The eight-fold path of Buddhism

LKS2 learned about the eight-fold path followed by Buddhists as part of their quest to reach enlightenment. The key paths are: Right Speech, Right Action, Right Livelihood, Right Intent, Right Mindfulness, Right Concentration, Right Understanding and Right Effort. Buddhists believe that these concepts help us to live in a way that does no harm to […]

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Art and RE in LKS2

In RE this week, year 3 and 4 learnt about the four Noble Truths and Nirvana. We learnt that Buddhists use Mandalas as a symbol of the universe in its ideal form. We then used our art lesson to have a go at creating our own Mandalas.

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Exploring Buddhism in LKS2

This week, we learned the story of Prince Siddhartha, and the origins of Buddhism. We found out how he left the sheltered environment of his palace compound and was bewildered and distressed by the suffering he saw in the outside world. His decision to reflect upon these sufferings led to the four Noble Truths and […]

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Year 2: RE

Year 2 have started their new RE topic this term which is learning in more depth about Judaism, how Jewish people worship God with a focus on the important Jewish festival of Passover (Pesach). The children started the new term of RE with a high level of interest. They had remembered a lot from their […]

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Christmas Performances Shine Brightly

The closing days of term have seen three performances that our children are rightly proud of. Early Years acted and sung the Christmas story reflecting just how well they worked during rehearsals. KS1 entertained us with a mix of traditional and modern songs while acting their outdoor, heart warming nativity. KS2 concluded their 6 week […]

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Art in RE

LKS2 have been looking at art throughout history from different cultures to see how artists have depicted events involving the birth and childhood of Jesus in different ways. We looked at how different artists used symbolism in their art before creating our own.

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Y2 RE: The Gift of Giving

Year 2 worked so hard and finished making their gift boxes today. It wasn’t easy to manipulate and stick the card but they showed determination and perseverance. We also discussed why the wise men travelled with precious gifts to give baby Jesus. All the children understand that the giving of gold, frankincense and myrrh symbolised […]

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