INTENT, IMPLEMENTATION AND IMPACT
Our RE curriculum is designed to:
- To promote the school’s core values: compassion, gratitude and honesty.
- To give opportunities to explore difficult questions relating to their understanding of God and the mystery of human life.
- To develop children’s knowledge of stories, traditions and beliefs which underline Christianity and at least two other faiths.
- To give children opportunity to meet people who have made commitments to various faiths especially Christianity.
- To encourage the children to value aspects in their lives which provide enjoyment, happiness and contentment.
- To give opportunities to express and understand feelings related to suffering, pain and death.
How is this subject planned?
- R.E. plans are based on Living Difference which is the Agreed Syllabus for religious education for Hampshire.
- Long term plans are used to ensure coverage.
- Long term plans are broken down into units of work. Six units are covered each year.
- The units are taught on a two yearly cycle.
- Unit plans indicate learning objectives and appropriate activities.
How is this subject taught?
- R.E. topics for the Foundation Stage taught by considering concepts that are within the children’s own experiences.
- R.E. topics at Key Stage One and Two are taught by considering both non-religious and religious concepts.
- Each unit is taught by following a model for sequencing enquiry and skills. This model requires the children to enquire, contextualise, evaluate, communicate and apply the concept they have been learning about.
- The units maybe taught weekly over the half term or as a block.
- ICT is used as a teaching tool and to reinforce learning
How is this subject assessed
- By the end of each key stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the content, skills and processes specified in the
relevant programme of study of the National Curriculum. Teachers make assessments against the skills progression accordingly – and
keep track of any children who are not meeting these skills.
- Assessment of RE is reported to parents in the annual report.
How is this subject monitored?
- This subject is in focus once every three years. When in focus there will be an action plan to develop the subject which will be monitored by
governors on the curriculum committee.
- The subject leader is responsible for monitoring the planning, teaching and assessment of the subject. This is achieved through subject review staff meetings where learning and planning is shared and compared to skills progressions.