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Religious Education

At St Agatha’s school, prayer is a vital part of the school day.  The children begin and end the day with a prayer and say a thank you prayer before eating their lunch. 

The Religious Education scheme used at St Agatha’s is called The Way, the Truth and the Life.  It runs from Nursery to Year 6 and provides continuity and progression for each child.  The scheme allows children to discover the beauty of the Catholic faith in both an engaging and child-friendly way.  Each year group has its own Religious Education text books and children have the opportunity to explore different parts of the Mass, the saints, the Sacraments and different aspects of liturgical life.  There is a website linked to the scheme which has a Guidance for Parents section, which you can click here to access.

During the school year, there are many whole school Masses and each class has the chance to celebrate either a year group Mass at St Agatha’s church (Year 2 - Year 6) or a Prayer Service in class (Reception & Year 1). 

Rosary Group Leaders
We are lucky to have very dedicated Rosary Group Leaders. They come to Rosary Group every week, set up the prayer space and help to lead all the children in prayer.
Rosary Group runs every Friday lunchtime, 12.45-1pm in Swallows class. All are welcome.

Easter Cards
St Agatha’s children were thinking about people in need and decided to do something to help the sick in hospital. They made Easter cards for the patients of Kingston Hospital and gave them a hopeful message and a cheery picture. The cards were delivered by Father Anthony and Father Pius who are hospital chaplains.



Hall Displays
Year 3 have been learning about the Ascension of Jesus and Pentecost. They worked in small groups to produce some fantastic posters which tell these stories. The posters are on display in the Hall so that other children and visitors to the school can learn more about these amazing events in the Bible.

 

The Sacrament of Reconciliation
Father Anthony and Father Pius came to visit the children in Key Stage 2 and talk to them about the importance of the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Father Anthony taught us about the transformation that takes place when we let go of our sins and of the joy we feel when we have made things right with Jesus. Every child in KS2 was offered the chance to go to Confession. The queue of willing pupils was both humbling and inspiring.


Rosary Club and Garden Rosary

Children from all year-groups are invited to attend Rosary Group. We start in class and finish in the prayer garden.
  
KS2 Assembly and Rosary Assembly

Every May and October we bring our rosaries to Key Stage assemblies. Children volunteer to lead us in prayer as we say a decade of the rosary.