Manor Leas Junior Academy
Intent- What is the vision?
Religious Education is taught in blocks each term throughout the year at Manor Leas Junior Academy. Each block has a thought provoking question that the children will be able to answer by the end of the block. 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. 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.
Please see the curriculum overview below.
In order to deliver our intent across the school, we use a variety of strategies and resources that are outlined below:
Knowledge Organiser – Knowledge organisers contain the key information and vocabulary for each RE unit. They will be found in the pupils’ books, Knowledge folders and on display to support their learning.
Key Question – The key question sets out the main aims of the series of lessons being taught within the subject. They are developed in order to challenge the thinking of our pupils.
Key Vocabulary – Key vocabulary will be discussed regularly and displayed. It is expected that the children use the key vocabulary throughout the unit and during assessment.
Quizzing – Low stakes quizzing is used to review previous learning.
Knowledge Map – The knowledge map can be referred to during lessons and used to display key information. Teachers can show links across the curriculum to develop and build knowledge.
Assessment – RE is assessed throughout the unit of work through a variety of techniques; drawing, writing, acting and oracy based activities.