Spring RE Newsletter 2012

January 27th, 2012

Our Spring term started earlier than normal this year on January 4th, which allowed us to celebrate the Epiphany in school on January 6th and properly end the season of Christmas. Some of our year 11 pupils presented a thoughtful assembly on the possible meaning and significance of the Wise Men’s gifts. Well done to them!

Looking ahead, our term will end the week before Holy Week commences on the Christian Calendar. This is the most important week of the year for Christians and in school we will be teaching the children about the significance of this week in their RE lessons and in collective worship.

Some Religious Festival Dates and Special Days this term:

January 18th – Start of week of prayer for Christian Unity

January 27th – Holocaust Memorial Day

February 2nd – Candlemas

February 14th – St. Valentine’s Day

February 21st – Shrove Tuesday

February 22nd – Ash Wednesday

March 1st – St. David’s Day

March 16th – Mother’s Day

March 17th – St. Patrick’s Day

March 25th – The Annunciation

April 1st – Palm Sunday

We will be remembering and celebrating all of these days in school either through Collective Worship, the curriculum or through special liturgies.


RE in the Primary Department

The following topics will be covered:

  • Celebrations
  • Thanksgiving
  • Self-giving