Religious Education

R.E. Subject Leader: Mrs F Golec

RE provokes challenging questions about the meaning and purpose in life. This is used to explore what people believe and what difference this makes to how people live, so that pupils can make sense of religion and reflect on their own ideas and ways of living. At Girnhill Infant School we aim to provide children with a curriculum that will engage, inspire, challenge and encourage pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to answer challenging questions, explore differing values, traditions and practices in our multi-cultural society. We will teach subject specific Religious Education lessons enabling all children to learn the knowledge and skills required to be a ‘person of faith’.  Our RE curriculum will teach pupils to comeback prejudice, prepare pupils for adult life, employment and life-long learning.

At Girnhill Infant School we aim for all our children to:

  • Be introduced to subject specific vocabulary that a person of faith would use
  • Use subject specific vocabulary to talk like a person of faith
  • Use subject specific vocabulary and definitions that a person of faith would use
  • Research, interpret and present like a person of faith
  • Learn, work and talk like a person of faith

Subject specific Religious Education vocabulary is taught and children are encouraged to use this when answering challenging questions, exploring different religions within our culture and comparing the differences and similarities between religions.

At Girnhill Infant School:

  • We plan using the Early Years Foundation Stage and the National Curriculum
  • We enhance the curriculum using progression grids
  • Subject Progression grids are used to develop long term planning
  • Teachers use the long term planning to plan units of work and deliver individual lessons

Our Religious Education progression grid outlines the skills, knowledge and vocabulary that our pupils are expected to learn during their time at Girnhill Infant School. We approach all of our Religious Education learning by following the Rosenshines Principles; supporting our pupils to know more and remember more. This ensures that learning is secured before the children move on to further areas of Religious Education knowledge.