The purpose of the RE element of our school curriculum is to engage, inspire, challenge and encourage pupils. We aim to equip them with the knowledge and skills to answer challenging questions, to explore different religious beliefs, values and traditions and to develop a more rigorous understanding of a number of religious practices that are followed in our multi-cultural society.
We want the children to know how RE promotes discernment and enables them to combat prejudice, preparing them for life-long learning, adult life and employment.
We study the following religions; Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Judaism and plan using the Lincolnshire Agreed Syllabus and the Discovery scheme. We also ensure that Godly Play is accessed by all year groups relating to the topics that they are, covering and enhance, enrich and consolidate provision by organising visits, visitors and virtual experiences.
Progression pathways have been developed in order to ensure that learning and skills are built upon over time and assessment data is produced three times a year.
Parents have a right to withdraw their children from religious instruction and this can be arranged following discussions with the Headteacher.
Whilst we are not affiliated to any particular denomination, we do maintain links with the local religious communities and regularly invite representatives in to lead Collective Worship.
Collective Worship plays a fundamental role in school life. A programme of themes for each week of the year is drawn up by the RE/Music co-ordinators. The format of the worship varies from day to day, but usually involves a hymn/song and a prayer/reflection. Music is played when entering and leaving the hall.
Monday – Collective Worship Key Stages – themed story, song, prayer/reflection/British Values
Tuesday – House Assemblies - themed story, prayer/reflection/British Values
Wednesday – Jigsaw assemblies/Class Assembly
Thursday – Singing assembly – songs, prayer/reflection
Friday – Celebration Assembly – achievements shared, song, reflection/prayer
Currently, due to Covid-19 guidelines, assemblies are being facilitated in each classroom.