The national curriculum for RE aims to ensure that all pupils:
R.E in Greengate Junior School is taught in a stimulating, interesting and enjoyable way which encourages the children to learn, enquire and evaluate the fundamental questions of life. We give the pupils the ability to evaluate their own and others’ views.
The teaching of R.E is important to promote the children’s social, moral and cultural awareness. The values that are embraced at Greengate Junior School will prepare the children with the right skills and attitudes to flourish in the community and be good citizens in a diverse society.
Pupils are encouraged to appreciate different religions, beliefs, viewpoints and cultures and develop their own views through enquiry, questioning and investigation.
British values are supported by the teaching of the concepts of: democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual tolerance and respectful attitudes.
The content of our Religious Education Scheme of work is based on the Cumbria Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education and taught for an hour, once a week. The topics have been planned so that all children experience an overview of the main world religions with the main emphasis on Christianity and two world religions studied in depth, which are Islam and Buddhism.
The long term overview of how R.E is taught in Greengate Junior School shows continuity and progression of knowledge and understanding of religions. Our short term planning is more detailed and allows for enquiry and a child centred approach.
A cross curricular approach is provided and R.E is taught through a range of subjects including: art, drama, poetry and music.
Outcomes are in topic books and through class discussions. Children are encouraged throughout sessions to discuss their own ideas, thoughts, feelings and views on a range of topics.
The children write down what their thoughts are before and after units of work and are challenged to be: informed, expressive, enquiring and reflective. This can be achieved through different mediums including discussion.