We follow the revised Birmingham Agreed Syllabus. The school conforms to the 1988 Education Reform Act, which states that the National Curriculum is to ‘promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and of society.’
Religious Education is embodied in these principles:
a) an awareness of what life looks like from religious points of view
b) knowledge and understanding of the central determining features of the major religions
c) an appreciation of how religion affects values and attitudes in individuals and communities
d) the development of his/her own religious insight
Our teaching of R.E. complies with both local and national curriculum requirements. There is a daily act of Collective Worship, which is of a broadly Christian nature.
We feel it is important to address the values and beliefs of other faiths as our children live in a multi-cultural society and need to be culturally aware. Parents have the right to withdraw their children from Religious Education and Acts of Worship if contrary to their own beliefs. If this is the case, please contact the Headteacher. Provision will be made for your child during assembly times.
Year 4 visit Beeches Evangelical Church
On the last day of school before Christmas (16.12.16), Year Four visited Beeches Evangelical Church to listen to Mr Tim Watson tell the Christmas story.
Layla (Spruces) commented, " At the church we learnt more about the Christmas story. It was good fun because we did a quiz to see if we listened well. I enjoyed the session."
As a diverse community we embrace all religions
On Wednesday 11th November 2015, our Hindu children will be celebrating Diwali. Today in Sycamores, we learnt that Diwali is the festival of light. We made Diwali cards to give to our parents and carers. We enjoyed this lesson.
Written by Tianna.