Sheerness West Federation

What does Religious Education look like at 

West Minster Primary School?

 

Coming soon…

EYFS & KS1 – Christingle making charity event. (December)

Whole School – Nativity performance (December)

Whole School – World Religion Day (January)

Whole School – Holi, Festival of colours dance workshop (March)

Term 2

What will your children be learning? 

EYFS – Celebrations

Year 1 – What makes some places sacred?  (Christianity, Judaism, Islam)

Year 2 – Who is a Jewish and what do they believe? (Judaism)

Year 3 – What do people believe about God? (Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Humanism)

Year 4 – Why are festivals important? (Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Humanism)

Year 5 – Why do some people believe God exist? (Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Humanism)

Year 6 – Is it better to express your religion in arts and architecture or in charity or generosity? (Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Humanism, Sikhism, Buddhism)

 

Religion of the month

November – Buddhism

December – Judaism

What have the children been up to?

Reception

The children in Reception have been exploring types of celebrations: Diwali, Hanukkah & Chinese New Year.

Throughout the week the children took part in lots of activities to experience different family customs and routines. 

  • Rangoli patterns,
  • Diwa lamps,
  • Menorah hand painting,
  • Food tasting.
  • and many more. 

        

Year 1

Year 1 have been learning about Judaism, in particularly focusing on Shabbat. To help the children understand they were given the opportunity to prepare thier own snack and then sat together and shared stories with candle, wine and Challah bread in the middle of our group.

 

Term 1

What will your children be learning? 

EYFS – Celebrations.

Year 1 – Who is a Christian and what do they believe?  (Christianity)

Year 2 – Who is a Muslim and what do they believe? (Islam)

Year 3 – What do people believe about God? (Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Humanism)

Year 4 – Why is Jesus inspiring to some people? (Christianity)

Year 5 – Why do some people believe God exist? (Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Humanism)

Year 6 – What do religious say to us when life gets hard? (Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Humanism, Sikhism, Buddhism)

 

Religion of the month

September – Christianity

October – Hinduism

What have the children been up to?

Year 1

The children went on a trip to Trinity Church in Sheerness to find out what it is like in a Christian place of worship. During the visit the children took part in singing and had the opportunity to pray if they chose to. One of the children’s favourite thing they discovered was all the stain glass windows, which inspired the children’s art work upon returning to school.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

School Contact Details

Head of School Miss H Brewer

Contact Person Miss D Jamieson

Emailwestminster.office@swfed.co.uk

Telephone 01795 662178

School Address
West Minster Primary School
St. Georges Avenue
Sheerness
Kent, ME12 1ET

School Opening Times

Juniors:  8.45am – 3.15pm

Infants:  8.45am – 3.10pm

Nursery  8.30am – 11.30,     12.00pm – 3.00pm