I am the subject leader for R.E. I have enjoyed learning about lots of religions from a young age. I became a Christian when I was 16 and this fuelled my love of R.E. Being a Christian encourages me to learn about other faiths. I think it is really important to be open-minded and aware of other religions, practices and traditions as this allows us to engage in great conversations with others; it also strengthens my own faith. I hope to impart this same passion and openness towards R.E. to the children that I teach. I want to empower them to make their own informed decisions, reflections and connections with religious/non-religious beliefs and concepts.
At Colwall, in addition to the National Curriculum, we have three main aims for all children in this subject. These aims have been identified by the teaching staff as the three things that we feel we should offer children to prepare them for life beyond Colwall. These aims are our ‘intent’, the ‘implementation’ is how we aim to cover these aims and the ‘impact’ are key questions that we hope will demonstrate how the children have met the intention.
We have designed the Curriculum Learning Journey that the children will take during their time at Colwall. This shows you the content, knowledge and skills offered to each child in each school year. Over their time at Colwall, children will explore a range of learning opportunities in addition to those identified on here.
The curriculum for RE aims to ensure that all pupils:
Know about and understand a range of religions and worldviews.
Express ideas and insights about the nature, significance and impact of religions and worldviews.
Gain and deploy the skills needed to engage seriously with religions and worldviews.
Principle Aim of RE
We aim to engage pupils in systematic enquiry into human questions which religion and world views address, so that they can develop the understanding and skills needed to appreciate and varied responses to these questions, as well as develop responses of their own.
Delivery of RE
R.E. is taught in each class on Friday mornings straight after our celebration assembly. We enjoy the unity and family element this brings, by knowing that we are all discovering more about religious and non-religious groups at the same time. R.E. is also often taught alongside other subjects such as Art. This allows pupil creativity and encourages personal engagement and reflection with the subject.