Religious Education is a fundamental part of the curriculum in our school. We teach children about the different faiths as well as Christianity to ensure they have a good understanding and appreciation of the beliefs of others. This links into our British values of tolerance and respect for others.
The current scheme of work is included in the policy.
We use outcomes from the new Herts Syllabus for RE linked into Discovery RE. In addition, we link in with the Understanding Christianity project for Prayer Days and themes across the year. Collective Worship is closely aligned to our RE teaching.
Collective worship is organised on a two year cycle which encompasses Christian Values and themes from the Christian calendar. We hold a daily act of collective worship in our school from Monday to Friday. These include worship led by the head teacher, clergy, chaplains, teachers and their classes, singing and celebration collective worship. We visit Christ Church three times per term for services. These include Harvest, Christmas, Ash Wednesday and Easter. In addition there are six prayer days across the year linking the Understanding Christianity units and themes from the school calendar.