Neatishead CofE Primary School

We are a Church School

Family and friends joined us in a service of Remembrance.



Respect  Responsibility  Courage  Trust  Perseverance  Compassion

We asked our families how our Christian Values are shown at home. Here are a few of the wonderful responses:

Respect

She always thanks the bus driver

Shows good manners to everyone

Responsibility

He helps to look after his sisters

He put all his school uniform on by himself

She gets up for her alarm in the morning without being asked

Courage

He showed courage to perform words at the Harvest Festival

She showed courage when she had to get a huge splinter out of her foot

Compassion

He helped his sister settle into school and helps with her reading

She walked the dog in the rain because she didn’t want him to miss his walk

Helped a younger girl when she got stuck on a bouncy castle

Perseverance

He is persevering with his reading, which is really improving She persevered to swim underwater and collect sinkers

Trust

He showed trust for his swimming teacher

Even though she finds writing tricky, she persevered learning to write her letters

Our Harvest worship was a celebration of words and music. The Little Red Hen rap told us the story in a musical and lively way! We also learnt about how sugar beet makes our sugar. Thank you so much for all the wonderful tins, packets and jars which will be donated to the local food bank.

 

It was a rather wet day when we walked to St Peter’s Church in Neatishead! We explored inside the church, naming and describing features. This church is always a peaceful place to be and we all relaxed, sitting and looking around us. Thank you to St Peter’s Church warden for leaving us squash and biscuits – they were greatly enjoyed!

The graffiti wall for Reflection and prayer was used and enjoyed by us all

 

We had a fascinating talk in assembly this morning from Mr Gay. He travelled to Kenya in Africa to train church leaders as part of MERF (Middle East Reform Fellowship). We enjoyed seeing his photographs and asking lots of questions about food, homes and water in rural Africa. Thank you for coming in to talk to us.

Peacocks leading our Easter service of celebration

We enjoyed exploring more about the Easter story in St Peter’s church

 

We are very lucky to have close links with three churches close to our school. We celebrate Harvest, Christmas and Easter in our churches, and we enjoy visiting, exploring and learning with our Reverends and Ministers all year long.

St Peter’s church, Neatishead
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St Michael and All Angels, Barton Turf
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Neatishead Baptist Church
neatisheadbaptist.org.uk

 

 

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Our Christian values

Autumn Responsibility
Autumn Respect
Spring Perseverance
Spring Trust
Summer Courage
Summer Compassion

“RE makes me feel that I know more about the world and how people behave.”

“RE is fun because we learn about different peoples views and culture.”

“It’s very educational learning about different religions.”

“RE is interesting because we explore different religions.”

“It’s exciting to find out how different it is around the world.”

RE in Neatishead C of E Primary School

The purpose of RE is religious literacy. This means, helping children and young people to hold balanced and well-informed conversations about religion and belief.. We aim to provide a balance between three disciplines. These are:

  • Theology
  • Philosophy
  • Human/Social Sciences

TheologyThis is about believing. It looks at where beliefs come from, how they have changed over time, how they are applied differently in different contexts and how they relate to each other.

PhilosophyThis is about thinking. It is about finding out how and whether things make sense. It deals with questions of morality and ethics. It takes seriously the nature of reality, knowledge and existence.

Human/Social Sciences: This is about living. It explores the diverse ways in which people practise their beliefs. It engages with the impact of beliefs on individuals, communities and societies.

The aims of Religious Education in our school is:

  • To enable pupils to know about and understand Christianity as a living faith that influences the lives of people worldwide and as the religion that has most shaped British culture and heritage.
  • To enable pupils to know and understand about other major world religions and world views, their impact on society, culture and the wider world, enabling pupils to express ideas and insights.
  • To contribute to the development of pupils’ own spiritual/philosophical convictions, exploring and enriching their own beliefs and values.

We follow the Norfolk Agreed Syllabus.

Our RE policy and our Collective Worship policy are available on the Policies section of our website.

 


Learning about and learning from the Bible is so exciting and engaging through ‘Open the Book’. This week we learnt about the story of Daniel and the lions, and we thought about how God listens to us when we talk to Him.


Nativity

We love to celebrate Christmas with our friends, families and our community. This year we have performed our Nativity in Barton Turf church, investigated and created Christingles, sang to the residents of Broadacre care home and to the Friends and Neighbours in Neatishead Baptist chapel and we learnt more about the story of the Nativity at our Christmas Experience at St Peter’s Church.


Norwich Cathedral Visit

In May we became pilgrims on a whole school visit to Norwich Cathedral. It was wonderful to follow in the steps of people who have worshipped in the cathedral for hundreds of years. It was fun to dress up too!


Enjoying Easter songs in readiness for our Easter celebration service

 


Collective Worship is very important to our school. The children record their thoughts and observations in a special e-book.


Please find below some useful information for you to download.

Collective Worship in a Church of England School

Making Worship Meaningful and Special

Some Helpful Sites for Collective Worship

The Big Question

We often think about what it means to be a Church School and ask ourselves lots of questions, this is called ‘The Big Question’.

The Big Question at the moment is ‘Why do we need to be responsible?’ What do you think?