At Fir Bank, we follow the RE Oldham Agreed Syllabus 2020-25 which was co-produced by educationalists, local faith leaders, parents and grandparents. RE enables children to learn about Christianity, other principal religions and non-religious worldviews and provokes difficult/risky questions about right and wrong, the meaning of life and what it means to be human, which can be tackled within a safe but challenging environment.
Engaging and stimulating RE offers opportunities for personal reflection and spiritual development and examines the influence of religion on individuals, families, communities and cultures. It also encourages children to explore their own beliefs and questions of meaning.
RE has an important role in preparing children for adult life, employment and lifelong learning. It enables children to develop respect for and sensitivity to others and nurtures informed and resilient responses to misunderstanding, stereotyping and division.
Children take part in assemblies, which support the R.E. teaching and help to promote spiritual and moral development. Our Friday assembly celebrates the good work that children have done in school that week and all parents/carers are welcome to join us.
One assembly each term is taken by the children of each class and is an opportunity to celebrate the good work produced. Parents are invited to join us at these events.
Parents may withdraw their children from attendance at assemblies or R.E. lessons after discussions with the Co-Heads.