RELIGIOUS EDUCATION is taught in accordance with the Derbyshire LA agreed syllabus and Hartington is a Church of England school. This means that the school has a strong Christian ethos with the vision statement being at its heart, which is also reflected in the teaching of religious education. Children learn about Christianity and Judaism in KS1 while Christianity, Sikhism and Islam is taught in KS2. RE encourages the children and staff to think about what they them selves and others believe but ultimately respecting the views and opinions of everyone.
Our Christian values are:
Friendship, Compassion, Service, Generosity, Trust and Respect.
Monday 12th of February 2024 – Lent Pause afternoon
This afternoon the children and staff went to St Giles’ Church for an afternoon focusing on the upcoming period of Lent. The afternoon focused on four main areas:
· Listening – Lent is for hearing God
· Lengthening – Preparing for Christian living
· Letting go – A focus on Shrove Tuesday
· Keeping going – Lent is for all of life
The four stations were set up around the church and the children were in four groups. They spent time at each of the stations and took part in the activities which were all set around the theme of going on a journey.
Each activity gave opportunity for making connections, learning and thinking, reflecting and responding.
The children appeared to enjoy the afternoon and some of the responses received were:
“We were worshipping God.”
“The Lent afternoon was perfect in every way.”
“I really liked eating the hot cross buns, because they had a cross on them and Jesus died on the cross!”
“I enjoyed writing my passport and drawing a picture.”