Godly Play Overview
Spring Term 2020
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.
Noah’s Ark (Early Years)
The story of Noah and the Ark presented simply, focussing on God’s relationship with Noah.
Moses (Year 1)
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 Faces of Easter (Years 2-5)
This is actually a number of presentations which look at the life of Jesus; his birth, his childhood, his baptism and his ministry culminating in his death and resurrection. We will discuss the significance of Easter, both to God’s people then and to us now.
Bible Bookcase (Year 6)
When Mrs Russell discovered it was Book Day on Thursday, she decided she would share the Bible Bookcase presentation with the Year 6 children in their Godly Play slot instead of Paul's Journey which she will now do next term. We talked about the fact that the Bible is 66 books rolled into one, and cross-referenced previous Godly Play presentations with their Bible passages.