Understanding Christianity Day
What an amazing day we had on Tuesday at Langham School!
It was lovely to partner up with Langham Primary School on Tuesday to explore one of our RE resources together. Staff from both schools worked together to create a range of activities that would enable children to explore what Christians believe and how Christians worship through music, art and discussion.
The day started with a shared assembly where we sang together and shared a thought for the day. We then split into mixed age, and mixed school, groups. There was a rotation of three activities through the day focusing on exploring Christian belief through 'Big Questions' and art, music and discussion activities. Not only was there some great RE going on, but the children also had the opportunity to put the 6 Rs that we focus on into action.
At the end of the day the two school congregated together again in the school hall to sing some of the songs we had learnt, and to tie the day together. It was lovely to move from a hall of separated blue and red tops to a mix of colours for the final assembly as children sat with newfound friends. The sound of both schools singing was quite moving!
A huge thank you to the staff and children at Langham, who were so welcoming to us all, sharing resources, classrooms and ideas. A particular thank you should go to Allyson Ford (who some parents will remember as she taught at Exton briefly a couple of years ago). Mrs Ford is the SENDCO and RE coordinator at Langham, and the day was her 'brainchild'.
Whilst we learnt a lot of RE through the day, we also learnt much about developing our 6 Rs and our social skills in being in a new environment. The Exton staff were particularly proud of all the positive comments that we have received from Langham staff about how lovely the children from Exton & Greetham CE Primary are. We sometimes forget how lucky we are to be part of such a special school family - and this was commented on by many of those who met our children during the day.
It was great to be able to work with another school in this way.... thinking hats are now on for what our next project could be!