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Religious Education at Henry Whipple

Religious Education encourages children to value diversity in Britain as well as learn about the wider teachings and traditions of different religions to enhance their own life. Religious education provides children the opportunity to question and understand the 'big questions' in life and how religious education is linked to our own wellbeing and social morals.


Our Curriculm Aims

  • To provide children with opportunities to become familiar with Christianity and the other principal religions of our society.
  • Children will study religions and their beliefs, practices and attitudes through discussion, research and first hand experiances.
  • We encourage children to develop their own beliefs, ideas and attitudes and give children opportunity to share their own religious beliefs without judgement.
  • Children will develop the capacity for respect for, and empathy with, the major religious and non-religious life stances.


Our Curriculum focus for this year

  • Increase the use of religious resources and artefacts in classrooms.
  • To record work to reflect discussions and beliefs children share.
  • To accurately assess pupils knowledge and opinions of religious education.  





Outcomes from curriculum evaluation

  1. Provision

Resources are used well in  the  teaching of RE; children are aware of the teaching resources that help them learn and how to use them effectively.

Religious artefacts have been used  as a focus of learning throughout school, and theses  resources have been audited so  these resources can  been used to good effect in the  future.


2.  Pupil's work

RE is used as a focus for children to use  discussion and writing as a main recording method; teachers have also used cross curricular links to record thoughts  and feelings about specific spiritual beliefs and teachings.  RE/Art day was planned for children to use the  medium of sketching to record a special place or person of significance to them; children's work was then  showcased at  a local art gallery, this increased the children's  positivity and about learning about Religion.


3.  Curriculum assessments

Children are being accurately assessed in RE  by teachers and this has showed that the majority of children are reaching an expected level of learning for their year group.