Year 7s key focus this year is the human enquiry into ‘where do we belong’.
In the current unit, students are studying where it is that Jesus belongs. As a Jew, does he belong to Judaism or Christianity? Does he belong to God?
At the beginning of the year, students learnt that all Abrahamic faiths believe in one God. If you ask your daughter what a religion is called when they believe in one God, they will be able to wow you with some impressive vocabulary!
As we progress through our learning journey, our knowledge on the God of Christianity advances and students have recently been introduced to the concept of the Holy Trinity.
Students enjoyed using their scientific knowledge of H20 to help them understand what Christians believe about God.
Students were shocked to learn that Christians do not really believe that Jesus is God’s son and instead they believe he is a representation of God on earth.
To demonstrate their understanding of the Holy Trinity, students created a piece of art work and explained the symbolism behind their ideas. Celina had the fantastic idea to make 3 masks. Celina demonstrated her explanation by wearing each of the masks, showing that no matter which one she was wearing, she was always still Celina. The masks enabled her to present herself in different ways, like God. We were very impressed with this idea. This is the fantastic abstract thinking we love to see in RE!