As a Church Of England School we are guided by Christian principles and by the conviction that we are all children of God. Through the teaching of Religious Education we hope to give children a sound basis of Christian knowledge. In years 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, some children prepare for First Communion through a series of lessons with the Rev. Sally Jones (known to the children as Mother Sally).
We also teach children about a range of world religions, including Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism and Judaism, and all classes visit a place of worship at least once a year. We teach children about the effect religion can have upon people’s lives, and our aim is that children learn to respect people of all faiths.
The children attend an assembly and an act of worship four days a week, with a special awards assembly, taking place every Friday afternoon (which always includes a prayer of thanksgiving). Rev. Sally Jones leads one worship assembly per week and once a term we have a whole-school Communion Service. We are also lucky enough to have Brigid and Chris from CrossTeach, a Christian teaching organisation, visit us once a week for an assembly.
The children and adults pray together in class twice a day – before lunch and before the end of the day. During the end of day prayer, children are encouraged to construct their own prayers using the ‘teaspoon’ format: Thank you; Sorry; Please.
|Monday||Whole school collective worship (9:10am)|
|Tuesday||Rev. Sally Jones collective worship (9:10am)|
|Wednesday||CrossTeach assembly (9:10am)|
|Thursday||Key stage collective worship (led by teaching staff)|
|Friday||Celebration assembly, awards and prayer (2:45pm)|
Parents and Carers’ Prayer Meeting
Each week, mums, dads & carers have the opportunity to unite together in Christian fellowship to pray for our school, our community and each other. There is no need to pray out loud. All prayers shared are done on the understanding of complete confidentiality.
It would be lovely to see you. If you have little ones, there are cushions and lots of lovely books for them to browse, so do bring them too!