At Oxclose Primary Academy, we believe that Religious Education plays a pivotal role in educating our pupils and contributes to their Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development. By giving pupils the opportunity to ask and discuss questions, acquire and show empathy, investigate and then reflect we are promoting positive attitudes towards fairness, respect, self-understanding and enquiry.
At present, we are following Sunderland’s Agreed Syllabus for R.E. The syllabus reflects the fact that the religious traditions in Great Britain are in the main Christian whilst taking account of teaching and practises of other world religions represented in Great Britain. In Key stage 1 the core religions to be studied are Christianity and Buddhism. In year 3 and 4 Christianity and Sikhism are the core religions and Christianity and Islam are the core religions in Year 5 and 6. Within the Early Years, R.E. also makes a significant contribution to the curriculum.
The whole school attends church at Harvest, Christmas and Easter and we have a close working relationship with Canon Bob from the local church.