To Love God and to Love One Another
The Vision for Religious Education at Hampreston enables all children to explore world religions and faiths, by answering big questions which unpick the key principles of each religion. This helps our children to establishing their own core beliefs and practices by relating it to their experiences and everyday lives through vibrant and engaging RE lessons.
At Hampreston CE VA First School we aim for R.E. to:
provoke challenging questions about the meaning and purpose of life, beliefs, self and issues of right and wrong. It develops pupils’ knowledge and understanding of Christianity, other principal religions, and religious traditions, fostering personal reflection and spiritual development
encourage pupils to explore their own beliefs in the light of what they learn, as they examine issues of religious belief and faith and how these impact on personal and social ethics; and to express their responses.
enable pupils to build their sense of identity and belonging, which helps them flourish within their communities and as citizens in a diverse society.
teach pupils to develop respect for others, including people with different faiths and beliefs, and helps to challenge prejudice
prompt pupils to consider their responsibilities to themselves and to others, and to explore how they might contribute to their communities and to wider society. It encourages empathy, generosity and compassion.
develop a sense of awe and wonder and mystery, and to explore and reflect upon experiences through which questions about awe and wonder, mystery and certainty, doubt and fear may be raised.
Implementation R.E is taught weekly at Hampreston unless the unit suits a block of lessons. The planning is based upon the R.E discovery curriculum and then supplemented with Christianity units for the Understanding Christianity resource.
We visit religious places and encourages visitors into school as well.
We have developed our own assessments based on the outcome pf the schemes using WT, ARE and GD statements which every child is assessed against. This is then monitored by the R.E leader and compared with their English assessments.
Children demonstrate their ability in R.E. through a variety of different ways. Younger children might, for example, act out a famous story from the Bible, whilst older pupils might produce a PowerPoint presentation based on their investigation of sacred texts. We assess children using the Dorset agreed syllabus attainment target ‘I can’ statements which are levelled using ARE, WR and GD.
Teachers assess children’s work in religious education by making informal judgements as we observe them during lessons. On completion of a piece of work, the teacher assesses the work and gives the child written or verbal feedback to help guide progress. This information is used to assess the progress of each child, for setting new goals, and for passing information on to the next teacher at the end of the year.