Our RE Curriculum
Throughout key stages 1 and 2 as an Anglican school in the Birmingham Diocese we aim that through Religious Education pupils should encounter:
· Clear presentation of the Christian story and Jesus Christ as Christians
· Understand Him to be, within Trinitarian theology
· Positive portrayal of the multi-cultural and global nature of the Christian faith
· Teaching about the two Church of England sacraments (baptism and holy communion)
· Promotion of key gospel themes: e.g. love, worth, stewardship, justice, forgiveness, sacrifice, hospitality, grace, acceptance, growth / change etc...
· Regular use of Bible stories within the curriculum to explore these themes and link them to Christian values, so that every child will achieve some biblical literacy.
· Accurate, sympathetic teaching about beliefs and values in other faiths
· Visitors to the school who are effective communicators about faith
· Visits to places of worship of major faiths during school life
Through prayer and worship children should encounter:
· A distinctive appreciation of time, that there is more to life than busyness, which should be put aside for prayer at least once a day.
· High quality Collective Worship which is engaging, inspiring and transformational
· Invitations to contribute to worship
· Where possible, at least annual services in local parish church
Children’s spirituality will be developed by:
· An encounter with Christian spirituality which is more than awe and wonder; to include facing fears and failures and experiencing confession, forgiveness, and thankfulness for good things not deserved.
· The rhythm of the Christian calendar
· Presentation of a Christian understanding of what it means to be a person
· Encouragements to consider how what they most value affects their commitments and choices.
Children will have the opportunity to:
· Feel that their value is independent of their achievements or success – that it derives from being God's child and that every child matters to God
· Freedom to express or practice their faith without fear of prejudice or bullying, as appropriate
· Enjoying praise and recognition through achievement assembly or similar (gifts and talents) each year, as well as private praise
· Having a piece of their work on display during the course of the year – something they can be proud of...
· Teaching which enables them make at least 2 sub-levels of progress annually – or be in receipt of targeted support.
· Teaching across the curriculum about relationships and health in the light of faith values
KS1 RE http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks1re.html
KS2 RE http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2re.html
RE Activities http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=25
World religions http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/homework/religion/christian.htm