Our RE Intent
At Peakirk cum Glinton Primary school, our RE curriculum allows pupils to understand the way Christians and other faith communities make sense of texts and varied interpretations. This will allow them to understand the impact of beliefs in the lives and make connections to wider learning and to themselves. Through Religious Education, we aim for our pupils to develop their understanding of Christianity, as a contribution to their understanding of the world and their own experience within it. This in turn, will develop their understanding of significant theological concepts within Christianity and their own self-understanding of understanding of the world, as part of their wider religious literacy. We aim for children to make connections, critically reflect upon and apply their own growing understanding of religion and belief, within the practices of all six major religions (particularly Christianity), including Humanism. Pupils will make comparisons between sacred writing, beliefs and practices. They will understand the diversity of belief in different religions, locally, nationally and globally. There will be opportunities to explore a wide range of responses to questions about different faith groups and exploring core theological concepts. Expressing a view as to why belonging to a faith community may be valuable both to different faith members and to their own lives will be encouraged and supported. They will discuss and apply their own and others ideas about key questions shared in school. Pupils will explore religions, engage with their knowledge, and reflect on their learning and their lives through enquiry-based learning.
Our current Christian value is 'Community'. Each day we come together to take part in worship.
Monday - 2.30pm led by Mr Kendall
Tuesday - 2.30pm led by staff (hymn practice)
Wednesday - Ising Pop in class and indivdual year groups visit church at 2.30pm
Thursday - 10am led by Rev Mark-Aaron Tisdale
Friday - 2.30pm led by Mr Kendall
The Faith council's role is to be involved with the RE, Collective worship and promotion of reflection and prayer. Our Christian values of compassion and forgiveness, respect, trust, friendship and love, community and hope are who we are at Peakirk cum Glinton school. We look to these Christian values in our teaching and learning. We enjoy working together to share and create opportunities for our peers. This will help the whole school community understand and worship God, deepening our faith together.
Autumn 1 2021
On September 24th, our faith council results were announced. We are very pleased that the following children are now members. We had our first meeting on Monday and on Friday the children supported the school in the Harvest Festival held at St Benedict's church, Glinton. Well done to everyone who applied.
We have recently looked at our prayer areas in school and we will are finding ways we can make them more interactive and engaging during the month of November, when we remember those who have died because of war. We will remember them in our prayers.
Autumn 2 2021
On November 8th we will lead Collective worship with Mrs Willatt for the first time. Our focus will be on the creation and protecting our planet, thinking carefully how we can support COP26 for our community and beyond.
November 11th 2021
We laid a wreath at the Glinton Parish War Memorial.
November 16th 2021
To mark the month of November and Remembrance, each class has created a prayer area that focuses on the men and women who have fought in wars past and present. The faith council took photos of each interactive area, they look great! We will continue to pray for all of those people who have lost loved ones in because of war.
December 9th 2021
We were invited by the parish of St Benedict's to decorate one of the Christmas trees, as part of the annual tree festival. The Faith council made 'owl cone' decorations during their lunchtimes and then helped to decorate a small tree in church.
December 17th 2021
The whole school made Christingles in the morning and Rev Mark-Aaron visited each class to talk about the significance of the Christingle. In the evening, there was a Christingle service that was broadcast from St Pegas Church in Peakirk. Children and their families had the opportunity to light their candles and celebrate as a community together.
Time to Reflect
Our current prayer areas are all linked to the 'Lord's prayer'. Here is a sample of what you would expect to find across the school. The Faith council found out what languages are spoken across the school and here are some translations of the 'Lord's prayer', in these languages.
February 1st 2022
The Faith Council joined 17 other schools online and attended their first webinar. This was centred around leading collective worship in school. There were four worskshops that included:-
1. Using Bible stories - with drama, action and props
2. The gathering and sending aspects of collective worship
3. prayer and reflection areas
4. How we can improve our collective worship table
We now have a clear action plan for the rest of the year that will help us to:-
1. Write a new school prayer
2. Improve our worship area in the school
3.New ways to help us deliver collective worship
4. select and choose a school song with actions
5.Consider the different ways we gather and send our school community in CW
Palm Sunday - Faith Council Collective Worship
The Faith Council have been busy learning actions to the 'Lord's Prayer'. Here we are working with a member of the local church in Glinton. Now we will help the children in each class learn it so we can use it in Collective Worship.
On October 1st we had our Harvest festival at St Bendict's church in Glinton. Rev Mark-Aaron Tisdale led our service of thanksgiving. Each year group presented a song or a poem. We want to thank the parents and children of the school for their amazing donations.
Our prayer tree stands proudly in our school foyer. At the beginning of September, we took the tree to church to begin our new Christian value of community. Each child was given a jigsaw piece that they could write a prayer on for a person in the local community. This could be for someone at school, home or in the village they live in. Each time we come together for worship, we focus on prayers on the tree and are reminded of the wonderful communties we live in. We aim to focus on a new Christian value each half term and add to the prayer tree.