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R.E and Collective Worship
In Religious Education we aim to:
To enable pupils to encounter Christianity as the religion that shaped British culture and heritage and influences the lives of millions of people today.
To enable pupils to learn about the other major religions, their impact on culture and politics, art and history, and on the lives of their adherents.
To develop understanding of religious faith as the search for and expression of truth.
To contribute to the development of pupils’ own spiritual / philosophical convictions, exploring and enriching their own faith and beliefs.
We follow the Oxford Diocesan RE Scheme of Work and “Understanding Christianity”. Using “Big Questions”, the syllabus allows the children to learn about religions and belief, and raise and reflect on perennial questions about life. Christianity is the main religion taught, in accordance with national guidelines. In addition, Judaism is also taught in Key Stage One and Hinduism, Sikhism and Islam features in Key Stage Two units.
Example questions in Key Stage One (KS1):
How and why are celebrations important in religion?
What makes me special?
Example questions in Key Stage Two (KS2):
How do people’s beliefs about and attitudes towards God, the universe and humanity act as a guide through life?
What do different sacred texts teach about life and how do they influence people differently?
We hold a daily act of worship to encourage reflection on our values and ethos and we host a traditional church service once a term.
Parents have the right to withdraw their children from Religious Education and collective worship if they wish.
We were judged to be ‘Outstanding’ in our most recent (April 2016) Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) inspection report.