As you know, the amazing Mrs Chambers leads RE and ethos work across the school, focusing on helping and guiding our children on their way to becoming positive members of the global community.  

Mrs Chambers spoke with children throughout the school and asked them about their thoughts on RE lessons in school. Their responses showed that a high majority really enjoyed RE and felt that they have learnt a lot this year, especially regarding the new curriculum ‘Understanding Christianity’.

Children could talk about the elements of the ‘big story’ of salvation, as it is understood within Christianity.  These are split into eight core concepts and our children can now name and order these, where as previously they had just a basic understanding of the story.

Many of our children positively commented on the trip to the Mandirs. It was an experience many had never had and since then they have been looking for connections to and with other religions, their practices and beliefs.

Children have asked for more lessons where they can debate points, act out stories and create art work.

She said it was lovely to hear that children felt that they were given a challenge and one child told Mrs Chambers that “The work makes me think!” - a key purpose behind both effective RE and PSHE teaching.

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On Tuesday 3rd July, we were delighted to invite Jane Considine - author, teaching guru and all-roudn good egg - into our school.  Whilst she was here, Jane had a tour of our school, looking at how we were teaching English (much of which is based around Jane's published methods) and met our wonderful children.  She demanded to spend time with the pupils and after hearing something special about each of them, shared a story with them.

Jane really enjoyed her visit and said "In every corner of this small and beautiful school was stunning writing demonstration, vocabulary prioritised and reading passionately taught." She even shed happy tears after her visit!  High praise for the school, pupils and staff and lovely recognition for all the hard work the staff have put in to turn our school into a positive, vibrant environment for learning.

We hope that Jane (and other authors) will make further visits to our wonderful school in the future.

 

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Our Aims

  • Use number and language effectively
  • Develop enquiry, rationality, and logical questioning and argument
  • Acquire knowledge and skills relevant to the world
  • Have respect and tolerance for others
  • Understand the inter-dependencies of the world
  • Appreciate the achievements and aspirations of others

Our Principles

The Christian Principles of Care, Respect and Understanding permeate all aspects of school life.

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