RE lessons take place in all classes, based on the Herefordshire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education, which requires that we “provide pupils with knowledge and understanding of Christianity, and of other principal religious traditions represented in Great Britain, to develop their understanding of the ways in which beliefs influence people in their behaviour, practices and outlook, and to develop in them a capacity to engage in a search for meaning and purpose in order to enhance their own spiritual growth.”
RE lessons provide opportunities for the children to explore beliefs about God through stories, discussions, philosophy for children, drama, music and art.
The school follows the guidelines laid down by Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education. The syllabus has been structured around key questions.
The exploration of fundamental questions encourages learners to develop and use skills of reflection, interpretation, analysis and application, as well as developing their knowledge and understanding of religion and belief.
There is a daily act of worship which helps to develop the children’s spiritual awareness and their consideration for the needs of others, as well as being an opportunity for quiet reflection. We base our assemblies on the “Value of the half term”.
Parents who do not wish their children to have Religious Education or to participate in Collective Worship are entitled to withdraw their children from these sessions. Requests for withdrawal should be made in writing to the Headteacher.