In addition to the subjects taught as required by the National Curriculum, Religious Education is taught in accordance with the New Blackburn Diocesan Syllabus (Sept 2017).
Religious Education lies at the very heart the curriculum of Grindleton CE (VA) Primary school because, as a church school, we see that the Christian faith informs all aspects of our life together.
As a Church of England school, we have an RE curriculum that is rich and varied, enabling learners to acquire a thorough knowledge and understanding of the Christian faith. Our aim is to provide a wide range of opportunities for learners to understand and to make links between the beliefs, practices and value systems of the range of faiths studied. Links with the Christian values of the school and spiritual, moral, social and cultural development are intrinsic to the RE curriculum and should have a significant impact on learners.
RE at Grindleton explores how individuals and communities make sense and meaning of their lives through the major religions of the world. It enables pupils to know about, understand and respond to the important and ultimate questions of life. RE is taught in such a way that it inspires pupils to explore, develop and affirm their own faith and values and have respect for the faith, beliefs and values of others. Christian values permeate the RE curriculum at Grindleton.
Pupils will experience, explore and encounter a wide range of creative and challenging multi-sensory activities that will help them to discover the answers to fundamental questions such as these: –
At Grindleton we follow 'Questful RE' which is a scheme of work which offers an investigative enquiry approach that gives the pupils a sense of being on a quest of discovery. A key feature of the syllabus is the large number of questions included in each unit. The purpose of these questions is to give pupils opportunity to investigate, reflect, evaluate and make meaning. In doing so they will discover more about themselves, their relationships with others, their relationship with the world around them and their relationship with God. The questions set the route through the curriculum content.
The curriculum content is a balance of the three essential disciplines of quality RE, Theology, Philosophy and Social Science. This means pupils will look at concepts through a theological lens, exploring what people of faith believe. Alongside this pupils will explore questions and answers raised in relation to the lived reality and impact of religion and world views on people’s lives. They will also think like philosophers, and be equipped with the skills that will enable them to make sense of life’s experiences.
Timetabling and planning at Grindleton ensures that:
Pupil progress and attainment in RE will be tracked and recorded half termly and the school will keep an up to date portfolio of evidence to support assessment data. Progress in RE will form part of pupils’ annual report to parents
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