‘Achieving great things through learning and growing together in a love-filled Christian family’
Mrs Araujo is our RE Subject Leader. She is passionate about RE and also leads our Worship Our Way (WOW) group. Each week they meet at lunch time to plan and evaluate worships, create prayer activities for lunch and break times and reflect on our school values. Rev David Bacon is our RE link Governor and he works closely with Mrs Araujo to monitor RE. He also leads our Worships regularly, plans RE activities at our church and takes an active part in several RE lessons each year.
At St Barnabas we believe that Religious Education encourages pupils to learn from different religions, beliefs, values and traditions, while exploring their own beliefs and questions of meaning. It challenges pupils to reflect on, consider, analyse, interpret and evaluate issues of truth, belief, faith and ethics and to communicate their responses.
We aim to ensure that the Religious Education that we provide contributes to pupils’ personal development and well-being and to community cohesion by promoting mutual respect and tolerance in our diverse society. It also encourages them to develop their sense of identity and belonging.
‘The Big Frieze’ Project
As a whole school, we watched ‘The Big Story’. Each class then took a different concept of the story and created their own interpretation of Emma Yarlett’s ‘The Big Frieze’ Bible timeline. In Worship, each class presented their concept to the rest of the school and the canvases were display in our school hall.