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Religious Education

As part of the intent of our RE provision, we enjoy enriching our provision in different, creative ways.  Taking part in the Spirited Art competition is just one of the ways we hope to encourage the children to explore and develop their own spirituality.

Spirited Art Competition

Every two years, we join in with the spirited art competition run by RE Today.  You can have a look at some of the examples of art that has been sent in by looking at the gallery.  The children will have the opportunity to create an entry in school, but you may like to send in an entry you have created at home.

 

The competition is not about artistic skill but about the thought and ideas that the children put into their work.  In the past we have had some fantastic entries that were very simply presented but reflected some very deep thinking.  Have a look at the themes for this year and have a think about which appeals most to you.  Judges will be asking is it original? Is it well-crafted? And (most importantly!) is it excellent RE?

 

Entries can include 

  • Art (painting, drawing, sketching etc)
  • Poetry
  • Photography
  • Dance
  • Music
  • Drama
  • Sculpture

 

The children will need to produce some writing to explain the ideas behind their work - up to 400 words.  

 

Pupils might use a selection of these. Approximately 8 makes a good set, but please don’t use them all!

Adapt them freely for different age groups and in any way suitable.

Written commentary on artwork should be under 400 words.

 

• The title I chose is … because … • The deepest thing about my work is … • The religion that inspired my work is … • My RE art work … • This art work is spiritual because … • I think my work connects to religion because … • A quote from a holy book that fits with my work is … • I’ve been investigating … • This picture is all about … • My ‘Art is Heaven’ work is about … • In RE it is good to explore … so … • Doing this work has made me think … • I’ve tried to show my thoughts/ideas/vision/feelings by … • I’ve discovered … • In my picture, you can see … • What I like best about my work is … • I hope people will notice … • This work has helped me to realise … • If you look carefully at the work, you will see … • My vision is … • To make the image, what I did was … • I like the theme I have been working on because … • My main ideas are … • My inspiration came from … • While I was making this, I thought a lot about … and I would like to say …

Whole School Long Term Plan

General RE resources

Below you will find some examples of the kinds of activities each year group may take part in during RE in their Summer term.  We hope you will find this interesting.

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