Godly Play Autumn 2019
Godly Play is a child centred, “wondering” approach to RE teaching. It encourages, challenges and nourishes their spiritual quest as well as enriching their biblical knowledge. Stories are shared using plain wooden figures and simple scripts, the children are then given the opportunity to question and respond through discussion, play and art. The children at HWCE School have one session of Godly Play each term. Here is a short description of the stories covered by the children in their Godly Play sessions this term.
The Forever Story (Early Years)
This is the first story encountered by Children in Godly play. It tells the story of the Nativity and will be familiar to many of the children, but it puts it in the context of Jesus the Eternal Saviour, hence “The Forever Story”.
The Creation (Year 1)
This material presents the creation of the world as a Gift to us from God and one we should cherish. It allows the children to understand the supremacy of God, a concept that underpins everything we do in Godly Play.
The Story of Moses (Years 2-4)
In this presentation we look at the story of Moses, and discuss how God chose him to lead the people of God from slavery to the Promised Land. We will focus on the miraculous parting of the Red Sea, and Moses’ determination and persistence in persuading Pharaoh to “Let my People Go”.
The 10 Commandments (Year s 5 & 6)
In this presentation we talk about the 10 Commandments or “The Ten Best Ways”; how Moses received them and why, and how they still apply to our lives today.