Hindley Junior & Infant School
Argyle Street, Hindley. WN2 3PN Tel. 01942 255339 Email. enquiries@admin.hindley.wigan.sch.uk

Religious Education

Intent


The intent of the RE curriculum is to ensure children develop their understanding of the principles, practices and lifestyles of people within the Christian faith and other world faiths (including those with non-religious beliefs).  People in our local area have a diverse range of beliefs so our intent is to support community cohesion by promoting mutual respect and tolerance both in Hindley and wider society. In addition, we endeavour for every child to be respectful, resilient, honest, determined, confident, cooperative and ambitious through the promotion of our school characteristics.


Implementation


Reception In addition to following the Wigan Agreed Syllabus for RE, RE is accessed through the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework, particularly the ‘Understanding the World: People, Culture and Communities’ area of learning.  Children know some similarities and differences between different religious and cultural communities in the country drawing on their experiences and what has been read in class and general discussions around special times, family customs and routines. 
Y1-Y6 - Our school follows the Wigan Agreed Syllabus for RE. This scheme provides increasingly challenging lessons, in line with National Curriculum requirements.  Each unit asks a question that children can explore through a variety of ways –discussions, debating, handling artefacts, exploring sacred texts, using imaginative play or drama to express ideas/feelings and responding to stimuli (images, games, stories, art, music and dance).  Experiences and enrichment opportunities may include:  meeting visitors from local religious communities, making visits to religious places of worship, making use of videos and the internet, taking part in whole school events (e.g. Nativity plays, Multi-faith days), participating in moments of quiet reflection/mindfulness.
Assessment opportunities can be found in each unit of the syllabus. Teacher assessments (TA) are made from a variety of sources including observation in lessons, work in class floor books and children’s writing.


Impact


The intended impact is for the majority of children in each year group to be working at or above the expected standards for their age. In addition to this, we want them to be inspired by RE and want to learn more; be able to show progression in their subject knowledge, as well as their understanding and respect for different opinions and beliefs; be able to discuss their learning and have key concepts embedded into their long term memory and finally to understand where their learning in RE can take them into the future! 

 

 

 
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