St Stephen's Catholic Primary School and Nursery, a Voluntary Academy

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

 

Keep an eye (ear) out for our Easter stories read by Mrs Lubomski...now on our YouTube page.

Subject Leader - Miss Sophie Duncan

During this unprecedented time, please use some of the ideas from below to further your child’s learning. 

https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCCkD-lPpfQXwELdgrJz7uwQ - Continue to check The Parish of St Stephen’s Skipton YouTube channel for live and pre-recorded masses.

 http://www.wednesdayword.org/home/childrens - Continue to enjoy our weekly Wednesday Word from home! 

https://www.jubileecentre.ac.uk/1790/character-education/activity-resources - Additional resources, based on virtues, to help home learning 

INTENT

Throughout St Stephen’s, we aim to present a comprehensive content which engages pupils and is the basis of knowledge and understanding of the Catholic faith; to enable pupils continually to deepen their religious and theological understanding and be able to communicate this effectively.

 

We aim to present an authentic vision of the Church’s moral and social teaching so that pupils can make a critique of the underlying trends in contemporary culture and society and to raise pupils’ awareness of the faith and traditions of other religious communities in order to respect and understand them.

 

We continue to develop the critical faculties of pupils so that they can relate their Catholic faith to daily life; to stimulate pupils’ imagination and provoke a desire for personal meaning as revealed in the truth of the Catholic faith and to enable pupils to relate the knowledge gained through Religious Education to their understanding of other subjects in the curriculum whilst bringing clarity to the relationship between faith and life, and between faith and culture.

Our remaining Lent activities sadly didn't happen, could you try some of them at home instead? 

Don't forget to send pictures of your wonderful activities! 

Advent Week One 

Each class in the school took part in our Crafternoon - everyone created a wonderful Christmas craft to take home, worked together beautifully and raised a lot of money for Mind and CAFOD. 

 Again, we all made our Christmas cards for Airedale hospital which will be delivered in the final week of Advent. 

Well done everyone! 

Advent Week Two 

Year six went to Abbeyfield to continue their Faith in Action award. They recreated A Christmas Carol, sung Christmas carols and shared their handmade cards with the residents. 

Each class in the school has spent an afternoon sharing a collective worship, thinking about others that are in need and creating 'Stars of Hope', which now decorate our stairs beautifully! 

Advent Week Three and Four 

What a final week of term! Each class made fantastic Christmas cards to send to loved ones, took part in our school Carol Service and supported EYFS with their amazing nativity! 

Also, three year six pupils distributed our handmade cards to staff and patients alike in Airedale and year six led our final mass of the term. Each class spent an afternoon sharing a collective worship, they created 'Chains of Peace' and wrote prayers for peace - this added to our wonderful Advent display. 

 

Each pupil within St Stephen's School thrived throughout a considered, thoughtful and giving Advent. 

Lent Week One and Two 

Each class is starting to discuss and reflect upon the stations of the cross in class using our Passports for the Journey to Easter. 

 

Huge thanks to St David for organising a wonderful Coffee afternoon to raise money for the Good Shepherd Appeal. 

 

Lent Week Three 

Extremely grateful to St Andrew's for organising a wonderful Easter egg raffle, all in aid of the Good Shepherd Appeal.

Lent Week Four 

In lieu of our Easter Hat Parade, we have made a sensational display to show all of the wonderful Easter Bonnets that were brought in by our fantastic children. 

 

It is with sadness that we couldn't complete this event but I'm sure you'll agree the entries are fabulous! Can you spot yours?  

Lent Week Five 

Easter Baking 

Lent Week Six 

Egg Decorating 

Lent Week Seven 

School Walk