We have strong and regular links with our local church and Christian community. We make good use of our environment, recognising the rich surroundings for curriculum development, to enhance pupil’s learning, and to teach pupils to value and respect the world in which we all live.
We share our worship every fortnight with a voluntary group from our church who share, act out and reflect on learning from the Bible – the children are always keen to volunteer to take on parts in the drama!
The vicar leads worship in our school regularly and we visit the church to share in services such as Harvest, Mothering Sunday, St John the Baptist Day, Christingle and Easter, as well as commemorative events such as Remembrance Sunday. Our children prepare and lead some of these services and take part in the others.
We share our school for church events such as the Harvest lunch where people from the community come into the school for their lunch after the Harvest service as well as supporting with church fundraising events, for example raising funds for the school roof and plant sales as well as the church Christmas Tree appeal.
We enjoy a lively and active Worship daily and follow the RE planning linked to the Understanding Christianity resource for our Christian based elements.
We are also very lucky to have the use of an offsite woodland for our forest school with provision both of a wooded area as well as access to the river for further study, a purpose built working area and, of course, an area to light the fire and cook, enabling children to enjoy God’s world in the local community as well as on site and in the church itself.