Catholic life of our school
As a Catholic School, Jesus Christ is central to every aspect of school life. Throughout the school day, children have the opportunity to pray, reflect and learn about the teachings of Jesus and how we can ensure that these remain in our every day lives.
As a school, we participate in collective acts of worship every day. Each morning, we have a Liturgical prayer, where the children listen to the gospel and learn more about saints within our faith.
|Monday||Gospel teaching (Child-led)|
|Wednesday||Teacher-led focus on a Saint|
|Thursday||Class Liturgical Prayer (Based upon Teacher-led on a Wednesday, child-led)|
|Friday||Celebration of our school virtues|
During our Liturgical Prayer on a Monday, the children to listen to and reflect upon the gospel. The children unpick the key teachings of Jesus and consider how these teachings link to their own lives. Other whole school events are also linked to these teachings throughout the liturgical year such as Harvest festivals, Remembrance services, Nativities and Carol Services. Some of these are celebrated as a whole school, whereas others are celebrated in Key Stages. All of these, including Liturgical Prayer on a Monday, are planned by, delivered and monitored by the children.
Throughout the school year, children also attend and participate in class mass and whole school mass with parents, families and our school parish. We warmly welcome all members of our school family to join us for these - please see the school newsletter for more information.
Mrs Gwyer, our Co-Chair of Governors, works closely with school staff and families to help prepare the Year 3 children for their First Holy Communion.
Religious Education lessons
At the beginning of each Religious Education lesson, children are also given the opportunity to reflect through the use of key questions or quiet meditation. We are currently using the God Matters scheme in every year group (EYFS to Year 6) and these lessons are supplemented by Liturgical Prayer, PSHE, RHE and scripture time on a Wednesday. Relationships and Health Education (RHE) is taught in all classes using the Ten Ten resource 'Life to the Full'.
Please see our Religious Education page for more information.