At The Mount, Religious Education is an important part of the curriculum. It provides children with knowledge and understanding about the importance of working together as a community. It enables them to ask questions and understand the reasons behind the answers and to show respect to each other and the world around us. It also helps children to get along together, recognising and respecting differences. All of this is underpinned by our own Core Values.
We are very lucky to have strong links with the wider community.
- Reverend Martine from St George's Church delivers assemblies every term based on Christian festivals and celebrations.
- West Wakefield Methodist Church delivers an 'Open Book' assembly, retelling and acting out stories from the Bible.
- Imam Yusuf visits school to deliver assemblies about the values of Islam.
- We also try to coordinate a visit to St George's Church or West Wakefield Methodist Church for all year groups at least once a year.
Every year, Years 2 to 6 walk to St George's Church to celebrate the Harvest Festival. It is always a fantastic celebration, in which children perform readings, poems, songs and stories in front of their families.
In September 2017, we launched and started delivering the new Wakefield agreed syllabus for Religious Education.
We are also hoping to make links with representatives of other faiths this year.