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Aims of the subject:

Religious Education is the study of faith, doctrine and faith in action.  It will enable children to appreciate that religion is a major part of people’s lives, and is part of the history of nations.  It aims to teach and foster understanding, respect and tolerance of the different religions within the UK and to encourage a positive approach to religious and cultural practices.

Assessment methods:

A variety of assessment methods are used within the subject.  These include teacher assessment, end of unit assessments, verbal and written feedback and end of year exams for Years 7 and 8.

Teaching techniques:

In the younger years, Religious Education is taught through Understanding of the World which involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.

In Key Stage 1, the children are introduced to faith and religious festivals through assemblies, stories, artefacts and through visits to places of worship.

In Key Stage 2 Religious Education is organised on a theme and comparison basis with significant world faiths being looked at in comparison with Christianity.

In Years 7 and 8 Religious Education is taught as Theology and Philosophy.

In all age groups a variety of teaching techniques are used including, stories, project work, worksheets, group discussion, role play, use of artefacts, visits to places of worship and guest speakers coming to talk to the children.

Use of ICT within the subject:

ICT is incorporated into lessons where appropriate, including the use of Interactive whiteboards in all classrooms.  The Internet may be used for research and videos or CD Roms may be used as learning tools.




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Spring Term Overview RPE 1 8 08th Mar 2023 Download