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Religious Education at St Cleopas

A high quality religious education (RE) curriculum is essential to teach a broad and balanced curriculum. At the heart of RE in our school is the teaching of Christianity, rooted in the person and work of Jesus Christ. As part of an inclusive community, we encourage learning about other religions and world views fostering respect for all.

 

Below are just some examples of the wonderful RE at St Cleopas.

Please see individual class pages to find further celebration of our RE work.

Food Cycle at St Cleopas Church cafe

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Displays

Take a look at some of the wonderful displays around school.

 

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Easter performance

Year 3 and 4 led a wonderful Easter service through the tale of The Three Trees. A truly beautiful story which combines events from the birth to the death of Jesus, all told from the perspective of three trees.

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Homes of hospitality - Liverpool Community Spirit

Years 1-2, 2, 4 and 6 visited the Homes of Hospitality at Liverpool Community Spirit to deepen learning and understanding in RE. 

Matthew, Hinnah and June welcomed us to rooms set up to explore elements of global Christianity, Islam and Judaism. We all had a fantastic time!

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Easter Unwrapped

Becca and Mike have been busy working with key stage 2 classes to discover the true meaning of Easter. Thank you :)

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Visiting the Anglican Cathedral we found many of the special items found inside a Church building. Can you name them?
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Christingles

We explored the symbolism and tradition of making and lighting Christingles.

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Christmas

We were lucky to have Becca and Mike from St Cleopas ministry team join us for Christmas workshops exploring the events surrounding Christmas and the celebration of Jesus' life.

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Godly Play

The children love exploring stories and themes in the Bible through Godly play. Jan (our Vicars wife) holds sessions to help children develop and explore using Godly Play resources. Children also have the opportunity to share responses and questions.  

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Sweaty Church

A fantastic turn out for our Sweaty Church event. This is a wonderful opportunity for the children to learn about God through sports and activities. The children thoroughly enjoyed all of the activities with Becca and Mike and are looking forward to our next session at Easter!

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St Andrew's Day

 

Celebrating St Andrew's Day encouraging children to carry out random acts of kindness. 

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Miss McDowell is part of the LTLRE North programme. This aims to improve the quality of Religious Education in all schools in the region through:

• building communities of RE teachers across the region in hubs
• engaging in research projects
• disseminating best practice
• creating partnerships with others

The most recent event was a great success. Sharing information about a support network through Facebook (LTLRE North) and access to resources through Google Drive. A faith carousel was also set up, with support from the team at Liverpool Community Spirit. This was a great opportunity to hear stories and explore artefacts from a range of faith groups, asking questions to develop a deeper understanding. Thank you to all who attended.
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Sweaty Church!

A huge thank you to Mike for the fantastic sweaty church event! Great fun and lots of reflection.

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Year 2

We looked at the importance and symbolism of light to many different faith groups.

 

Christians use light at many special services throughout the year, but can also be used during worship to remind us of the Holy Spirit. 

 

Lamps are lit in Sikhism on Diwali, the festival of light. These lamps, which are traditionally fueled by mustard oil, are placed in rows or patterns in windows, doors and outside buildings to decorate them.

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