We follow discovery R.E as our scheme of work.
Discovery RE is a set of detailed medium-term plans for RE from the foundation stage to Year 6. It adopts an enquiry- based approach to teaching and learning.
Christianity is taught in every year group, with Christmas and Easter given new treatment each year, developing the learning in a progressive way. Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism are also covered. Humanist perspectives are added when appropriate in some enquiries.
Each enquiry demands the equivalent of 6 lessons. Each enquiry has a learning objective which shows the learning over the enquiry and SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural) development opportunities are mapped throughout as is each enquiry’s contribution to the British Values agenda.
SMSC opportunities are identified in each enquiry, and are mapped on the overview grid for each year group
Religious Education is a key player in engendering knowledge and understanding which can lead to tolerance and respect for others and their beliefs. It does not, however, teach children to passively accept, but rather encourages evaluation and critical thinking, equipping them to consider belief positions they encounter discovery RE contributes significantly to the British Values.
The teachers will use mindfulness practices to build children’s self-awareness and skills of reflection, thus supporting their RE learning as well as their personal spiritual development.
The children are assessed by using the assessment tress at the start of each enquiry and then again during the mid point of the enquiry which is then followed by a quiz at the end of each enquiry.
The children are assessed on their ability to investigate the beliefs and practices of religions and other world views. Their ability to investigate how religions and other world views address questions of meaning, purpose and value and their ability to investigate how religions and other world views influence morality, identity and diversity.
The children are assessed based upon their ability to reflect and make connections between different ideas, consider, compare and contrast, suggest reasons and respond thoughtfully, offer ideas and clear responses, observe and suggest reasons and describe, discover more and respond thoughtfully.