RE in Action

At Woods we use an external resource known as Understanding Christianity. This programme of study, sourced and provided by the Chruch of England is used to help all teachers support pupils in developing their own thinking and their understanding of Christianity, as a contribution to their understanding of the world and their own experience within it. We aim to see pupils leave school with a coherent understanding of Christian belief and practice as they explore the significant theological concepts within Christianity as part of developing their wider religious, theological and cultural literacy. This programme is taught alongside the Nottinghamshire Agreed Syllabus. Our RE sessions offer the children a range of ways to find out what they think and feel about ‘The big questions’ but also to be taught what a number of different faith communities value and believe. We aim for our lessons to not just be about sitting and listening to facts but to engage the children in creativity, debate and active learning. We feel it is important for children to be able to ask questions and to learn that we are not all the same but everything we have to say is valued.

Faith Champions - Summer 2023

‘Celebrating our Faith Champions’

At Woods we have a fantastic team of Faith Champions that help with planning and leading collective worship. They play a vital role in our school, helping us create a peaceful and inclusive environment where we can all come together to share our beliefs and values.

These pupils apply for this role and are appointed to carry out important tasks and roles within the spiritual life of the school. Their dedication, passion, and the positive impact they have on our school community is something we hope we can continue to nurture.

Visiting our Local Church

Godly play  – The Mystery of Easter

Lenten Workshop at St Swithun's
Lenten Workshop at St Swithun's
Collective Worship leaders’ conference at The Southwell Minster
Harvest Festival at St Swithun's
Community action project for the Young Leaders' Award
Community action project for the Young Leaders' Award
Prayer Area at School
Prayer Area at School

Archbishop of York Youth Trust Young Leaders Award

We encourage all pupils to be courageous advocates for change and each year our pupils in Class 3 are given the exciting opportunity to take part in this fulfilling project.

“The KS2 Award is a fully resourced leadership and character education programme where pupils have practical opportunities to volunteer and help others in their community.”

For more details about our Young Leaders Award, click the icon below the gallery.

Other Religions

July 2023 – Class 5 were very privileged to spend some time talking to Preet Kaur Gill – the first female British Sikh MP. It was very interesting to hear about the different things she has experienced and witnessed in her life and how these have influenced who she has become to be and do today. It was hugely insightful and the pupils could see that she is very inspirational. The children have been exploring the question ‘What can we learn from the great leaders and inspiring examples in today’s world?’. The children’s were invited to show connections/comparisons between different religions.