Religious Education

Religious Education policy document can be found on the School Policies page

RE Long Term Plan – Objective Mapping 22/23                    Religious-Education-in-Schools-Non-Statutory-Guidance

RE subject overview 2022 2023

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At St. Michael in the Hamlet Community Primary School we follow the Liverpool Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education. Our RE curriculum is reflective of our school S.M.I.T.H vision. We are committed to providing inclusive, inspiration and innovational teaching, delivering a rich and broad-based curriculum that motivates our children to love learning. We want our pupils to feel safe and inspired to fulfil their true potential.

 The Intent of our Religious Education Curriculum

Religious Education will support children and young people in reflecting upon, developing and affirming their own beliefs, values and attitudes, through an exploration of shared human experiences and of the place and significance of religion in the contemporary world.

The Implementation of Religious Education

There are no presumptions made as to the religious backgrounds and beliefs and values of the children and the staff. We value the religious background of all members of the school community and hope that this will encourage individuals to share their own experiences with others freely. All religions and their communities are treated with respect and sensitivity and we value the links, which are and can be made between home, school and a faith community. We acknowledge that each religion studied can contribute to the education of all our pupils. We promote teaching in Religious Education that stresses open enquiry and first-hand experiences wherever possible for both pupils and staff. The syllabus is implemented in school by means of a highly sensory approach, where children may look at and handle religious artefacts, hear religious music or taste food from a religious tradition. We hope our work in RE builds on pupils’ cultural understanding of themselves and our local community.

How we Enrich our Religious Education Curriculum

As part of our learning, pupils at St. Michael in the Hamlet Primary School like to visit local places of worship this includes the local Church, Mosque, Mandir and Synagogue. We also welcome parents and members of the local community to come in and talk about and share their faith with our pupils. We hold family events to celebrate different festivals throughout the academic year such as a Divali and Eid.

EYFS

In EYFS, Religious Education is delivered primarily through the ‘Understanding the World’ strand of the curriculum. Children grow in awe of the world in which they live, developing an appreciation and curiosity. Children are encouraged to develop positive views of themselves and others, and to learn how to form respectful relationships. Teacher-led and pupil-led activities encourage them to develop moral and cultural awareness, which they will then build upon in KS1 and KS2.

Useful websites

BBC My life, my religion series

BBC Bitesize – Religious Education

Pathways of Belief series

Religious Studies KS1: Religions of the World BBC Teach