Welcome to our R.E. page.
R.E. and Worship combine in our school to be at the very centre of everything we are and everything we do.
The Big Frieze by Emma Yarlett
Websites that meet the children's needs and interest areas across the age range include BBC Bitesize - Religious Education.
In KS1, we have enjoyed using YouTube clips in our R.E. lessons to learn about living in Britain as a Jewish child, and celebrating Jewish festivals such as Sukkot, which is the Jewish Harvest Festival. Try "Jumpin' Jerusalem" on YouTube for very entertaining and educational fun.
For KS2 children, why not try:
World religions for kids
Places of Worship on R.E. Online
to link with our work on understanding and respecting different world faiths.
We believe that everyone is special as a child of God, and we seek to understand different world faiths, respecting the devotion that people of all faiths show to God.
Our curriculum follows the Blackburn Diocesan Board of Education R.E. Syllabus for Church Schools. This is entitled Questful R.E., and is creative and challenging for our children in school. It incorporates a programme of teaching called "Understanding Christianity," which is used nationally in Worship and R.E. across many dioceses. "Understanding Christianity" bases Christianity within a framework called "The Big Story," which develops an understanding of the Old Testament and the New Testament through ten core concepts:
Fall (The fall of man - people turning away from God)
People of God
Incarnation (the coming of Jesus)
Kingdom of God
The children explore these concepts in different ways, according to their age, throughout EYFS, KS1 and KS2. The ten themes of the "Big Story" are used in Worship (Assemblies) and R.E. which leads to a consistent message running through school, which we aim to apply to all areas of school life.
As part of our R.E. and Worship focus, Mrs. Marshall has set up a Faith Group. This meets on Thursday lunch times. The diocese has asked all schools to address their Vision as an organisation in which Christianity runs through the core of everything we do. Part of the focus of the Faith Group is to gain children's insights into what our school should be like, in order to demonstrate our Christian lives, and define our Vision. Issues such as reaching out to those who we may not easily consider to be our friends are discussed, and posters created by the children to encourage sincere kindness, understanding, encouragement and generosity in every aspect of our lives. Please see the links to Faith Group on this website to find out more!
In July 2019, our whole school enjoyed a Spiritulality Week. We came off timetable so we could immerse ourselves in R.E., worship and awareness of how our spirit can flourish in our natural world as well as through our learning in class.
All classes recorded their activities in their large R.E. floorbooks.
We enjoyed a particulary special Passport Day, when all the children moved round each classroom and participated in Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural activities, which all reflected the Christian and British values by which we live.
Have a look at our photos on our Christian Distinctiveness page!