Religious Education at St Andrew's
What do children learn in RE?
At St Andrew's we follow the RE syllabus set by the Chester Diocese. Children learn about the Christian concepts of:
- Good News
- Christian Community
- Kingdom of God
- Holy Spirit
In addition children also learn about some World Faiths and non-religious world views.
A different concept is the focus for a half term and where possible linked with the liturgical calendar e.g. salvation and resurrection concepts will be taught around Easter time.
Our RE Scheme of work is enhanced by using the Understanding Christianity resources.
Our Virtual World Faith Workshops April 2021
After waiting for a long time, due to school closures we have been able to have our Virtual World Faith Trips. Children have learnt about Global Christianity, Islam and Judaism through these workshops.
The Learning Journey
Children have an individual RE book as well as contributing to a whole class RE book where discussions, debates and other whole class activities are recorded.
Our concept symbols help the children to become familiar with the concepts they will encounter within their RE lessons.
At St Andrew's, we encourage the children to show tolerance and mutual respect for those from other faiths and no faith at all. Through our RE lessons the children develop their understanding for other faiths.
We took part in Interfaith Week 2020 and produced a whole school welcome banner which now hangs in our entrance hall for all to see. Many children also created welcome posters at home which will be displayed around the school grounds when we are all together again.
In 2021 our links with the Wirral Deen Centre have developed enabling us to record an interview for the children to use in their learning about Islam (in the current lockdown situation). The children were also very excited to be asked to contribute some art for a piece of artwork to be displayed in the Wirral Deen Centre. Children have used Islamic Art to inspire their designs.
We have implemented a thorough assessment cycle beginning with learning ladders in the children's books linked to the learning outcomes for each concept. Information from our learning ladders feeds into whole class assessment grids for each concept enabling staff to share information as children move through the year groups.
The key skills children develop in RE are also very valuable, and so we look carefully at the skills we feel the children develop through their RE and record these in our Progression Maps.
Our Assessment Cycle below shows our assessment process in more detail.
Important Reference Documents