RE Curriculum Leader - Mrs S Tudor
The intent of the RE curriculum is to ensure children develop their understanding of the principles, practices and lifestyles of people within the Christian faith and other world faiths (including those with non-religious beliefs). People in our local area have a diverse range of beliefs so our intent is to support community cohesion by promoting mutual respect and tolerance both in Worsley Mesnes and wider society. In addition, we want to support each child’s personal development through our school values of respect, friendship, excellence, inspiration, courage, determination and equality, providing them with opportunities to ask questions, share opinions and listen to other people’s views.
Early Years RE is accessed through the Early Learning Goals, particularly the ‘People and communities’ unit within the specific area ‘Understanding the World’. This is taught through continuous provision, listening to religious stories and general topic work about their own experiences of special times and family customs and routines.
Y1-Y6 - Our school follows the Wigan Agreed Syllabus for RE. This scheme provides increasingly challenging lessons, in line with National Curriculum requirements. Each unit asks a question that children can explore through a variety of ways – discussions, debating, handling artefacts, exploring scared texts, using imaginative play or drama to express ideas/feelings and responding to stimuli (images, games, stories, art, music and dance). Experiences and enrichment opportunities may include: meeting visitors from local religious communities, making visits to religious places of worship, making use of videos and the internet, taking part in whole school events (e.g. Nativity plays, Multi-faith days), participating in moments of quiet reflection/mindfulness.
Assessment opportunities can be found in each unit of the syllabus. Teacher assessments (TA) are made from a variety of sources including observation in lessons, work in class floor books and children’s writing. TA data is inputted into our school data tracking system bi-annually at February half term and at the end of the academic year in July.
The intended impact is for the majority of children in each year group to be working at or above the expected standards for their age. In addition to this, we want them to be inspired by RE and want to learn more; be able to show progression in their subject knowledge, as well as their understanding and respect for different opinions and beliefs; be able to discuss their learning and have key concepts embedded into their long term memory and finally to understand where their learning in RE can take them into the future!