Religious Education Intent
It is our intention, when teaching Religious Education (RE) at Over St. John’s that all our children are inspired to learn from and about religion so that they can understand the world around them. Through the teaching of RE, children develop their knowledge and understanding of Christianity and other major world religions and world views; their understanding and awareness of the beliefs, values and traditions of other individuals, societies, communities and cultures, found in the United Kingdom and the wider world. We encourage our children to think about and reflect on what it means to have a faith or non-faith; develop the confidence and ability to make reasoned and informed judgements about religious and moral issues and enhance their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. We want our children to be intrigued, ask questions and be motivated to learn about the world, to reflect on their own beliefs, values and experiences, appreciate the cultural differences in the United Kingdom today; have respect for other people’s views, and celebrate the diversity in society.
Our RE curriculum is designed to meet the content requirements of the Religious Education Statement of Entitlement and the Cheshire West and Chester agreed syllabus. There is a set amount of time specified in the agreed syllabus for each religion, which is followed within our long term plan. Our curriculum is also supported and enhanced by Diocesan planning for Christianity and World Religions, Cheshire West and Chester lesson resources and the Understanding Christianity Resource.
Within our school, Reception and Key Stage One children are taught in single age classes, whereas Key Stage Two children are taught across three mixed year group classes and our curriculum is designed to reflect this. Reception and Key Stage One children are taught a single year rolling programme of RE, whereas in Key Stage 2, the teaching of RE is delivered over a two year rolling programme.
Please click on the links below to access our current RE Subject Map and the RE Progression of Skills and Knowledge document.