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Church Lane, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN5 7EZ


Barnburgh Primary School

Learning to shine together


Religious Education

Intent, Implementation & Impact

RE Online Portfolio of Evidence:

Our wonderful examples of evidence to meet the Doncaster Agreed Syllabus, can be found on our Online Portolio's, for each curriculum area. 

Click here to see our RE Portfolio.

Please see below for examples of work and enrichment activities for RE in our school. 

Year 3 had a visit from Shaheed Sayed. He helped Year 3 learn more about Haaj. This was part of their Islam RE topic.

The children had all written questions to ask. 

It was really amazing find out the answer to these questions. 

The children were really enthralled listening to Shaheed's stories from his visit to Mecca.

Year 2 - Visit to Jamia Mosque - RE Islam - Jumu'ah (Friday prayers)

Year 4 made their way up to church for this week's RE lesson. We had already learnt about the importance of the Christian cross symbol and what it represents and so went on a 'cross hunt' at the church. We were surprised how many we managed to find!!

Year 4 - Visit from Reverend Kathryn to learn about The Eucharist/Holy Communion

Reception and Y2 learn all about Christingle with Rev. Kathryn

Year 2- Christianity - Christingle

Harvest Celebrations

we celebrate Harvest at St Peter’s church. We make a collection of food to contribute to the church collection which then is shared with families in the Doncaster area. Children sing songs, share readings and say prayers to celebrate Harvest. In addition representatives from our School Council and choir attend the Sunday service. 

Christmas Celebrations

We help the congregation at St Peter’s church prepare for Christmas by designing and making Christmas decorations for the church  our School Council representatives will spend an afternoon at church helping to decorate the trees. 

On the last day before we break up for Christmas our whole school walks to St Peter’s church for a special Christmas service. Rev Kathryn leads the service and children from each class share a poem, reading or prayer. We all sing Christmas carols and take time to remember the true meaning of Christmas. 

Visits to St Peter’s church to support learning of Christianity 

To start our Y4 Autumn RE topic on Judaism, focusing on Shabbat (Sabbath), we started with our memorable experience lesson about 'rest'. Year 4 took part in some different physical activities (including Daily Mile), before being told that they were then able to rest for a little while, however they wished, as they had worked so hard. The children could not believe what they were hearing! Some of them rested their heads, some read and some starting drawing. 


After resting we spoke all about: why rest is important, when we rest and how resting makes us feel. We then found out that Shabbat (or Sabbath) was a day of rest for Jews, when they show respect to God, who they believe created he world in 6 days and rested on the 7th. Lots of Year 4 were very enthusiastic about a 'day of rest'!

Year 2 - Judaism - Beliefs, teachings and sources - The Menorah

Year 3 created freeze frames of what they thought happened to Guru Nanak while he spent 3 days in the river and was enlightened