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Mrs Jo Sail

Main Street, Loddington
Kettering, NN14 1LA

We are a church school

Religious Education is an expression of our vision, as children consider, reflect, question and explore Christianity and other world religions.  We aim to give children a ‘full’ education enriched by visitors in and visits out to enhance their experiences.

Year 5/6 went to Wellingborough to visit a Mosque. They learnt about the five pillars of Islam and were shown some traditional Mosques from around the world. We are very fortunate to have had this fantastic opportunity to experience other world religions.

R/1/2 had a very special visit from Jo Elijah  to help bring to life their current R.E unit on Judaism. The children learnt about Jewish traditions and took part in their own Shabbat celebration. They loved the challah bread and even learnt a few Jewish words!




We teach RE using The Diocese of Peterborough Syllabus (revised in 2019-2024) and Understanding Christianity. 55% of our teaching time is dedicated to teaching concepts within Christianity (although these sometimes link to other faiths) and pupils learn for at least 1 hour a week.

Our Learning Intention was to reflect on what does God dislikes.  In the photos, the groups are creating their own dramas/roleplays to represent the 7 things God hates in Proverbs 6 : 6-19.  

February 15th 2024   

This week, the children spent the day exploring the meaning of our vision. We began our thinking by looking at pictures of shepherds from all over the world, we explored the role of a shepherd and the qualities a shepherd may possess. The children were able to identify how our school values could be qualities of a good shepherd. We then linked this to our school vision, where we looked at the quote in context and explored the meaning behind the Bible passage. The children were brilliant with this discussion and were able to understand the deeper messages behind our vision which enables them to lead a full life. The children then went to church with Reverend Andy and explored our vision even further through drama.

I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.   John 10 v1-6 & 10

Reception and Year 1 exploring The Creation Story.

This Spring  term in R.E, R/1 have been exploring the theme of belonging. The children have thought about how they belong to their families and friends, how they belong to Loddington Primary school, and how they belong to different clubs. The children then learnt about Christenings and how this is an important part of Jesus welcoming people into the Christian faith. The children enjoyed a wonderful talk by Reverend Andy and learnt all about the 3 key parts of a Christening. What wonderful learning this half term R/1. 


In Year 2, we have been exploring the good news that Jesus brings. We first looked at friendship and acted out Jesus calling Matthew. The children re-enacted the scene in groups and discussed how Jesus showed friendship to Matthew. We then explored the theme of forgiveness and discussed times where we may need to be forgiven. Next, we explored the concept of peace and we discussed how peace could be represented in the world, in our hearts and through others’ behaviour. Finally, we discussed how Jesus brings peace to Christians around the world.

This Spring term Year 2 have been exploring Islam and have been learning about what Muslims believe in. We have explored the ways Muslims might describe God by learning about the 99 names of Allah. We learned about the Prophet Muhammad and retold the story of Muhammad and the cat through drama.  We then explored features of a Mosque and the importance of the Qur’an. Year 2 created their own guides to support others in handling the Qur’an respectfully. We then ended our unit of learning by visiting the Mosque in Wellingborough where we learned about the 5 pillars of Islam.

In Year 3 and 4, we have been working on a unit on "What is the Trinity?" The children made cards and bookmarks to represent the idea, which could be sold on the christian gift company website. 

We'd looked at symbolism in past lessons, its representation in artwork, and last week we looked at the Christian gift website and identified symbols of the trinity in the gifts they sell.  The children were then given the choice of making a card or bookmark which could be sold on the website. 

Here at Loddington CE Primary School, our vision is underpinned by the bible verse John 10:10. 

Jesus said, “I have come that they may have life and have it in all its fullness.”

 On Thursday 15th February 2024, we explored this verse in each class and as a school in worship. 

Loddington Primary is a family community where everyone is nurtured and truly valued. We strive to ensure that all our children enjoy school in our happy, welcoming environment.  Through our engaging curriculum and placing Christian Values at the heart of what we do, we hope to inspire children to become confident and caring individuals who live life in all its fullness.

Here is a small representation of our work from that day.

Ethos Statement

At the heart of the Christian faith is the call to love God and to love our neighbour.

Loddington Church of England Primary School’s ethos is firmly grounded in these Christian values which inform all school activity, while respecting and understanding others’ faith, belief and culture as well as those who do not have a faith or belief.

We strongly believe that we must provide a holistic, respectful and child centred experience that allows each and every child to achieve their full potential.

Our Vision

Loddington Primary is a family community where everyone is nurtured and truly valued. We strive to ensure that all our children enjoy school in our happy, welcoming environment. Through our engaging curriculum and placing Christian Values at the heart of what we do, we hope to inspire children to become confident and caring individuals who live life in all its fullness.

Jesus said, “I have come that they may have life, and have it in all its fullness.” John 10:10

We aspire for our children to become responsible, confident and creative members of our school community, whereby they flourish – reaching their full potential. Staff have high ambitions for all children, and children thrive from our secure and caring community. As an inclusive school, we work in partnership with our local community, parents, and our local churches – living out our Christian values every day. The solid foundation we set, alongside real-world experiences, prepares our children to become role-model citizens.

Our Aims are to:

  • provide many and varied opportunities for learning, always recognising and developing the abilities, talents and diversity of each individual.

  • celebrate the achievements of each and every child nurturing them to be the best they can be.

  • further develop the school as a unique and diverse community set at the heart of the wider community it serves.

  • to develop the children as responsible citizens who are equipped to meet the challenges of the future in an ever changing multi-cultural society.

  • embed Christian values in everything we do


Our VALUES are:


Luke 6:31 “And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.”


Galatians 6:9   “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.”


Colossians 3:13     “May I be patient with my friends and may I forgive freely like you have forgiven me.  May I shine your light in my friendships, giving glory to you through all that I do, say and think.  Thank you for my friends, Jesus.  Thank you for the ways they build me up and remind me of your goodness and faithfulness.”


 Proverbs 3:5-6  “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. “ 


1 John 3:18 “Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.”


John 14:27   “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives.  Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”

The school also actively promotes the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.’

We are Courageous Advocates

Courageous Advocacy
 links to our Church school ethos of enabling pupils to make ethical choices and to be agents of change.  This includes:

  • The act of speaking out against an issue of injustice, often on behalf of those whose voice is not heard. 

  • Speaking out, at whatever level this takes place, requires an element of courage. 

  • Becoming courageous advocates of change, therefore, must involve being informed about an issue and it must move beyond simply knowing, to saying and doing. 

  • Courageous advocacy is a long-term legacy, an endowment to future generations; it is about releasing the possibility of the pupils in our school to serve the common good. 

2023 - 2024     

In Reception and Year 1 

-          During our transport unit in the Spring term, we willspeak to the children about ways in which we can help to have less traffic on the roads. Possible ideas - Who can walk to school? Could parents park further away? Walking bus?

-          During our animal unit, we will research RSPCA / local animal charities.

-          In Summer 2 when the children explore our ‘Under the sea’ topic, we will  think about ways to help protect the oceans. Could we write letters? Promote litter picking / Look into Tetrapak for recycling ideas for the children.

In Year 2

  • Citizenship PSHE focus – explore ways that we can make our school environment better. Conduct democratic votes and discuss importance of school council
  • When exploring The World in Geography – discuss plastic in oceans and the threats that our world has now. Children can make posters to raise awareness for this.
  • Some children from school council working to organise activities for children in need day.
  • Safer Internet Day – Raising awareness for the need to be safe on the internet. Gathering children’s ideas and opinions from Computing club to support planning for this day.

In Year 3 and 4

  • In Summer 2, work with the Canal and Rivers Trust to design and deliver a fundraising activity to support the preservation of waterways across England and Wales.

In Year 5 and 6

  • Work with children to design a fundraiser relating to Dr Barnardo’s when we have finished reading Street Child.
  • Work with Year 5&6 and discuss ways we could help/raise money to support what is happening in Israel/the Gaza Strip/Palestine.
  • Moving into Spring 1 – look at deforestation – would could be done? A whole school campaign? Relating to palm oil or endangered species of animals?