Religious Education

RE Progression

Ainderby Steeple CofE Vision for RE

Intent

We are a school who believe in the importance of learning about and learning from the different world religions. In today’s world it is vital to teach children about the traditions, festivals and values of others. We also encourage children to share their experiences of religion and celebrate their own beliefs. RE helps prepare pupils to become responsible citizens by raising local, national and global concerns.

What does RE look like at our school?

Implementation

We use the Understanding Christianity scheme alongside other resources to deliver a curriculum outlined by our local diocese.

The teaching of RE is creative; taught through art, music and drama. We enhance our curriculum by encouraging the children to ask questions. Children across the school are regularly presented with important conceptual challenges.

How we celebrate RE at our school

Children taking part in Christmas performances, Easter, Harvest and carol services – celebrations at our local church, visits by different religious leaders, children taking part in collective worship and evaluating it, children writing and reading their own prayers in collective worship.

Quotes from our children

“I like finding out about different religions. We found out about different places of worship and different holy books.”

“I like it when we get to go to church so we can sing for our mums and dads”

Impact

The RE curriculum will help all children to develop into compassionate, honest members of the community. We aim for them to be thankful and show kindness and care for others.

Our curriculum allows all children to think independently and make responsible decisions throughout their lives.

The subject leader for RE is Mrs S Link.