RE

Week Ending: 20/07/17

Whole School Attendance: 94.92%.

Religious values permeate life at St Michael’s. We begin each day with Collective Worship, where the school gathers together. On Monday morning, our Worship takes place in the church and is led by a member of the clergy. Eileen Harrop, Curate of St Michael’s and all Angels, supports the school with Worship Club on Wednesday lunchtimes.

As a Church school, RE is taught following the Diocese of Canterbury Kent Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education. Approximately two thirds of this curriculum is Christianity based, the other third is made up of other world religions.

We want RE to be seen as valuable to the children and for them to enjoy and engage with the subject through variety of teaching strategies. We use drama and role play to encourage understanding of stories and encourage engagement through practical activities that help to develop key concepts.

The aims of Religious Education at St Michaels are:

  • To enable pupils to encounter Christianity as the religion that shaped British culture and heritage and to show how it influences the lives of millions of people today
  • To enable pupils to learn about the other major religions, their impact on culture and politics, art and history, and on the lives of the people that follow these religions.
  • To develop understanding of religious faith as the search for and expression of truth
  • To contribute to the development of pupils' own spiritual/philosophical convictions, exploring and enriching their own faith and beliefs.

Useful websites

www.canterburydiocese.org/childrenandschools/re/reschemesofwork/

www.canterburydiocese.org/childrenandschools/re/

www.request.org.uk