Religious Education

At St Andrew’s we teach Religious  Education  following the  London Diocesan  Board for  Schools (LDBS) Scheme of Work. All classes have a weekly RE lesson based on the themes and topics from this scheme.

Whilst collective worship at the school is based on Christian traditions, Religious Education teaches children about the similarities  and differences  between  all the major  world faiths. Children are able to  develop  an understanding  of how religious  beliefs are reflected in the attitudes, ethics, morals and lifestyle of people.

RE lessons are not just about factual knowledge. Using philosophy style RE lessons children learn the  language  of questioning and  discussion. Children learn  to  respect the  views  of others even when  they disagree. Also, they  learn to  formulate  their own opinions  rather than just accepting what they are told.

Often topics lend themselves to times of personal reflection and as children mature, they are encouraged to apply concepts learned in lessons to their own situations.

Each class keeps a  RE book, a Big  Questions book and a  class prayer book, these  act as  a visual record to showcase learning in Religious Education. Events  such as Remembrance, Christian Aid week as well as regular visits to our local church and places of worship such as St Paul’s Cathedral, ensure that pupils can enjoy first hand experiences of religious practice.

 

Collective Worship

We have  collective  worship (assembly) every day. Father  Steve  and different  teachers lead  the assemblies, which include Bible readings, prayers and songs. Each week we follow a theme which is closely linked to the Christian calendar and key events, as well as our school vision and values.

Monday: Whole school collective worship

​Tuesday: Whole school collective worship led by Father Steve.

​Wednesday: Key stage collective worship through song

​Thursday: Key stage collective worship

​Friday: Whole school collective worship led by different classes throughout the year

 

Please click the link below, to view the curriculum map of our Scheme.

Curriculum Map 2018-19