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At Spilsby Primary, we learn about RE to help our children empathise, respect others and explore deep human concepts.  The Love to Celebrate projects help children learn about world religions, diversity and faith.     


This morning, Year 3 made pancakes for their Lent memorable experience for our next Love to Celebrate topic. All of the children mixed and tasted a pancake, delicious!

Giving a gift to at least one person during Purim is called Mishloach Manot. It is a mitzvah (rule) of Judaism. Jews give inexpensive gifts including two foods, such as hamantaschen, sweets, fruit, nuts or bread to make sure that everyone has enough food for the Purim celebrations. Children in Year 1 iced biscuits and gave them to a friend we thought about how it felt to give a gift to someone else.

Year 1 have been learning about the Jewish festival of Purim. The Purim story features a villain called Haman, and everyone in the synagogue boos, hisses, stamps their feet and uses noisemakers (called graggers) and cymbals whenever the name of Haman is mentioned during the service. We have made our own graggers using craft materials.

End of term treat for year 3 to tie up this term's RE unit of Lent.

Year 4 have been using role paly to act out the story of Gilgamesh and the Cedar Forest.

In RE this half term, year 1, will be learning about the festival of Milad un Nabi which commemorates the birth of the Prophet Muhammad. During the lesson the children thought about ‘Why we celebrate our birthdays? and 'How it feels to share a special celebration together?’ The children designed birthday cards to give out throughout the year to their friends. As the term progresses we are going to find out more about a person who is special to Muslims, Muhammad, whose birthday is celebrated during Milad un Nabi.

Year 4 are learning about Shabbat. They discussed why rest is needed and created their own animals and plants as happened in the story of creation.

Some important questions to be answered by year 2 in RE this afternoon! Looking forward to see how these pages fill up with thoughts. #Buddhism #alwayschoosekindness

In RE this week, year 5 have been studying Sikhism. They have considered why 10% of their wages is given to charity.

Year 6 have begun to look at the Jewish festival of Rosh Hashanah. They wished each other ‘ Shanah Tovah’ ( Good Year) with the tradition of a slice of apple dipped in honey.

Our elf brought us some strange things this morning, one of the children worked out it was what they had learnt about in RE on Monday. In English we followed verbal instructions to make a Christingle, then tomorrow we are going to write our own. At the end, we all tasted a piece of orange!

Year 6 have been reading the story of Guru Hargobind and the Hindu Princes ( Sikhism) to plan their dramatisation of the story

Fantastic creations from our Y5s today. Learning about the celebration of Holi. They explored different beliefs and actions and created their own image of a Holi festival using a range of different materials

Amazing diva-lamp making in Reception to celebrate Diwali. Our youngest children are really beginning to develop a good understanding of the world around them.

This week in RE year 3 looked at how Hindus create a Ganesh ‘murtis’ to help them think about God in their homes. Then they created their own Murtis from clay and painting it.

Year 6 have been learning about the Jewish festival: Rosh Hashanah. They greeted each other and had apple and honey to represent sweetness and happiness in the new year.

Y3 started learning about Hinduism this afternoon and created these Ganesh masks as part of the classroom display.

Y4 have been researching about the 5K's in Sikhism. they brought together all their knowledge and created a poster using all the information and facts they had found.

Y3 created a Vesak display, which included lanterns and origami flowers surrounding an incense stick and candles.

Y6 visited our local St James' Church this week to learn about a Sunday Service and the layout of the church.

Celebrating Diwali in style. Reception have been learning about Rama and Sita and how people celebrate the Hindu Festival of Lights. We acted out the story, made rows of divas, sparklers, rangoli patterns and firework pictures.