Shaftesbury Primary school is made up of children who originate from many nationalities, cultures and faith groups. As a school we celebrate this diversity and offer a welcoming and inclusive environment for all our pupils. We believe that Religious Education provides an opportunity to celebrate and foster awareness of these differences within our school and the wider world. It is a subject that celebrates diversity. We teach our children about Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism, Judaism and Secular beliefs (agnostic and atheism) as well as humanity.
The Religious Education curriculum is delivered through a variety of formats:
- A thematic approach – through the study of class topics concentrating on an area of religion e.g. festivals
- An integrated approach – by drawing out aspects of various religions which have a specific relevance to other curriculum areas
Collective Worship is delivered daily throughout the school: a theme is designated for each week, which is used for Collective Worship and assemblies.
Each year group is assigned a production (special assembly) based on a religious festival, which the children take part in and this is performed to parents/carers.
Please click on the links below to find out more about Religious Education.