R.E. / Collective Worship

Religious Education

As a Church of England School we work within the requirement that Religious Education should be mainly Christian which is reflected in the scheme of work, which also includes the teaching of the 5 major religions.

We follow the Kent Locally Agreed Syllabus which is the Diocese of Rochester RE scheme of work. We have also introduced the new Diocese scheme of work ‘Understanding Christianity’ in some year groups and this will be rolled out across all year groups in September 2017 alongside the existing schme of work to include other world faiths.

Collective Worship

As a Church School, assemblies are broadly Christian in nature, and we aim to teach the children about the message of Christ, whilst also encouraging an acceptance of other faiths. We attend our local Churches for services of : Harvest, Remembrance Day, Christingle, Christmas, Easter and Summer end of term. It is expected that all children will join in.

Collective Worship or assembly is held daily, as is required by law. We follow the Diocese of Rochester recommended Collective Worship programme, and Year 6 children lead our weekly Celebration Worship for parents every Friday morning. During this assembly children are recognised for their achievements, either individually or as a class, and receive certificates and stickers. You are welcome to join our weekly Celebration Assemblies together with other celebration services including Harvest, Christmas, Easter and the Leavers’ Service every summer term.

Parents have the right to withdraw their children from Religious Education and Collective Worship on the grounds of conscience. Please discuss this with the headteacher. Copies of the Governors Policies for Collective Worship and Religious Education can be seen on the school website or obtained from the school office.

Monday

Whole School worship – Theme for the week – Headteacher

Tuesday

Whole school worship-   Fr Ted/ Fr Michael

Wednesday

 Singing worship – Led by Mrs Carter

Thursday

Collective worship – Class teacher rota

Friday

Celebration Assembly and Collective Worship led by Year 6 pupils                     All Parents welcome every week

Collective worship time is an important part of our day. It brings us together as a whole school. We have a ‘Theme of the Week’ which follows the Christian calendar and unites us all  in a focus across all that we do.  Our pupils are given time to reflect and talk about the theme of the week in each assembly.

The theme of the week is introduced in Monday’s assembly and pupils revisit it in each assembly across the week.

Our ‘Celebration Assembly’ is led by the Year 6 pupils and includes a range of awards for outstanding learning or an outstanding contribution during the week. Pupils are rewarded with various certificates .

Every week the Year 6 House Captains count the House Points and the children are told the total so far.   The children become very excited about this as the House with the most points at the end of each term is awarded with a non-uniform day the first Friday of the new term.

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RE Statement of Entitlement