Our Curriculum Vision for Religious Education
Religious Education is a very important part of life here at Woodstone, especially as our community is not particularly diverse.
Our children here at Woodstone will learn about different religions, belief systems, festivals and rituals and wherever possible will visit places of worship.
In addition to dedicated RE lessons, that follow the locally agreed Religious Education syllabus, religious learning can also take place in normal daily assemblies and in special assemblies e.g. harvest, Diwali etc.
RE enables children to build their sense of identity and belonging, which helps them flourish within their communities and as citizens in a diverse society. It teaches children to develop respect for each other, including people with different faiths and beliefs, and helps to challenge prejudice.
Within our teaching of RE we seek to encourage empathy, generosity and compassion which in turn will enable children to consider their responsibilities to themselves and others and to explore how they might contribute to their communities and the wider world.
What's new in Religious Education?
We have recently developed our R.E. curriculum, ensuring it is progressive and builds on the children's understanding of key concepts which span across different religions, such as values, beliefs and festivals. This year, all children will either visit a place of worship or have a visitor into their class to talk about a particular religion. These visits and visitors have been carefully mapped out across all seven year groups to ensure children experience a range of different religions, ways of life and places of worship during their time at Woodstone.
We have also recently bought some new Judaism resources to supplement lessons and build children's understanding
Miss Grace Clement

R.E. Subject Lead

I'm Miss Clement and I lead R.E. here at Woodstone. R.E. is an exciting subject to lead and to teach as it involves learning about lots of exciting celebrations and festivals, ways of life and cultures and customs across the world. R.E. is an important pillar in our curriculum as we aim to broaden our children's understanding of diversity and difference across different communities and we do this through and engaging curriculum, a hands-on approach to learning and opportunities to visit different places of worship and meet people from other faiths. If you'd like to discuss our approach to teaching R.E., please contact me via the school office