At Bowker Vale Primary School we follow the Manchester agreed Syllabus for RE. Children are encouraged to reflect on their own beliefs and respect the beliefs of others.
Through our RE lessons we aim to :
·Prepare the children and young people of Manchester for active citizenship in a diverse and rapidly changing world, exploring some aspects of British values in relation to religions and world views.
·Develop knowledge and skills and explain own beliefs and opinions.
·Provide children with ability and opportunity to disagree respectfully!
We had visitors from the Jewish museum. They did a whole school assembly then spent time in classes.
Mr Singh came to school and told us all about his life as a Sikh.
Year 3 had fun creating Eid crafts.
Year 1 have been learning about special buildings. They visited St Andrew's Church in Blackley where vicar Eddie showed the children the font where babies are baptised. He even pretended to marry two of the children!
Year 1 explored sacred objects as art of their topic, 'What do Christians believe?'
Year 2 looked at menorahs and played with dreidels as part of their topic, 'What do Jewish people believe?' They decorated some menorahs using collage materials.
Year 4 made some menorahs using paper plates after learning about why and how Jewish people celebrate Hanukah.
Year 5 have been learning about religious leaders. Vicar Eddie came in for a Q and A session.They found out about his role in the community and about some of the skills and qualities needed to be a vicar.
We also had a visit from Rabbi Daniel Walker from the Heaton Park synagogue who came to tell Year 5 all about his role.
Year 5 explored some of the wonders of nature as part of their topic, 'Why do people believe in God?'
Year 5 made some Advent wreaths as part of their topic on festivals.
As part of their topic 'What do Muslims believe?' Year 2 went to visit Khizra Mosque in Cheetham Hill.