I am Mrs Sinclair and I am the subject lead for Religious Education (RE).
In our school, RE engages children to explore big questions about life, find out what people believe and what difference this makes to how they live, so that children can make sense of religion, reflecting on their own ideas and ways of living. This promotes respect and understanding for different faiths, cultures and lifestyles.
As a school we are implementing the use of the Stockport Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education which principal aim 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 teaching sequence of strands in each year group are decided to allow, where possible, a thematic approach to learning, embedding knowledge and skills taught in other areas of the curriculum.
I am currently designing a whole school overview for RE which outlines the main themes and key points of learning for all children. I will be putting it on the website when complete - watch this space!