At Ladycross Infant and Nursery school we believe that it is important for all our pupils to learn from and about religion, so that they can understand the world around them. The aim of Religious
Education in our school is to help children to acquire and develop knowledge and understanding of Christianity and the other principal religions represented in Great Britain; to appreciate the way that religious beliefs shape life and behavior, develop the ability to make reasoned and informed judgements about religious and moral issues and enhance their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
It plays an important role, along with all other curriculum areas, particularly PSHE, in promoting social awareness and understanding in our children. We encourage our pupils to ask questions about the world and to reflect on their own beliefs, values and experiences. We include and promote British values, ensuring that children are aware of their rights and responsibilities as UK citizens.
The teaching of RE is based upon the Derbyshire and Derby City Agreed Syllabus. In EYFS this has been broken down into a yearly plan with different objectives of RE covered in each term. There are also units of works provided with these objectives. KS1 has a yearly plan for year 1 and year 2 with the progression of skills to split the syllabus and to make sure we are covering all the objectives in KS1. These are also provided with units of work to support the teaching of RE. The KS1 chosen religions to study are:
As well as working as individuals, children are also given the opportunity to share and discuss ideas and feelings. They are encouraged to listen to peers and take on other thoughts and feelings.
- Lessons are planned in conjunction with the yearly and termly plan. Units of work are provided to ensure quality teaching takes place.
- Topic books are marked on a regular basis.
- A book scrutiny takes place on a termly basis by the subject leader.
- Children in EYFS are formally assessed against Development Matters, within Understanding of the World and Personal, Social and Emotional Development strands termly. At the end of EYFS pupils are assessed against the ELG’s.
The children at Ladycross Infant and Nursery school enjoy learning about other religions. Through their R.E. learning, the children are able to make links between their own lives and those of others in their community and in the wider world, developing an understanding of other people’s cultures and ways of life. As such, R.E. is invaluable in an ever changing world.
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