At The Victory Primary school we offer opportunities for pupils to explore, interpret, investigate and respond to ways of looking at the world through the lens of a range of faiths and beliefs.
As our children develop as speakers and thinkers, we encourage them to talk about and share their own beliefs, to respect the beliefs and values of others and to reflect on similarities and differences amongst different faith and non-faith groups in order to support their own spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
Teachers carefully plan lessons to encourage higher-order thinking and children participate in lessons that work towards a key question about the faith(s) they are learning about.
We achieve this through:
- Year group performances/concerts;
- Visiting places of worship;
- Welcoming visits from members of the community;
- Class discussions;
- Cross-curricular activities.
We had a recent visit from Sacre (Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education) to look at the provision and effectiveness of RE teaching across the school. Their report states that 'there was good evidence of providing RE that reflected the interests of the children... the discussion and the enthusiasm and commitment to the subject was clear to see,' (December 2017).
Here is a link to The National Curriculum