sun, as in Hinduism it is believed that finding God through light and meditation has a greater effect. This is also the reason I why I decided to use glass to paint on as the glass is see through which also suggests that the path may not always be easy to see and follow.

Spirited Poetry 2019 | Edward, Age 6

Edward, aged 6 has written a poem titled 'God is...' for the 2019 NATRE Spirited Poetry Competition. The poem was submitted for the 'Where is God'' theme.

Entering the Competition

If you would like to enter the competition all the details are below. If you do enter the competition, please do send your entries to Mrs Barlow as well on dragonfly@broughtoninfant.bucks.sch.uk so she can display your entry in school when we return. Good luck and be creative! 

For more information see: 

The Holy Month of Ramadan and Eid-al-Fitr

Ramadan will begin on Friday 24th April 2020. Ramadan is the most sacred month in the Islamic calendar. We have selected some resources for you and your families to learn about the importance of Ramadan and the celebration Eid-al- Fitr for the Muslim families in our community and all around the world. 

What is Eid al-Fitr? Ramadan & the Festival of Breaking the Fast - Behind the News

Eid Al-Fitr is an important Islamic holiday and marks the end of Ramadan. We meet some kids who tell us about their religion and how they'll be celebrating Eid.

EID MUBARAK | Truth and Reason of Eid al-Fitr

Eid al-Fitr is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting (sawm).

Easter 

 

Easter is a special time for Christian families in our community. To help you share the Easter story with your children please find a selection of videos from Youtube, a PowerPoint of the story and a PowerPoint which outlines some of the Easter traditions.

 

Some families may wish to watch the videos with their children due to their content (the crucifixion of Jesus). 

The Christian Story of Easter | Religions of the World

Suitable for teaching 5 to 7s. An animated clip narrating the Christian story of Easter.

The Story of Easter (Jesus' Sacrifice)

A video version of the Easter story.

Easter activities: 

1. Order the events from the story

 

2. Write true or false cards for your grown ups to answer about Easter (e.g. Christians celebrate Easter because they like Easter eggs- FALSE)

3. Design a poster explaining how some Christians celebrate Easter

Passover (Pesach)

Passover is an important festival for the Jewish members of our community. We have provided some resources so that you can learn about Passover at home. Again, you may wish to be with your child as they learn about Passover due to the content. 

The Jewish Story of Moses | Religions of the World

Suitable for teaching 5 to 7s. An animated clip narrating the Jewish story of Moses.

Passover activities: 

1. Rank the ten plagues in order of bad to worse!

2. Use your teddies at home to retell the story.

3. Make a Moses parting the Red Sea model or card (lots of ideas online). 

4. Draw/ create your own Seder Plate. 

5. Learn to cook flat bread. 

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