Religious education enables children to investigate and reflect on some of the most fundamental questions asked by people. At Worsthorne Primary School we develop the children’s knowledge and understanding of the major world faiths, and we address the fundamental questions in life, for example, the meaning of life and the existence of a divine spirit. We enable children to develop a sound knowledge not only of Christianity but also of other world religions, especially those that are the main faiths of children within our school. Children reflect on what it means to have a faith and to develop their own spiritual knowledge and understanding. We help the children learn from religions as well as about religions.

Christianity Visit 

Children at our school had an exciting visit from Christine who works alongside Building Bridges based in Burnley. Their aim is to celebrate diversity, to promote dialogue and activities to develop understanding, to achieve equality and justice. Christine spoke to the children about the life of Jesus and the importance of Advent in the Christian calendar. Christine was very impressed with how much our children already knew about the faith. The children asked thought provoking questions as always and were very respectful. The day ended with a fantastic assembly, where the whole school performed the Lords prayer with actions.

Hindu (Dharma) Visit

Worsthorne enjoyed a visit from Neetal a faith visitor from Building Bridges in Burnley. She talked about the Hindu religion and taught us dancing that is commonly done at time of celebrations, such as Diwali. All the children and staff loved learning about the different forms of God, celebrations and how it is the oldest religion in the world founded in India. Neetal commented on how much she loved visiting Worsthorne and working with all the classes. She even said she was impressed how respectful all the children were. We learnt so much and had a great day- the dancing was our favourite part!

The Christmas Nativity story 

Diwali in EYFS

Lot’s of different activities this week based on Diwali. We celebrated with Diwali Day today (Thursday).

Year 1 have been exploring God as the Father and who God is to Christians.
We have been investigating and retelling the story of the prodigal son and understanding why Christians might compare God to a loving parent.
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