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Religious Education

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION:  Our Church of England school provides a programme of religious education that follows “Diocesan Religious Education Curriculum Guidelines”. Children experience their Christian faith through collective worship, Eucharist, Music, visits to the church and class reflections. They learn about their Christian faith through discussions, trips and activities in class. In addition children in Key stage 2 study Judaism and Islam. 

Christ Church is a Church of England School, and it is hoped that parents will do all they can to encourage their children to participate in religious activities including religious education and worship.  Whilst parents retain the right to withdraw their children from participating in religious activities we would urge any parent considering this option to speak with the head teacher prior to the admission of their child into the school.
As a Christian community the school values collective worship.  In our daily life at school we:

PRAY TOGETHER:  At the beginning and end of each day; and during assembly times.  Children and teachers begin and end each day with a few moments of prayer and reflection.

CELEBRATE EUCHARIST AND OTHER SERVICES:  At key points in the school and church year individual classes take responsibility for preparing and leading school Eucharist, which are held in the school or in the Parish church. 

CONSIDER LENT AND ADVENT:  During Lent and Advent children and teachers are encouraged to think and pray about the needs of others in our world.  Money is raised to help people in various places at home and abroad.

OBSERVE OTHER SPECIAL TIMES: 
Nativity Play at Christmas by pupils in KS1 & Foundation Years
Christmas Carol Service by pupils in KS2 held in Christ Church & St Stephen
Leavers Service at Southwark Cathedral for Year 6 pupils in CofE primary schools in the Diocese
Leavers Service & Farewell Evening for Year 6 pupils and their families held in school.


CELEBRATE OTHERS’ ACHIEVEMENT: Each week and each term where we share the Good News of achievements across the school.