We have a daily act of worship and parents do have the right to withdraw their child from Collective Worship or Religious Education. Should you wish to do so, please discuss this with your child’s teacher or the Head of School.
Religious Education is not only based on Christian teaching and attitudes; it is concerned with the children’s learning about life, about their environment and their relationships with others. It is implemented by teachers in class groups, in School Worship and in the general life of the school, where value is placed on the quality of relationships. An early awareness of the child’s place and role in his/her family and the community is encouraged.
Our Ethos Statement
Click on the link below to read the latest church inspection report (Oct 2012).
Brixton St Mary’s CofE Primary School teaches RE using the locally agreed syllabus alongside a supporting resource called ‘Understanding Christianity’.
Click on the ‘Understanding Christianity’ logo to visit the website.
Brixton St Mary’s RE Planning Overview
Understanding Christianity’s approach to teaching about Christianity builds up pupils’ encounters with core concepts through biblical texts. Each unit addresses a concept, through some key questions, exploring core Bible texts, their impact for Christians, and possible implications for pupils. Each unit incorporates the three elements below:
- Making sense of the text: developing pupils’ skills of reading and interpretation; understanding how Christians interpret, handle and use biblical texts; making sense of the meanings of texts for Christians.
- Understanding the impact: examining ways in which Christians respond to biblical texts and teachings, and how they put their beliefs into action in diverse ways within the Christian community and in the world.
- Making connections: evaluating, reflecting on and connecting the texts and concepts studied, and discerning possible connections between these and pupils’ own lives and ways of understanding the world.
The school has 5 Christian Values that underpin the daily life of the school. These are taught across all subjects across the year and are shared with the rest of the schools across the USF.
The USF Christian Values are: Friendship, Perseverance, Compassion, Justice and Courage.
See the ‘Christian Values’ page to find links to Bible stories for each of the values. Each story includes an activity sheet.
Our School Prayer
O Lord bless this school
That working together and playing together,
We may learn to serve thee and to serve one another,
Through Jesus Christ our Lord.