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We believe that good teaching in RE should allow children to extend their own sense of values and develop their spiritual growth through their discussion, reflection upon, questioning and responses to a variety of religious ideas and concepts. Children study particular religious themes and compare the views of different faith groups. Where possible, religious teaching links to our Creative Curriculum themes and values. Discussion is guided by the principles of Philosophy for Children (P4C), creating a safe, collaborative learning community, within which the children take ownership of their learning, in pairs, groups or as a whole class, to share and discuss ideas. This approach develops a much deeper understanding of RE – getting beyond simply learning facts to handling ideas and questions more effectively. Learning in RE may be shared at assemblies and at festivals celebrated in both the school and church.
Through a variety of teaching methods, we aim to differentiate the RE curriculum and promote inclusion in a variety of ways including: