"Your work to provide a range of experiences within and beyond the school is particularly successful and this supports pupils’ good spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Pupils’ behaviour and positive attitudes to learning continue to be a credit to the school " Ofsted February 2019
RE in our school is taught in line with the Cumbria Agreed Syllabus designed by SACRE (Standing Advisory Council for RE). This education is moralistic and broadly Christian, including general beliefs and concepts of a range of faith communities.
Pupils are taught RE for an hour a week by the class teacher as a discrete subject. For more information about what is taught when, see the 2 year plans and termly learning overviews that are sent out to parents. For further information on the Cumbria Agreed Syllabus and when it's taught click here. We also use the Discovery RE scheme of work to supplement the SACRE resources and aim to explore RE knowledge and concepts through a range of activities including drama, music and art. We aim to invite faith leaders to come into school to share aspects of their beliefs, artefacts, ceremonies and daily life. Another important consideration, particularly because of the pupils' rural isolation, is to take the children to urban centres where they can visit sacred places from a range of faiths eg. Gurdwara in Newcastle, Buddhist temple in Ulverston.
RE is delivered by the class teacher and assessment is made after observation, looking at work completed in class books and discussion with the children. This is then recorded on the foundation assessment grid.
If you do not wish your child to receive such lessons, however general, please contact Rachel Smith, head teacher. If required, your child will be able to work with another member of staff or class whilst Religious Education is taking place.
See below the RE long term plan and the objectives taught in each RE topic in each school year.
Y1 and 2 Knowledge and Skills overviews
Y3 and 4 Knowledge and Skills overviews
Y5 and 6 Knowledge and Skills overviews
Every day the whole school gathers together in the school hall for an act of collective worship from 10.15 -10.30am. We aim to ensure that children experience “awe and wonder” during this time together - inspired by the world in which we live - and they are encouraged to ask questions. We have a range of assembly themes - some linked to the RE curriculum and some to the PSHE curriculum. We have special visitors to lead the collective worship - local clergy, ministers and NISCU workers. For details of our themes see below.
If you do not wish your child to take part in the daily collective worship, please contact the headteacher, Mrs Nicola Bardgett.
See our three year topic cycle for assemblies below.