What is Sikhism and who do they believe in?

In RE, we discussed the religion Sikhism. We discovered that it is the fifth largest religion in the world and it has 10 Sikh gurus. The ten Sikh Gurus were the first ten leaders of Sikhism, founded in India. They include Guru Nanak, Guru Angad, Guru Amar, Guru Ram Das, Guru Arjan, Guru Hargobind, Guru Har Rai, Guru Har Krishan, Guru Teg Bahadur, and Guru Gobind Singh.

What is love? 💕

Today, in Crew Boswell, during our RE lesson we began to think about what love really is. We began the session by looking at some popular quotes from the Bible such as, ‘love is patient, love is kind’ that often people share at Christian celebrations in churches such as weddings. These quotes really got us thinking about what love is, who we love, what love looks like, what difference loves makes to us, the community and the wider world, as well as what love isn’t. We shared our thoughts around love and recorded these ‘What love means to Crew Boswell’. We then each created a heart to show what we thought love was using drawings and writing.

RE in Crew Boswell

Today in RE, we learnt more about Jesus’ values and what impact they potentially have in the 21st Century. We discussed quotes and mission statements from Jesus and interpreted what we thought they meant. Some of the vocabulary was tricky but we worked as a crew to understand this. To finish we discussed our school mission and linked this to our HoWLs ‘Work Hard, Get Smart and Be Kind’ and discussed how we could make this world a better place.

Diwali 🪔

This week in KS1 we have been we’ve been learning all about the Hindu festival of light – Diwali! We’ve explored how Diwali is celebrated through looking at photographs and videos, this morning in Crew we made our own Diwali baubles to celebrate 🎉


This week in Crew MW, we’ve been learning all about the Hindu festival of light – Diwali! We’ve explored how Diwali is celebrated through looking at photographs and videos, and we have seen that they set off fireworks as part of their celebrations, just like we do on Bonfire Night!

After we had looked at our photos and the videos, we had an exciting visitor! Miss Shelley came in to do a Diwali dance workshop with us all! We had so much fun and learnt lots of new dance moves!

After our Diwali dancing, we looked at Diva Lamps and thought about how we could make these out of clay. We rolled the clay into a ball, squashed it down and then used the end of a rolling pin to make indentations for the candle. Once we had shaped the lamps, we used the clay tools to create patterns on them. We can’t wait for them to dry out so that we can paint them!

In provision, we have also been using the beads, pasta and coloured sand to make Rangoli patterns! We’ve loved learning all about Diwali!

What do the miracles of Jesus teach us about what is important to Christians?

Magic vs Miracles

We began our lesson today by making objects disappear, it was very exciting! this led us perfectly into our next guiding question exploring the miracles Jesus performed. We discovered that a miracle is an event that goes against nature, cannot be explained and Christians believe they are caused by God. to help us understand this we listened to a story in the Bible, Jesus feeding 5000 people with five loaves and two fish.

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We then created our own fish and imagined trying to feed 5000 people with it. It seemed impossible!

Why is Jesus important to Christians?

Today we explored who Jesus was and why he is a significant person in the Christian faith.

We discovered that Jesus taught Christains that we should show kindness and love to all people, just like our ‘Be Kind’ HoWL, regardless of where they come from or the situation in which they might find themselves. We thought about how we can show kindness and used our conversation protocols to have some lovely discussions on how we should treat our friends and neighbours.

Oliver said ‘It does not matter what we look like, we are all the same.’ Koa explained that he helps his neighbour by looking after pets when they are not home. Leyland also said that he shows kindness by helping his neighbours by getting shopping for them when they are too poorly to go out.