R.E. is taught in accordance with the Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education in Oxfordshire. Through R.E. we aim to enable children to be aware of, and respond to, experiences in life and the questions they raise. We want them to know about and understand religious beliefs and practices, and to evaluate their significance by being able to express personal opinions based on the use of appropriate evidence and argument. R.E. is concerned with personal feelings and experiences, relationships, responses to life and the natural world, and understanding how religion contributes to these. Children will learn specifically about Christianity, Judaism and Islam and their writings, festivals, buildings and symbols.
This happens through whole-school and class assemblies, lessons and discussion of personal and moral values. If any parent wishes their child to be excluded from religious education or assemblies, they should contact the Headteacher who will make alternative arrangements for the children during these times.