We are proud of our close links with Normanton All Saints Parish Church and the local community.
These links strongly support our teaching of Christian values and beliefs.
We use the Church as a teaching and learning resource and regularly visit to explore various aspects of Christian life.
Throughout the academic year we celebrate Christian festivals such as Harvest, Christmas, Easter and Mothering Sunday.
Through our engaging, hands on curriculum we also provide opportunities for our learners to experience mock weddings and baptisms.
Revd Murray and Revd Phill, alongside other members of our Church, regularly come into school to lead Collective Worship.
They work closely alongside the Collective Worship team to plan and deliver worship linked to our Christian Values, current themes and issues and also the Church’s liturgical calendar. Collective Worship also regularly takes place in our Church.
Each year we celebrate All Saints’ Day with a special service held in All Saints’ Church. Members of our Church come into school to support by listening to children read and to join in with events such as our Christingle making workshop.
All Saints’ brass band perform at our annual Christingle worship for pupils, staff and families.
Our All Saints’ Choir regularly perform and take part in Church and local community events.
Each year they perform at the joint schools’ carol concert and they visit the local care home and the Church to sing a range of Christmas songs and carols to members of the local community.
They also record a song for the local talking newspaper for those members of the community who are visually impaired. They have also been invited to perform at the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations which took place in All Saints’ Church.
Choir members take great pride in learning and performing a range of songs and hymns and they also enjoy learning how to play different musical instruments.
To further enhance our RE curriculum and Collective Worship we provide our pupils with many interactive and engaging opportunities by inviting visitors into our school.
Hand to Mouth are a small Christian charity. They use ‘Godly Play’, ‘The Amazing Journey’ and ‘Exploring Christianity through the arts’ to retell stories from the Bible and to explore Christian values and teachings.
Hand to Mouth visit our school each term. Members of our Church also come into school to work with the children. Our ‘Moving On Journey’ is an excellent tool to help support our Year 2 pupils in their transition to their next school.
We highly value the strong links we have with our local community. We support local community projects such as The Well Project through our bring a tin to school event.
As part of our Harvest festival we deliver food parcels to our local neighbours and members of our Church, which are always greatly appreciated.
We also support and take part in events run by Normanton Town Council such as the scarecrow competition, the Easter colouring competition and the Christmas market stall.
Our Church fully support and are highly involved in our local community work.
Our Early Years Foundation Stage plan and organise ‘Messy Church’ themed days to support their teaching of Christian celebrations and key events, such as Christmas, Easter, Lent, Harvest.
Art and craft, music and drama activities provide a creative way to help our young children explore key messages from the Bible.
These days are supported by members of the Church who help lead small group activities.
Each half term we lead a lunchtime prayer group in school, alongside Revd Murray and Revd Phill. Families, pupils, staff and members of our Church are invited to come along if they wish to.
This is a special time when we can gather to reflect, be peaceful and to pray together.