‘Achieving great things through learning and growing together in a love-filled Christian family’
Mrs Araujo is our RE Subject Leader. She is passionate about RE and also leads our Worship Our Way (WOW) group. Each week they meet at lunch time to plan and evaluate worships, create prayer activities for lunch and break times and reflect on our school values. Rev David Bacon is our RE link Governor and he works closely with Mrs Araujo to monitor RE. He also leads our Worships regularly, plans RE activities at our church and takes an active part in several RE lessons each year.
At St Barnabas we believe that Religious Education encourages pupils to learn from different religions, beliefs, values and traditions, while exploring their own beliefs and questions of meaning. It challenges pupils to reflect on, consider, analyse, interpret and evaluate issues of truth, belief, faith and ethics and to communicate their responses.
We aim to ensure that the Religious Education that we provide contributes to pupils’ personal development and well-being and to community cohesion by promoting mutual respect and tolerance in our diverse society. It also encourages them to develop their sense of identity and belonging.
Please have a look at the great things we have been learning in Religious Education!
Advent Adventure in Whitehall Park
Mrs Govan, our Art Leader held an Art competition where children had to create images of the different parts of the Christmas story.
Rev David, Lorraine and Mrs Ham put the 24 winners art work up in the Rose Garden in Whitehall Park and each class went on an Advent Adventure.
The children had to find all of the pieces of Art and then discuss what each piece reminded them of such as a part of the story or a song. This led to some amazing spontaneous carol singing.
Bishop of Blackburn’s Harvest Appeal- sponsored walk for Tearfund
W/c 9th November 2020- Inter Faith Week
This year for Inter Faith Week, each class focused on a different religion and created Art from that religion. In Worship we focused on celebrating differences and respecting each other’s beliefs.
Reception, Year 1 and 2 focused on Hinduism
Year 3 focused on Buddhism
Year 4 focused on Judaism
Year 5 focused on Islam
Year 6 focused on Sikhism
Please have a look at the photographs of some of the great things we learnt.
‘The Big Frieze’ Project
As a whole school, we watched ‘The Big Story’. Each class then took a different concept of the story and created their own interpretation of Emma Yarlett’s ‘The Big Frieze’ Bible timeline. In Worship, each class presented their concept to the rest of the school and the canvases were display in our school hall.