Subject leader: Mrs Jen Dawkins
If you have any questions regarding RE, please contact Mrs Dawkins via the school office.
In Halton it is our intent for RE to engage, inspire, challenge and encourage pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to answer challenging questions, explore different religious beliefs, values and traditions. To develop a more rigorous understanding of the numerous religious traditions, beliefs and practices that are followed in our multi-cultural society. To provide a RE Curriculum that enables pupils to hold balanced and informed conversations about religion and world views. This is linked very closely with our whole school aim for pupils to leave Halton having ‘found their voice’.
The curriculum is designed to ensure that pupil’s study certain areas of the RE curriculum in depth and acquire a range of detailed knowledge of different concepts and ideas, which they remember long term. The sequence of the curriculum is deliberately planned to enable pupils to revisit key concepts and deepen understanding. Retrieval of relevant prior learning at the start of each topic aims to embed these concepts and teach for long term memory.
In Key Stage One – 3 religions are taught Hinduism, Judaism and Christianity.
In Key Stage Two – Years 3 and 5 will study Islam, Sikhism and Buddhism.
Years 4 and 6 will study Hinduism, Judaism and Christianity.
By planning designated RE days every half term our aim is to raise the profile of RE and prepare pupils to engage in a complex and multi-religious world.
Children’s understanding is assessed in a variety of ways including: end of topic quizzes, debates and presentations, and other tasks designed to reflect the children's understanding of the particular topic.
To measure the impact, we have clear starting points for each religion and end of year assessments. Staff are therefore fully aware of the expectations of all children and are able to accurately report on attainment and progress.
Pupil Voice about RE days:
'It's great because we learn even more things'
'I want to continue our RE learning at break time and lunchtime'
'Exciting to do it more. I feel energised learning about something all day. It gives us time'