At St Clement’s & St John’s Infant School,
The aim of teaching RE at our school is:
At St Clement’s & St John’s Infant School, the Early Years Framework and the Agreed Syllabus is the core of our RE curriculum and
Our curriculum taught in a progressive manner throughout our school and aims to develop children’s skills and knowledge through challenge and careful differentiation. Each topic will contain elements of;
We aim for all children to recognise that God, Creation, Incarnation and Salvation are all part of a ‘big story’ - the bible. We want our children to be able to tell stories from the bible, having an idea of the different types of text (e.g. parables) and linking to Christian concepts. We want children to be able to give examples of how Christians use the texts to guide their beliefs and lifestyle both as individuals and as part of the church and we want children to understand how Christians express their beliefs in church worship. Children will be able to discuss, giving reasons for their thinking, how the text has something to say to them.
Our RE teaching will promote inquisitive minds, respect, tolerance and an understanding of themselves and those around them in their wider community and globally.
The outcomes of the teaching of RE across the school can be seen within the children’s Class RE book in EYFS and in individual RE books through the rest of the school. The assessment of RE in KS1 is ongoing. The teachers regularly assess through marking, using the RE Marking code and post it’s to signpost the pupil ideas and discussions. This information then informs the teachers with their planning, lesson activities and differentiation.
Assessments are recorded at the end of each term regarding the children’s knowledge, skills and attitudes and not on their own religious beliefs or spiritual development.
Check out our amazing RE learning!
Year 1 enjoy a Christmas interactive experience in St Clement's church with staff members dressing up and acting as characters in the Nativity story.
The children first encounter Mary as an old lady remembering when the angel came .
He told her she would be the mum of God's special son.
Meeting the shepherd and leading him to the baby Jesus
The children loved meeting baby Jesus and singing a lullaby of worship for him.
Year 2 learning about Jesus as a healer and how to be grateful.
EYFS looking for a lost coin and learning how precious they are. Learning to be confident because they are loved by God.
We were creative and used talk for writing to retell the nativity story
RE is a great opportunity for children to work out the impact of forgiveness as part of compassion.
The re telling of the Easter story at the heart of the Christian Gospel
How do we feel when we are creative?
Responding in awe and wonder about God's wonderful world
We made posters to show they would find a welcome at St Clement's church
This reminds me of the Nativity story because...
Early Years enjoying role play as part of their Easter RE learning
" It was amazing that the three kings brought gifts. It shows he is special."
Being detectives in the church. Looking for clues of welcome, forgiveness and peace.
Who would I choose to be on my team to change the world?
Jesus welcomed everyone whatever they were like.
Making Challah bread to experience part of the Jewish Shabbat meal