Religious Education 

"The principal aim of RE is to engage pupils in systematic enquiry into significant human questions which religion and worldviews address, so that they can develop the understanding and skills needed to appreciate and appraise varied responses to these questions, as well as develop responses of their own."

Local Agreed Syllabus for RE, 2022

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Description automatically generatedOur Religious Education policy is written with consideration of our vision, mission and values statement, Diocesan guidance and the Tameside Agreed Syllabus. This policy reflects our values and philosophy and enables the children to explore both the beliefs and practices of world faiths and their own responses to questions about the meaning and purpose of life. The implementation of this policy is the responsibility of all teaching staff, although the monitoring and review rests with the Religious Education subject lead. 

 

Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate  

and humble. 1 Peter 3:8  

 

‘The principal aim of RE is to engage pupils in systematic enquiry into significant human questions which religion and worldviews address, so that they can develop the understanding and skills needed to appreciate and appraise varied responses to these questions, as well as develop responses of their own.’  

The Tameside Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education 2016 

Introduction  

It is clear from this definition that Religious Education is not designed to convert people to a particular religion or religious belief. It enables pupils to learn how to think and talk about their own beliefs and values and analyse and evaluate the responses of other people to important moral issues with a religious dimension. Religious Education is, therefore, a school subject with a sound educational rationale. 

Aims 

  • To prepare pupils for responsible adulthood in a multi-faith and pluralist society. 

  • To support children to appreciate and respect the beliefs, cultures and customs of others. 

  • To enable our children to learn about religious beliefs and practices in order that they may understand the significance of religion and appreciate the distinctive nature of faith communities. 

  • To enable our children to develop their own resources to questions about the meaning and purpose of life. 

  • To encourage our children to respect self, others and the natural world. 

  • To encourage our children to appreciate diversity and variety in religion and cultures. 

End Points  

To enable all children to become: 

  • Successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve. 

  • Confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives. 

  • Responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society. 

Inspired by the Understanding Christianity Big Frieze, each class has designed and created a beautiful, thoughtful piece of artwork to represent the 8 core concepts in the Big Story of the bible. We have put them together to form our own frieze which is displayed in school.  We think they look fabulous. 

1 God (Class 2) 2 Creation (Nursery)
3 Fall (Class 4) 4 People of God (Class 1)
5 Incarnation (Class 6) 6 Gospel (Reception)
7 Salvation (Class 5) 8 Kingdom of God (Class 3)

What is heaven?

Our visit to Manchester Cathedral: Year 6 Diocesan Leavers' Service.

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Our Nativity Service at St James Church.

Our Harvest Festival at St James Church.

Our WISDOM presentation at Manchester Cathedral as part of the Year 6 Diocesan Leavers' Service.

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