Subject Leader: Mrs A Milliken
At Hindsford, we work hard to ensure that we provide our children with a solid understanding of what it means to be Christian. Equally, that we learn and show respect for other faiths within our community.
Each term, we focus our collective worship on one or more of our School Christian Values which are as follows:
Autumn Term 1: During Autumn Term 1, the children learnt about the values ‘Kindness and Friendship’. They took part in many activities regarding these values. The children also read some biblical and non-biblical stories to gain a deeper understanding.
Click on the links below to read some of these stories:
The children also explored the poem ‘Footprints’ and how this emphasises the need to support your friend, just like Jesus did in the poem.
In addition, the children talked about forgiveness being an important aspect of friendship. They explored the following passage from Matthew 18:22:
‘Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?” Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.’
Collective Worship Autumn 2:
Currently, the children are learing about the value ‘Truthfulness.’ Again, the children have explored both biblical and non-biblical stories to gain a deeper understanding of this value.
Thursday Morning Worship:
Reverend Reg comes into school every Thursday morning to lead collective worship from 9.00am to 9.20am. This worship is an open worship that all parents/carers are invited to.
RE Long Term Plan:
In addition to collective worship, the children participate in an hour RE lesson a week. Below is a copy of the long term plan for RE.
The Holy Trinity:
Once every term, the children spend time re-exploring the meaning of The Holy Trinity.
In school, there is a reflection area. Children are invited to spend time in the reflection area during different times of the day. They are also welcome to write a prayer and place this in the prayer box/prayer book.
We also have a prayer tree which we place any prayer that the children would like to add to the tree.
RE Examples of Work:
Work carried out is recorded in either the child’s book or Class RE Scrapbook.
The Lord’s Prayer:
At the end of celebration worship each Friday, we all say The Lord’s Prayer together.