Curriculum

'The creative curriculum
is proving successful in motivating pupils and they engage well in their learning'

Ofsted 2011

Religious Education

  Autumn
Pre Christmas (2 weeks) Spring
Pre Easter (2 weeks) Summer
Year 3 Judaism
What does it mean to be Jewish?
Christianity
The Christmas Story and Production
Christianity
Why is Christmas important to Christians?

Judaism
What does it mean to be Jewish?
Complete

What are the deeper meanings of Festivals? Christianity
What is the meaning of Easter
Select one:
How should we live and who inspires us?
Or
Where, how and why people worship
Year 4 Sikhism
What does it mean to be Sikh?
Christianity
Why is Christmas important to Christians?
Christianity
How and why does a Christian follow Jesus?
Christianity
The Easter Story and Production
Christianity
What is the meaning of Easter
Select one:
What do religions teach us about the Natural world?
Or
How and why do Christians follow Jesus
Year 5 Islam
What does it mean to be a Muslim
Christianity
Why is Christmas important to Christians?
Christianity
What will make our town a more respectful place?
Christianity
What is the meaning of Easter
Christianity
A still small voice
Ascension production
Christianity
Why do some people inspire us?
Year 6 Hinduism
What does it mean to be a Hindu?
Christianity
Why is Christmas important to Christians?
Christianity
Justice and Poverty: Can religions help build a fair world and make poverty history
Christianity
What is the meaning of Easter
Select one:
What matters most to Humanist and Christians?
Or
How do people live through good times and hard times?

The RE Curriculum is enhanced by focused RE days trips and visitors throughout the year.


Ascension

​Year 5 delivered an outstanding Ascension play this week, with singing that the whole school was talking about! Through rehearsing for the play, children learnt about the events of this time and the significance to Christians. Well done to all children (and staff) involved in putting together a memorable performance.

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Luton Council of Faiths visit Wenlock Y4 Children

Y4 children at Wenlock were privileged to listen to and take part in a discussion around the topic: "What will make our town a more respectful place?" This is a topic the current Y4 children will study as part of their Y5 religious education curriculum next year.

The children were attentive and asked some very interesting questions of the representatives of the different faiths which I have summarized below.

Perhaps the greatest joy of this presentation was that it was not just a presentation by different faiths touching on topics of respect and harmony but a living embodiment of these values. There was much laughter and respect between the different faiths and this was a superb example for us to follow.

What we learnt:
When we have our differences with others there are two choices: we either agree or disagree, or, we learn to 'disagree well'. Luton Council of Faiths have said that we will stand together to make our town a peaceful place. It is local solidarity.

The Christian perspective says to love your neighbor and to love your enemy. Since your neighbor could be your enemy we are charged to love and be respectful to everyone. Even if you do not have a faith it is our duty to be forgiving and show kindness to our neighbours. A Muslim view is that there is the right of God (to be worshiped) and the rights of people. To this end it is the responsibility of each individual to keep an eye on their neighbor to ensure, for example, that they do not go hungry.

Questions that were asked – and for us to ponder:

  • Can you use other religions to achieve your goals?
  • Can your unity of faiths create disagreement within your community?
  • How can religious rules make the town more respectful?
  • What feelings do you have when you pray?

Wenlock CofE Junior School would like to extend a very big thank you to all the people who came to our school and engaged with the children around the topic: "What will make our town a more respectful place?"


Open the Book - lunch time club

This week 20 children from years 3 and 4 have been making Christingles at OTB lunch time club. They have been learning about the symbolism of the Christingle – the orange represents the world, the red ribbon represents the blood Christ shed for us; the fruit and sweets on the four sticks represent God's creations and the candle tells us that Jesus is the Light of the World.

Sadly many of the children took their Christingles home before we could photograph them – and perhaps this is the best place for them to be during this Advent season.

4/12/15


Year 6 visit the Madir

Madir Luton

Y6 children were privileged to witness an act of worship at the Mandir in Luton. It was a wonderful experience that allowed the children an opportunity to consolidate their learning about Hinduism. The staff at the Mandir were very welcoming to us and were able answer the children's questions.


Creation

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Prayerspace 2015

From the 14th April to 17th April we turned our Family Room into a Prayerspace where the children could learn about prayer.

There was information about how different religions pray; as well as Christian Prayer children can find how Jews, Sikhs, Muslims and Hindus pray.

They also have the opportunity to pray to God, G-d, Allah or Brahmin in 3 different ways. There was a choice of Penny Prayers, Peg Prayers and Post-it Note Prayers.

After school on Thursday and Friday some parents also visited our Prayerspace and like many of the children they thought that it was such a peaceful, prayerful and calming space that we should have a permanent one.


The Easter Story