In our first R.E. topic, we looked at creation stories and humans being made in the likeness of God. Each child drew their self portrait and explained how they were made in the likeness of God. We shared these images with the rest of the school and with parents and other family members when we led a whole school assembly. We told everyone how we were each created to like God in our own special and unique way.
We have also studied the stories of ‘The Old Testament’ from Abram/Abraham…
Next, we learnt about Jesus and what his life must have been like as a young boy, practising the Jewish faith, in the synagogue, and how he would have read and learned about these same stories that we are reading and learning about today. We have investigated the prayers he would have said and what they mean. To help us deepen our understanding of this and of the Jewish faith, we visited a synagogue.
We learnt that Jesus, as a Jew, would have read the Torah, which contains the first five books of the Christian Bible (the Pentateuch). He would have read some of these same stories.
We also focused upon the story of Jesus in the temple…
and learning about the Jewish faith that Jesus was brought up in (which included a visit to a synagogue).
We have also studied a number of prayers, including the Shema, The Our Father, The Gloria and the Rosary.