Manor Leas Junior Academy
Religious Education is taught in blocks throughout the year at Manor Leas Junior Academy. Our intention is to make RE a meaningful and relevant subject. Throughout the four years at the school, children are taught about the main world religions. We use an enquiry based approach to teach the RE syllabus. Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development opportunities are mapped in. Humanist perspectives are added in when appropriate. We aim to build children's self-awareness and skills of reflection, thus supporting their RE learning as well as their personal spiritual development. A prayer space has also become a bi-annual feature with a Christmas Prayer Space and and Easter Prayer Space being created to give the children space for reflection. Regular assemblies take place throughout the year, led by local churches and other groups.
Religious Education promotes knowledge and understanding which can lead to tolerance and respect for others and their beliefs. It does not, teach children to passively accept but rather encourages evaluation and critical thinking, equipping them to consider belief positions they encounter.
Teachers use the Discovery RE Scheme of Learning but adapt lessons to suit the pupils within the school. Please see the curriculum overview below.