RE is an essential and incredibly important part of the curriculum at SS Simon and Jude. RE is taught as a discreet subject once a week for an hour in KS1 and Early Years and 1 hour 15 minutes for KS2. Our curriculum covers a range of faiths with a Christian basis. In Nursery and Reception child led learning allows the children to explore artefacts related to their half term topic, encouraging the children to ask questions and share stories. Lessons throughout school are planned to be engaging and allow the children to openly share their faith. Across KS1 and KS2, a yearly overview ensures children cover a wide variety of topics and themes which are in turn linked to our Christian values.
Children’s work is marked and feedback provided with the same quality and expectations as English. Pupils are given opportunities to reflect on their learning and encouraged to deepen their thinking through the use of key questions.
Each child in the class has their own personal exercise book for them to complete written tasks. In addition, each class has a ‘big book’ which can be used to display work and photos from collaborative tasks.
Each class has a dedicated area for their RE display, showing work from the term. The displays are changed regularly and often added to as the children’s learning expands and progresses. Key questions relating to the topic, are displayed alongside work.
At SS Simon and Jude, we follow the Manchester agreed syllabus, based on the work of the Blackburn Diocese.