R.E Subject Leader: Mrs Watson
At Gade Valley, we aim to ensure that all pupils develop as tolerant young people with respect and understanding of the views of others, including the beliefs and practices of religions and other worldviews. We aim to enable pupils to become religiously and theologically literate so they can engage in life in an increasingly diverse society. Our curriculum ensures pupils develop knowledge and understanding of sources of wisdom and their impact whilst exploring personal and critical responses.
Sources of wisdom and their impact
All pupils should:
Personal and critical responses
All pupils should:
How we teach R.E
Teaching of R.E at Gade Valley will provide pupils with a systematic knowledge and understanding about Christianity, principal religions and worldviews, which give life value. Lessons will not be about telling pupils what religious views they should have but rather assist them in gaining shared human understanding, developing their personal identity and supporting them in searching for meaning in the context of evaluating different viewpoints.
Over each term, pupils in KS1 will receive approximately 10 hours of R.E per term and pupils in KS2 will receive approximately 13 hours per term. Some classes will have weekly lessons but others who use a topic approach may block the lessons into 1 week. In the Early Years, R.E is delivered flexibly according to the statutory requirements of the EYFS.
Throughout their time at Gade Valley our pupils take part in many activities to develop their learning further including; trips to local churches, Easter bonnet parades, carol concerts and nativity performances. We also hold regular religious themed assemblies led by school staff and visitors from the local community.
Key Developments and Information for 2021/22
Up to November 2021:
Key Information for 2020/21