Religious Education is taught following the guidelines of the agreed Cumbrian Syllabus. From this we have devised our own programme of study which focuses on any first hand experiences the children may have e.g. a sense of belonging, being part of a rainbow group, Sports Club, etc. We make use of our local church and minister and as the children progress through the programme of study which is Christian in its outlook it also gives the children a sensitive glimpse into Islam as another world religion. They will be looking at customs, beliefs and ways of life etc. However if because of your own beliefs you wish your child to be excluded from religious education lessons or collective acts of worship, you should see the Head teacher and arrangements can be made for his/her exclusion and supervision by a member of staff.
We have a collective act or worship each day (non-denominational) be it whole school or differing age groups. Individual or group achievements may be celebrated.
We are aware that we now live in a multi-cultural society and have a separate policy to emphasise this. Our resources are carefully chosen so that the children may have as wide a range of experiences and opportunities as possible. In addition we aim to foster a caring and thoughtful attitude to one another and the environment. This is approached through the citizenship curriculum during collective worship, religious education lessons and circle time, which is a time to share thoughts, ideas and feelings.