At St Nicholas School we aim to provide the children with a wide variety of Religious Education and to embed Christian values into all our practise. We use the resource ‘Discovery RE’, which is advised by the Salisbury Diocese, as a planning tool for our lessons which enables the children to experience a wide and varied curriculum.
Discovery RE is a set of detailed medium term plans for RE from Early Years through to Year 6. It adopts an enquiry based approach to teaching and learning. Christianity is taught in every year group, with Christmas and Easter being taught as appropriate to children’s developmental ages so that their learning is developed in a progressive way. Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism are also covered each year and we welcome children of all faiths to learn here at St Nicholas School. The learning that takes place at St Nicholas School is explored through dance, song, drama and art giving the children difference experiences to deepen and embed their knowledge of religion. We have a day each year dedicated to RE called St Nicholas Day which gives the children the opportunity to get creative and learn about our patron saint, St Nicholas.
This overview grid shows the long term plan for each class and what is being covered in each classes.
We have links to the wider community here at St Nicholas including the Church of St Nicholas in Porton Village, which we visit frequently. It is a lovely way to enrich the children’s learning by experiencing a place of worship so close to their school. We enjoy Christian celebrations at Church such as Harvest, Christmas and Easter where parents and the local community including foundation governors attend and join us in worship.
Throughout the year, as a school, we will be focussing on one Christian value per term. This Christian value will be explored during whole school and class Worship and reflected upon throughout the term, culminating in a Celebration of the ‘Christian Value in Action’ each week. Our Christian values
Term 1: Truth Term 1: Friendship
Term 2: Compassion Term 2: Peace
Term 3: Thankfulness
Term 4: Courage/Creativity
Term 5: Peace
Term 6: Forgiveness
RE and Collective Worship Subject Leader.
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