Symbolism in the Christmas Story

Year 3 have spent this week in RE looking at symbols. What are they? How and why are they used? What do they represent? We designed our own symbols in order to give a message to someone else without the need for a shared spoken language. We then talked about symbolism in the Christmas story […]

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RE Quality Mark – GOLD!

We were delighted to have been awarded the RE Quality Mark Gold for our RE teaching and learning. A quote from the assessment report: The school’s RE programme of study carefully blends the best of the old syllabus with the diocesan one. Deep thinking is promoted through excellent use of Philosophy for Children. As a […]

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Courageous advocacy

Speak up for people who cannot speak for themselves. Protect the rights of all who are helpless. – Proverbs 31:8 Following our school focus on courageous advocacy, several of our pupils are already thinking about what they can do to help others. Almost every day in the playground, I have groups of children saying what […]

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Holy Communion and what it means

Continuing our work about the Christian faith, we learned about Holy Communion last week – why it is celebrated, what it means to Christians and what happens during the service. We split into groups to read the words from the service and to re-enact what happens, using blackcurrant juice and cream crackers in place of […]

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Rule of Law

In collective worship this morning, we discussed the recent court decision that he prime minister was unlawful to close parliament for five weeks. We drew parallels to our school council being given £1000 to spend, five weeks to decide how to spend it but no discussion allowed! The children were reminded that the rule of […]

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Holy Communion

We re-enacted a holy communion in RE. We performed as either a vicar that blessed the bread and wine (the body and blood of Christ), a server – who carried the candle or incense, or a church goer that received communion.

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