Religious Education 2016-2017

Dear God,

Help us to act kindly to everyone we meet today,

Help us to speak nicely and spread good news,

Help us listen carefully when people talk to us,

Help us move calmly wherever we go,

Thank you, for all our help and all our blessings.




Rockcliffe Primary School aims to provide a stimulating, caring and safe environment in which our children desire to learn independently and with others, through an exciting educational programme that challenges and develops the whole child.
We recognise that the personal development of pupils, spiritually, morally, socially and culturally, plays a significant part in their ability to learn and achieve.
We therefore aim to provide an education that provides pupils with opportunities to explore and develop their own values and beliefs, spiritual awareness, high standards of personal behaviour, a positive caring attitude towards other people, an understanding of their social and cultural traditions and an appreciation of the diversity and richness of other cultures.

Autumn Term 1
Reception- Why am I special to God?  Why is Jesus special to Christians?
Class 3- Nature and God
Class 4- What do Christian Writings teach about forgiveness?
Class 5- Thanking God for Creation.  Thanking God for being dependable. 
Class 6-  Belief in Action

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This half term, we will also have our school Harvest Festival on Friday 23rd September 2016.  
The event will take place in school and each class will contribute to create an exciting Harvest Celebration.  

Autumn Term 2
Reception- What is a celebration?
Class 3- What is a celebration? Why do people give gifts at Christmas? 
Both classes will cover Diwali, Hannukah and Christmas. 
Class 4- Why does Christmas matter to Christians? 
Class 5- The dual nature of Christmas- Christian Celebration and Public Holiday
Class 6-  Sacred V Secular Christmas 

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Spring Term 1
Reception-  What are special stories for Christians?
Class 3- What do sacred writings teach about leaders? 
Class 4-  Why and how do different faiths use prayer? 
Class 5- Right and Wrong- Temptation
Class 6-  Why are places of worship important for different believers? 

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Class 3


Class 4

Class 5


Class 6 

Spring Term 2 

Reception- The symbol of the Easter Egg
Class 3-  How do Christians celebrate Easter?
Class 4- What does the Easter Story tell us about Hope and Despair?
Class 5- Symbols of Easter (Including Sacrifice) 
Class 6- Was the crucifixion of Jesus a sacrifice and what does this mean for Christians today? 

Contact the School

Rockcliffe CE Primary School


Main Contact: Mr. David Hodgkiss - Head Teacher

Tel: 01228 674631

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