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.
- Norfolk Agreed Syllabus to be adopted from 2021.
- 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.