Subject Lead: Mrs L Storey - Deputy Head, SENCO.
At St Bees Village School we aim to enable children to reach their full potential through providing challenging experiences in an environment where children are encouraged to respect themselves and others as a valued member of a global society. We aim to grow inquisitive learners who adopt an enquiring approach to religions and world views.
Religious Education is taught in our school because it makes:
“a major contribution to the education of children and young people. At its best, it is intellectually challenging and personally enriching. It helps young people develop beliefs and values, and promotes the virtues of respect and empathy, which are important in our diverse society. It fosters civilised debate and reasoned argument, and helps pupils to understand the place of religion and belief in the modern world”.
(RE: realising the potential, Ofsted 2013).
What the children think
"I like RE lessons because it gives us time to think and talk. We aren't told one right answer, it is about us talking about things, asking our own questions and exploring our thoughts together" (Year 5 child).
"RE lessons are fun! I like finding out about different faiths and the similarities and differences" (Year 2 child).
"RE lessons give us time to really think about things deeply. We find out really interesting things about different faiths and beliefs and traditions. I like the time to discuss and explore and the lessons give us the chance to lead our own thinking more. All of the different faiths are so interesting to learn about" (Year 6 child).
"I like our Diwali celebrations. We made Diva lamps and played the story. I liked making the Rangoli patterns with the coloured sand and the food" (Reception child).
To view the Knowledge Organisers for each Year Group, please click on the tabs on the RE page drop down menu.
RE in the Early Years