Collective Worship / Our Assemblies
October - December 2019
This half term, our assemblies will be focused on the theme of Peace. This ties into two key weeks - anti-bullying week and Remembrance day. We will be learning about Peace-makers in The Bible and heroes from recent history who have brought peace. We will be learning from Jesus, the greatest Peacemaker, and looking at what He has to say about peace. We will consider how Peace is encouraged across different world religions. In our classes, we will be reading some of our favourite story books, including Peace at Last and 5 minutes Peace and trying to understand more about how we can also be bringing God's peace to others and praying for other people.
We will be having a Remembrance Day at church in the morning on Monday 11th November and you are welcome to join us.
A bit nearer the time, we will also be focusing on a celebration which happens in December (we think it begins with a C?!). We look forward to celebrating it with you, altogether as a school family.
RE in our school
The teaching of Religious Education (RE) is an important part of our curriculum. We believe that RE should get children thinking about the big questions in life and help them to begin to form and express their own beliefs, as well as understand and appreciate other's beliefs. We support children to understand and respect different opinions and beliefs and to appreciate diversity. We encourage children to develop: respect, appreciation and wonder, self-awareness and open-mindedness.
We use the Emmanuel Project, provided by the Diocese, to provide a framework for the lessons. As a Church school, two thirds of our RE lessons are focused on Christianity.
We often supplement our RE learning with RE mornings or a whole RE day where we focus on a particular festival, topic or faith.
Previously, we have learnt about Christmas, Easter, Harvest, Passover, The Trinity and Eucharist.
We have also spent time learning about Kagera in Tanzania and the church and school that the Diocese of St Edmundsbury is linked to.