Religious Education at Birkdale Primary School.
Mrs. Jones would like to update you on the current work we are doing at Birkdale Primary in R.E. lessons.
Basis of our teaching.
Religious education is a component of the basic curriculum, taught alongside the National Curriculum. It is taught according to a locally agreed syllabus which provides the legal guidance for the teaching and learning of R.E. The teachers plan a religious education programme based on this guidance.
The new Religious Education Syllabus for Sefton is expected to to be lauched in May 2017.
Religious Education at Birkdale Primary School comprises of two elements:
Learning about Religion and Learning from Religion.
Everything that the children learn is followed by an opportunity for them to reflect and respond using their ideas and opinions. This may take the form of discussion, debate, writing, art work, drama e.t.c.
Our aim is to: Prepare them for a life in which they will have multi-cultural tolerance and understanding.
The overview below illustrates the current Programmes of Study throughout the school.
PROGRAMMES OF STUDY
a. Special people, books, times, places and objects.
b. Listen to and talk about stories.
c. Religious words, expressions of feelings.
d. Imagination and curiosity.
KEY STAGE 1
a. An introduction to Christianity.
b. An introduction to Judaism.
c. Stories and festivals from other principal world religions may also be introduced at the teacher's discretion.
KEY STAGE 2
a. Continued study of Christianity.
b. Continued study of Judaism.
c. An introduction to Hinduism.
d. An introduction to Islam.
e. Stories and festivals from other religious traditions may also be included at the teacher's discretion.
OVERVIEW OF THE RE SYLLABUS FOR FS, KS1 and KS2
|Autumn 1||Autumn 2||Spring 1||Spring 2||Summer 1||Summer 2|
|Myself||Special Times||Special Times||New Life||Special People||Special People|
|Belonging||Belonging||Believing||New Life/ Symbols||Celebrations||Myself|
|Believing / Story||Believing / Story||Jewish Symbols and Belonging||Jewish Symbols and Belonging||Leaders and Teachers||Leaders and Teachers|
Our work around school regularly displays the work we undertake in RE, studying world faiths.