Welcome to our third curriculum-focused newsletter of the academic year, and the first in Religious Education.
Our Christian value this half-term is thankfulness. We have been reflecting on how important it is to be grateful for what we have and how to show our appreciation to others.
In Collective Worship, we have discussed Epiphany and the significance of the Magi visiting Jesus. We then followed the story through to Jesus' baptism by John the Baptist.
Throughout this half-term's R.E. lessons, the children are developing their knowledge and understanding of other faiths. We share the Church of England's belief that the Church must remain present in diverse areas, and engage positively with other faiths so we can all live side by side.
Please do contact me on 01483 273286 should you ever have any questions.
Have a lovely weekend.
Miss Killick; R.E. Lead
Can you answer the questions below?
1. What is the name of our local Church of England church with whom we are linked and work with closely?
St. Nicolas Church believes that children are our 'Church of Tomorrow' and are committed to welcoming families of all backgrounds into their community to share in the Christian message. They have a wide range of activities for children and families.
To grow in faith, we as a school are fully inclusive and welcome children and staff from all faiths and with no faith. We are all on a journey and school is here to support that journey, wherever it may lead.
We invite you to look at the following resources to support you and your child's journey through faith.
Cheeky Pandas™ provide free cartoons, songs, music videos, and other resources to help children and families grow in their faith.
GodVenture was created by Victoria Beech to give busy parents fun, easy ways to do faith at home together.
Just a few examples of our pupils' learning in R.E. this year:
The God's Gift Schools Art Exhibition at Guildford Cathedral is in its final week. Our School, along with many other schools from the diocese, created pieces of art to be displayed. Do try and catch it before it ends on 3rd February; it is one not to be missed!
If you have any concerns regarding a child, please ask to speak to one of our safeguarding team below straight away by telephoning the school on 01483 273286:
Mrs S Salter: Deputy Headteacher / Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs K Pelazza: Headteacher / Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs T Church: ELSA / Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mr C Williamson: Chair of Governing Body / Safeguarding Governor