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Academic Year 2022 - 2023

The Travelling Nativity Bag is back! The Reception children were very excited to hear all about the Travelling Nativity Bag on Thursday. Each child will have a turn to take it home and explore the contents for a couple of days. There are two lovely Nativity books to enjoy, an optional prayer to recite and a candle to light. There is also a little bag full of Nativity figures to play with. The children are going to have so much fun retelling the story of The First Christmas. A little early, I know, but in order to ensure everyone gets a turn it went out on Friday with the first Reception child.

 Academic Year

  2020 - 2021

Primary 1 have been learning about churches during their RE lessons this half term. Reverend Thompson made us a video tour of St Bridget's in Bridekirk, which we all enjoyed watching. We have learned so much! We made 3D models of churches with construction toys and junk modelling materials. We also painted some lovely pictures of churches.

Academic Year

2019 - 2020

Y1 "Hot Seating" in RE for the story of The Good Samaritan". The Y1 children have been learning all about the story of The Good Samaritan in R.E. This afternoon they had a go at "Hot Seating", which was lots of fun! Some children had a turn to sit at the front and pretend to be the injured man, the priest, the Levite, the robbers, the inn keeper, the Samaritan and even his donkey! The person in the hot seat was interviewed by the rest of the children and asked questions such as, "Why were you walking down that dangerous road?" and "Why didn't you stop to help?" The children thought of some interesting questions to ask each character and the characters came up with some fantastic replies.

The Reception children enjoyed listening to the story of The Lost Sheep and discussing what Jesus was trying to tell us.

The Travelling Nativity Bag was well received! In the lead up to Christmas, the Reception children enjoyed taking turns to carry the "Travelling Nativity Bag" home for one or two nights. The bag contained a colourful story of the first Christmas, with a beautiful pop up final page. There was also a box of figures to play with, a candle to light and an optional prayer to say. A "Tales of the Travelling Nativity" book was also in the bag for parents and children to write comments, draw pictures and stick in photos if they wanted to. Judging by what I've seen in the book so far, the children have had a wonderful time sharing the contents of the bag with their families at home.

Creating our own special places - The Reception children have been talking about their own special places at home and also learning about the church as a special place for Christians. The other week they were split into three groups and given the challenge of creating their own special places in the classroom. What excellent ideas they had! They all decided to make a den, but it had to be a cosy place where they could relax and enjoy looking at a book. Each group worked so well as a team and the end results were fantastic. Challenge completed Reception children. Well done!

Academic Year

2017 - 2018

The Reception children are learning about celebrations in RE this half term. They've had lots of fun this week making birthday cakes with playdough and candles.

The Reception children have been learning about special places. They enjoyed building churches and colouring in pictures of stained glass windows.

Experience Church


Recently we were lucky to take part in a special celebration all about our local Chruch; St Bridget’s, Bridekirk.  It was beautifully organised by the parishioners and lots of fun was had learning all about the different areas of our church.