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RE, SMSC and Assemblies

Religious Education

We follow the Bristol Locally Agreed Religious Education Syllabus and each year group teaches one whole day of RE each term. During those days, the children are able to immerse themselves in a variety of activities, exploring the faith, belief and culture of all religions and beliefs.

 

Visits to beautiful places of worship, meeting people and leaders of different faiths, tasting and sharing food from other cultures and listening to music, stories and beliefs from different religions, help our children have a deeper knowledge and understanding of the world in which we live. Our aim is to celebrate and respect diversity and encourage children to respect all faiths and beliefs whilst enjoying learning about themselves.

 

Parents and carers have the right to withdraw their child from RE and collective worship sessions should they wish to and this can be discussed with the Headteacher.

 

SMSC – (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development)

At Victoria Park, we develop each child’s SMSC through our teaching of RE, P4C, Jigsaw (PSHE) and our school values (Gratitude, Honesty, Respect, Kindness, Determination and Co-operation). Every child is encouraged to join in discussions, offer their opinions and listen to the viewpoint of others.

Spiritual – Explore beliefs and experience; respect faiths, feelings and values; enjoy learning about oneself, others and the surrounding world; use imagination and creativity; reflect

  • Moral – Recognise right and wrong; respect the law; understand consequences; investigate moral and ethical issues; offer reasoned views.
  • Social – Use a range of social skills; participate in the local community; appreciate diverse viewpoints; participate, volunteer and cooperate; resolve conflict: engage with the British Values of democracy, the rule of law, liberty, respect and tolerance.
  • Cultural – Appreciate cultural influences; appreciate the role of Britain’s Parliamentary system; participate in culture opportunities; understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity.

 

Assemblies

Throughout all of the assemblies at Victoria Park, we emphasise our school values and the importance of being kind, caring and happy.

  • Monday – Whole School Assembly - The whole school is introduced to the Jigsaw Weekly focus. Children will learn the links for the week to Jigsaw and the school values.  They will reflect on the focus for the week which is delivered and explored through story and discussion.
  • Tuesday – Phase Assembly - Year groups split into their phases for separate assemblies which continue to reflection from Monday.
  • Wednesday – Class Assembly – Classes stay in their classroom and hold a circle time where they can discuss the Jigsaw topic that was introduced in Monday assembly.
  • Thursday – Singing Assembly – a chance for the children to raise their voices and enjoy making music.
  • Friday – Whole School Celebration Assembly – a chance to celebrate all things wonderful that the children have achieved at Victoria Park, including a weekly certificate linked to the Jigsaw aim for the week.
Welcome

Welcome to our school website - please come in and take a look around. Do you know our six school values? They are co-operation, respect, determination, gratitude, honesty and kindness.

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