Reflection Day (11th December 2018) - 'Darkness and Light'
This term's Reflection Day was based on the theme of 'Darkness and Light'. The whole school took part in the day with the majority of children saying how much they had enjoyed the experience. The day started with an assembly by Steve Sexton who talked to the children about Creation. Each class then had a RE session based on the religion they are currently studying, including the topics of Hanukkah, Diwali, Christmas and a passage about light from the Qur'an. The second session of the day was based on Spirituality. Some KS1 children looked at the theme of lighthouses and how they both keep boats safe from danger as well as be a guiding light. They looked at how everyone has and needs people in their lives who are lighthouses. Some children in KS2 looked at the life of Rosa Parks and how she became a leading light in bringing about equality. In addition, Rev. Neil Robertson worked with all classes around a camp fire in our outdoor area, explaining about how important fire is and how it can offer a chance to reflect on the benefits of light, heat and provision. The afternoon was then spent completing an arts and crafts challenge; before ending the day with another assembly by Mr. Lamb who reminded us that we should be a light that sparkles in our everyday world by shining out good qualities to those around us.
Worship Team were looking for evidence of our School Values today...
11th October 2018 - The Worship Team were out and about school today armed with cameras on the I-pads to see if they could capture our School Values in practice. They were delighted to come back with many photos of compassion, teamwork, perseverance, respect, honesty and reflection.
Reception children visit Spetisbury Church
Reception class had a great time visiting Spetisbury Church today! They were excited to see all the different things the kind lady had to show them including the stained glass windows, the bell ropes, the very tall candles, the Bible and much more. Each child also had an opportunity to go up into the pulpit and see what it's like to see all their friends down below!
21st September 2018
Following a whole school assembly about the Jewish festival of Sukkot, the worship team quickly decorated our tree in the school foyer with fruit - symbolic of the time that the Israelites were in the wilderness for forty years under Moses. Preparing the fruit and decorating the tree was a lot of fun! Our headteacher, Mr. Brown, had to help us with hanging some of the fruit on the higher branches!
'Just to say how wonderful I thought your Sukkot ( not sure how to spell it!) display was on the entrance tree. I loved the fresh fruit and veg hanging from it, what a great idea.' (Feedback sent in by email)
Maunday Thursday 2018
The children from Years 2 to 6 all received a Bible from the Trustees of the school and the charity, Bibles for Children. All the children were delighted with them and enjoyed looking at the beautiful pictures and reading the familiar stories. With their Bibles all personally inscribed, we hope that this is a gift they will treasure for a long time to come.
Information about Religious Education
Attached is a document that gives further details about the way Religious Education is delivered at Spetisbury C.E. Primary School.
Our RE curriculum is made up of units of work from both the 'Discovery RE' and the 'Understanding Christianity' frameworks. All six of the world's major religions are covered with 'Christianity' having the largest percentage of curriculum time as agreed by the local diocese.