In our RE lessons this term we have been learning about ‘Living By Rules’. We have learnt about the rules we have in class and how they help to keep us all safe, happy and learning. We have also learnt about the rules we have in society and how they keep us safe and happy. We have focused on why it is important to have rules and how we can always try our best to follow them.
This week in RE we learnt more about Christianity. Christians believe that God gave people a set of rules to live their lives by to keep them safe and happy. These rules are called ‘The Ten Commandments’. We learnt about these rules in our lesson today and thought about how Christians follow these rules.
Over the next few weeks we will learn about rules in other Religions.
They have learnt the story of the very first Buddha – Siddhartha and how he became the first Buddha and started the Buddhist faith.
Yesterday they learnt about some of the signs and symbols attached to Buddhism – the wheel of life, the lotus flower and images of Buddha.
Mrs Knipe showed some different statues of Buddha – they were all different but some had similar things such as a dot on the forehead or long ear lobes – we found out that these stand for different things – can you find out what they are?
Today we had a special visit from Pauline, who works at our local church. She came in to talk to us about Easter and tell us a version of the Easter story. We listened carefully to the story and had lots of questions that made Pauline. She told us the story using eggs holding special parts of the story, they helped her to tell the story and we discussed why each part of the story was important.
On the Sunday before Easter, to start holy week, the church give out palm crosses. We have these to remember that Jesus died on the cross at Easter and that palm leaves were waved at Jesus as he walked to Jerusalem. Pauline gave us all a palm cross to take home.
In RE this term Year 2 have been learning about lots of different things. They have been talking about right and wrong and how we make decisions to do the right or wrong thing. They looked at the bible and the ten commandments and discussed how Christians use the commandments as a guide to doing the right thing. The class also listened to the story of two brothers called Cain and Abel and how Cain made the wrong choice.
We are now looking at different religions. Today we looked at the Muslim faith and what Muslims do during and after Ramadan. We will then look at the story of Christmas in the next few weeks. We have worked really hard.
Today we finished our Harvest dance. We learnt the last part which we worked in groups for; combine harvesting the wheat, milling the flour and finally enjoying the products made from it! It was great fun. We hope you enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed dancing in it.
Year 2 have today learnt some more about the various Hindu gods. today we learnt about the God Ravana who was an evil God and does not use his powers for good. We have drawn pictures of Ravana. As you can see he had lots of heads!
We are also writing about Ravana and describing all the things he could do.
In RE, the Toucans have been looking at how god is represented in different faiths. Today we looked at the Hindu faith. There are a lot of Gods in Hinduism and we found out a little bit about the God called Ganesh. He is very unusual, because, as you can see by the picture he has the head of an elephant. We have all worked really hard today.
Year 2 learnt about Sikhism in today’s RE lesson. The children learnt that Sikh’s among other religions, also believe in one God also and that they too had duties and responsibilities.
Can you name the 3 other religions that also believe in one God?
They also learnt about the 5 K’s, which is about the items that they traditionally wear. The children had a go at wearing some of the items and looked at the founder of the religion, Guru Nanak and about his life 500 years ago.