Our Ethos for Religious Education
At Mapplewell Primary School we believe that Religious Education, together with the strong values and Christian ethos of our school, should help to prepare the pupils for later life. We welcome pupils of many different cultures and faiths. While offering a broad range of religious studies as befits our place in an increasingly multi-cultural society, we also acknowledge that we live in a predominantly Christian country, and therefore the study of Christianity is covered from Foundation Stage through to Year 6. The pupils also have the opportunity to study Islam, Judaism, Sikhism, Buddhism and Hinduism through a carefully structured Programme of Study over the two Key Stages. In keeping with our school’s fundamental values, respect, tolerance and understanding of the beliefs of others plays a key role in our religious teaching.
The whole school community, including parents, enjoy attending assemblies and services for Harvest, Christmas, Easter and the Leavers at the end of the school year. We meet together every day for collective worship or a time of quiet reflection during assemblies where the focus is frequently related to the Christian values associated with our school ethos. Pupils are encouraged to share their thoughts, their questions and their understanding by contributing to our assemblies and our ‘Pupil Voice’ activities (please see relevant pages on the website for more information on these). The teaching of Religious Education is also enhanced by occasional visits to places of worship, such as the local church, and we welcome visitors from all faiths into our school to share their experiences with our pupils.
Please click on the link below to view the programme of study for religious education for each key stage: