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Children value the important roles they have in presenting worship with Rev Jan.

Children value the important roles they have in presenting worship with Rev Jan. 1
Children value the important roles they have in presenting worship with Rev Jan. 2

Spirituality at St Mary’s CE VA Primary School

 

At St Mary’s we believe that spirituality is about an awareness that there is something other, something greater than the course of everyday life, often expressed through our own experiences, religious beliefs and practices.

We believe spirituality enriches individuals in their understanding of and ability to relate to others and society as a whole – relationships with ourselves, our family, friends, those around us, God and all creation.

It involves the search for individual identity - with our responses to challenging experiences, such as death, suffering, beauty and encounters with good and evil. Having a sense of awe and wonder and reflecting on life’s biggest questions of meaning and truth.

Essentially it is to do with the search for meaning and purpose in life and for values by which to live.

This can be seen in school in many ways:

 

Foundation Stage Pupils will have an open mind and a readiness to use their imagination. They will have a lively sense of curiosity and are accepting of wonder and excitement.

 

KS1Pupils have a natural inquisitiveness about themselves and others; they can think about things they value and our special to them. They have a natural openness to awe and wonder and are enthusiastic for new experiences. Pupils ask questions.

 

KS2Pupils become increasingly interested in the big questions about life and living. They ask questions but now want to move onto finding reasons and answers. Increasingly, they are fascinated by uncertainty and truth.

 

 

We have a Eucharist 3 times a year in the church

We have a Eucharist 3 times a year in the church 1
We have a Eucharist 3 times a year in the church 2

The children enjoy asking 'Big questions' about what they experience through faith

The children enjoy asking 'Big questions' about what they experience through faith 1

Charity work is driven by the children

Charity work is driven by the children 1

As a church school spiritual development can be seen throughout the school.

As a church school spiritual development can be seen throughout the school. 1
As a church school spiritual development can be seen throughout the school. 2

Christmas is very special at St Mary's

Christmas is very special at St Mary's 1
Christmas is very special at St Mary's 2

Every year we enjoy Spirited Arts Week

Every year we enjoy Spirited Arts Week 1
Every year we enjoy Spirited Arts Week 2
Every year we enjoy Spirited Arts Week 3

In 2015 we buried a time capsule to celebrate our 175th anniversary and launched our new set of values

In 2015 we buried a time capsule to celebrate our 175th anniversary and launched our new set of values 1
In 2015 we buried a time capsule to celebrate our 175th anniversary and launched our new set of values 2

Developing spiritual awareness through history

Developing spiritual awareness through history 1
Developing spiritual awareness through history 2
Developing spiritual awareness through history 3

Spiritual development through art and literacy

Spiritual development through art and literacy 1
Spiritual development through art and literacy 2
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