Our new RE topic is Death and New Life.
Firstly, create a mind map showing what you know about this topic.
EXPLORE – How loss and death bring about change for people Everyone has to deal with loss and change in their lives at some point. Experiencing loss is not just about dying; you may move to a new house, class, or new school and lose seeing your friends and family. Maybe an older brother or sister leaves home to go to university or to get married. Sometimes it is the loss of a person who has died that brings about change but it might be the loss of a much loved pet. Losses will always involve a change in peoples’ lives. Change can mean growth and development, as when people move to another school, make new friends and learn new things. No matter what type of loss it is, there are always goodbyes and sometimes these can be very hard.
Read the story below
Questions to think about:
Q What losses have you experienced in your ordinary everyday life?
Q How did these affect you?
Q What changes did they bring?
Q What things remained the same?
Listen to the story of ‘Badger’s Parting Gifts’ a really uplifting story of death and new-life:
Draw each of the characters from the story ‘Badgers Parting Gifts’ and describe their feelings firstly on losing their old friend and how that changes when they remember him through the gifts he has left them.
We are starting to look at an artist called Henry Moore. Use the Internet to find out information about Henry Moore and his artwork (abstract art).
Task 1 - create a factfile about Henry Moore, you could include his place of birth, the type of artwork he has created, what makes his artwork famous.
Task 2 - research Henry Moore's artwork. Choose your favourite iece of artwork that he has created. Think about why you like it. Sketch your favourite piece and annotate why you like it. Are there any questions you would like to ask Henry Moore about this piece of artwork? Add them to you sketch.
Task 3 - Thinking about Henry Moore's artwork, you need to now use that as inspiration for you own piece of artwork inspired by Henry Moore. Create a sketch of your own piece of abstract art and annotate it. What does it represent? What materials would you use to make it? Why have you chosen this piece?
Task 4 - If you have an playdoh (or something similar at home) create a model of the piece of artwork you have sketched.
Choose a book, curl up and read for 30 minutes.