Godly Play Autumn 2017
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 Feeding of the Five Thousand (years 2-6)
This story recalls the events of one of Jesus’ most well-known miracles. Jesus was preaching to the people and as the crowd grew and time passed, the people grew hungry and needed feeding. Jesus took the only food available to him- five loaves and two fishes- and shared it with everyone. Everyone had enough to eat, and there were twelve baskets of leftovers.
Discussion and wondering will probably focus on the purpose of miracles and the effect they would have had on anyone who witnessed them.