RE & Collective Worship
At Winsor, we follow the Newham Agreed Syllabus for RE.
We are preparing children to be reflective and knowledgeable citizens in a multi-faith environment. RE and Collective Worship help pupils explore their place in the world and think about their values.
Children take part in high quality dialogues about their learning and they are encouraged to ask significant questions about life. RE learning is knowledge- rich but also involves lots of application skills. Pupils are familiar with the British Values. They are also confident in discussing our school’s values. Their sense of belonging is nurtured, for example through undertaking actions as members of our house teams.
We celebrate a variety of festivals and talk about them during our assemblies. Each year, children take part in Cultural Week during which they explore different religions and show their understanding through art and creative writing. Each of our assemblies includes a moment of reflection that helps children think about significant values. Pupils have plenty of opportunities to develop a variety of skills, for example their oracy abilities during our poetry assemblies.
Children take part in educational visits to a variety of places of worship and their work is displayed in the school for others to appreciate and reflect on. Moreover, pupils have opportunities to learn about children’s rights (described in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child) because Winsor is working with UNICEF in order to become a Rights Respecting School and we have already gained the Bronze Award.