Bruton Primary School

Part of the East Somerset Federation which includes Ditcheat Primary School and Upton Noble C of E VC Primary School

Religious Education

In Reception, we went to visit St Mary's church to learn all about the font, the pulpit, the organ and the stained glass windows. Thank you so much to Reverend Jonathan for our guided tour.

In Dove Class, we have been looking at the Nativity story. We made nativity stars using straw and glitter, creating the image of the baby Jesus lying in a manager on a star background.

In Dove Class, we looked at the parable of the widow’s offering. We discussed how Jesus felt it was more important that she gave her little over the rich people who gave a lot. We then spoke about the message that God is trying to give to us from this story. We thought of different ways that we could share and give help to others. We drew this as a picture and created a class frieze.

In Dove Class, we went on a walk to St Mary's Church to have a look round and meet the vicar. We were finding out all about the symbols of Christianity featured within the Church.

In Dove, we enjoyed a virtual workshop from the Jewish museum. We discussed all things relating to the Torah. Did you know that you have to practise writing Hebrew for 10 years before you can become a Torah scribe?

In Dove class, we have been exploring the inside of a synagogue. We have looked at the special features of the synagogue and learnt that the most important part is the Ark, where the Torah is kept. We found out that the Torah scroll is written in Hebrew, which is read from right to left. We also discovered that it would take a whole year to write one! We had a go at creating our own Torah scroll, including writing in Hebrew then tea staining it for effect.

In Dove class we have introduced our unit on Judaism by looking at various artefacts which are important to the Jewish religion. We learnt all about the Star of David, the Menorah candle, Shabbat, a Kippah, Sedar plates and the Torah Scroll. 

We watched a video showing the inside of a Synagogue and how a family worships on the Shabbat.