Religious Education (RE) is a statutory subject that is taught for an hour a week across all year groups. At Dalestorth Primary we value children of all faiths and children of none equally. We celebrate this diversity through our broad and balanced RE curriculum.
Through RE, children will be able to:
RE is taught in accordance with the Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education in Nottinghamshire 2015. You can find a copy of the Syllabus and a leaflet from Notts County Council explaining more about the document below.
At Dalestorth our RE curriculum compliments our SMSC and PSHE curriculum and includes the promotion and teaching of British Values.
Understanding British Values
At Dalestorth Primary School, we actively promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths (or those of no faith), race, genders, ages, disability and sexual orientations.
The Department for Education defines British Values as follows:
We aim to promote all values not only through RE but in all that we do and effective PSHE lessons and collective worship, which is offered within school. Children are encouraged through school to help them become caring, tolerant and responsible adults which will positively contribute to the world and British society.
The school has due regard to the Nottinghamshire County Council syllabus on RE and Collective Worship and Nottinghamshire County Council SACRE guidance on collective worship in planning the opportunities and experiences we offer children. Collective worship is therefore of a broadly Christian character but encompasses all faith groups providing opportunities to celebrate and reflect on all major religious festivals and holy days.
The purpose of Collective Worship
The main aims of collective worship are as follows:
Collective Worship should:
We hold a daily act of Collective worship in school, which forms part of each assembly.
A full copy of the Collective Worship Policy can be found below.
Festivals and Special Days
As part of RE we often celebrate special days and festivals from different religions. Look out for photos of your children taking part in the workshops throughout the year.