Collective Worship and RE
Religious Education Vision
Our RE curriculum follows a coherent programme of study that enables progress through ordered and sequential learning, developing both knowledge and skills. It enquires into religions and worldviews through theology, philosophy and the human and the social sciences, nurturing pupils’ passion and curiosity for life-long learning.
Through our RE curriculum, we aim for our children to understand Christianity as a diverse, global, living faith through the exploration of core beliefs and critically engaging with biblical texts.
All of our pupils will gain knowledge and understanding of a range of religions and worldviews and to encourage them to appreciate diversity, continuity and change within the religions and worldviews being studied. In order to recognise the concept of religion, its continuing influence on Britain’s cultural heritage and the lives of individuals and societies in different times, cultures and places, pupils will engage with – and be encouraged to raise their own – challenging questions of meaning and purpose.
As well as being given opportunities to explore their own religious, spiritual and philosophical ways of living, believing and thinking, we aim to provide our pupils with a love of faith, which will weave throughout our religious curriculum. Our pupils will have a kind and caring attitude towards all faiths and understand what it means to belong to a Church of England school. They will understand that God is with them always but they will use their gifts to persevere in their religious education in order to develop confident religious literacy.
They will use their sense of belonging to improve their knowledge of biblical scriptures, different faiths and learn what it means to be a good Christian with strong Christian values. They will learn about significant people that have made a difference in the world through following their Christian faith. In addition, our RE curriculum will also contribute to British values and the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of our pupils at Woodseaves CE Primary Academy.
Learning activities in RE lessons provide fully for the needs of all pupils regardless of ability, race, gender, faith. Through our RE curriculum pupils at Woodseaves children will develop a wide range of skills including enquiry, analysis, interpretation, evaluation and reflection.
Children are taught in their class groups on a weekly basis using the Understanding Christianity scheme of work.
Children will apply the characteristics they learn through R.E, Worship and PSHE so that they flourish as positive citizens, taking personal responsibility for their health and preparation for adulthood.
Children participate in daily collective Worship, in order to reflect and grow spiritually within the school day. Our R.E curriculum fosters a passion, curiosity and a love of learning.
There are many opportunities across the curriculum to reflect and make meaningful decisions which affect themselves, their community and global neighbours.
The impact for pupils at the end of their education are that they are able to:
- Think theologically and explore ultimate questions
- Reflect critically on the truth claims of Christian belief
- Develop the skills to analyse, interpret and apply the Bible text
- Recognise that faith is a particular way of understanding and responding to God and the world
- Analyse and explain the varied nature and traditions of the Christian community
- Make a well informed response to Christianity
- Respect those of all faiths in their search for God
- Reflect critically on areas of shared belief and practice between different faiths
- Enrich and expand their understanding of truth
- Reflect critically and express their views on the human quest and destiny
Children will leave Woodseaves well prepared for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life in modern Britain with a deep respect for the integrity of other religious traditions (and worldviews) and for the religious freedom of each person that they meet.
We believe that Christian worship in a Church of England school should reflect the traditions of the Church of England and develop learners’ understanding of Anglican traditions and practice. We ensure that all members of our school community feel valued, respected without exclusion as worship is an extension of our school’s Christian vision and ethos.
Our worship enables pupils to:
Gather and engage: Looking out onto the world is filled with ‘wows but also ows’. Things that we are grateful for and things we consider awful.
Respond: Looking at our emotions and thinking about our own thoughts and feelings, both individually and together.
Express: Looking through the door, to order to then act or express this in some way in response, for moving on, making choices and doing something creative, active and purposeful in response.
Collective Worship Weekly Timetable
|Monday||Whole school collective worship.|
|Tuesday||Class collective worship, reflections recorded in the each classes’ Collective Worship record book.|
|Wednesday||Whole school singing praise.|
|Thursday||Class collective worship, reflections recorded in the each classes’ Collective Worship record book.|
|Friday||‘Sharing Success’ whole school collective worship led by Mrs Easthope.|
|We regularly host family worship where we welcome the local community to participate in our worship.|