An afternoon of Godly play

This afternoon year 3 experienced a new style of RE learning called Godly play. Godly play stems from a Christian background  and is based on Montessori principles, responding to children's request to 'help me do it by myself.' We start with a story. We looked at Ganesh, the elephant God as we are exploring Hinduism this year. After the story we have time to reflect on the story and its meaning. Then time is allowed for children to respond individually through art and the resources provided. Finally we finish with a feast, some fruit  and a cup of water. All the children said they enjoyed the experience and would like you use this model again when we share religious stories.