What RE looks like in Holmer C of E Academy
What RE looks like in our school:
- Whole class teaching including opportunities to work individually, in pairs or in groups
- A wide range of activities to help engage pupils with religion and belief in such a way that they are stimulated to reflect upon and formulate their own beliefs, values and attitudes
- A balance between Christianity and other faiths is taught across the school
This is what we do:
- Lessons are planned from the Herefordshire Agreed Syllabus for RE
- Topics are taught each half term
- Clear programmes of study, linking core knowledge, skills and assessment
- Discrete RE lessons or links with subject areas across the school
- A whole school RE week focusing on Easter
- Multi-faith event with other schools
- Regular book scrutiny, planning audits, pupil perceptions, staff audit
This is our philosophy:
- To help children grow and develop into religiously educated young people.
- To engage pupils in enquiring into and exploring questions arising from the study of religion and belief, so as to promote their personal, spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
- To enable pupils to share their own beliefs, viewpoints and ideas without embarrassment or ridicule.
This is what you might typically see:
- Happy and engaged learners
- Questioning from both pupils and teachers, using a range of enquiry skills such as investigation, interpretation and reflection.
- Paired/group work
- Self-motivated children
- Children discussing, reflecting and sharing their learning.
This is how we know how well our pupils are doing:
- Marking and feedback which also includes peer assessment
- Formative assessment though questioning throughout the lesson
- Observations of lessons throughout the school
- Photographic/video evidence
- Display work within classes and around school
- Assessment tracked at the end of each half term.
This is the impact of our teaching:
- Children who enjoy RE lessons
- Inquisitive children who are not afraid to ask questions which lead to whole class discussions
- Children who have positive attitudes towards other people who hold religious beliefs different from their own.
- Children being able to transfer skills taught in RE across the curriculum.