Primary 2 have been exploring the theme of gifts during their RE lessons over the past few weeks. We've discussed how it feels to give and to receive a gift. We've also talked about the gifts that were given to baby Jesus in the story of The First Christmas. The children explored why Christians might consider Jesus to be a special gift from God, and the greatest gift of all. We then moved on to talk about whether gifts have to be something we've bought, and the children said we can give gifts that we've made. We made kindness cards the other week to give out to people and we discussed how things such as kindness, helpfulness and listening can also be very important gifts. On Friday afternoon the children mastered a special paper folding technique to make contemporary Christmas trees from catalogues or magazines. Mrs Marrs and I were amazed at how quickly they picked up the folding, and so many of them didn't ask for any help at all. Perseverance personified in Primary 2! We were so proud. The children couldn't wait to take their trees home and give these as gifts to their families. They all looked stunning.
Friday 13th November - World Kindness Day
Primary 2 started their new RE topic today, thinking about gifts. They will be learning about the gifts that were given to baby Jesus from the Three Kings, as well as Jesus himself being a gift from God. Today (with it being World Kindness Day) we focussed on the gift of kindness. The children enjoyed sharing their ideas on how to be kind to everyone they meet, as well as talking about anyone who'd been particularly kind to them today. Primary 2 then made kindness cards to give out to people who are special to them. One kind girl even gave out sweets to everyone, which she'd brought in today because it was her birthday. What a fantastic afternoon we had!
2019 - 2020
A wonderful visit to the Jewish exhibition at Tullie House! On Wednesday 11th December, the Y2 children visited Tullie House for the morning to find out more about Judaism. They had talked about 'Shabbat' celebrations during Harvest time, so they were excited to learn even more about this interesting religion. The exhibition at Tullie House certainly didn't disappoint! There were stories to listen to, artefacts to handle, things to dress up in and games to play. We all left bursting with knowledge, thanks to Sally and Kit who led the session. Lots of discussion followed back at school and the children made a lovely thank you card, which has been posted out to the ladies at Tullie House.
The volunteers from the foodbank were delighted to receive a book full of Y2 thank you letters to Stuart, who visited us before the half term break. We hope he enjoys reading them when he's volunteering there tomorrow.
Primary 2 enjoyed a visit from Stuart, a volunteer from the local foodbank. He talked to us about Harvest in the past, where food comes from and how we can help those who are less fortunate. The Y2 children enjoyed asking some of the questions they'd thought of during their RE lesson from the previous week.
2018 - 2019
Reverend Thompson came to teach us about Baptism. We asked him lots of questions to help us with our RE work.
We have been exploring how it feels to give and receive gifts. At Christmas time remember that Jesus was God’s special gift to us.
2017 - 2018
Thank you to NISCU for our puppet performance. We learned about ‘What does Easter mean to you?’
We have been finding out what we can learn from the stories Jesus told.