Bishopstone Church Of England Primary School

R.E - Religious Education

How our values work

Religious and Moral Education and Collective Worship

Our school encourages children to develop an awareness of the universal moral principles of right and wrong, justice and fairness and a proper concern for the fate of others and the world.

Through Religious Education, staff and pupils celebrate the values and ethos of the school and explore the Christian nature of our Church of England school.

An awareness of, and a sense of belonging to, the many different dimensions of the school’s local and global community is encouraged. Furthermore, children at Bishopstone apply their own beliefs and values within the context of the school community.

We follow the Swindon agreed syllabus that was launched on 8th November 2016 at Tadpole Farm.  A copy can be viewed here: Swindon RE Syllabus.  This is taught alongside the scheme from the Diocese - Understanding Christianity.

Children learn and develop:

A knowledge and understanding of Christianity and its impact on our local community 
and on our society today

A knowledge and understanding of some of the other principal religious traditions represented in Great Britain today

A sense of respect for religious traditions, beliefs and practice

Growth in their spiritual development

A sense of awe and wonder and mystery

Skills and attitudes that will support their personal, moral, social and cultural development.


Collective Worship is embedded within the school day. The school meets daily as a class or whole school. 

Collective Worship – 2021-2022

09:05 – Monday – Miss Lindsay

Whole school in KS2 classroom

11:45 Tuesday - Roots and Shoots/Oscar owl – class teacher

Year 3/4 will return to main classroom for this at 11:45, led by Mrs Morris

11:45 - Wednesday isingpop – class teacher

Year 3/4 will return to main classroom for this at 11:45, led by Mrs Morris

11:30 - Thursday – Mrs Golding

Cultural stories linked to values/singing

Whole school with Mrs Golding in KS2 classroom. 

All other staff will be utilising this time with interventions either 1:1 or grou

3pm - Friday – Miss Lindsay

Work of the week in KS2 classroom – whole school with class teachers leading their section


We had regular assemblies led by our Vicar – unfortunately Revd Bill retired December 2020 and we are waiting for a new Parish Vicar to be appointed.

We also welcome many guests to develop the children’s beliefs and understanding of the world around them.  Please contact the school if you feel you would like to participate in our assemblies, you are warmly welcome.

Each term we start with a 'Values' week where we fully immerse the children in all subjects.  All lessons throughout the school are tied into this, with constant reflection around the value.  We carry the Value through to Collective Worship.

An example of the linked lessons can be found below, alongside PSHE/English and Maths links.

 An example of whole school planning:


RE Scheme Unit


Linked book for curriculum week

Special visitor/ Children’s Rights

Special Days that occur



Rec/1 – How can we learn from sacred books?

Y2 – Who is Christian?

Y3/4 – What do different people believe about God?

Y5/6 – If God is everywhere?


The Quiltmaker's Gift (2000) by Jeff Brumbeau

Every child has the right to a decent standard of living




For coverage of the books and genres over the four year rolling programme please click here

Giving Service - May 2021

 We loved taking part in the wonderful iSing POP concert in our Parish Church - please click here for details.

The Lord's Prayer - Our Child-Friendly version 1:

 We used "Green Screen" technology, combined with animation to retell the story of Jonah:

The Bible in Slow Motion: