Religious Education

St. John's is a Voluntary Aided school. Religious education draws from curriculum guidelines issued by Manchester Diocesan Board of Education and Wigan Agreed Syllabus. We aim to increase the children's awareness that there is something beyond our limited experience.

Currently, during the foundation stage, religious education is linked to topic work, allowing children to reach the early learning goals. At Key Stage 1, topics include God, Jesus, Advent, Christmas, the Church, the Bible and Judaism. At Key Stage 2, the children study the life of Jesus, the Bible, the Christmas and Easter stories, the Church, Judaism and Hinduism.

Our Worship

Worship is an important part of the school day. It is led by the Headteacher, Teaching Staff, the Vicar and other visitors. Worship is held in the hall at the beginning of the school day.

On Friday, we have a ‘Star of the Week’ assembly at 9.00 a.m. Parents of the children who have been chosen as ‘Stars’ are invited to join our celebration of the children's achievements. Parents who wish to withdraw their child from Religious Education and collective worship are asked to discuss this with the Headteacher.

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