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The theme for RE is term is 'Myself'. The children will be looking at where their names came from, similarities between themselves and others, different religions and baptism.


This week the children had to look in a mirror and tell their talk partner what they see. We then had a discussion about how we are all similar and how we are different. The children had to draw a picture of their friend and tell me how they are the same as their friend and how they are different. I then scribed their ideas for them.

This week in RE we have been looking at our baby pictures and guessing 'who is who'. We then discussed where our names came from.

This week in RE we have thought about ceremonies that different religions have to celebrate the birth of a baby. We discussed how Christians have christenings, Muslims have a birth rite ceremony and Hindus Jatakarma ceremony. 

Christian christening.

christening is a Christian blessing which usually involves baptism. And baptismrefers to a ritual where a person (in this case a baby) is initiated into the Church congregation when water is sprinkled or poured over the head of a baby – or, in some cases, when the baby is immersed in water for a second or two.


Muslim birth rite ceremony.

Come to prayer.") are the first words a newborn Muslim baby should hear. They are whispered into the right ear of the child by his or her father. ... After seven days the baby's head is shaved (a tradition also carried out by Hindus). This is to show that the child is the servant of Allah.


Jatakarma ceremony.

Once Hindu baby enters the world, Jatakarma is performed to welcome the child into the family, by putting-some honey in the child's mouth and whispering the name of God in the child's ear.

This term we are looking at 'People wh are special'. Today the children had to draw a picture of someone who is special to them and say why they are special.

This week we had Mrs Connelly come to visit the children in Maple Class as she is Special to us. She spoke to the children about what she does in her job. The children had to draw a picture of Mrs Connelly and say why she is special to them.