At St Thomas’ Federation, Religious Education is a core subject which promotes:
Through the above, we aim to help children to:
Teaching and learning style:
We believe that good teaching in RE should allow children to extend their own sense of values and develop their spiritual growth through their discussion, reflection upon, questioning and responses to a variety of religious ideas and concepts. Children study particular religious themes and compare the views of different faith groups. Discussion is guided by the principles of Philosophy for Children (P4C), creating a safe, collaborative learning community, within which the children take ownership of their learning, in pairs, groups or as a whole class, to share and discuss ideas. This approach develops a much deeper understanding of RE – getting beyond simply learning facts to handling ideas and questions more effectively.
Through a variety of teaching methods, we aim to differentiate the RE curriculum and promote inclusion in a variety of ways including: