Religious Education (RE)
Subject Link: Sarah Batchelor
Link Governor: Helen Twist
As a school, we follow the 2017-2022 Coventry and Warwickshire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education.
This syllabus enables pupils to explore Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism as well as Christianity. It also allows for the consideration of secular world views.
Learning is planned around key questions and made relevant to the school and local community.
Early Years – Discovering
In Early Years children encounter Christianity and other faiths as part of their growing sense of self, their own community and their place within it. They visit local places of worship including the local Church at Easter and the temple at Diwali. At Christmas time, they take part in a Nativity Play. As part of their continuous provision, they have access to a range of role play, small world and creative activities linked to enhance their learning. Learning is based on Big Questions for example; which stories are special and why?
Key Stage One – Exploring
In Year One and Two, children develop their knowledge of the principle religions and recognise that many people hold non-religious views. The main focus is on Christianity along with Islam and Judaism. They also learn about festivals and events which are relevant within the school community and local area. They take part in a Diwali day and complete home learning and presentations about celebrations, religious and secular, which are important to their families. Older children within the school join Year 1 and 2 for some of their RE lessons to share their lived experiences. They visit and explore local places of worship.
Key Stage Two – Connecting
In Key Stage Two, children continue to learn about the principle religions and a range of world views. They are given opportunities to discuss and debate. There is a focus on the knowledge and use of specific vocabulary. Children are given the opportunity to share their beliefs and experiences with their peers and younger pupils. Religious leaders from the local community such as the Parish Priest support children’s learning through engaging workshops.