As a Church of England school, RE is a core subject within our curriculum and feeds directly into our school ethos and values. The RE curriculum at Netherton CE Primary is built from the Locally Agreed Syllabus for Dudley. As part of the syllabus, the children study a range of key world religions with a particular focus on Christianity and Islam. We make use of ‘Understanding Christianity’ to build on the Locally Agreed Syllabus and ensure a depth of understanding of religious concepts and ambitious religious vocabulary. ‘Understanding Christianity’ spirals through the school with 3 key concepts being studied first in EYFS and then revisited as the children move through KS1, Lower KS2 and Upper KS2 with additional key concepts being added as the children grow. Our syllabus prepares the children thoroughly for secondary education but also helps to equip the children in their own lives by not just learning about religion but by learning from religion. Children also make visits to St. Andrew's church and to other significant places of worship in the local area. We are really proud of our RE curriculum which offers both breadth and depth of study for all children and supports children in developing an enquiring mind and in considering their own relationship with religion.
Open the Book
As part of our Collective Worship at Netherton CE Primary, we are happy to be able to welcome our Open the Book Team into school multiple times each school term. The team consists of members of St. Andrew’s and St. Peter’s churches who generously give their time to contribute to our Collective Worship. They do so by dramatizing Bible stories and sharing an age-appropriate explanation that encourages children to consider how to live their lives according to Christian values that are at the core of our school life. The team help to support the spiritual development of children at Netherton CE Primary whilst also bringing lots of fun and excitement to a Wednesday morning! There are no shortages of smiles or laughter when our team ‘open the book’ and begin to share a story with us.
Highbridge Road, Netherton, Dudley DY2 0HU