Tattershall Primary School

Tattershall Primary School
Believe, Achieve, Succeed

Tattershall, Lincoln LN4 4QZ T: 01526 342045 E: enquiries@tattershallprimary.lincs.sch.uk

RE

Religious Education

The Lincoln Diocesan Board of Education understands the driving purpose of RE in schools and academies to be the development of secure religious and theological literacy so that our pupils are able to hold informed and balanced conversations about religions and beliefs.

The children will be learn about Christianity, Hinduism and Islam.

Islamic Centre

Class 2 and 3 visited the Islamic Centre in Sleaford to support their RE learning about Islam this term.

Budhist Beliefs

In Class 6, we have been learning about a new religion with different beliefs. We took advantage of the lovely weather and did our learning outside. We had to hunt for information about Buddhist Beliefs to complete a table of information in our learning books.

Buddhism is different to the other religions we have learned about because they don’t believe in a God or deity whatsoever.” – Kai

Buddhism is similar to Hinduism because they both have Dharma but it has a different meaning also in Humanism they don’t believe in a God like in Buddhism."– Mason

Mock Baptism

In Class 2, we learned about why Christians have a Baptism and watched what happens during an Infant Baptism.  We labelled the people involved in a Baptism and talked about what they do during the service.

When you are a baby and you have a Baptism, you’ll have water poured on your head three times.  When you’re an adult, you get baptised in a river/pool and your whole body goes under the water.” – Layla

Adults are baptised to wash away their sins and start a new life as a Christian.” – Millie

Diwali celebrations!

In Class 4, we have been learning about how Hindus celebrate Diwali. We enjoyed our own Diwali celebration: making Diwa lamps out of clay, designing Rangoli patterns using soft pastels and painting Mendhi (henna) designs. We even used chocolate writing icing to replicate using tubes of henna to draw on our own hands.

Hindus put Rangoli patterns on the mat outside their front door to attract good fortune.” – Harry

Hindus need to tidy their house before they celebrate Diwali.” – Hope

Hindus draw henna tattoos on their hands for the celebration of Diwali.” – Oliver and Henry.

The Story of Rama and Sita

In Class 4, we have been learning about the story of Rama and Sita. We listened the to story a few times before acting it out in small groups. We each had a puppet to hold as we retold the story.

“Sita was kidnapped by the evil Ravanna.” – George

“Rama shot a magic arrow at the evil Ravanna to rescue poor Sita.” – Theo

“This story symbolises how light can win over darkness and good triumphs over bad.” – Emily.

Sukkahs

In Class 2, we have been learning about the Jewish festival Sukkot. During Sukkot, Jews build Sukkahs to live in to remember the time when their ancestors travelled through the desert towards the Promised Land. We went around the school grounds to collect our natural materials to decorate our own Sukkahs.

“They always have holes on the roof so God can watch over them inside the Sukkah.” – Freddie.

“Sukkahs are made of wood and rocks because that’s all they had to build their Sukkahs in the old days.” – Madeleine.

Torah Scrolls

In Class 3, we have been learning about Judaism.  We learned that the Jewish holy book is called a Torah so we created our own Torah scrolls and tried writing our name in Hebrew using paint brushes instead of pen.

“It was really fun making my own Torah scroll and I got to take it home.“ - Tilly. 

“We learned that Jews write backwards in Hebrew.“ – Oliver