Religious Education and Collective Worship and Church Links
your Son battled with the powers of darkness,
and grew closer to you in the desert:
help us to use these days to grow in wisdom and prayer
that we may witness to your saving love
in Jesus Christ our Lord.
THE FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT
Children throughout the school are taught Religious Education, based on the Worcestershire Syllabus for R.E. During their time at the school, the children cover aspects of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Sikhism and Hinduism.
Children attend a daily act of Collective Worship which is broadly Christian in nature. These are currently organised as follows:
Monday – Collective Worship led by the Mrs Brown
Tuesday – Collective Worship led by a member of the church community / a visitor
Wednesday – Singing Worship led by Mrs Roberts
Thursday - Collective Worship led by Mrs Underwood
Friday - Celebration Worship led by the Mrs Underwood
Parents are invited to join us for Celebration Worship during which children have the opportunity to share the work they have being doing in class during the week. Selected children also receive certificates for their contribution to our school and value leaves for those who promote these attributes in our school.
As a Church of England school we value our Christian distinctiveness. All classrooms have a spiritual area which highlights the core values that our school embodies. We invite children and adults to pray daily and our children learn a variety of Christian hymns and songs. We also have worship focus days which concentrate on important messages of the Bible and the example that Jesus gave us.
Parents are reminded that they have the right to withdraw their children from all or part of the Religious Education and Collective Worship provided. Under such circumstances, the school ensures that children are fully supervised and engaged in purposeful activities.
We have Open the Book that is led by church members. We have close links with the Church and our vicar David. We regularly visit the church to host special events such the
Nativity Play and Easter service.
For further information, please read our Religious Education and Collective Worship Policies found on this website under Key Information / Policies.
Easter Church Service
Open The Book Assembly
This service is a culmination of learning that helps us to define us as a Church of England school. Through learning about it, we understand more about the Christian faith and how we should act through the example of Jesus. The children spent the week learning about the meaning of the christingle itself, making christingles and getting to know more about The Children's Society in the 50th anniversary year of the service as we know it today.