Harworth Church of England Academy - Class 6

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In Class 6 we have a class prayers session on a weekly basis where we all come together to reflect and think about ourselves, our school, our families, local issues and the wider world.  We also debate different issues through Pupil Voice sessions as well as reflecting on our Collective Worship sessions.

Autumn Term

In Class 6 we studied Hinduism.  We considered different dilemmas and looked at how a Hindu would solve them compared to us.  We learnt about the Bhagavad Gita (one of their holy books) before comparing it to the Bible and the Qu'ran.  We also reflected on how Hindus live in balance with nature by creating our own artwork.

Our second unit was called God.  We reflected on a Christian's relationship with God compared to a celebrity's and we had a really interesting discussion in class.  Next we created our own divine God by considering what we would like God to be like.  We looked at how God is represented in the Bible by focusing on different books before comparing different viewpoints about God.

In the lead up to Christmas we thought about special deeds of kindness we could undertake during Advent.  In the last week before Christmas we visited Church to take part in a service.  We sang carols, listened to readings and we were presented with a candle from Mr Archer which had been given to us by the Bishop.  It was a very special service.   

We visited Brailsford House to sing Christmas carols and songs to the residents as well as singing at the community Vintage Tea at the Town Hall. We also made a Christingle in school and learnt the meaning of each part.  At the end of the day we held a whole school Christingle service where we lit our candles.  It was a really reflective end to our school term.

Spring Term

This unit of work was all about understanding how Jews were treated during World War II.  We have spent time looking at photographs of what life was like for Jews before the War. We then compared this to how their lives changed during the Holocaust.  We spent a fantastic day at The National Holocaust Centre where we reflected on a young Jewish boy's life and how him and his family were treated.  We were also honoured to meet a survivor of the Holocaust who told their story - an amazing opportunity to bring history to life.  We have also discussed in depth why Jews were treated differently just because of their religion.  We know that this is wrong and no matter what religion people are, they should all be treated as equals.  We linked this with our British Value of Mutual Respect.

Summer Term

This term our unit of work focuses on Incarnation and the question 'Was Jesus the Messiah?' We will be exploring where Incarnation and the Messiah are within the big story of the Bible before making connections between them. 

We have also been working on the Lord's Prayer and what it means.  We have learnt sign language to use within our Collective Worship.