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Religious Education at Medlar-with-Wesham...

Intent Statement 

At Medlar-with-Wesham we are THEOLOGIANS! As a Church of England School, our vision and values are at the heart of everything we do. Our vision, through our faith in God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, allows us to strive to nurture each pupils’ abilities and talents so that they can ‘have life and have it to the full’ (John 10.10) and become resilient learners. This vision underpins all we do, and our teaching in RE provides opportunities for pupils to further explore how this relates to our everyday lives. As a result of RE teaching at Medlar-with-Wesham, we aim to enable pupils can talk with passion about their RE learning journey, showing that they enjoy and are inspired by their RE lessons. Are able demonstrate an understanding of the school’s Christian Values, know what these look like in practice and to apply them with confidence in their everyday life. To know about and understand Christianity as a living, global faith that influences (and has influenced) the lives of people worldwide. develop a respect, understanding and curiosity for the other major world religions and world views, allowing them to celebrate the diversity of our multicultural world.

What do we teach?

EYFS and Key Stage 1

At Foundation Stage and Key Stage one R.E. should strive to build on young children’s understanding of themselves and their experiences of family life and relationships as part of their knowledge and understanding of the world. All pupils should learn that they are personally valued from the attitudes which they encounter in school. They should become increasingly aware of things which are special and important to themselves and other people. The children will sometimes benefit from opportunities to develop their awareness of the local environment through journeys and visits, and by having a chance to experience awe and wonderment in the natural world. They should be introduced to symbolism in religion and hear stories about the lives of key figures.


Key Stage 2

In Key Stage 2, the children should continue and build on the opportunities and experiences they have already encountered in Key Stage 1. They should be developing a greater understanding of themselves and an awareness of the needs and feelings of other people from a variety of faiths and cultures. They should be given an opportunity to interact with the natural world and the local environment. By the end of Key Stage 2, pupils should have been helped to explore a range of religious ideas and themes. They should have heard stories about the life and teaching of Jesus and other religious figures, and have been given opportunities to consider their own questions and concerns. In KS2, the pupils will have one R.E. lesson each week, when the main unit from the Blackburn Diocese Scheme of Work will be followed. Many other aspects of R.E. will evolve and be discussed in other areas of the curriculum.

"And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him."

Colossians 3:17