RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
Intent 
  • Planning is linked to whole school value of 'Curiosity' - e.g. Ultimate Questions. 
  • Focus on tailoring the curriculum to the needs and individual interests of the children in the class.
  • KWL charts used regularly throughout the school.
  • Jump! team regularly deliver lessons and enrich the curriculum.
  • Knowledge organisers for all subjects are on the website for parents and carers and serve to reinforce and embed specific vocabulary.
  • Home learning provides opportunities for children to do their own research and present their work in different ways. 
  • Visitors and trips (when permitted!) are planned to reflect the needs of the school and community, providing valuable experiences for the children to broaden their horizons and develop a greater understanding about different faiths.
  • Lessons are planned to build knowledge and skills in an organised way and to address any gaps in learning.

 

Implementation
  • An emphasis on fun and engaging learning. 
  • Cross-curricular links are used, in particular with drama, art and writing.
  • Peer learning and continual assessment is used throughout the school. 
  • Hands-on learning is hugely beneficial, e.g. using religious artefacts. 
  • R.E. days, e.g. Bollywood dancing, egg decorating and rolling. 
  • Visits to places of worship (when permitted!), e.g. Synagogue (Yr1 & 5) and mosque (Yr2,3,4), and visitors from different faiths, e.g. Hindu, Sikh, Christian.  
  • Whole school competition entries into the Nature Spirited Arts Competition, which also promotes SMSC links too. 
  • Parents/carers and children from different faiths are encouraged to share their personal experiences with children across the school.
Impact
  • Pupil voice across the school 
  • Book looks 
  • Use of religious vocabulary in context
  • Shared displays focusing on different aspects of R.E. and to celebrate children's work. 
  • Continual assessment - both formative and summative.
  • Monitoring data and ensuring progression and breadth of coverage
Learning beyond the classroom
  • Opportunities for research linked to different religions, are included in range of Home Learning tasks set for each class.
  • Opportunities for vocabulary to be rehearsed and extended through Knowledge Organisers which can be shared at home.
  • Families have also independently visited places of worship, for example a Hindu temple, to develop children's knowledge and understanding of different religions.
Links to online resources for R.E.