Our Religious Education and Collective Worship
Our RE Curriculum
"With Christ, we can step forward with courage to achieve beyond expectations.."
The school's Christian foundation, links to our local church communities and the support from the Salisbury Diocese mean that our learning across the curriculum is rooted in our Christian values of courage, togetherness, kindness, perseverance and respect.
The bible verse that underpins our Christian ethos is from Philippians Chapter 3 verse 14. It states "I can do all this through Christ who gives me strength". St Paul, the apostle made it his mission to spread the word of Jesus far and wide after the crucifixion and resurrection. He set up a church at Philippi (in modern day Greece) and regularly sent letters of encouragement back to the people there. It is from one of these letters encouraging the Philippians to show strength and courage in adversity that our verse is taken from.
Our core value: Courage
And through this core value, we show our other values:
Respect - be courageous to treat others as we would want to be treated ourselves
Kindness - be courageous and show kindness to all, not just our friends
Togetherness - be courageous to embrace new people and make them part of the Rushall Family
Perseverance - be courageous and NEVER give up
Collective Worship at Rushall Primary School
At Rushall CE Primary School, the children participate in a daily act of worship. This is either a whole school worship in the hall or a class based worship. At the start of our whole school collective worship, we light a candle and say:
"The candle is lit...Jesus is with us.
We are very fortunate to welcome members of our local community, known as "Open the Book", who help the children to perform bible stories once a week. The Vale of Pewsey Team Rector, Revd Canon Rhona Floate also comes in regularly to school to lead a Worship for us. We also invite parents and carers to celebrate the children's achievements every Friday morning in Celebration Worship.
Our collective worship follows the "Roots and Fruits" programme which addresses Christian values across a two year cycle. Once a term our Worship Council hold a collective worship that the children themselves plan and lead. The children decide on the content and message for their worship to fit in with the current collective worship theme.
We also celebrate with songs, stories and prayer. We usually finish our worship with our own school prayer and the candle is then put out and we say together:
'May the light of Jesus always shine in our hearts'
RE and Collective Worship Newsletters
Our RE curriculum overview
Our Collective Worship overview