The Street, Elmsett, Ipswich, Suffolk IP7 6PA
Growth with Progress
Here at Elmsett, Worship and Religious Education are the foundations upon which our school ethos is built. As part of this a collective act of worship is held each day and is led by the staff, children and visitors.
We have strong links with St Peter’s C of E Church and The Methodist Church. We regularly welcome the Reverends Tim and Trish ffrench and Alicia Holmes (Outreach Worker for the Methodist church) into school.
The children had an amazing day learning all about Kagera in Tanzania. They worked in their teams and took part in four workshops.
In the clothing and messages workshop, they found out about Kangas, cloth that they use for many different purposes; carrying babies, putting on their heads to help carry water and wearing. They also had the opportunity to make a kanga.
In the schools and learning workshop they learnt to count to 10 in Swahili and looked at the similarities and differences between their and our schools.
Food and health taught the children all about the food they eat and they learnt the Swahili names for the fruit that they were able to try.
Church and worship workshop was all spoken in Swahili, the children sang songs, looked at artefacts and learnt about their church practices.
At the end of the day the children took part in an assembly where the team leaders and their deputies explained about what they had done and learnt and the children took part in singing and miming for songs that they had learnt.
It was a fabulous day and the children learnt a great deal about another culture.
The Suffolk Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education forms the basis of the Religious Education policy for the school.
Each term we focus on a different theme.
Please see the Collective Worship Plan for more details.
Elmsett worship group led assembly on 27th March 2017 with an interactive story of Jonah and the Whale and Adam and Eve linking the Bible stories to good manners and listening.
The assembly was enjoyed by all and attended by Mrs Andrea Newman (Foundation Governor).
See pictures below: