Our Church School
At St Christopher's CE, we value our links with St Matthew's Church in the village. The church is a short distance from school. The clergy team visit our school and lead collective worship. We also visit St Matthew's Church for services and festivals, such as Harvest, Christingle and Easter.
Queen Elizabeth - Book of Condolences
Harvest Church Service Autumn
At St Christopher's we like to visit our local church, it's a short walk through the beautiful village. We enjoy going for walks to visit the church as well as going for special church services. Rev' Harry and Rev' Margot like to meet us at the church and often take the services.
Our Whole School Prayer
During our whole school vision day we worked together to create our whole school prayer. The prayer is based on our vision. We share our school prayer during collective worship and at other times within our school day.
Whole School Vision Art
Our school family has been discussing what our vision of 'being the best we can be for ourselves and others' means to them. Each family took home a tile and took time to reflect on our school vision. We put them all together to create this wonderful image. Parents, carers and governors also took time to reflect on what the vision means to them.
During lockdown we were very lucky as we were able to enjoy virtual collective worship with Rev' Harry and Rev' Margot (and Scruffy!)
Collective Worship with the Worship Team
Please click the link below to watch the worship team sharing their acts of Worship. The team have recorded these so that all classes can come together virtually whilst reflecting upon our school vision
Each week during our 'be the best' assembly we share SHINE stars. These are stars that have been written by children for children. SHINE stars are a chance to celebrate individuals who have shown our school vision.
"This SHINE star is for Gracie as she has really persevered with her maths work this week"
Our Vision within the Classroom
Faith in Action
A child in Willow Class is taking part in a memory walk this weekend to raise money for the Alzheimer's Society - please follow the link if you would like to donate.
"We decided to take part in the Memory Walk this year to try to help as much as we can to win the battle against Dementia and stop others from going through the agony of this dreadful disease and in the hope that one day no child will have to watch their grandparent suffer like that"
Cameron in Year 5 has been raising money for children's mental health charity 'Anxious Minds'. He decided to run lap of a field throughout lockdown to raise awareness about the importance of children's mental health during such challenging times. Cameron has raised an impressive £230
Well done Cameron
The Teaching of R.E
At St Christopher's we believe that the teaching of Religious Education is vital for enabling individuals to SHINE. RE contributes to our children’s development; further empowering them to become tolerant, understanding citizens, who live out the British Values and who are spiritually, morally, socially and culturally literate. We believe that our children should also be able to display religious and theologically literacy. Our RE curriculum contributes to all of these essential elements of knowledge, concepts and qualities.
Our intent is that our curriculum is ambitious for all pupils. We use the 'Understanding Christianity' resource alongside the 'Discovery RE' scheme. It is coherently planned and sequenced including a balanced mixture of Christianity (50%) and world religions (Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism and Judaism with some Buddhism). Our RE curriculum is successfully adapted, designed and developed for pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities by the teacher as necessary. It is a curriculum that is broad, balanced and inclusive for all pupils.
As a school, we intend that Religious Education will adopt an enquiry- based approach as recommended by Ofsted. We being each unit with a 'Big question' which promotes deep thinking and challenge.