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Church School Vision

 

"In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven." Matthew 5:16 

 

Barton St Peter's, is a Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School, which means that the church and the Christian faith have a high profile in all that we do.

We are very proud of being part of the Church School family. Our values underpin all that we do and are shared with the whole school community. We have a close relationship with the local church St Mary's and the clergy who serve our parish; we take our distinctiveness as a Church School seriously and set great strength by the quality of the relationship within our community.

The Y6 pupils take an active part in the Church Schools Festival at Lincoln Cathedral in the summer term with Y5 having their own similar festival at St.Mary's. We attend our local church for services at  Harvest, Christmas, Candlemas and Easter in addition to our act of worship being delivered at the church at least once per term. Members of the church community support the school with events such as the Holiday Lunch Club and Activity Days in school.  In addition work with St. Mary's we work closely with the Methodist church, and Deacon Helen, their community officer is a regular visitor to school.
We also visit local the churches to support our wider curriculum ; for example drawing in Art, investigating local history and of course RE
Local clergy and faith leaders regularly visit our school and we have close links with our Bishop's visitor, all of whom regularly lead collective worship.

We all reflected on what our school vision means to us...

There are many ways in which we seek to realise our church school vision.

All of our family flourish at BSP - adults and all!

Our staff shining light board

Collective Worship at St Peter's

Our worship rota follows a varied programme of opportunities for all children and adults to engage with God, if they wish.

Monday is a whole school worship delivered by the teachers on a rota. This is our first gathering of the week and a time to come together as a family.  

Tuesday Worship is led by Miss Brack and Mr Danson. We learn new songs on a Tuesday.

Wednesday is our visitor worship where we welcome visitors from many faiths and organisations to lead. Our newest visitors are the Imam from the mosque in Scunthorpe and Mr Carr from the Evangelical church.

Thursdays is class worship where we gather in our classrooms to reflect on the messages from the week.

Friday worship is led by the Worship Council. This group of children lead on all aspects of Friday worship and evaluate the week.

Half termly we hold a celebration worship where we celebrate our lights shining with family and friends.

 

Our worship areas always reflect the colours and thoughts of the liturgical year.

 

 

During the pandemic some of our visitors sent us video worships which we all really enjoyed.

Weekly Prayers

As we can't all be together for our worship at the moment we wanted to do something that would help us feel a sense of togetherness.  Each week one class will write a prayer which all classes will us that week in their worship time. This will remind us that everyone is here and that we are rebuilding our school community.

Please take a moment to have a look

 

Our Candle Prayer

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We always start our worship with our candle prayer. We light three candles to remind us of the Holy Trinity and to help us to focus on what we are learning.

Bible Presentations

Barton St Peter's Church of England Primary School enjoys a special church school status and has a close relationship with the parish church of St.Mary's and the many clergy who work there.

This means that we appreciate the church message of 'faithful.confident.joyful' from the Diocese of Lincoln and try and strive to incorporate this into all that we do as a school.

 

http://www.lincoln.anglican.org/

 

From the moment the children join us they are welcomed by a gift of Bible stories and as they leave us in Year 6, they continue life's learning and faith journey with a Good News Bible from the school.  Mrs Wright, our Bishop's Visitor usually presents the bibles but because of the restrictions this year Miss Brack gave our new starters theirs. Mrs Wright did send us a lovely video message :)

 

How the local church communities support our school

Visitor

Denomination

Actions

Father David

Anglican

Leads worship

Leads key services at church ( Harvest, Christmas, Easter )

School governor

Reverend Wright

Anglican

Leads worship

Supports RE lessons

Supports development of collective worship

Leads Y5 church day

Leads joint worship with Wootton St Andrews

 

Father Ivan

Anglican

Leads worship

Supports with school trips and visits

Father Jake

Anglican

Link with Seafarers mission

Mrs Wright

Anglican

Bishop’s Visitor

Supports school trips

Supports holiday lunch club

Supports activity days such as Lord’s Prayer Day and Year 5 festival

Deacon Helen

Methodist

Leads worship

Supports activity days such as Lord’s Prayer Day and Year 5 festival

Co ordinates visits to the chapel

Leads Messy Church which children attend in the holidays

Church school Festival 2019

CHRISTINGLE 2020

Our service looked a little bit different this year as we had to meet virtually but our google meet allowed us to be together while being apart and also allowed some special visitors to dial in and join us .

"Love your neighbour as yourself" Mark 12:31 Young Minds Mental Health Awareness Day... At a time when it's needed most we came together #HelloYellow

Lord's Prayer Learning and Reflection Day 2020

The Lord's Prayer

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In preparation for our Lord's Prayer Day celebration, some Year 6 children created some actions to go with the prayer. They will share this video with all classes so that we can all learn the actions.

Lincoln Cathedral Carol service

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RE at Barton St Peter's

We passionately believe that it is key for all children to learn about a range of faiths in order to develop knowledge and tolerance by being compassionate listeners and as such, giving our children a firm foundation upon which to appreciate differences in beliefs and worldviews. As a Church of England school, we recognise the core place that RE occupies as part of a broad and balanced curriculum and its foundation in a strong and inclusive community. We recognise the variety of religious and non-religious backgrounds that make up our school community and embrace this variety in the spirit of Christian welcome.  We are glad to have good relationships with faith practitioners from a range of world faiths and we value their contribution to our provision of a curriculum that is progressive and connected by a rich in wealth of resources.

We actively seek to promote key British values and see RE as one curriculum area in which our pupils can encounter and critically reflect on a range of worldviews with positivity, in order to challenge prejudice and counter racism through accurate knowledge.

RE implementation:

We deliver a well-planned, progressive RE curriculum which helps our children to understand the religious diversity of our local area and those they have not encountered. Our creative teaching allows children to express their thoughts and opinions in a variety of ways to ensure every child has the opportunity to achieve and ask ultimate questions. The curriculum is founded on the concepts of believing, living and thinking which are central to the disciplinary approach of the LAS syllabus which is our foundation document.

1.Our spiral curriculum is progressive in skills and knowledge with key vocabulary and maps underpinning topics, which is subsequently built upon through topics and year groups. This allows connections to be made throughout the passage of time within the long term memory.
2.Key areas of learning are revisited regularly and links are made within and between topics which supports our children’s learning through spaced repetition and summative low stakes, high challenge assessment (Mary Myers). Together, with formative assessment, this is used to inform future lessons in the learning sequence so that children can gather a broad and deep understanding of the topic.
3.Teachers plan a sequential journey of learning using formative assessment, the Locally Agreed Syllabus, Understanding Christianity and moderated focus groups that assess quality and confidence amongst the discipline areas. These are shared among the LA.
4.Carefully planned key questions enable all groups of learners to be supported and challenged at the appropriate level without placing ceilings on children’s learning.
5.Enrichment opportunities are used to help support the learning of key aspects, for example visits to the local church and mosque, texts, music, artefacts and visitors to create a rich and immersive environment.
6.The religions explored are grounded in the knowledge of our community and additional units are unique to our local links.
7.We are outward looking, well informed and responsive to national trends, taking an avid interest in the national conversation.

RE impact:

The children of BSP will leave us with an excellent knowledge of religion and the diversity of worldviews. They will be confident within themselves to ask high-level questions, hold religiously literate conversations and offer deep personal reflections. By understanding people and their unique perspective on the world and valuing this as a vital skill, we believe good RE plays a vital role creating a more cohesive society and preparing our children for the globalised workplace. In this way, our children can know that they can ‘Let their Light Shine’ in whatever direction and however far they choose.

 

https://www.lincolndiocesaneducation.com/page/title=Lincolnshire+Locally+Agreed+Syllabus&pid=30

 

https://www.lincolndiocesaneducation.com/_site/data/files/documents/2FD650795DE3A141EFEC27E15EA79A9C.pdf

 

 

 

Disciplinary RE

Thinking and Philosophy

Living / social science

Mrs Crosby leading the North Lincs RE group driving quality provision forwards

Uncovering Islam - 

After a third and final lucky attempt we were finally able to welcome our muslim friend-Mr Imran Kotwal who came to show us lots of amazing artefacts to help us fill in the gaps of our Islam unit, bring it to life and really embed our learning.  What a treat to explore over 22 artefacts of the faith (teachers included!) and listen to Imran read (and sing) the Qur'an in Arabic.  We began with an assembly about 'What it means to be a Muslim in Britain today' before Imran visited Ivy, Elm 1 and 2 for the artefacts workshop.  We were so impressed about some of the learning recalled, connections and sensible enquiring questions so well done all.  Finally, Year 5 had a deeper look at the Qur'an and Hadeeth to progress their knowledge before staff met for CPD to deepen their knowledge too!  

It was great to be able to learn again in such an enriching way and we can't until the summer to see Imran again for the Hajj workshop.  

Humanism... what do you know?

Julia Beckett, local Humanist, led an assembly in school this morning introducing us to the world of Humanism. 

Year 6 then took part in a special workshop around the question: 'Can you be good without gods or religion?' as part of their current learning in Religious Education. 

The children had a morning of questions and deep thinking - thank you Julia!

Being Hindu!

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On Monday and Tuesday 14/15th September Year 3 and 4 were lucky enough to have a fantastic visitor - Mrs Sunita Patel from The Indian Experience. As part of our aim to provide an RE syllabus that is immersive, we wanted to give the children an authentic flavour and introduction to our current unit of work on Hinduism. Sunita brought with her lots of interesting artefacts and explained to us about the Gods she believes in and worships. We also enjoyed storytelling about Diwali as well as learning some Bollywood dance moves that staff and children alike enjoyed. Check out Mr Smaller's moves!
We ended the two days by creating rangoli artwork before a final insight into challenging stereotypes talk. We can't wait to see Sunita again!

Ps - Covid note - Sunita worked only in ventilated bubbles, using hand sanitiser constantly and all clothes were bagged and washed.

Creative RE The Easter Journey

Support in the community

 

Our school is proud of the work we do to support the local community and how we engage in social action.

 

This year we have been supporting the Mission to Seafarers who provide emotional support to sailors far from home and also provide treat packages.  Our harvest appeal collected items that the sailors need to give them a little comfort on their travels. Father Jake and Father Ivan, chaplains to the seafarers,  came in to talk to us about the work they do and how important our support is.

 

Barton Area Food Bank

In our entrance we have a collection point for the local food bank. Our church school community has provided many kilograms of food for this collection. Mrs Wind works at the food bank and feeds back to us how valuable our support is.

 

 

 

Christmas Shopping For The Food Bank

Why we should support the food bank!

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Year 5 were tasked with completing a piece of persuasive writing to persuade others to support the Barton Local Area Food Bank.
This is Chloe's piece and we think it explains beautifully why this is so important to us here at St Peter's

Young leaders’ Award

William had to make a cake for charity for his Young Leaders Award. Because of the pandemic rules he wasn’t sure about this and so he asked if friends wanted to buy cakes instead and he would donate the takings. William chose Children in Need.
A lot of chocolate later he made over 100 brownies and £170 

well done William

Our Twin School

We are very good at helping people in our local community but we decided that we wanted to help people in other parts of the world.  Mrs Crosby found out about a charity called Edukaid who help children in Tanzania to go to school.  We have been twinned with a school called Mbuo Primary. You can read about the school on the sheet below.  We are very excited about this and cannot wait to start writing to the children and finding out what school is like for them

We have decided to share the money raised at our Christmas Fair with the school and will be sending off a cheque for £350. This will buy 100 text books, 1 year's worth of chalk, some floor mats for the infants and some desks.

 

The things our fundraising bought January 2020

 

The Great Chalk Hunt November 2020...We wanted to think about how hard it is for our twin school in Tanzania to get the things they need! Our school council came up with the idea that we would hunt for cards and each card would be worth £1... a box of chalk costs £30! We found enough cards to buy 4 boxes of chalk ... and had a lot of fun too @Edukaid

We received an update from Tanzania. This is preprimary where our chalk went 😀

What a wonderful surprise from our friends in Tanzania

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