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Religious Education – Abbey Park Schools Federation

All Saints dedicates itself to providing a Christian environment that offers all children the highest quality of teaching and learning opportunities. We actively support the spiritual growth for learners wherever they are on their faith journey and develop their knowledge of the Bible and Christian teaching. We have close links to All Saints Church in North Featherstone. Religious Education has a high profile in school life with lessons providing fully for the needs of all learners. The Christian values of COMPASSION, FRIENDSHIP, RESPECT and PERSEVERANCE empower learners to lead by example.

 We follow the Understanding Christianity curriculum, exploring the stories and themes of the Old and New Testaments and core Christian values. As part of the National Curriculum we also teach children about world faiths and perspectives. Pupils develop a clear understanding of Christianity and a broad range of religious beliefs. 

 Pupils have a thorough knowledge and sound understanding of the Christian faith through a wide range of learning opportunities, such as weekly Religious Education lessons, daily acts of collective worship, church services and educational visits and visitors. Pupils are able to make real links between the beliefs, practices and value systems of the different faiths.

 Worship is a key part of our school life. We have daily assemblies and children are encouraged to participate. Once a week Father Joseph delivers our collective worship. The whole school attend church for special services such as Harvest, Christmas and Easter as well as individual classes attending Wednesday morning church services during the year alongside the community.

Religious Education Curriculum Overview

Hand to Mouth

Hand to Mouth, a Christian Charity, comes into school three times a year to deliver spiritual journeys and Godley Play sessions across the whole school.

Church Services

Throughout the year, the children lead mass in Church. They also attend Wednesday Church Services alongside the congregation.

Worship Council

In 2021-2022, the children chose to raise money for two key charities- Cancer Research UK and Martin House Hospice, Leeds. These charities were close the the children's heart. They did this by selling ice-creams and buns. In July 2022, they were able to donate £250 to each charity.

They are working with Age UK and made Christmas and Easter cards for the charity so they can give them to those in need.

Throughout the Autumn term, the children raised money to buy gifts to donate to Featherstone Uniform Bank for those children in need.