Yesterday I had the privilege (!) of sitting through a Year 4 RE class (I was the classroom teacher.) The RE teacher meant well, but her material was bad bad bad.
The topic of the lesson was 'let your light shine'.
Here's how it went:
10+ minutes talking about the history of lighting - fire sticks, candles, electric lights. The kids were about as interested as I was.
5 minutes talking about how our gifts - the things we're good at - are our light. Each child had to tell everyone what they are good at. Much bragging.
Explanation about how God wants us to 'let our light shine' by using our gifts to help others. Doctors 'let their light shine' by making other people better. If we're good at singing, we should sing to make others happy. Etc. That's what it means to 'let your light shine'.
Worksheets showing people who 'let their light shine'. Firemen etc.