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 learnt in lessons to their own situations.
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.
Monday: Whole school led by the Senior Leadership team
Tuesday: Key stage led by teaching team
Key stage collective worship through song led by Miss Jones & Mrs Statham
Thursday: Key stage led by the teaching team
Friday: Whole school led by the Senior Leadership team