As a Catholic Primary school, the basic religious ethos is to be found across the whole curriculum and not just within the Religious Education timetable. The whole aim of the school is the Christian growth of the children, not simply their growth in their faith but their growing awareness of the world as a maturing Christian. Hence, with this basis, it is difficult to envisage the withdrawal of children from certain specific periods of the timetable. If, however, parents wish to withdraw, then arrangements will be made according to the demand. Religious Education is a core subject and is given a high profile. The Religious Education programme incorporates the Curriculum Directory for Catholic Schools (Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales). Children receive a minimum of two and a half hours of RE teaching a week. Preparation and instructions for the reception of the sacraments are given at the appropriate times with the co-operation of the parents. The children take part in key stage and whole school masses as well as class masses and liturgies on a weekly rota basis to which parents are invited.
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This year we have focused on the nativity as part of our prayer services.
Each class has created a door display focusing on one aspect of the nativity, each with a part of the Gospel that reflects their scene.
The classes then followed Mary and Josephs footsteps through their journey, pausing to reflect and say thank you.
Broaden the number of children involved in planning and leading collective worship
The children are becoming more involved with planning and leading collective worship. Below are a few pictures from a KeyStage 1 assembly organised and lead by Year 6.