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.

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.”




Mon 12th – Lent Afternoon in Church
Tues 13th – Pancake Day Lunch
Fri 16th – Break for Half Term
Mon 26th – Spring Term 2 begins
Tue 27th – Rachel Wilkes from Music Partnership delivering the music curriculum within the school on Tuesdays for 5 weeks. This includes the launch of the Interactive Music Scheme Charanga.

Fri 1st – MAST ~ “Jesus Calms the Storm”
Thur 7th – World Book Day – come to school dressed as your favorite book character.        Challenge – please could you take a photo of your child reading in an unusual place (they don’t have to be in their costume doing this), and send it into school?  

Tues 12th – MAST Hannah Wills ~Easter
Wed 13th – Parents Evening – further information will be provided for this. 
Fri 15th – Red Nose day – Dress in your own clothes with one item of red for a £1 donation per child please. 
Thur 21st – Schools Together – 11am at St Giles Church in Hartington with Biggin Primary School.
Mon 25th – Easter Service 09.30am – location in School unless otherwise advised.
Thu 28th – Break for Easter

Mon 15th – Summer Term 1 begins