The agreed Barnet Syllabus for Religious Education (November 2018) is the basis for our curriculum.
The aim of RE in the Agreed Syllabus is to enable students to explore different world faiths and to share their own beliefs and values. Pupils are encouraged to ask questions about the world, whilst discussing similarities and differences. This is enhanced further by visits to local Places of Worship and by assemblies and visitors.
Religious Education is taught in a one week block each half term and is recorded in Wider World books. Over the course of a religious theme, a balance of AT1 and AT2 objectives will be taught.
Plans show key questions for teachers to use as discussion or debate points and in their time at Woodridge the children will visit the local St Andrew’s Parish Church, Woodside Park Synagogue, North Finchley Mosque and Hare Krishna Temple in Neasden.
Religious leaders/visitors from local Places of Worship are invited into school to enhance the learning experience. Parents and staff members are also given the opportunity to come into class and share their experiences of their faith and throughout the year, there will be assemblies celebrating key religious festivals. Biennially, the Infant children take part in a KS1 production with a religious Christmas focus.
Big Blue Question examples:
'Are stories really important to religion?'
Blue Sky Thinkers:
RE Subject Leader - Mrs Heena Robb