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Our Mission Statement

 

With God’s help, together,

we aspire, achieve and believe.

 

 

Our Christian Vision

 

We will provide experiences of God’s wonderful world and prepare our school family for their life journey,   so that all pupils will achieve and be the best they can be. Together, as a nurturing, Christian school, our goal is to encourage each other to believe in ourselves.  With Jesus’ help, we will aim to make a positive difference through generosity and love.

 

Biblical Narrative

 

Religious Education Intent Statement

RE Intent

At St John with St Augustine C of E Primary School religion and beliefs inform our values and are reflected in what we say and how we behave. RE is an important subject, developing our pupils’ knowledge and understanding of the religions and beliefs which form part of our society. Religious Education provokes challenging questions about the ultimate meaning and purpose of life, beliefs about God, issues of right and wrong, and what it means to be human. It can develop pupils’ knowledge and understanding of Christianity, of other principal religions, other religious traditions, and worldviews. RE also contributes to pupils’ personal development and well-being and to community cohesion by promoting mutual respect and tolerance in a diverse society. RE also makes important contributions to other parts of the school curriculum such as citizenship, personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE education) amongst others. It offers opportunities for personal reflection and spiritual development, deepening the understanding of the significance of religion in the lives of others – individually, communally, and cross-culturally.

We follow the Blackburn diocese Questful RE Syllabus combined with the relevant sections of the Lancashire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education. As a supplementary document we use the Understanding Christianity to support our RE teaching when it links with the Questful RE units. RE at St John with St Augustine’s is a subject which enables values, virtues, attitudes, and aptitudes to be explored, with dignity and respect as individuals and as a community. RE is taught through a broad and ambitious Curriculum which is coherently planned and sequenced to allow all learners to deepen their understanding of the Christian faith and other world faiths. RE at St John with St Augustine’s informs about faith, inspires for life, challenges reasoning, and celebrates difference. It enables all pupils to develop an understanding of who they are, what they believe and what the meaning of life might be for them and others. Our aim is that through the positive teachings of Jesus our pupils will have strong moral compass and ambition which will positively impact on their future learning and employment providing them with the cultural capital they need to succeed in life.

If you would like to find out more about the Religious Education Curriculum we are covering, please ring the school on 01254 392717 and ask to speak to the RE Leader: Mr Hargreaves.

Religious Education Policy

Religious Education Overview

EYFS QUESTFUL RE

KS1 QUESTFUL RE

LOWER KS2- QUESTFUL RE

UPPER KS2- QUESTFUL RE

Religious Education Progression of Knowledge

Religious Education in Action

 

 

Church Links

 

Reverend Hugh Scrivens

The link between church and school is part of what makes St John with St Augustine’s the extra-special place we honestly believe it to be.

 

Church and School support each other in order as part of one big ‘St John with St Augustine’s Family’.  We seek to provide the best possible environment for the children of our parish to grow up strong in body, mind and spirit, with a secure grounding in the values of things that really matter.  We want to give every child the opportunity to experience prayer and worship and to come to know Jesus as their own friend and guide through life.

 

St John with St Augustine’s Church is visible in school through the ministry of the clergy, in the support given by our Foundation Governors.  The school uses the church building for many of its acts of worship every Wednesday at 9:00am with parents and carers invited to attend each church service. Wednesday worship services are led by Reverend Scriven, class teachers and by year groups who present worship linked with their RE learning in class.

 

 

We hope that our pupils and their families will feel welcome to attend Church as they can – whether that be for Wednesday worship or for special occasions like the Christingle, Carol Service,  Easter service and the Year 6 Leavers’ service each July. 

 

RE Statement of Entitlement

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