Below are the curriculum cycle downloads related to delivery of Religious Education across the school which covers a two year rolling program.

We have 2 teachers:

Miss Birch (who teaches Wednesday, Thursday & Friday)

Mrs. O’Rourke (who teaches Monday and Tuesday)

We are very lucky to have Mrs. Lambert and Mrs Blunden as Teaching Assistants to help us.

We enjoy our practical learning in maths as it helps us to understand what we are working on.

We love working in groups on practical science.

Our meditation and massage sessions help us to relax and be mindful of each other and to understand ourselves.

In our Literacy, we love listening to stories and acting them out. We then use these ideas in our own work.

We cover many other curriculum areas in our Topic work. Ones that we have particularly enjoyed are ‘Chocolate’ and ‘Space,Time

An Overview

We know that our faith is the central focus of all we do at school. It defines our common aims and objectives and provides us with a framework for working together and loving one another. Our Vision statement begins with the line:

Using the talents God gave us to achieve and shine”

Our vision statement has been created by the pupils, governors and staff and is supported by a Biblical quote;

God's voice thunders in marvellous ways; he does great things beyond our understanding. He says to the snow, 'Fall on the earth,' and to the rain, “Be a mighty downpour”.  Job 37:5-6

We truly believe that everyone within our community has something to add to us as a group and, with God’s guidance, we will recognise and nurture talents to make us stronger together.

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The Governors and staff believe that Christianity is an integral part of every aspect of our daily lives at Yardley Gobion Primary School. In our last SIAMS inspection report it says;

‘Christian values permeate the school and are central to its being’

Visitors and inspectors have recognised the positive impact of our strong Christian ethos on our learners and in our 2015 SIAMS Inspection our school was judged to be OUTSTANDING.

Most important to us is that Christian values underpin all of our learning, and enable our children to become caring, respectful and thoughtful members of our community. We actively encourage the children to uphold our values at all times and we have school values on display, both in classrooms and in the hall. Parents and visitors to our school recognise that our strong values help to nurture the wellbeing, safety and confidence of our children.

Our Collective Worship is planned around our core Christian Value, an outline of which can be found on our website.  Worship plays an important part in our school day. We aim for worship to be integral to our work within school, rather than stand-alone sessions.

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RE is taught in discrete sessions, and our children have access to a broad and balanced RE curriculum. Children are given the opportunity to explore inter-faith values and appreciate cultural diversity. We enhance our RE curriculum with extra units of work based on ‘Understanding Christianity’, and we have regular “World Faith” celebration days that highlight the importance of understanding all faiths, recognising our common values and appreciating the diversity of humanity. In 2015,and again in 2018 we received the Silver RE Quality Mark award recognising the high quality of the RE curriculum and teaching in school. The assessor speaks extensively to the children about their experiences and was very impressed with how mature and sophisticated our pupils understanding of the importance of religion was. The assessor stated;

The pupils were able to explain to me effective and creative links between RE lessons and other curriculum subjects, demonstrating an understanding of how their religion is part of their everyday lives

Within the school day, the children have regular opportunities for prayer and reflection. We have a dedicated reflection space, with inspirational artwork, created by the children, that offers a place for prayer throughout the day.

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The children say prayers at lunchtimes, and at the end of the day. Within our reflection space we have a prayer tree, on which children can leave prayers for others to say on their behalf.

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Our school hall is the focus of our worship and has displays that reflect our most current focus. Each classroom displays a cross and our school prayer.

2018/19

 

DATE

            FOCUS

THEME

SPRING TERM

VG

03/01/19

What is friendship?

Friendship

VG

04/01/19

Epiphany

  

VG

07/01/19

Naomi & Ruth

 

Rev’d Diane

08/01/19

Epiphany

 

JH

09/01/19

Jesus forgives friends

 

JH

10/01/19

Singing Worship

 

VG

14/01/19

St Francis – Faithful Friend

 

KOR

15/01/19

True Friends

The Tortoise & the Fox

 

PT

16/01/19

The Fable of the Socks

 

JH

17/01/19

Singing Worship

 

Mrs Bayman

21/01/19

Bible Story through art

 

DS

23/01/19

Resilience in Friendship

 

JH

24/01/19

Singing Worship

 

VG

28/01/19

How to make a good friend

 

Christian Schools Assembly Team

29/01/19

Bible Story

 

EP

30/01/19

Mending broken friendships

 

JH

31/01/19

Singing Worship

 

VG

04/02/19

Lasting friendship

 

Rev’d Diane

05/02/19

Bible Story

 

LB

06/02/19

When friendship goes wrong

 

JH

07/02/19

Singing Worship

 

VG

11/02/19

The Unforgiving Servant

Forgiveness

JH

13/02/19

Singing Worship

 

DM

14/02/19

St Valentine’s Day

           

VG

25/02/19

Let it Go!

 

Mrs Bayman

26/02/19

Bible Story through art

 

PT

27/02/19

The importance of forgiving

 

JH

28/02/19

Singing Worship

 

VG

04/03/19

Jesus Forgives

 

Rev’d Diane

05/03/19

Bible Story

 

Pupil Learning Council

06/03/19

TBC

 

JH

07/03/19

Singing Worship

 

VG

11/03/19

Encourage forgiving

 

KOR

12/03/19

The parable of the lost son

 

JH

13/03/19

   

JH

14/03/19

Singing Worship

 

VG

18/03/19

To forgive or not?

 

Rev’d Diane

19/03/19

Bible Story

 

EP

20/03/19

I didn’t mean it

 

JH

21/03/19

Singing Worship

 

VG

25/03/19

Lent

Easter

Christian Schools Assembly Team

26/03/19

Holy Week

 

LB

27/03/19

Jesus is the Light

 

JH

28/03/19

Singing Worship

 

Rev’d Diane

02/04/19

Easter

 

DS

03/04/19

Hot Cross Buns

 

St. Leonard’s

04/04/19

Easter Service

 

Contact Us

Yardley Gobion CE Primary School
School Lane
Yardley Gobion
Northamptonshire
NN12 7UL

Tel: 01908 542261