R.E is an important part of our curriculum, for all age groups. Just as our academy is a reflection of multicultural Britain, and inclusive for everyone, so will be our R.E classes. These classes explore a wide range of faiths including Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism and Sikhism.
We have tried to link the different religions taught to the topic the children will be learning at that time. This is a 2 year scheme of work to ensure every child has the chance to learn the beliefs and values from each religion. We believe this is important to teach children about the diversity of religions and cultures that we have here in the United Kingdom.
To teach this 2 year scheme we are using a scheme of work called Discovery RE. It is an enquiry based approach of teaching R.E which allows children to develop on their critical thinking skills and allows children to personally reflect on their own thoughts and feelings. It is important to state that “this approach takes very seriously the philosophy that children are free to make their own choices and decisions concerning religion and belief.”
We start each religion giving children the opportunity to share what they already know about that particular religion and what they would like to find out.
We have resources in school to facilitate the teaching of the different religions and have organised trips to different places of worship.
To see each Year group’s scheme of work, please clink the links below:
On Wednesday 8th February, Eddie, the Blackley Vicar visited Year 4 Hill. He came into our class so that we could hot seat him. We asked lots of questions on Christianity.
The information Eddie gave us was very interesting and he answered all our questions in a fun, understandable way.
Pop Project – Wednesday 15th March 2017
The Pop Project has been in again to teach the children all about multiculturalism, through the use of music and songs from around the word and through the different decades. The Pop Project brought in lots of different instruments from around the world and got some of the children to come up and play them.
All of the children got to experience this, and feedback from the children was that they really enjoyed it. All of the children were joining in and taking part which shows what a great experience they have had.
The Easter Experience
Over the last two weeks, the children have been given the opportunity to go to the local church to learn all about what Christians believe about Easter and why they celebrate. The children got to watch a story video, do some role play and dance around the church. The children really enjoyed themselves and everyone got the opportunity to join in.