The children’s RE is carefully planned in accordance with the ‘Devon Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education 2014’ and ‘Standing Orders’ for the subject. The content is broadly Christian and celebrates the major Christian festivals. The children gain a knowledge of the Bible, both Old and New Testament, and the principal figures to be found there. An awareness of the beliefs of others is also developed, along with the concept of having respect for the varied beliefs of other religions. Major festivals, stories and leaders of other religions are explored within RE. In following our RE syllabus the children will come to see that each religious tradition offers many insights for mutual understanding and tolerance, as well as having many similarities to the values common to our local community.
Our Collective Worship programme provides the children with opportunities to be together, experience stories with clear moral messages, to sing and share religious and spiritual experiences. Assemblies also have a strong social function within our school community and include an act of worship. We use prayers and songs from a variety of faiths. In accordance with the law, most Acts of Worship are of a Christian nature.
Please see the Collective Worship Policy on the Oakwood website for further information.