Year 6 – Outdoor RE Artwork!
We are currently learning all about The Kingdom of God and positive values in R.E. lessons. We have learnt all about what God’s Kingdom is, how we become mebers of God’s Kingdom and how we accept the invite of becoming a part of God’s family. It is however the positive values that underpin Christianity that we have focussed on. We have been looking at scripture examples of how Jesus taught us to be good people, in his image, and how we can live in a way that encourages peace, happiness and harmony.
As part of our learning, we have gone outside and made pieces of outdoor artwork as a team, that represents multiple values that we should live by. There were some amazing visual representations of kindness, loving others, having faith and trust in God which you can see in these pictures.
We then decided to consider which values we think are most important, which sparked some amazing discussions and debates. The children were given the challenge of creating their own ‘Kingdoms’ in the school’s Forest School area as part of a team and deciding on a list of 5 rules or values they thought most important for their new community. The children did not realise, but they were living out so many of these values in working together so well when creating their ‘Kingdoms’ – they showed kindness, they shared, they showed patience, tolerance, hard work and forgiveness. The children used natural resources like charcoal from the fire pit or berries in order to write their list of values, which we discussed and reasoned together as we went from group to group showing off our dens. Not only a massive amount of fun, but a massive amount of discussion and ‘living out’ of these values came from this session – well done Year 6!