Christianity at The Revel
School’s theologically-rooted Christian Vision
The Revel C of E Primary School is a uniquely placed and closely connected Christian community where all are valued, loved and celebrated. We work as one to learn and grow in compassion and service, living our Christian values through the connection of community. Our lifelong learners will prosper in the fullest life through the living of our Christian Values.
"I have come that you may live life in all its fullness.” John 10:10
“Do justly, Love mercy and kindness, Walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8
Our vision revolves around the 6 core Theological concepts of:
Creation Incarnation The Trinity
Love Salvation Reconciliation
with particular focus on The Trinity and Love
Our school is unique in regards to our setting over three sites. This means we are able to play an active role in the communities of three separate villages and three separate churches. This diversity is recognised and celebrated through our inclusion in the communities, our leadership and recognition of the role our school plays.
We learn as Christians that God is love. Love is a consistent in all we do at The Revel. We guide our children to make choices with love at the heart and to consider the role love plays in personal development. Our school motto, 'Love Learning, Learn to Love' recognises and celebrates the theological concept of Love.
As a school we are very proud of our Christian heritage and traditions. We work hard to make sure that the school ethos is distinctly Christian and that our daily act of worship is of a 'broadly Christian nature'. As a Church of England school we value the concept of inclusiveness and so not only do we love and care for all God's children irrespective of their belief, background, gender, race or ethnicity but we also have a duty to cater for and meet their needs. In response to this, the school has an ecumenical agreement with the Catholic church in Monks Kirby and caters for our Catholic children with a specialist Catholic lesson one afternoon per week. Close links are formed with both the Anglican and Catholic Churches in the village and both Reverend Jonathan and Father Matthew lead worship in school on a regular basis.
Each half term our worship theme is based on one of these or another value taken from the C of E 'Values for Life' pack. Each class has a reflection 'Prayer Garden' maintained by the class 'Prayer Warrior' to help us focus on the value of that half term. In addition the school has a Peace Courtyard where children can go to be quiet and reflective. School also has our own dedicated Chapel.
The school “….has a strong Christian ethos that permeates all elements of school life”.
(Ofsted - December 2022)
The 6 Theological Concepts in action at The Revel
Our Christian values are:
These are the prayers our community say:
Our class prayer
Thank you for all we have done today.
For new things to learn and new things to play.
Please help us to do our best each day
The gathering: Our call and response for collective worship
Presenter: We light this candle...
Congregation: to remind us that Jesus is the light of the world.
May the grace of our lord Jesus Christ,
and the love of God,
and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
(2 Corinthians, 13-14)
For the food that we eat and those who prepare it,
For health to enjoy it and friends to share it,
We thank you Lord,
Catholic Provision at The Revel
At the Revel, children with a Roman Catholic background are encouraged to take part in weekly sessions led by a Roman Catholic teacher. Currently, these children attend in two groups: Years 1, 2 and 3 and Years 4, 5 and 6. In accordance with the Church, these lessons support Catholic families in their responsibility for their children’s religious education. This supports the aim of the Revel to prepare all the children for their life as Christians in the community and, through the teachings of the Catholic faith, supports the school’s teaching about love, compassion, truth, forgiveness, hope, and the importance of serving others.
The lessons cover a wide range of topics, depending on the age group, e.g. Bible stories and what we can learn from them, following in Jesus’ footsteps, saints, refugees, dignity, freedom and responsibilities.
Children in Year 2 will be prepared to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion which are celebrated at St. Joseph’s, the Catholic church close to the Revel. The Catholic parish priest leads whole school assemblies from time to time and all the Revel children have the opportunity to visit St, Joseph’s, learning about the Catholic faith.
Our most recent SIAMS inspection report.
SIAMS Self Evaluation Form 2023-24
RE long term plan
Celebrations of the world’s major faiths and philosophies at The Revel
We have a sense of wonder at the world here at The Revel C of E Primary School - how do we all fit together in this great universe - what connects us and holds us in place with our neighbours the world over? How did we all come to be and is there something beyond ourselves?
Spirituality involves the recognition of a feeling or sense or belief that there is something greater than ourselves, something more to being human than sensory experience, and that the greater whole of which we are part is cosmic or divine in nature.
With this in mind, we have built our Outdoor Learning Curriculum to enrich our understanding of our place in the world and further the questions we may already have.
Outdoor learning and the wonder of the world near and far
Courageous advocacy at The Revel
How do we support those in this world who cannot support themselves? How do we act and speak for them? We take every opportunity to think beyond ourselves, to consider how life looks for other people who may be more disadvantaged than we are and who cannot speak up? We act in our Christian faith to act as we know God wants us to.
We gave our school shoes away at the end of the school year, and walked home barefoot, one of our children delivered them to the depot ready to go overseas.