Kirk Fenton RE Newsletter
A note from Rev'd. Paulie
This is just to say a BIG welcome back to everyone at Kirk Fenton Primary School, from all at St Mary's Church as another school years begins. As your Vicar, I'm always happy to be contacted by parents, or anyone else who has a connection with the school to chat about faith, what we offer as a church in terms of services and events, childrens' ministry, enquiries about baptism, or anything else which you think we might be able to help you with.
I'm also delighted to be welcoming Catherine Charlesworth as a Foundation Governor, as she moves across from being a Parent Governor this year. I very much look forward to working with her within her new role, as we look to strengthen links, and increase our working together between the church and Kirk Fenton Primary School over the academic year ahead.
Please do also keep up to date with everything which is taking place within the life of the church by visiting our whole benefice website, or by 'liking' our St Mary's Church Fenton Facebook page; details below. Keep an eye-out for details of special upcoming events around Harvest, Advent, and Christmas when the time comes.
Plus, do say 'hello' if you see me out and about either in the village or at the school, and remember that St Mary's is your church, in your community, where everyone is genuinely always very welcome.
With very best wishes – Rev'd Paulie.
Our School Vision and Values
Rooted in Christian belief, our vision for every member of this school community is to feel valued and respected, regardless of age, gender, sexuality, race, faith, belief or ability. Through developing a love of learning, each individual will have the opportunity to reach their full potential and aspire to become the person they were born to be.
Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in Heaven. Matthew 5:14-16
Our values our respect, thankfulness, perseverance and forgiveness and we try to live our lives with these in mind. In the Autumn term, we focus on respect and thankfulness.
Religious Education in School
This half term the children are finding out:
Donaldson: Which stories are special and why?
Hughes: What do Christians believe about God?
Coelho: Who is a Christian and what do they believe?
Rosen: Who is a Muslim and what do they believe?
Milligan: What do different people believe about God?
Zephaniah: Why are festivals important to religious communities?
Shakespeare: Why do some people believe God exists?
Angelou: What do religions say to us when life gets hard?
Our classes are also invited to pray before lunch and at the end of each day using our school prayers.