Our intent is to develop pupils who can…
Hold balanced and informed conversations about religion and belief.
Understand Christianity as a living faith that influences the lives of people worldwide.
Understand other major world religions and non-religious worldviews.
Express ideas and insights.
Develop their own spiritual/ philosophical convictions and explore and enrich their own beliefs and values.
'We can learn about what kind of world Jesus wants us to live in.' Callum Y2
'We get to learn about other people’s religions.' Naomi Y3
How do we promote learning in R.E.
RE is timetabled so that pupils are provided with 39 hours of RE each year. The subject will be delivered through a combination of weekly lessons, cross curricular days / weeks or other project time.
Lessons are normally taught by the class teacher. The school has a RE subject leader who supports and monitors the subject.
We encourage and promote teaching and learning through an active approach that encourages the pupils to reflect on their own views and experience.
Click here to find out about the R.E. curriculum in each year group.
What does R.E. look like at St John's
It provides opportunities to: observe religious activities, investigate and ask relevant questions about religious experiences, draw meaning from artefacts, art forms and symbolism, suggest meanings of religious texts, consider the thoughts, feelings and experiences of religious believers, use silence and stillness for reflections using thinking skills and respond thoughtfully to religious issues through a variety of media.
It is creative and makes learning enjoyable.
It is supported through links with the local and wider community, including visits to churches and other faith buildings.