Subject Lead - Caroline Bloor
Link Governor - John Atkins
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For further information on our Christian Distinctive please see out Faith page.
Ribbleton Avenue Methodist Junior School uses Lancashire SACRE for all their learning. This ensures that our children make progress year on year and encourage learning and reflection across all religions.
Our children learn about Christianity (God, Jesus and the Church) and at least two other principal religions, recognising the impact of religion and belief locally, nationally and globally. They make connections between differing aspects of religion and consider the different forms of religious expression and do so with respect. They consider the beliefs, teachings, practices and ways of life central to religion and do this with respect and love. They also learn about sacred texts and other sources and consider their meanings. Our children begin to recognise diversity in religion, learning about similarities and differences both within and between religions and beliefs and the importance of dialogue between them. They extend the range and use of specialist vocabulary and the challenges involved in distinguishing between ideas of right and wrong, and valuing what is good and true using courage and respect. We encourage them to communicate their ideas and recognise other people's viewpoints. They consider their own beliefs and values and those of others in the light of their learning in religious education. Our school values are always foremost in our minds and our children are encouraged to learn and reflect on all religions. Our Methodist culture ensures that all children understand the importance of education, as shown by John Wesley, founder of the Methodist Church and creator or Methodist schools.
Collective Worship (Whilst Covid numbers remain high)
Monday Whole School: led by Mrs Nickson
Tuesday-Thursday in Class Worship: led by the children
Friday: Whole school awards assembly
Once we are able to resume Reverend Barbara and Darren from our Local Methodist Church, come into school to lead worship every other week. These assemblies take place on a Thursday and sometimes they even put on a puppet show for us based on a Christian story! They then go into each year group, on a termly basis, and lead lessons on the importance of our schools Christian values and how to live the best lives we can.