St Barnabas & St Philip's CofE School

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Religious Education at our School

 

 Click here to read about how we teach Religious Education and to view our R.E. Scheme of Work

 

Central Gurdwara
Year 5 went to the Central Gurdwara, the oldest established Sikh place of worship in Europe, to learn what it means to be a Sikh. We listened to a brief history of Sikhism in the main prayer hall, and were able to ask our guide lots of questions before going downstairs to the Langar (food hall) where a dish of rice and lentils was served to us. Sikhs believe in sharing one's wealth, which includes the sharing of food.

 

Religious Education in Year Five

Mr Shah (Father of Badshah in Class Five) came into our class to talk to us about his pilgrimage to Mecca during the previous summer.

As part of their RE learning this term Y5 had a speaker who talked about his pilgrimage to Mecca. 

The children were able to ask questions and then in class reflect and recognise: 

How pilgrimage shows a commitment to God 
Know why believers make special journeys 
Recognise the link between faith and action
Explain the impact of faith on the behaviour of individuals  
Identify a journey that is important to them and explain why

Holy Week Prayers

These are the prayers which the Year Six children read at our Holy Week Service at St Barnabas Church.  The children were very proud of their finished prayers and read them out confidently and clearly.

Click here to read the prayers

 
Religious Education in Year Five
Mr Shah (Father of Badshah in Class Five) came into our class to talk to us about his pilgrimage to Mecca during the previous summer.
 
As part of their RE learning this term Y5 had a speaker who talked about his pilgrimage to Mecca. 
 
The children were able to ask questions and then in class reflect and recognise: 
 
How pilgrimage shows a commitment to God 
Know why believers make special journeys 
Recognise the link between faith and action
Explain the impact of faith on the behaviour of individuals  
Identify a journey that is important to them and explain why
 

 

Candle Prayer

A parent has asked me to publish the text of the ‘Candle Prayer’ that we use each Friday in our whole school assembly.

This simple from of prayer was developed by the Iona Community for use in small groups.

Three candles or nightlights are needed, and these should be place on a table where everyone can easily see them.

1st leader

I will light a light. In the name of the Maker. Who lit the world, And breathed the breath of life for me. - A candle is lit and placed centrally.

2nd leader

I will light a light. In the name of the Son, Who saved the world, And stretched out his hand for me. - A candle is lit and placed centrally.

3rd leader

I will light a light. In the name of the Holy Spirit. Who encircles the world, And blesses my soul with a longing for God. - A candle is lit and placed centrally.

All - We will light three lights.  For the Trinity of love. God above us. God beside us. God beneath us. The beginning. The end. The everlasting one.

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A moment of silence is kept.