Following in the footsteps of our founder John Cross, we are committed to providing a loving, Christian family school built on mutual love, respect and co-operation. A safe and stimulating learning environment will enable our pupils to believe and achieve now and in the future.
‘Believe and Achieve’
Our Christian Narrative:
Our Bible verse is ‘Life in all its fullness’ John 10:10
Our Bible story:
The Feeding of the Five Thousand.
At John Cross school, understanding each other and learning to live well together is a really
important part of who we are and living 'life in all its fullness' so it's important to us that our children learn about the faith of other members of our community and our multi-cultural society. The teaching of world faiths makes up 20% of our RE curriculum time when we use the BDBE planning material to assist us in delivering exciting and engaging lessons. This learning is supported through members of our own community, visits to places of worship and visitors. In July, we also held a 'World Faith' afternoon.
World Faiths Afternoon March 2023
The whole school spent the whole afternoon looking considering the values that different faiths hold which was part of our broader consideration across the curriculum this term of the answer to the question, ' Does everyone hold the same values?' Between the four classes, we covered each of the faiths that are taught in our curriculum with Class 3 looking at 2 faiths and the others looking at one. Each class recapped or learnt about the beliefs of that religion and in some cases the practises too and then pulled out the values.
Mr Reynolds drew all of our findings together in a whole school assembly and it was very clear that although the beliefs that each religion holds are different, the values are very similar if not the same.
Here are some pictures:
Visits to places of worship
Preston City Mosque : March 2022
Whitefield Synagogue January 2021
Jamia Mosque in Blackburn