Through the teaching of Religious Education, children at Keeble develop a deep understanding of the theology underpinning religious beliefs and the way in which these beliefs are lived out in reality.
RE is taught through ‘RE weeks‘ every half term, which fully immerse the children in learning about a particular religion or concept. Each RE week has its own launch and landing, mirroring our Learning Mission approach. Learning is made real and meaningful by inviting visitors from various faiths and taking part in visits and trips to special places and places of worship. We have made strong links with our local church, St Oswald’s, who visit to perform ‘Open the Book’ bible stories once each half term.
- Our approach to teaching Religious Education is grounded in the three elements of our school vision: relationships, an innovative approach to teaching and having the highest expectations.
- To inspire and challenge our children, through a safe and happy learning environment, to achieve excellent standards including all aspects of the NYCC agreed syllabus for Religious Education
- To engage and excite our children about Religious Education through real, relevant and purposeful learning
- We do this by ensuring that the learning is real, relevant and purposeful, including visits, visitors from a range of faiths and use of religious sources/artefacts. This is to ensure that all children, particularly those who are disadvantaged, have experiences and access to cultural capital to support their developing knowledge and understanding of Religious Education. The pandemic has also impacted this for all our of children.
- To equip our children with a deep understanding of the theology underpinning religious beliefs and the ways in which these beliefs are lived out in reality
- To equip our children with knowledge and skills in order to be reflective, seeing varying world views and values through their own eyes.
- To inspire a passion for learning so that children develop critical thinking skills and higher order questioning when considering meaning, purpose and truth.
- To ensure our children are open minded, accepting and wondrous about world-wide beliefs, further instilling these values in others and our community.
- To immerse children in their learning through high quality texts linked to Religious Education
- To ensure that any gaps in learning, as a result of COVID, are closed and pupils meet age related expectations.
- To enable our children to articulate their learning confidently and to remember knowledge and vocabulary.
- To prepare and inspire our children for further learning in Religious Education in secondary school and beyond