RE

Staff

 

 Mrs G Huddart
RE Leader

Intent

 

At Barton Moss, we thrive to broaden the experiences that the children have and prepare them for a future of possibilities. Our curriculum is rooted in the skills of teamwork and collaborative learning, dramatic inquiry and problem solving which are fundamental skills for children to acquire for life in the twenty-first century.Our RE curriculum has been developed to ensure our children have the opportunity to be curious, ask questions and become inspired to find out more about the diverse world we live in. Learning and experiences ensure that our children are exposed to the world and different learning opportunities (Cultural Capital). We want our children to consider two big issues that are relevant in the world today. Through considering equality and diversity, every child will be respectful and will learn about some of the great male and female religious figures and their impact on the world. They will also learn about the environment in relation to RE and our role in protecting this.

 At Barton Moss, the EYU use the EYFS curriculum as the basis for their RE learning. In the rest of the school, we follow the Salford syllabus for RE. This comes partly from the ‘Non-Statutory National Framework for Religious Education’ and partly from decisions made by ‘Salford Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education’ (SACRE) about the content for specific religions and the relationships between these religions.

On the whole, RE is taught weekly, through a thematic approach, although there is some discrete learning of specific religions. A thematic example would be learning about sacred books, and the views of different religions regarding sacred books considered.

 ‘Every child literate’ is important to us at Barton Moss and in RE we ensure that reading opportunities are included in each lesson. Reading VIPERS and non-fiction research is completed regularly in RE lessons to support learning. In EYU, the text map is linked to RE. Shared activities are embedded into the RE curriculum to allow our pupils to develop their confidence in spoken language and to explore new vocabulary in a supportive environment. Children are also provided with opportunities to complete cross-curricular writing linked to this subject.

Assessment of RE in EYU is through Target Tracker. In KS1 and KS2, it is based on the emerging, expected and exceeding statements found on the front cover of each unit of work.

 Key Concepts for RE at Barton Moss across all Key Stages

 

  • Children will explore wider issues of religion and belief in religiously literate ways.
  • Children will understand some aspects of British values in relation to religions and world views.
  • All learners will share their experiences and to learn from one another and the religions and beliefs in our community.
  • Children will explore their own beliefs, values and traditions, and those of others in engaged and engaging ways.
  • Children will develop positive attitudes of respect towards people from all religions and world views.

 

By the end of EYFS pupils will demonstrate the following;

  • A positive sense of themselves, and others, and to learn how to form positive and respectful relationships.
  • An ability to understand and value the differences of individuals and groups within their own immediate community.
  • The opportunity to develop their emerging moral and cultural awareness.

  

By the end of Key Stage 1 pupils will demonstrate the following:

  • Knowledge and understanding of religions and worldviews, recognising their local, national and global contexts.
  • Knowledge of basic subject specific vocabulary.
  • The ability to ask questions and begin to express their own views in response to the material they learn about and in response to questions about their ideas.
  • Knowledge, skills and understanding through learning about Christians and Muslims or Jewish people. Pupils may also encounter other religions and worldviews in thematic units, where appropriate.

 

 By the end of Key Stage 2 pupils will demonstrate the following:

  • Knowledge and understanding of religions and worldviews, recognising their local, national and global contexts.
  • The ability to use an extended range of sources and subject specific vocabulary.
  • Curiosity and the ability to ask increasingly challenging questions about religion, belief, values and human life.
  • The ability to express their own ideas in response to the material they engage with, identifying relevant information, selecting examples and giving reasons to support their ideas and views.

Knowledge, skills and understanding through learning about Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Jewish and Humanists. Pupils may also encounter other religions and worldviews in thematic units.

Non-negotiables

 

  • In EYU, RE is taught as an ongoing subject, when and where appropriate in the curriculum.
  • In KS1 and KS2, RE is taught for an hour each week.
  • In KS1, work is recorded in a large purple class book during the autumn term and then in group books during the spring and summer term.
  • In KS2, work is recorded in large purple group books .
  • RE work to be linked to reading and cross-curricular writing wherever possible.
  • Each class to have one trip per year that is linked to RE (See below)
  • Parents from different religious groups/Andrew Gallimore to be invited into school to support learning where possible.

Trips/visits

 

  • EYU - Local Church
  • Y1 - Catholic Church
  • Y2 - Synagogue
  • Y3 - Evangelical Church
  • Y4 - Hindu Temple
  • Y5 - Mosque
  • Y6 - Buddhist Temple