RE and Collective Worship Documents

COLLECTIVE WORSHIP

Daily Act of Collective Worship

 

At Shirley Warren Primary and Nursery School, we provide a daily act of collective worship for pupils. This daily act focuses on our core values of ambition, respect and equality (ARE) which are linked to the core Human Values of democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance.
 
The daily act of worship includes everyone (those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without religious beliefs) listening to stories based on cultural traditions or with a moral message.  Through our weekly themes, children will learn to reflect about these key messages and how it affects themselves and others around them.
 
The weekly concept is introduced during Monday’s assembly. Following this, children will have the time to reflect on the topic during collective class worship, which will be during morning registration.  We also ensure that our curriculum allows for deeper exploration of these themes through timetabled Philosophy for children lessons and Circle Time.
The following information details the weekly themes for this term.
 

Spring 2 Collective Worship Themes

Weekly theme

Mon

Assembly

Tue

Registration

Wed

Registration

Thu

Registration

Fri

Assembly

Week 7

25/02/19

Fairtrade week

Theme: Change

Celebration

SLT

Introduction to Fairtrade

Theme- Change

 

    Fairtrade-

Theme- Change

 

    Fairtrade

Theme- Change

 

    Fairtrade

Theme- Change

 

         Fairtrade

Theme- Change

Week 8 

04/03/19

Lent

Theme-

Remembering

Celebration

SLT

Lent Theme-

Remembering

          Lent

Theme-

Remembering

Lent

Theme-

Remembering

Lent

Theme-

Remembering

Lent

Theme-

Remembering

Week 9

11/03/19

International Women’s Day (8.3.2019)

Celebration

SLT

Theme- Celebration

 

 

Theme- Celebration

 

Theme- Celebration

 

Theme- Celebration

 

 

Theme- Celebration

Week 10

18/03/19

Friendship

Theme: Feelings

Celebration

SLT

Friendship

Theme: Feelings

 

 

 

Friendship

Theme: Feelings

Friendship

Theme: Feelings

Friendship

Theme: Feelings

Friendship

Theme: Feelings

Week 11

25/03/19

    Theme: Ambition

Celebration

SLT

 

Theme: Ambition

 

 

 

Theme: Ambition

 

 

 

 

 

 

Theme: Ambition

 

Theme: Ambition

 

 

 

Theme: Ambition

 

Week 12

01/04/19

The Easter Story

Theme: From Sadness to Happiness

Celebration

SLT

The Easter Story

Theme: From Sadness to Happiness

The Easter Story

Theme: From Sadness to Happiness

The Easter Story

Theme: From Sadness to Happiness

The Easter Story

Theme: From Sadness to Happiness

The Easter Story

Theme: From Sadness to Happiness

 

 

 

Collective Worship Themes-  Summer 2019

Weekly theme

Mon

Assembly

Tue

 

Wed

 

Thu

 

Fri

 

Week 1

22/4/2019

Respect

 

World Earth Day

Theme: Respect

 

Theme: Respect

 

Theme: Respect

 

Theme: Respect

 

Theme: Respect

Song

Week 2

29/4/2019

Truthfulness

 

Theme: Truthfulness

 

Theme: Truthfulness

 

Theme: Truthfulness

 

Theme: Truthfulness

 

Theme: Truthfulness

Week 3

6/5/2019

Ramadan

 

Theme: Devotion

Ramadan

 

Theme: Devotion

Ramadan

 

Theme: Devotion

Ramadan

 

Theme: Devotion

Ramadan

 

Theme: Devotion

Ramadan

Song

Week 4

13/5/2019

Theme- Service

 

Theme- Service- International Nurse’s Day

 

Theme- Service

 

Theme- Service

 

Theme- Service

 

Theme- Service

 

       Song

Week 5

20/5/2019

Theme- Equality

 

 

 

Theme: Equality

 

Theme: Equality

World Day for Cultural Diversity

 

Theme: Equality

 

Theme: Equality

 

Theme: Equality

 

Song

 

 

Half Term

Week 1

3/6/2019

Theme: Change

 

Theme: Change

 

Theme: Change

World Environment Day

Theme: Change

 

Theme: Change

 

Theme: Change

Week 2

10/6/2019

Theme: Courage

 

Theme: Courage

 

Theme: Courage

World Day Against Child Labour

Theme: Courage

Theme: Courage

Week 3

17/6/2019

Generosity

 

Theme: Generosity

 

Theme: Generosity

 

Theme: Generosity

 

 Theme: Generosity

 

  World Music Day

Week 4

24/6/2019

 

Theme: Trust

Theme: Trust

 Theme:     Trust

Theme: Trust

Theme: Trust

Week 5

1/7/2019

 

Theme: Compassion

Theme: Compassion

Theme: Compassion

Theme: Compassion

Theme: Compassion

Week 6

8/7/2019

 

Theme: Forgiveness

Theme: Forgiveness

Theme: Forgiveness

Theme: Forgiveness

Theme: Forgiveness

Week 7

15/7/2019

Justice and the rule of Law

Theme: Justice and the Rule of Law

Theme: Justice and the Rule of Law

Theme: Justice and the Rule of Law

Nelson Mandela Day

Theme: Justice and the Rule of Law

Theme: Justice and the Rule of Law

 

RE POLICY

Religious Education themes and topics are covered via Living Difference Lessons as well as through assemblies and PSHE.

 

Philosophy

Religious Education seeks to enable pupils to acquire knowledge and understanding about Christianity and other principle faiths of Great Britain, by studying the beliefs of those faiths, the ways in which those beliefs are expressed and celebrated and the implications of those beliefs for lifestyles and behaviour. RE is also concerned with the spiritual dimension in life and the search for meaning by both believers and the pupils themselves. The spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of children is accessible through RE. It offers unique opportunities not available through other areas of the curriculum.

Aims

Children of any faith and those of no faith are encouraged to value everyone and their beliefs equally.  Shared assembly times focus on celebration and the worth-ship of all of those within the school community. 

Our aims are:

·    To show interest in and concern for members of the school community

·    To celebrate special occasions together

·    To show concern for the daily happenings in school life, the local community and wider world

·    To share appreciation of worthwhile activities undertaken by groups within the school

·    To reflect upon dimensions of human life, the wonderful, beautiful, joyful, heroic, humorous, tragic, ugly, sorrowful, solemn…

 

Through the teaching of RE children will prepare for a life in a society characterised by diversity of religious affiliations. Our intention is to enable children to explore the place and significance of religions in human life. We are seeking to initiate pupils into knowledge in which we encourage them to explore and appreciate, rather than into a system which requires them to accept a religion or religious beliefs.

 

Visits and Visitors in Class

 RE will be planned and taught in half termly units in a two year cycle. Within the two year cycle one year should include a visit to a religious place of worship. Visitors should be invited into school for at least one theme per year to talk to the children about their faith.

 

Right of Withdrawal

Right of Withdrawal According to the Education Act 1996 and the School Standards and Framework Act 1988 parents have the right to withdraw their children from all or part of Religious Education lessons. Parents are informed of this right through the school induction procedure.

 

RE Long Term Plan 

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

EYFS

 

Celebrating Birth

Celebrating birthdays

Learning from stories

Jesus as a storyteller

Symbol of new life

Egg as a sign of new life

Remembering

Shabbat 

Specialness

Special things (focus on Judaism)

Year 1/2

Odd

19-20

Thankfulness

Bread as a symbol, Harvest and Sukkot

Journey’s End

Nativity Journeys

Remembering

Passover

Celebration to remember God helped the Jews.

Sadness and Happiness

Key events of Easter

Specialness

Special places to the children, Church, Synagogue

Persuasion

Why did people do what Jesus asked them?

Year 1/2

Even

i.e. 18-19

Specialness

Special Books

Bible and Torah

Candle light as a symbol

Advent and Hanukkah

God

Ideas about God

Welcoming

Palm Sunday

Ritual

Water 

Change

People Jesus met

Year 3/4

Odd

i.e 19-20

Transformation

Transformation

Holy

Mary, Mother of God 

Wisdom

Guru Nanak and Gurus

Ritual

Paschal Candle

Temptation

Making Choices

Ceremony

Death ceremonies

Year 3/4

Even

i.e. 18-19

Symbol

Trees as a symbol

Angels

Angels

Identity

Baisakhi

Symbol

Eucharist

Ritual

Prayer

Worship

Places of Worship

Gurdwara 

Year 5/6

Odd

i.e 19-20

God

How do different people describe God?

Prophecy

The Magi

Submission

Muhammed and the Qu’ran

Resurrection

The empty cross

Sacred Place

Places of worship

Symbol

Trees

Year 5/6

Even

i.e. 18-19

Jesus as Divine

Christian miracle stories about Jesus

Interpretation

The Birth Narratives

Community

Umma

Justice

Stories of justice

Stewardship

Stewardship Creation

Symbol 

Flight