Collective worship takes place at Parkdale on a daily basis. On a Monday, Wednesday & Friday during Key Stage assemblies and on a Tuesday and a Thursday during year group/ class assemblies. Collective Worship provides the children an opportunity to explore the 'value of the week' which is linked to one of the British Values. The children will discuss what they think the value means, give examples of how they can demonstrate this value in school and in the wider world. Collective worship sessions also make reference to religious content and end up with time for reflection.
At Parkdale, we follow the Nottinghamshire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education 2015 and Guidelines for Worship. Parents have the right to withdraw their children from all or part of the Religious Education and collective worship. Parkdale has no affiliations with any particular religion or religious denomination.
During Religious Education lessons children acquire and apply knowledge and understanding of different religions and how these religions influence individuals, communities, societies and the world around them. As well as learning about religions, children also develop their ability to respond to what they have learnt.
Below is a brief overview of the religious content for each year group
Beginning to learn about Christianity and other religions that are represented in the class/school.
Key Stage One
Christianity and Judaism
Key Stage Two
Year 3 and Year 5 - Christianity and Islam
Year 4 and Year 6- Christianity and Hinduism
Foundation, Key Stage One and Key Stage Two children also learn about The Christmas Story, Easter and Eid through a progressive year by year approach to build upon their knowledge and understanding of important celebration
Visits to St John's church
Foundation: Mock wedding
Year 1: Baptism
Year 2: Artifacts in a church
Year 3: Easter experience
Year 4: Harvest experience
Year 5: Christmas experience
Year 6: Pentecostal experience
Once a month, on a Thursday lunch, Rev Amanda and helpers from St John's church come into our school to read stories from the bible, make crafts, play games, sing songs and take part in prayer. The children love RE club and we have over 40 KS2 children who attend and 20 plus KS1 children.
Tuesday 7th November: Year 4 visit to The William Booth Birthplace Museum
Tuesday 14th November: Multicultural Day
December :Year 5: Christmas experience at St John's church
December: KS1 Christmas nativity
December: KS2 Christmas carol concert at St John's church
Harvest Festival 2017
Year 4 Harvest Experience at St John's church
Year One Baptism/ mock wedding visit to St John's church