Category Archives: RE


During RE this week we have been discussing communities and in or to which communities we belong. The main community that we felt we belonged to the most was our families. Here we feel safe, loved and cared for. Other Communities we decide we belonged to included sports clubs, school, places of worship and local communities where we live.

The story of Zaccheus

During RE, Year 2 Toucans looked at what it means to be perfect.

The children discussed how their behaviour can change depending on the circumstances they were in. They knew it was okay to shout during a football match but not during a lesson in class.

Mrs Sabir told the children the story of Zaccheus and how he changed his ways when he met Jesus.

They came up with questions they would ask Zaccheus such as “Why did you take others money?” “Why did you repay 4 times as much?”

The children also discussed things in their lives that Jesus might not like if he were their friend:

Experiencing silence

Today in our RE lesson we experienced silence! We sat in silence first in our classroom and then outside. This is what it made us think of and how it made us feel:

We then thought about different places where we would be quiet and what we would think about in each place.

Amaya– in my bed!
Charlie– in school, in lesson time
Lilly Rose– the garden and my bedroom.
Mila– The forest
Pippa– In church it’s quiet so you can think about people and things.

This led to us focusing on why people are quiet in places of worship. We learnt about where people of different religions go to worship and why quiet is important in all of them.

Celebrating Eid

Following their previous lesson all about Eid, Year 2 Toucans looked at photographs showing how Muslims celebrate Eid. The children discussed the different ways they celebrate in small groups and remembered lots of facts. The children discussed how Muslims share their food and money within the community especially during Eid with family, friends and the less fortunate. Eid is a time to celebrate, share with others and spend time with loved ones.

The Good Samaritan

This afternoon, Year 2 have been looking at the Story of the Good Samaritan. They tried to predict what would happen as the people found the injured man on the side of the road. They were very surprised at how they reacted and thought it was wrong and very sad.

After the story, they discussed how they could be Good Samaritans themselves.

Perfect behaviour

Today, Year 2 have been discussing perfect behaviour. We made a mind map to show their perception of perfect behaviour.

We also discussed that certain behaviours were acceptable in certain situations, e.g. playground voices and actions were not acceptable in the classroom.

We looked at the story of Zaccheus and how when he met Jesus he changed his bad ways and became a good person by changing his behaviour. The children thought about what Jesus might not like about them if he were their friend;

Callum C ‘Have a nicer attitude to others.’
Amelia ‘Listen to my parents at bedtime.’
Kaiden ‘Be kinder to my brother even when he annoys me.’
Essay ‘Listen to my mum when she tells me to do my spellings.’
Cerrys ‘Stop teasing my brother.’

Being quiet in a place of worship

Year 2 Toucans have been discussing the importance of being quiet in a place of worship today.

First we discussed when it was important to be quiet:
David -‘ When the baby is sleeping.’
Esmay – ‘When we are at the cinema.’
Amelia – ‘When the teacher is talking.’

We also talked about how we think differently in different places:
Callum F – ‘When I am at school I think about lunch but at home I think about playing at my nans.’
Amelia – ‘I think about lessons and SATs but at home I think about my family.’

Later in the lesson, the children looked at Christian Churches and how there are many similarities and differences between different buildings. Some were very large and grand others small and humble but all the children agreed that these buildings were quiet, peaceful places because Christians need quiet to pray, reflect and think.

Easter story

Today we had a special visitor from Kings Norton church. Pauline came to talk to us about Easter and tell us the Easter story. We learnt lots of new things that we didn’t already know about the story. She was very interesting to listen to and very good at telling stories!

Our teachers were very proud of how well we sat and listened. We also asked lots of sensible questions.