Monday, 9 October 2017

School Trip; The Local Church


Recently, myself and my current class went on a school trip to the local church, which conveniently is a stone's throw away from the school! Our objective was to learn about the local community, but this tied in with supporting religious education lessons too. Just from looking at the images I could think of multiple LOs including: 
  • Identify the features of a church 
  • Look at the church colours on the Christian calendar
  • Remembrance Day 
  • Christian celebrations
  • Art - stained glass windows
  • Art - patterns 
  • Literacy - write a recount
  • Literacy - write an information book
I feel like the list could be quite extensive dependant on year group and the time of year. When we arrived at the church our local church warden showed us around the church and taught the class lots of facts about the church and the local community. She also showed us different parts of the church, including the organ in small groups. It made me remember from some training I went on the most important part of RE, but I could argue this for most lessons is that you need to experience it - I learnt more from being inside a church than I did from folders of planning on Christianity and I lead RE for my school! 

The trip has certainly inspired me to look into other trips around the local community, and for other units in religious education, finding other religious buildings and people to see. 

I'd love to know of any trips you've enjoyed with your class over the years and any ideas for the year ahead! 

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