In RE, Bluebirds explored the idea and reason for being quiet through the story of Elijah. After they sat in silence and discussed their feelings and what they thought about.

Kiall – I felt calm and thought of nothing
Melissa – I felt relaxed and thought about sleeping
Amber – I felt relaxed and thought of unicorns!
Naly – I felt excited as I thought about my holiday
Harry – I felt happy and thought about my new house

Afterwards, children considered why Christians value silence and heard the story of John Newton, a former slave trader who used quiet times to reflect upon his life. He is best known for writing the hymn called Amazing Grace. The pupils then wrote a “Silence” acrostic poem on their reflections.

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