‘I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength'
Religious Education at St. John’s Church of England School aims to help children achieve a personal awareness of God in their everyday perceptions of the natural and material world and to enable pupils to understand the nature of religious beliefs and practices and the importance of these on the lives of the believers
We aim to provide a calm, caring and stimulating environment where children can learn from a wide range of experiences which offer opportunity for reflection.
From Reception through KS1 and KS2 the syllabus followed is the “Every Child Matters to God” syllabus written and devised by the London Diocesan Board for School (LDBS).http://schools.london.anglican.org/99/re
Religious Education is taught weekly across the whole school in addition to daily acts of worship and weekly R.E workshops ‘JPOP’ which runs every Thursday lunchtime.
Within the syllabus we concentrate on teaching 70 percent Christianity and 30 percent other world faiths, which acknowledge the need to understand the changing culture of our local area.
We have re- launched our Prayer Space in the school library with lots of new and exciting activities. Prayer Space is a quiet space which offers pupils the opportunity to explore and reflect upon their thoughts, feelings and faith.
Prayer Space is open during lunchtimes offering a quiet and tranquil place for pupils to reflect and pray during lunchtimes should they wish. In addition to this a fortnightly Pupil’s Prayer Group is being launched in the prayer space during Tuesday lunchtimes.
RE Newsletter - Spring Term
'IN CLASS' WORSHIP
Every Friday afternoon all classes across the school take part in an 'In class worship' based on the worship theme of the week. The children often prepare and lead in class worship themselves reflecting on what they have learnt through whole school worship that week. This is a calm and reflective time which children are keen to take part in and enjoy participating in.
Here are some presentations children have prepared and used during 'In class worship'.