St Mary's Church of England (Voluntary Controlled) Infant School

St Mary's C of E Infant School

being a Church school

We work closely with Rev Hannah Moore, vicar of our local church of St Mary's (above), to create a special Christian environment for your child. Whilst we are a Church school, we welcome families of all faiths and no faith to join our caring school. 

Our Parish vicar, Reverend Hannah Moore joins us weekly and leads a whole school assembly. Each week she reads a Bible story to the children and talks about its relevance to our every day lives. Many aspects of school life link to the four areas of focus for Christian distinctiveness.

SPIRITUAL

  • Assemblies
  • RE Spectacular Days
  • Assemblies in the church
  • Weekly RE following the diocesan board programme
  • School prayer book
  • Banners in the classroom
  • Reflection Corners linked to School values
  • Prayer Sticks
  • Special Services in the Church e.g. Christingle, Easter, Mother’s Day
  • Prayer at the beginning of lunchtime
  • Class Prayers
  • Godly Play Training and sessions with the Children
  • Nativity story and Scene setting in the individual classrooms.
  • Dedicated Bible Verse on the Newsletter and around school
  • Teaspoon Prayers
  • Small groups working with the Vicar on a weekly basis
  • SIAMS Inspection
  • P4C Integrated throughout the whole School
  • Visiting St Mary’s Church as part of the curriculum theme ‘Our Church School & Village’
  • Wintershall visits with the whole school
  • Singing Assemblies

MORAL

  • Messages in Assembly
  • Whole School Ethos
  • Christian values throughout the day
  • Weekly RE/PSHE…..
  • Behaviour reflecting morals
  • Core Value displays (focus on one value per half term)
  • Highlighting the moral code of conduct in daily lessons

SOCIAL

  • Spectacular Days across age/ability groups
  • Children participating in PTA events
  • Clubs
  • Participating in events/tournaments at other schools
  • Mums/Dads participating in guided reading/school trips
  • Stay ‘n’ Play in the Summer term
  • Fundraising Events for global charities
  • Open Box Theatre Company

CULTURAL

  • Visit by musicians
  • Visits to castles, museums etc.
  • Flying Pizza Theatre visit/Open Box Theatre Company
  • Christmas Productions
  • Through our themes/topics e.g. Stories from Other Lands
  • Diversity Map
  • Remembrance Day Assembly
  • Integrating drama into the curriculum