At More Park our faith is very important to us. Our RE lessons enable to the children to embark on their journey of faith. Through the use of The Way, The Truth and The Life programme the children are required to reflect on what their faith means to them. They are encouraged to question and investigate what religion means to them. Children consider the stories of the Bible and the teachings of Jesus. They are also given the opportunities to investigate other faiths; considering the similarities and differences that exist. Doing this enables them to understands the ideas of respect and tolerance.
The liturgical life of our school is rich and varied, encompassing a wide range of liturgies, masses and collective worship. Prayer in class is actively promoted by all staff, with the expectation that all children not only worship together but make their own contributions. Assemblies are held daily led by senior leaders and other teaching staff, including one that spreads the words of the Gospels directly using the Wednesday Word, shared with parents and families, to enhance the children’s understanding of the Sunday liturgy. We hold a weekly Celebration assembly to celebrate academic achievement and progress, but collective worship and prayer is also a feature of this. Friday worship is generally class assembly day to which parents are welcomed. Assemblies follow the liturgical pattern of the year, as well as including national campaigns, major international events and visits from outside speakers. Once a month, both KS1 and KS2 have an assembly themed around the CAFOD ‘Live Simply’ promises. Assemblies are also used to teach new songs for worship, as well as to celebrate with song.
School masses are held at important times of the school and Church year, and we also share some Masses with the parish. Parents, families and parishioners are always welcome at these Masses, which are led by the children.
International Diversity Assembly
RE Newsletter Term 2 2017-2018