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St Joseph's Catholic

Primary School and Nursery

‘Growing in love, in the spirit of Christ, for the benefit of all’

R.E

Year 2 - Religious Education

Treasures

 

 

In this unit, we will be looking at how our world is the biggest treasure of all and how we can preserve and protect it.

 

Christians believe that the diversity of the world and its people is God’s gift. Jesus in his life and gospel, challenges people to appreciate diversity and to create with it a harmony that reflects the unity of Father, Son and Holy Spirit. This is reflected in the work of CAFOD.

 

 

Children will be able to talk about their own experience and feelings about the treasures they see or have.

Children be able to say what they wonder about the treasures they see or have.

Children will be able to ask and respond to questions about their own and others’ experiences of and feelings about what we treasure.

Children will be able to ask questions about what they and others wonder about the treasures of our world and realise that some of these questions are difficult to answer.

Children will be able to make links   between how they feel about their treasure and how that might affect their behaviour and that of others.

 

Look below for our key scripture, artwork and knowledge organiser for this unit.

Rules

 

 

In this unit, we will be looking at how important rules are and why, as well as the importance of forgiveness and examining our conscience. 

 

Some children will be able to talk about their own experience and feelings about rules in their life.

Some children will be able to say what they wonder about the importance of keeping rules for themselves and for others.

 

Some children will be able to ask and respond to questions about their own and others’ experiences and feelings of the importance of rules.

 

Some children will be able to use religious words and phrases to describe the examination of conscience.

Some children will be able to describe some aspects of the Sacrament of Reconciliation.     

Some children will be able to describe how Christians try to practise Jesus’ commandment of love, peace and reconciliation.

 

 

Look below for our key scripture, artwork and knowledge organiser for this unit.

Spread the Word

 

 

In this unit, we will be looking at how we can spread messages.

 

Some children will be able to talk about their own experience and feelings of both passing and receiving messages.

Some children will be able to say what they wonder about the importance and responsibility of passing on messages in daily life.

 

Some children will be able to ask and respond to questions about their own and others experiences and feelings of both passing and receiving messages.

Some children will be able to ask questions about what they and others wonder about the importance and responsibility of passing on messages in daily life.

 

Children will learn the stories of Jesus’ Resurrection and the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost as religious stories.

Some children will be able to recognise how the disciples changed through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Some children will be able to recognise how the Holy Spirit helps Christians in their lives.

Some children will be able to say about what they wonder about Jesus’ new life and the coming of the Holy Spirit.

 

We will also explore ways in which Christians spread the word of the Good News of Jesus in their lives.

 

Look below for our key scripture, artwork and knowledge organiser for this unit.

The Ascension

Opportunities

 

 

In this unit, we will be looking at how we can use opportunities for good. Some children will be able to talk about their own experience and feelings of using opportunities for good.

Some children will be able to say what they wonder about the good things that they see others doing.

 

Some children will be able to ask and respond to questions about their own and others’ experiences and feeling of using the opportunities that are offered to choose good.

Some children will be able to ask questions about what they and others wonder about how people make choices and realise that some of these questions are difficult to answer.

 

We will learn about Holy Week, how Jesus washed His disciples' feet and Jesus' journey to His crucifixion on Good Friday, as well as His resurrection on Easter Sunday.

 

Look below for our key scripture, artwork and knowledge organiser for this unit.

 

The Crucifixion of Jesus

Thanksgiving

 

Over Spring 1 and 2, our topic is 'Thanksgiving'. Children will be able to talk about their experience of receiving and giving thanks and say what they wonder about how others feel when they are thanked. Children will be given opportunities to ask and respond to questions about how they and others feel when receiving and giving thanks, as well as showing how feelings and beliefs affect their behaviour with regard to giving thanks.

 

Our key scripture and artwork focus will be 'The Last Supper' which you can find below. We will also learn about the key parts of Mass and the words used during the Eucharistic Prayer.

 

The Last Supper

Recall 'The Last Supper'.

 

The night before he died, Jesus and his friends went to Jerusalem to celebrate a special meal together. While they were at table, Jesus took some bread, gave thanks to God, broke it and gave it out to his friends.  He said, “Take and eat. This is my body, given for you.  Do this in memory of me.”

 

In the same way, Jesus took a cup of wine. He gave thanks, and gave it to them saying, “Take and drink.  This is my blood shed for you.”

 

Based on Luke 22:19-20

Books

 

Our first topic of the New Year is 'Books'. During this topic we will be talking about the experience and feelings about the different books that are used at home and school and will be able to say what they wonder about the importance of books in their lives.  We will learn to ask and respond to questions about our own and others' experience and feelings of the different books used at home and school.  We will also be looking at the Bible and recognising that it is a special book and name some of the stories in the Bible as well as other special books used in church. 

 

Our artwork focus is 'The Miraculous Draught of Fishes' by John Reilly. It represents the Gospel story according Luke 5 - Jesus Calls His First Disciples

We recreated our artwork focus

Preparations

 

Advent is a time when we appreciate the love in our lives and prepare to celebrate love becoming a reality in the person of Jesus. Christians at Christmas celebrate the gift of Jesus, given by God as a sign and expression of God's love.  Giving and receiving reflects the truth that all life is given by God and life is given meaning through the gift of Jesus. 

 

See below for our knowledge organiser and key scripture that we will focus on during our Advent topic - Preparations. We will also learn about the meaning behind the Advent wreath and retell the stories of 'The Annunciation' and 'The Visitation'.

 

 

Our artwork focus - 'The Annunciation'

Judaism Week 

 

Week commencing 15th November, we all celebrated a multi-faith week - Judaism. In year 2, we learnt all about Shabbat and the celebrations and traditions that take place. We also tasted some delicious challah bread made by Mr Heath.

Signs and Symbols

 

Our second topic (4/10/21 - 12/11/21)  is Signs and Symbols. In this topic we will be learning about the Sacrament of Baptism and important signs and symbols used within this Sacrament. If you have a photograph of your child being Baptised or Christened, please send it in so we can place it on our R.E display.  

 

Our artwork focus is a painting called Baptism of the Christ II by Daniel Bonnell. We will be recreating this image using paint. 

Beginnings

 

Our first topic is Beginnings. Throughout this topic, we will look at the Creation story from the book of Genesis and talk about different beginnings we have experienced. Bring in a baby photo to place on our display to represent beginning our lives.

 

Throughout this topic, we will be using the following piece of artwork as a stimulus and to evaluate. The artwork is called 'Seven Days of Creation II' by Sushobha Jenner.

Genesis 1

In the beginning God created the sky and the earth, the sea and land, the mountains and valleys.

And God saw that it was good.

Next God made plants; trees and flowers, vegetables and fruit.

And God saw that it was good.

God made the sun to shine in the day and the moon and the stars to shine at night.

And God saw that it was good.

God filled the seas and rivers with all kinds of fish and water creatures. God made the birds to fly in the sky.

And God saw that it was good.

God made all kinds of animals, large and small to live on the earth

And God saw that it was good.

Lastly, God created a man and woman who were like himself. He asked them to look after the world and all its creatures.

And God looked at all creation and saw it was very good.

When God finished all this work of creating, God rested.

Our Trust Prayer

 

God Our Father,

Give us strength so that, guided by Our Lady’s example,

we can have the courage to say yes to you.

Help us to love like she loved, have faith like she had

and follow Jesus’ example in all that we do.

Inspire in all of us a sense of togetherness, so that we can use

the gifts you have given us for the good of all in our community

and bring support and healing to those less fortunate than ourselves.

We ask Our Lady to guide us, just as she guided St Bernadette,

as we seek to bring Jesus’ message of love

and forgiveness to others.

We ask this through Jesus Christ, your Son, Our Lord.

Amen

 

Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.

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