Religious Education and Collective Worship
Quality Christian Worship and RE are valued and are an essential part of the school curriculum. Through both RE and Collective Worship the children will gain a sound knowledge and understanding of the Christian faith. They are given opportunity to explore their own thoughts and feelings.
With the support of the locally agreed syllabus, we aim as a school to give the children the opportunity through RE to learn about, understand and respect other cultures and beliefs. Questioning and the development of thinking skills will be an important element of the teaching process alongside developing each child’s spirituality within their own context. RE is enhanced through visits and incoming visitors with the anticipation that children gain knowledge and understanding of faiths in our world today. We approach RE in a variety of ways and we feel it is important for our children to ask questions and to learn that we are not all the same but everything we have to say is valued.
The school fosters close links with St Anne’s Church. Rev Dave and Rev Richard lead worship once a week; worship on other days is led by a member of the teaching staff.
R.E. is also taught as an integral part of general education, and relates closely to the moral and spiritual “ethos” of the school which permeates all that we do. The Scheme of Work illustrates the key religion to be studied within a term and the connections to be made as well as our values on a half termly basis. For 2018/19 the scheme of work incorporates units from the ' Understanding Christianity' resource to further deepen the children's understanding of Christianity.