We hold Spirituality Days because we are a faith school and believe that, because God is the Creator of all things, there are many links to be found between faith and life.
OFSTED is also very interested in the spiritual development of young people in our schools and look for evidence of it in their Inspections.
OFSTED says that a child’s spiritual development is shown by the:
- ability to be reflective about their own beliefs, religious or otherwise, that inform their perspective on life and their interest in and respect for different people’s faiths, feelings and values
- sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about themselves, others and the world around them
- use of imagination and creativity in their learning
- willingness to reflect on their experiences.
We believe our Spirituality Days, Worship and SMSC lessons, as well as our Religious Education curriculum, help us deliver this.
Spirituality Week-9th June 2021
Discovery: Looking at apples and how they represent the Holy Trinity. We then made pictures with them and labelled our pictures.
Atlantis: As part of Spirituality week, we looked at the Holy trinity, we discussed the various parts of the trinity and understood that God is one but comes in 3 parts. We looked at examples of when we have witnessed these 3 parts and focused on writing about the Jesus’ Baptism. We then created a diagram of the Holy Trinity and used pictures to show examples of each of the 3 parts.
Enterprise: This week Enterprise have explored the Trinity in lots of ways, we created sculpture, wrote song lyrics, created mobiles and reflected by asking big question in our big question bowl!
Endeavour: We have been focusing on how the Trinity is represented in pictures and words. We have looked at Old and New Testament stories to explore the nature of God. It was decided that God in his 3 parts is unpredictable, powerful, gentle, creative and trustworthy.We made Trinity sculptures inspired by what God means to us.
Leah-for working hard and showing a great understanding during our Spirituality week, Leah produced a great diagram of the Holy Trinity.
Freddie: for asking very reflective questions during this week.
Neave: For sharing her thoughts and ideas about our Holy Spirits.
Jack: For contributing thoughtful answers to big questions asked by others.
Josh has shown his great knowledge of Bible stories and made connections brilliantly to the Trinity. He has thrown himself into every activity.
Sophie: Great reflection skills this week Sophie, considering the answers to our big questions carefully and recording them clearly. A role model of maturity.
Charlie: Fantastic participation in our lessons, sharing all he knows with others. Charlie has also asked great questions and been very willing to listen to the views of others.
Alysia: Fabulous fact remembering Alysia! You have really tried to remember key elements of our focus Bible stories and share what you think with the class. I know you are proud too because of your lovely big smiles we have had. Well done!