We perceive Religious Education to be the basis of our entire educational process. We aim to provide a healthy environment in which children can grow in their knowledge and understanding of the Christian faith and develop their own relationship with Jesus Christ. We really desire for our children to understand that religion is not just for learning but for our very existence as well.
Our RE programmes of study is made up of units on specific themes for all the different year groups, and with each year group studying a different unit each half term. Children learn and reflect by reading stories from the Bible or watching thematic videos. Children are similarly exposed to other world faiths to help develop knowledge and understanding and promote tolerance and understanding of other people’s beliefs and practices. Children study Christianity and Judaism during the Christmas and Easter terms and one of the other major world faiths during the summer term.
Collective Worship and Assemblies although different and distinct are integral to our approach to RE. Collective Worship occurs daily, trusting the day into God’s hands to sustain the children and staff. We recognise, celebrate and honour children’s feats with rewards at our assemblies and give out important notices as well. Parents are always invited to come into school to join us for special celebrations and assemblies. The whole School meets together twice a week, but devotion and prayer are not restricted to daily acts of worship.
Opportunity is taken to pray and reflect collectively throughout the day, especially before lunch and at the end of the school day. Music is essential to our worship and we strive for excellence in our communal hymn-singing. By it, we recognise our need to give off our best to God.