Religious Education at St Nicholas

We aim to…

  • To ensure children have a good understanding of religions and what it means to belong to a religious community.
  • To provide opportunities for all children to learn about different religions, as well as a deeper understanding of Christianity and Islam.
  • Allow children to become critical thinkers; providing opportunities for children to challenge, investigate, discover and question.
  • To develop children’s perseverance skills in order to take risks and develop their resilience.
  • To have an understanding of how religion can be interpreted in different ways around the world.
  • To ensure that all children, including those with SEND, are able to access the curriculum.

How we will achieve our aims…

  • Weekly R.E. lessons.
  • High quality teaching that is appropriately pitched to individual children.
  • Lessons provide regular opportunities for practising a variety of skills (thinking, believing, living).
  • Encouragement to share ideas in a respectful manner and environment.
  • Skills and knowledge progress across year groups.
  • Links to the church to support our Curriculum.
  • Visits to holy buildings.
  • Links to our school values.
  • Children enjoy R.E. lessons and are confident to demonstrate and discuss their learning with others

How will we know we’ve achieved our aims?

  • Children recognise the importance of learning about other religions and Christianity.
  • The majority of children can talk with confidence about what they’ve learned in RE lessons.
  • Children can use the resources around them to support independent learning.
  • Children can work independently or in a team.
  • Children are prepared for the next stage of their R.E. learning.
  • Most children reach age -related expectations by the end of the academic year.