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Diary Dates - This Week 

 

Fri 22 Jul - School Closes 

 

Future Dates

Tue 6 Sep - School Opens

 

 

 

NOTICES 

The DfE have launched a helpline to answer your questions about COVID-19 in relation to education. You can contact them on:

Phone: 0800 046 8687

Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk

Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

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If your child leaves school unsupervised, please ensure you complete this form.

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If your child is due to start secondary school in 2022, applications are open until 31st October 2021. Further information can be found here.

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Information from our Healthy Child Team for our Reception and Year 6 pupils can be found below.

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For children due to start Primary School in September 2022, information from NYCC can be found here. Applications must be placed by 15th January 2022.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Collective worship

At Kirk Smeaton C of E VC School, collective worship is part of every day, it is focused around our vision statement, 'Let God's love shine, as we care for each other and learn together.'

Our core values are:

Respect- we respect our golden rules and everyone within and outside of school.

Perseverance- we try our best and when things are hard we try harder.

 

The children access Collective Worship as a whole school 4 times a week in both the hall and on zoom, be share music, candles, liturgical drapes, a picture of the queen and the crucifix.  All children are part of delivering the worship and children are invited to read and say prayers also.   Children access a class worship once a week with the class teacher. 

Collective worship is a time to reflect on the day or week and develop spirituality of the whole person.   It is inviting and engaging for all.  The purpose is not to covert, but it's to learn about faiths and empower self belief and growth.  It is important for both adults and children and allows time for everyone to revisit the day in a reflective and positive way. 

 Please see the attached ethos termly plans for more information. 

Monday- we learn about bible stories and relate these to the Christian value for the week.

Tuesday- we link the bible story to current news and focus on how we react as a community, this is usually centred around the Christian value for the week. 

Wednesday-is the class worship, where the children focus on key questions for the week, this could be, 'What would the world be like without any people?'

Thursday- we are joined by Fr Adrian, the parish vicar.  Fr Adrian talks us through being reflective and how to be a better person based on the stories within the bible, this collective worship is based on the statement for the week ie.  I know how to be happy and healthy.

Friday- Celebration worship is a summary of the week, we review the week, children get a range of rewards, class councils present awards and positive work for the week.  We spend time singing together to give praise to God. 

 

Each week we have a Christian value, bible story and statement of how to be better people and learn about God's teachings.

Each week classes have debates, philosophical questions, emotional literacy and a range of other self and community reflecting ways.  The children are encouraged to support others within the local and wider community, they have in the past raised money and served for the elderly.

 

Schools are required by law to provide a daily act of collective worship, mainly Christian in character, unless the Standing Advisory Committee on Religious Education (SACRE) has determined otherwise.

Parents can opt for their child not to attend collective worship, if you would like to discuss this further, please speak with Mrs Cuddy. 

 

Ethos Sheets
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